So . . . when DO we begin our homeschool?
~ Ellie and Ben will use Math Mammoth, levels 4 and 2 respectively.
Astronomy picture of the day
Botany picture of the day
Daily global prayer prompts
This day in history
A word a day
National Geographic photo of the day (we will change our computer desktop photo to this picture and discuss or use as a writing prompt - when appropriate)
~ All of these daily prompts are intended to develop and strengthen family discussions, narration practice (for dinnertime discussion when the hubs gets home) and writing prompts.
Literature and Writing
~ I believe we based our curriculum decisions and homeschooling style with these two subjects in the forefront of our minds. We want our children to develop a deep love and respect for classic literature and feel it is very important to expose them to a large variety of literature.
In order to foster a solid foundation of comprehension, narration and writing, we will rotate having the children complete 1 of 3 options when they have completed a book.
1. An oral narration of the summary and prompted question / answer session covering key points, character development and story time lines.
2. A written report either prompted in 'book report' form or free-style writing in a comparison side-by-side writing style.