Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Homeschooling: Week 4 with Sonlight

Doodles, Bug, and I have been steadily reading through several wonderful books. I don't always post about this part of our school, but I should. We are still reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond, which we all find interesting-as well as exciting- especially now that we just finished Chapter 17. Want to know why? Read the book. :)  We are also reading Story of the U.S.A.: Book 1 Student Explorers And Settlers, The Landmark History of the American People (Two Volume Set, Newly Revised and Updated), and The American Indian Prayer Guide. For poetry, we read The Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems. We also have daily Bible reading as well as Scripture memorization. We learn patriotic songs using Wee Sing America. Currently Doodles is reading Pocahontas and the Strangers (Scholastic Biography) independently, while Bug just finished reading Five True Dog Stories and The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step-Into-Reading) independently. On a side note, Bug enjoyed these "dog" books so much that he not only "read ahead," but asked for another "dog book." I ordered Lad, a Dog: The Bad Puppy (Hello Reader!, Level 4) for him. Doodles is studying Science 5 from Sonlight, and this week she is learning about the circulatory system and the immune and lymph system. Her current books are: Lyrical Life Science, Vol. 3: The Human Body - which is so much fun...there are songs for each system. Also, she is currently using:  The Young Scientist Book of the Human Body, Brown Paper School book: Blood and Guts, Human Body, Grades 5-8: 100+ Reproducible Activities, and of course Sonlight's fabulous Science 5 Instructor's Guide. Bug is studying Sonlight's Core K Science. His books are: Everyday Things (Finding Out about), Usborne Science Activities, Vol. 2, and The Usborne Complete First Book of Nature (Usborne First Nature). He also uses Sonlight's Science K Instructor Guide and their Inquisikids DVD. I can honestly say that everyone-my husband and I included-has already learned a lot using Sonlight. Want to know more? Just click on the Sonlight link on the right side of my blog!

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