Friday, February 09, 2007

Fabulous Friday!

Boy, I am glad it is Friday! Wahoo!! I have had a tough week. I am not sure why except that it is February in Maine! *wink* We have our noses tight to the grindstone, plowing ahead with homeschooling in an attempt to wrap up the year by Memorial Day weekend.

Tuesday night I attended my Homeschool Group support meeting. It was on "Homeschooling High Schoolers." Boy did I need that! I feel like a brand new homeschooler instead of a 9 year veteran! The thought of High School is quite daunting to me. But I do feel better after attending this meeting.

I have been planning my curriculum for next year and making a few orders. Here is what I have planned so far for Tyler next year which will be his freshman year of High School:

Algebra I-Mathusee
History/Bible-Tapestry of Grace Year 1 Redesigned Rhetoric Level
Science-Apologia Biology
Writing-Institute for Excellence in Writing DVD followup course
Vocabulary-Classical Roots A
Spelling-Spellpower (really for fun-he just likes it!)
Grammar-Winston Grammar Advanced
Spanish I-still looking...
Intro to Greek-Hey Andrew Teach Me Some Greek

For Spanish, I am looking for a program that is grammar based. I really cannot stand the approach of Rosetta Stone. If you are trying to do the workbook, I think it leaves you a bit "high and dry". I know most people love it but I need a more systematic approach since I don't know Spanish either.

I am still working on what Rachel and Christian are doing. Besides, Tapestry of Grace and Mathusee and Greek, I don't have a solid plan.

This weekend will be busy. Saturday, Christian has morning indoor soccer, Rachel has dance at 12:30 p.m. I need to buy her some dance pants and also knee pads for Hip Hop. I need to deep clean my house and perhaps order school books. I might also buy paint to do Rachel's room. Oh, and see if I can find a coach needing an extra man so Tyler can play soccer when the next indoor session starts.

On Sunday Rachel has a very "out of the ordinary" opportunity. She and a friend are taking a ballet workshop from Ballet New England in York, Maine. Then we will all attend the Snow White ballet and Rachel and her friend will participate in the opening. It is good timing because we are in a Geography Swap and I can get some good pics from the coastal area. A busy weekend, but hopefully a fun one too!!


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Robin said...

Hello Karen. I hope you are doing well today. :) I just wanted to come by and say hello and thank you for your kind words on my bird entry. *grins*

Have a wonderful Tuesday! :) Hugs, Robin