Thursday, February 2, 2012


School has been going well since the beginning of 2012.

We just finished our 3rd week of co-op. Evan's classes are General Science, P.E., Physics, Knights and Vikings, and Discovering Great Artists. Lauren's classes are Art, Handbells, Physics, Native Americans, and Discovering Great Artists. Yep, E and L are in two classes together. That's usually quite an age range to have a 2nd grader in the same class as a 5th grader, but it's been working out well. I am enjoying being a helper in the classes instead of teaching this semester. I have the 9:00 hour free, but then I help in two hours of Handbells, Knights and Vikings, and then Discovering Great Artists. I think I will be ready to teach next fall, though; I think I'm kind of missing that. Still considering what to teach, though.

At home, we started 5th and 2nd grade at the beginning of January. Evan is studying Rome right now and the human body. Lauren is studying the USA and general science. They are working through their MathUSee curriculum. We are in a really good routine and keeping up with the curriculums. If we work through the summer then come next fall we will be on a "regular" school schedule--meaning Evan will be starting 6th grade and Lauren 3rd grade at the same time public schools start. OH MY GOODNESS!! I will have a middle schooler! And my little girl will be a 3rd grader! Time really does move fast.

We will be attending some great field trips this spring. This month we will be going to the Cosmosphere and to see a play based on one of my favorite kids books, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

The kids are doing the YMCA Homeschool P.E. class on Wednesdays and Fridays this month. On Wednesdays they swim, and then Fridays are different fitness activities.

Today I took them to Exploration Place and we saw the cyber dome/planetarium movie about Egypt. Evan studied that in his 4th grade curriculum, so it was neat to see the pyramids, hyroglyphics, etc. in the movie. However, those cyber domes/planetariums are a little bit freaky. The rows of seats are so steep, and you feel like your seats are sometimes moving. Then, we went through the GPS/geocaching exhibit they had and that was fun. That was their schooling today--no book work at home. I love homeschooling!

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