Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species. Today was the second day of school for us! I REALLY like Apologia Botany! We're going to start our light box on Friday afternoon.
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We finished all of our school work on Monday and then hit the pool with some friends.

Yesterday we went to the Spray ground in Milton with our Co-op. After that we went to the library for a "Lego Workshop". We were gone all day so we skipped school. I didn't get ONE picture! Stinks 'eh? Maybe someone will email me some? (hint hint)

So far (I know, right? 2 days?) I feel like we've made pretty good choices for our curriculum for the year. T1 keeps saying "why are we doing Amish English?" Whatever.... he's such a dweeb. It's Rod and Staff and it's a Mennonite and I like it alot. "So HUSH", I say.

The Alpha Omega Horizons math and the Rod and Staff "timed sheets" seems to be going ok for T2. He's less bored and intimidated by the lessons than he was with Saxon. T1 is using Saxon 67 this year. He does very well with it.

Spelling is a mixed bag for us. T2 has R&S 2nd grade spelling. He's working at least at a 3rd grade level everywhere except spelling. He is the WORST speller on the planet. Really. I don't get him, I really don't. He reads like Charlton Heston doing books on tape and can't spell his own name. Whatever. T1 is working out of a workbook that I found up at the Parent Teacher Store in Cross Lanes. It's says it's 7th grade but he can handle it, he's such a good speller. We're also going to study the scripps spelling bee word list this year.

Penmanship is R&S for both this year. Nothin' fancy,, just practice.

I mentioned before that we are studying Botany with Apologia. A+ GREAT book!

We're going to study a lot of history in Co-op this year so we haven't started history yet. Right now I think we'll focus on Botany while we have good weather. History will be better when it's cold.

They are both practicing their instruments of course and we draw a lot. I'd like to get something a bit more organized for art. They'd like it I think. Right now they are working on posters for the NRA's Youth Wildlife Art contest. LINKY

Well, tomorrow is another big day in the 2007-08 school year. Must sleep!


~Mary~ 4boys4me said...

We love our Apologia Science Book too! We'll have to trade when we finish these.

Sorry, I didn't take any pics. at the park either. The one I posted was from another day.

Sounds like you're all set to go! Does a new school year mean more regular posting? ;)

~Mary~ 4boys4me said...

well, good grief! I checked out your link to the NRA contest. Did you see last year's winners?? Those are some talented kids! Gorgeous pictures!

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

keep up the practicing!