Thursday, September 2, 2010

365 - # 197-198 (school days)

Our school year has begun!  For the last month, we've been busy about making some changes to our homeschool.  I accepted a position as director of a Classical Conversations campus!  This means that our curriculum has changed almost entirely.  I didn't see it coming, but I am thrilled at what lies ahead with our decision.  I'm looking forward to the peace & assurance I'll have knowing that my girls are getting a complete education (meaning, I won't feel like I'm missing something)....and to the accountability of getting it done!

If you haven't heard of Classical Conversations and are interested in the classical education model, go to their website: and perhaps there's a campus near you!

Well, until a month ago, I had no idea that we would take this route.  And, so, I had to be trained in a short month's time!  I've had very little else on my mind this month!
We started this week, along with our co-op that we've been part of for several years.  We're off to a good start.

my youngest working on IEW.
This is her first year, and she's doing great!
My oldest has taken IEW for 2 years, and this year she's taking her first online course in IEW!
I think she enjoyed her first class, but she hasn't demonstrated that excitement yet :)

my two youngest are taking typing at co-op....and I think it's safe to say that it's their favorite class!

other classes that they're enjoying:
French, embroidery, art, piano, science, and public speaking

At home we're still using Mystery of History, but will soon switch over to Story of the World for convenience purposes.
And, we're still using Teaching Textbooks for math.
In CC, we cover Latin vocabulary, English grammar, IEW (writing), geography, Science experiments, art/music, & history timeline.

phew!  I think that covers it!


Jenn said...

Wow. Big change for ya! Praying all goes well this year for your girls! said...

Boy that sounds like a lot! Good luck

Tracy said...

I am stressed just reading it...whatever works for you! :)

My kids are loving IEW online!