Sunday, September 7, 2014

First Day of Second Grade

August 18 marked our first day of school and Nathan's first day of second grade. We continue to homeschool but this year we joined our church's homeschool private satellite program. The boys attend classes on the campus of our church every Friday. So far we all love it. While the boys are learning I get to take part in a "mom's time". We basically have a 4 day school schedule at home, which makes our days a little longer than what we were used to but so far it's going well.

Nathan thought 2nd grade would be really hard but so far he says it's pretty easy! He's also enjoying homeschool P.E. and Science at our local YMCA. Thursdays he takes tumbling classes at the YMCA also.

It's going to be a busy year but we are all looking forward to it.  Lately I've been asked a lot about  our curriculum so I thought I'd post it!

MATH: Saxon 2
SCIENCE: Class at PSP and the YMCA
PHONICS: Explode the Code 5 and Phonics Pathways
BIBLE: Sparks AWANA handbook
SPELLING: Natural Speller
READING: He reads various books each week depending on what he is studying
HANDWRITING: Writing With Prayer
GRAMMAR: First Language Lessons
GUITAR: Lessons with daddy
SOCIAL STUDIES: Rod and Staff's Understanding Our Community
P.E.:  Classes at the YMCA

The best thing about homeschooling is that if something is not working out then you have the freedom to make some changes! So far it all seems like a great fit.

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