|I wanted to share a little about my 4th graders new curriculum. It was a bold and scary decision to just cut her out of the old curriculum during the school year and start something super brand new! I love the way this curriculum is laid out. It takes you through every step. We chose Heart of Dakota, Creation to Christ, because I thought it would be a little more challenging for my daughter. I love that it starts with the beginning of time! What better way to learn about history than in Genesis? Right from the beginning! We wouldn't have "history" if it were not from our God! So I think this was a perfect way to go!|
|My daughter LOVES art. So I was so happy to see that the poetry incorporates lots of art! Here is her first painting (plus my older daughter was happy to do this with us!) to a Robert Frost poem! I think she did so well! Yeah for Art!|
|Here she is working on her Student pages that go along with the program! They are beautiful thick pages that take you through each Unit! After the year is over she will have a notebook full of memories of the things she learned! What a great way to reinforce learning! The most wonderful part I have noticed, is that she hasn't complained once. We were struggling with our other program. She would get so frustrated with writing and math. She wasn't truly learning all of the history (actually I was adding in my own things to history, so she would learn more). Math was our biggest hurdle and I have to say I feel so confident that this "hurdle" in math will be overcome! Heart of Dakota doesn't have their own math, but has great suggestions that they will provide the supplies for. However, we decided to go our own route and Teaching Textbooks is the way we are going. So far it has been a great choice for her. Because it started with the basics that she already knows, I may have to move her ahead. However, yesterday she did two lessons on her own and she said she learned new things she hasn't yet! The HUGE thing about that is, for her to do two lessons on her own is AMAZING! So happpyyy!|
My oldest daughter, who's in 8th grade is doing well with her curriculum. She is doing what my youngest was doing (Idaho Virtual Academy...K12 ). It seems to work well for her. She is taking two high school classes and she has two live teachers that work with her. I still wish that K12 was a little more "meaty" in their curriculum. However, if she is liking it, we will keep her there. I am praying though that maybe next year a change will come for her. I love a biblical perspective on schooling and I would like to have that for my oldest as well. I know God will lead us to the right place. I know His Will will be done.