Monday, August 10, 2009

Our 2009-2010 School Year

School will be starting here next Monday, August 17. We never really stop school. Well, we do take breaks, sometimes quite lengthy breaks. I like having time between Thanksgiving and Christmas to bake and be crafty! But we try to continue reading and math year round and play a lot of catch-up after a new baby arrives. I love having this flexibility as a homeschooler.

This year is especially exciting because we have decided to participate in a homeschool co-op. We will meet on Mondays and the parents each teach and assist one class. The rest of the week our work will be completed at home. It's going to take a lot of organization and effort on our part to be successful. But, the payoff of completing so many classes for all of my children will be huge. I really need the help this year!

Here is a run down of the classes that we will take either in co-op school or at home. Anything marked with an * will be taught at home. I will be glad to answer any questions in the comments.

Jacob (16yo)
Saxon Algebra 1 *
Apologia Physical Science
Bob Jones American Government
Bob Jones Economics
Virginia History
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Abeka Geography

Samuel (14yo)
Saxon math *
Apologia Physical Science
Abeka Geography
Abeka Health
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Spelling and Grammar review *

Abigail (12yo)
Saxon math *
Apologia General Science
World History
Geography Through Art
Institute for Excellence in Writing

Anna (10yo)
Saxon math*
Shurley English
Apologia Astronomy
Virginia History
spelling review*
required reading*

Wendy (5yo)
Children's literature Five in a Row (I'm teaching this class at co-op)
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons*

Lily (soon to be 4 yo)
number and letter recognition *
as much paint and markers as I can stand :) She loves to paint and create art! *


Amanda said...

Looks like a very hectic schedule! I will keep you and the kids in prayer as you adjust the new routine. Love you!

Tisha said...

I am assuming you like Saxon math a lot? I have looked at it. I need something more than singapore math and thought Saxon would be a good choice.

Have fun with your co-op. I don't know what I would do without mine.

Monica said...

Looks like you have a plan! Life is busy for sure, but it looks like your family is thriving.

busymomof10 said...

It looks like you are ambitious in your plans for this school year! I hope it is a productive, blessed year for you and your family!

Oh, and I love IEW and ANdrew Pudewa!


Amy Green (Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free) said...

Hi Monica - My friend, Joy, at homeschools her 3 kids and every Thursday she has blog carnival just for homeschool ideas. You might like it. :) Also, I was thinking about you and the gluten-free issues so I reworked an recipe that's been around the block and am posting it next Wednesday. :)