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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Homeschool "Room" 2013-2014

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So we don't actually have a homeschool room. We have one big room that serves as: kitchen, dining room, living room, entryway, and homeschool room. It's not the 'ideal' setup, but we make it work. Instead of schooling at the dining room table this year, my awesome husband built this school desk. Those upper shelves used to stand vertically, stacked on one another and were stained green. I painted them teal, cause it's my new favorite color; and he hung them on the wall for me.

The big tall cabinet is our homeschool supply storage. The top cabinet has stuff like markers, glue, craft supplies, and paper. The bottom cabinet is... a mess. It has extra craft supplies, unused notebooks and binders, and preschool supplies.

 The little desk is for my preschooler. The printer is on a box to the left that has some of his 'curriculum' inside. To the right of his desk is some more of his stuff. I'm planning on organizing all his stuff, at some point in the future, hopefully before he goes to college. :) Also to the right of the big cabinet, slid into the hole, is our whiteboard that we use for All About Spelling and All About Reading.
I'm only going to show you the top of the big cabinet cause it has labels and is pretty (sort-of) (Ok, it actually still needs some work and a few more labels)

And in this corner.....
 we have our 'workboxes' and a big 31 bag that holds all our library books. It just sits on the floor because I have no other place to put it.
 A big view of our room, complete with kids watching Cars. Homeschool area to the right and in the far corner. In the left back corner is where our workboxes are. To the right is the rest of the kitchen area. Also, down the hallway to the left..... is our calendar board. :)

I got stuff for this board from Confessions of a Homeschooler and Mama Jenn and We Choose Virtues. I also made a couple the date on the top and the color and shape of the days, and the daily scripture confession above the 'make the date'. So there's our 'school room'.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Curriculum 2013-2014

It is my 3rd year homeschooling and no I don't have it all figured out. So for our choices for 2013-2014 curriculum are as follows:

4TH Grade:

English: BJU Writing and Grammar
Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears; Cursive Success  and A Reason for Handwriting C
Typing: Typing Instructor for Kids
Science: Earth and Space (a book I found at the thrift store), and Magic School Bus Science Kits
History/Geography: Road Trip USA from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Math: Probably Math U See Delta, maybe Teaching Textbooks
Bible: We are just going through a devotional and memorizing verses this year
Spelling: All About Spelling 2


All About Reading 1
Math U See Primer
History and Science: listening along with big sister
Bible: same as big sis
We are also doing some of those All in 1 workbooks for Kindergarten and some K4 curriculum from Confessions of a Homeschooler

Tot School:
If all goes well, I'm going to do Letter of the Week from Confessions of a Homeschooler. Teaching shapes, colors, and letter names is my main goal for him.

Wanna know my schedule???? It's super exciting! Ok, not really. It's something I put together to make me feel some semblance of control over my school day. HA HA HA! We'll see how it goes.
And that's what I have so far. We will probably have to do some adjustments once school starts. Here's to a good year!