In continuation of the Home Education Week festivities, I'm to profile my homeschoolers and tell you what a normal day of homeschooling looks like for us. There is no such creature. Instead, I'll tell you about my little darlings and some of the things they do on a regular basis. (texts they use, activities, etc.)
Salamander is fourteen. He likes Guitar Hero and Asian culture. He is learning Japanese and French. Japanese he currently studies independently. He attends a French class once a week with his sister and some friends. He uses Saxon Math to study 1/2 Algebra - hey, I didn't make up the name. Sometimes he helps one of his honor roll P.S. student friends who is a grade ahead of him with Algebra homework. Hmm. Grammar is worked on in an ABeka workbook. Spelling is Modern Curriculum Press. Reading, History, and Science are done according to the Classical approach to learning. We are currently in the modern era. He plans to go into computer programming in college.
Salamander is a scout. (Seven merit badges left for Eagle!) He volunteers at the library and is looking forward to the most wonderful thing in the world...a driver's license. Stay off the roads, folks. He is also looking forward to traveling to South Korea with the Grandparents to visit Aunt The Major and Minor B in the fall. Be still my heart.
Butterfly is eleven...going on thirty-two. She is into horses and is currently taking a horse master's class. She is learning French and studies Latin at home. (So does Sal. I forgot to mention that.) Here are the workbooks she uses - Saxon Math 7/6 (who names these things?), ABeka Grammar, and MCP Spelling. Reading, history and science are the same as Salamander's. For history her main text is Story of the World. We are currently in the Chemistry cycle.
Butterfly is in my Girl Scout Troop. They are working on a trip to Juliette Gordon Low's birthplace in Savannah. She is not happy that her nervous mother will not allow two weeks abroad with the Grandparent's in the fall. Tough love. However, she is greatly looking forward to two weeks at "CAMP GRANDMA'S" this summer.
Tiger is nine. He's a scamp, or maybe a turkey. He does all the same type of school work as his siblings, minus the French and plus handwriting. He loves field trips. He likes the zoo, but will settle for Wal-Mart.
He is a Webelos and is looking forward to his last year in cub scouting. After that he will join his big brother in Boy Scouts! Oh, happy day. He lives to play with his electronic gadgets. (A little too much, for his mother's comfort.)
What else? We belong to the local YMCA, which takes care of physical fitness. The older two are in our church's youth group. We are busy, busy, busy.
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