This is, after all, a blog by a homeschool mum eh? There’s not been much posting about homeschool related matters lately though. Okay, time to update on what the boys are doing for their ‘lessons’ lately. If you’ve known us for awhile, you’ll know that we believe all of life is curriculum and that we fluctuate between some bookwork and natural learning. In other words… a lifestyle of learning! However, sometimes it’s nice to read what others are doing so with that in mind here goes:

Master J is 15 years old

(only just 15)

Maths – Math-U-See

English – Copywork (Copying the book of James) and a Project on ANZAC Day

Vocabulary – List of 10 words per week

Literature – The Book of God by Walter Wangerin

Science – Apologia General Science

History – Story of the Word Vol 2

Health – Abeka 7: A Healthier You

Personal Development – Do the Hard Things by Alex & Brett Harris

  • Football training twice a week
  • Cadet training twice a week plus one weekend a month

Master C is 13 years old

Maths – Lessons from Maths Online

English – He is having a break from copywork

Vocabulary – List of 20 words per week

Literature – Little Britches by Ralph Moody

Science – It Just Couldn’t Happen by Lawrence Richards

History – Just finished Story of the World 1 and has started SOTW 2

These are the subjects that boys do daily and totally independantly from me. If (and that is a big if) we get around to doing other subjects, it is a bonus… but at least they cover those subjects.

Next term they will rotate some subjects or the focus will change slightly. I may add in another subject whilst dropping another… I’ll wait and see how they are going at the time and what I sense they need.

There you go! Formal homeschooling in our house. Is it what you expected? 😀