Tuesday, May 12, 2009

END OF THE YEAR....getting close

Each year at this time I get spring fever! I want official school to be over and I want to play (and have the boys learn without really knowing it). I also get excited about planning for next year. I like to go over this year and decide what worked, what didn't, and how we can make next year even better!

So, having said that, I haven't been as strict about getting all our work done. BUT, miracles haven't ceased! Yesterday, we did almost all of our subjects (we ran out of time before we could read our Geology chapter) and the boys didn't complain one time! I couldn't believe it. I think it was God's grace to tell me that we can make it through the rest of the year and finish up what needs to be done.

I am very excited about next year. We will be doing a Unit Study from My Father's World called Exploring Countries and Cultures. This curriculum will take us around the globe following missionaries, learning geography, science (different eco-systems of the different countries), art and music. I am so excited to be challenged by the true missionary stories.
I am looking at using Switched-On-Schoolhouse for math next year. Does anyone have any comments about that? The boys have been using ALEKs math for the last couple of months and really like doing the work on the computer.

FIND OF THE LIFETIME!!!! (well, that might be a bit dramatic but wait till you read the whole story) I have been struggling with both boys to get the multiplication tables memorized. Then, my friend Tammy told me about Timez Attack. I can't get the boys away from this! It is a fun little video game that helps the kids visualize multiplication. It is really working! Hopefully, you will find it as helpful and fun as we did (if you are looking for multiplication help).


Herding Grasshoppers said...

You're back! :0)

And haven't you been busy!

We don't have any tadpoles (yet), but it's been lizard-mania over here. I think they finally let them all go.


Mel-Beth said...

It's true!!! It feels really good to get caught up!

Mel-Beth said...

Well, well, I think we can fix the tadpole dilema for you! Come on over and I'm sure we can hook you up!
I would love to see the alligator lizard in person!! HOW COOL!!!