Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Schoolbooks

We started school about six weeks ago. The idea was that we would be done with our books by May. In May, we are hoping to travel back to Illinois to our church denominations presbytery. And, anyway, I always find that school books get rather old by May.
Lil' Cowboy is doing basic learning skills. Over the year that he has been here we have learned that he knows nothing. Nothing about time, money, the value of things, sequencing, etc. So, it is back to the drawing board with him. Crayons, scissors, and glue sticks are the tools of the day for him.
Daisy and Miss M are both working on the same subjects
  • Math-U-See
  • Christian Kids Explore Biology
  • Finish timeline
  • Geography through Missions
  • Latin for Children B
  • Primary and Intermediate Language Lessons

Math-U-See is new for us this year. I am just sad that I didn't look at this earlier. It is so easy and quick to use. The girls are loving it.

For the Geography through Missions I am reading the Youth with a Mission Young Adult Mission books. Then, we are forming a booklet with maps on all the major continents and countries that these books take place in.

Our timeline is based on Mystery of History. But, because books 3-5 have not been completed we have decided to go ahead and complete the timeline using Homeschool in the Woods timeline figures.

Goose is in his third year of High school. He has to be very diligent this year since he is working one day with Eric, a half a day on a friend's yard, and one day on another friend's ranch.

  • Videotext Algebra
  • Accounting (first semester) Intermediate Logic (Second semester)
  • Finish timeline
  • Geography through Missions
  • Latin for children B and C
  • Gileskirk Modernity lectures
  • Apologia Chemistry
  • College course - California History

Phew! That is a lot of correcting and keeping up on studies. With at least one kid gone four out of five days of the week I find my head spinning. But, thanks to my handy schedule I am better able to see what has been accomplished and what still needs to be done by the end of the week.

Oh for the days of circle time and reading time and....the list goes on. Life seemed so hectic then but little did I realize that life was going to get even crazier. I see it all slowing down in about fifteen to twenty years from now.

As a friend once told me "when you are exhausted at the end of the day, remember that it is a good exhaustion." It means that good things were done for the glory of God.

9 comments:

Joe McLean said...

Hey is this the home of Goose?

--Joe
joe.ajwstudios.com

Daisy Fields Basket Co. said...

Yep, it is....well, of our whole family. Now I have a question for you. Did your mother just have a little one and is she on the Patriarch Wife's yahoo group? Hmmm....what a small world! I will let Goose know that you have found him out. ~Mrs. Davis

Joe McLean said...

Hello Mrs. Davis,

Yes, that is my mother.

I actually found Goose on one of the McDonald's blogs.

--Joe

jaz said...

Hi! With an almost 3 year old and a 5 month old, we are still contemplating whether to do pre-school, and whether to do Christian School or Home School. If you're ever in the mood to post your thoughts on these options, I would sure love to read them! I know enough from reading your views and choices here and there that I would love to hear your input on this subject. And some of your book titles sound very intriguing--like Geography Through Missions. How did you ever get started with Home Schooling... deciding what books to use, how to order your day, etc? I'm liking the idea more and more, but find it incredibly daunting. You're also welcome to e-mail me privately if you'd like: candjz@juno.com

Glad to see you're posting again!

-Jamie Z. in Oregon (from the AoH group)

Daisy Fields Basket Co. said...

Hi, Joe. I am glad you found the blog. Sorry about the Y I must not have done my spell check. Hey, we can talk all we want. It's not the JCN(Jessica chat network)but not everthing can live up to such high standards.:)Talk to you soon. -Goose-

Daisy Fields Basket Co. said...

Hi, Joe. I am glad you found the blog. Sorry about the Y I must not have done my spell check. Hey, we can talk all we want. It's not the JCN(Jessica chat network)but not everthing can live up to such high standards.:)Talk to you soon. -Goose-

Joe McLean said...

Hey Goose, do you have an IM client?

Daisy Fields Basket Co. said...

What is an MI client? That really shows you how cultured I am.:)

Joe McLean said...

Haha! Yeah, I live under a rock too!

IM stands for Instant Message. There's AIM, MSN, Y!, ICQ and a bunch of others.
You can check out on Wikipedia here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_message