Move on down the road

We’re well established now in the homeschool curriculum we’ve been using for the past few years. We did shake it up a bit when we added a science class at the local classical school this past semester. It was a successful experiment, and now we’re back to our science class with a local homeschooling family. In our own classes at home, we use Math-U-See for math πŸ™‚ It’s a great curriculum for someone with dyslexia, since it provides manipulatives, and requires you to use them for the problems. Then we use an online curriculum called K12 -which has a wide variety of classes from which to choose. We’ve used their Literature, Science, History – all were a positive experience, but we’ve stuck only with their literature – doing the others cooperatively with other families. History and Science are much more fun with a crowd!

At the moment, we’re reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett – a beautiful book that I’ve heard about but never had the chance to read. So many parallels to life! Nature, having a contrary disposition, thinking negatively – all subjects addressed beautifully in a way that captures the imagination. So fun that I read the whole thing ahead of schedule πŸ™‚ E’s reading has radically taken off the past few months – and the love of reading which we’ve worked at establishing these past 12 years seems to not only have taken root but rapidly sprouted new branches. We’ve nurtured it with nightly read-aloud and constant availability of audiobooks. Seems to have worked, since each morning finds him in front of the library bookshelf, in search of another good read.

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~ by Shelli on February 7, 2017.

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