Jubilee, age 8
First, a few words about Apollo. Thank you again for your comments and input. Chuck and I are discussing high calorie food options. He is so very difficult to feed and after talking to the pulmonologist I wonder if it isn’t just too much work for him. I know if I had to eat dinner while running on a treadmill I’d opt for a smoothie over a taco. What is so mind-numbingly frustrating is the doctors who care for and exam Apollo will never be in the same room together. His primary doctor, the ENT, the pulmonologist and the doctors from his hospital stay will never be together to discuss their findings. It is all notes or second hand information from me. Grrrr.
But onto homeschooling.
Life of Fred Elementary a blog reader alerted me to the fact that Life of Fred is releasing a set of elementary books. I can’t tell you how excited I am about these. You can be sure we will be purchasing these as soon as they are available.
Other than that, these three will be doing essential the same books Hezekiah is, but in different levels. We will do weekly drawing lessons from The Drawing Textbook. We will do Bible reading and Bible memory. Scout badges will be worked on.
Right now I am working on coming up with our weekly schedule.
Loosely it will look like this: math, handwriting, spelling, Wordly Wise every day.
Weekly we will do Story of the World together (2-3 times). I read the chapter aloud, the children color or fill out outlines (depending on age) we do the mapwork, read corresponding books and do a project.
I will do literature weekly with Adalia, Judah and Tilly. Any great books suggestions? Last year we did Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm. I am considering: Farenheit 451 to start with.
Enoch, Kalina, Jubilee and Hezekiah will work through Daily Science books. Once a week we will do projects from SuperCharged Science. SuperCharged Science is an awesome real life science program for kids. We love it.
And that’s where I am with planning so far. Next up: Kindergarten for Avi and Tucker.