August 2, 2011
The "Not" Back-to-School Blog Hop
Oooh, I do love me a good blog hop, and what's not to love about one related to homeschooling?
So, Week #1 is all about Curriculums...
So what curriculum are we using here at the farm this year? Well after MUCH debate we decided to start our Homeschooling Adventure with two--My Father's World-Kindergarten and Five-In-A-Row (FIAR).
Why "My Father's World"?
Well, I looked and looked and LOOKED at what seemed like an endless list of curriculums for all the different subjects and just decided that I wanted an all inclusive one for this first year. I knew I wanted one that was Bible Based and after reading the reviews and all the things to be covered in this, I decided to try MFW for our Kindergartener.
When the box came with the materials, he was ready to tear into EVERYTHING and we had to make him leave it alone! LOL! He's dying to get to the ant farm...I am too! In fact I am loving all the little projects included in this curriculum and think (and HOPE!) it will be a good fit.
So why add FIAR?
Well, I really wanted to expand on the Social Studies aspect of the curriculum and I love the way that FIAR incorporates it thru the books. We love to read and visit the library regularly. I was fortunate to have the librarian offer to bring in any of the books on my list that they didn't have yet...and was blessed to find free versions of a lot of them online. So now they are arriving in the mail and my son gleefully tears into the package, and longingly looks at them while I put them up on the shelf! Yep, this is going to be fun!