Well, it is Thursday night and time for an update. I started schooling Rachel on Wednesday. We got the paper work for our state registration approval for our school - Hope and Truth Academy on Tuesday afternoon. This came in much faster than i thought it would, but i promised Rachel that as soon as it came in I would pull her out of public school. So that is what I did. I had no school books for her yet--hadn't even ordered any yet, so I started a couple of free trials for computer classes. One site is called time4learning that i heard about on another home-school mom's site. It got good reviews and Rachel enjoys it. I also signed up with ALEX math--also referred to me from another home-school mom. Rach doesn't like this one too much, but she doesn't enjoy math in general. I bought a couple of vocabulary and writing books for her to do while we wait for her school books to come in. I ordered from Christian Light Education and she will be doing 5th and 6th reading, 4th math, 4-6th Bible, 4th-5 Language Arts, 6th science and 6th history. I am hoping to catch her up to at least midway through 6th grade in all subjects by the time we end our year. This curriculum is advanced in reading and math, so even though she is doing some 4th grade work, it is really what the kids are doing in 5 and 6th grade in public school.
Anyway, every day we try harder than the next to get on a schedule that will work for us, but without our curriculum, it's all just framework right now. Today we did Bible first and that was her and I orally reading Mark 9 (because she is interested in that particular book), Judges 1 (because we are doing ancient history plus she doesn't really know those bible stories i grew up with), and Proverbs 15 (because Mommy likes to read a proverb a day). After Bible, she did math on the computer. We then had selective silent reading time (she read a book for pleasure and i read the Washington Post for about 40 minutes). We had lunch, cleaned up, then did some Time4learning on the computer. Then she did vocab and writing-and that was it for today. It's not much, but we should be getting our books by next week and we are going to slowly get into this home-schooling thing. It has been a very long time since I schooled my other two, so i need to get back into the groove.
Well, I'm going to bed. Next time i will write about my first day of my fourth semester of college (I love it, of course) and also about Matthew's first day at Middletown High School (not pretty).
Today i am thankful:
That we found a great curriculum that i can buy in piecmeal.
That I still had some credit on my cards to pay for the above mentioned pieces.
That my husband supports my home-schooling and college endeavers.