Thursday, August 27, 2009

Homeschool Countdown...

I got my last bit of homeschool curriculum in the mail today. Isn't it cute? Supposedly, all I need is in this box! It's my first DIVE into the world of unit studies. It is KONOS IN A BOX. I will admit, I'm smidge "SCARED" of the whole unit study situation but I think I can do it and am excited to do something all my kids can sit and listen to. The main focus of our BOX is "ATTENTIVENESS." Making eye contact (which 2 of my kids have MAJOR issues with), learning about the senses God gives you to help you BE ATTENTIVE. For instance how the ear works, dissecting an eyeball, listening to classical music & enough crafts for several kids! This is cool stuff people, I hope I don't screw it up LOL! I know with prayer and God's help, we'll be fine! I plan on "officially" starting school on one of the up coming Monday's-vague I know. We have piddled around with a bit of Language Arts and Math on rainy days.
Bean & T will both be using "LEARNING LANGUAGE ARTS THROUGH LITERATURE" by Common Sense Press-the orange book. And they will both do HORIZONS MATH by Alpha Omega. T-3rd grade. Bean-5th grade.

The 4 littles will listen in on the KONOS and are doing Heart of Dakota's "LITTLE HANDS TO HEAVEN." I will also be teaching MyMy how to read-she's sharp as a tack and ready to read!

Saying all that WORE ME OUT!
NOW, I'd better go read and learn so I can teach these 6 sponges!

10 comments:

quilt-n-mama said...

looks like fun, we started back to school 2 weeks ago and over all it's going well. we are getting ready to head to the beach for a week so we have been doing some extra unit studies on the beach and ocean for science. I have heard of konos but never seen it or used it, I can't wait to hear what you think!
Blessings,
gayly

Andrea said...

Sounds like great fun for all!

MyLinda said...

How fun! It will be a learning experience for mom too :-) I love that it focuses on attentiveness... my little one is having trouble with that. I'll be watching for how things are working for you.

Life by the Handful said...

This is my first year homeschooling and the more blogs I'm reading it seems like parents are making the shift from the focus being academics to character. I'm anxious to read your blog and see how it goes with your new curriculum, my hope is I can get ideas from the bloggy world of how to incorporate these character building traits into our state funded studies.

trina said...

You go girl! Konos does sound like fun.

Jen said...

I wish you all the best with this. I could not do it.

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Oh yeah, juggling everything is crazy, but fun too!!!

anya* said...

You will do great- and the concept is great. I think a unit study on ATTENTIVENESS sounds amazing! I can't wait to hear how it goes for you guys.

Cory and Margaret said...

Praying that all goes well on your new adventure!!!

Pam, mom, honey, said...

I had not heard of this, but will look into it. we all have trouble with attentiveness in our home