Saturday, March 5, 2011

New Curriculum!!

For our home school curriculum we have been blessed tremendously by my good friend Susan Duty. She introduced us to the A Beka curriculum and it has worked wonderfully!! Thank you so much Susan you are such a blessing to us!!!
This past Thursday and Friday another home school friend of mine and I went to a HUGE Home school convention in Memphis, TN. Every home school vendor you can think of was there. It was a little over whelming, but wonderful in the same!!! Oh and the speakers...
I didn't sit through one session that I wasn't uplifted in someway! All of the speakers were very diligent to give God the glory in everything that they do, and they made sure that they got their point across to us, that it was through our All Mighty God that their home school theories and ideas worked!!!
I liked one particular family's outlook on home school. The Malley Family, and when they started homeschooling they wrote down in what order their home school would be ran.
1. Godliness
2. Wisdom
3. Knowledge
4. Skill
5. Ministry
Academics didn't even come into the picture until they understood that Godliness and Wisdom would come first!
I found a really neat math curriculum that we can't wait to start. As a matter of fact we aren't going to wait until next fall to start it!! We are going to dive right in when it comes in next week.
It is called Right Start Math
When we walked into the exhibit hall I wasn't overwhelmed at first because I knew exactly what I was going to buy, A Beka, and that was it. Well my friend Kaycee wanted to go to the RSMath booth and I wasn't very interested. So I stood there and listened a little bit, but kept finding myself venturing off.... I returned 3 different times just to find myself venturing off each time again...
Then I realized I'm going to lose Kaycee in this huge room if I don't stay put because my phone was dead, so I really started listening to what the lady had to say. The more I really listened, the more I noticed that is how Sky is trying to learn anyway. Math was difficult for me to teach her this past year because she was trying to learn a more natural way then I was trying to teach her. This was exactly the natural way for her!!!
And as for the other curriculum I purchased... I am over the moon about it!!!!! We sat through 3 of Amanda Bennet's sessions and loved every minute of each one. She is an Author of 90 different unit studies. She is a very godly woman and she inspired me in so many ways.
Even if you do not home school you must check this website out! It might be something you can do with your children in your spare time. Also, it is very affordable!!
We are going to start a Handsome Horses unit study Monday and we cannot wait!!!!!!
I will try to keep you updated on how it goes as we do it!
One last thing that I got out of this weekend, and I need to put it on every wall in my home...
Homeschooling is a marathon, NOT a sprint!!

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