School is starting to wind down and everyone is getting a bit anxious for a break. I remember coming back from spring break when I was teaching full-time was always difficult and the same seems to be true for homeschool! The excessive pollen which is still floating around isn't helping either! Still, we are making it through our curriculum and finding fun things to do along the way. Check out our break-from-the-ordinary field trip by clicking on the picture.
We have been reviewing a lot of really great things from several companies! In case you've missed some here is a list of our most recent reviews:
Advice for Seekers by Charles Spurgeon
Composers Activity Pak
Dr. Craft's Active Playbook
Tower of Babel: The Cultural History of our Ancestors
Look for many more to come in the coming weeks!
Little Hands to Heaven: Unit 18
Grace is so incredibly impatient with me if we don't do lots of school! I'm trying to teach her that sometimes she has to wait and sometimes we won't do everything. She doesn't like either of those truths, but I do try to make it up to her another day and do more!
She has moved on to the C book of her About 3 series from Rod and Staff Publishing. These books have progressed her thinking skills and handwriting to a really good place as we finish up her K-3 year. She is one of those kids who would either start Kindergarten as a 4 year-old or wait and start just before she turns 6. While I completely hated the idea of her older sister starting Kindergarten just as she turned 5, I knew academically it was the best thing for her. Now I don't have to worry about those problems! I can challenge her academically without the added stresses of needing to mature somewhat.
Little Hearts for His Glory: Unit 27
Since finishing up her handwriting book we've moved on to a phonics practice book which also incorporates handwriting. She really likes these activities and it has not only helped improve her handwriting, but it also incorporates critical thinking, spelling, rhyming, and reading. Yay for Grandma fining this for her!
Bigger Hearts for His Glory: Unit 30
Another great week and looking forward to just a few more in our guides!