*2*This year our terrific Tutoring Center, paid teachers, homework assigned, academic classes, took a breather, so our 2-day a week out of pocket is down to one for co-op, which takes place on Friday. Co-op includes Music, Art, Phys. Ed and a unit study. Cub's unit study is writing and Flower's is Geography. Cub's has done some terrific writing programs in Tutoring Center, so it is review for him. Flower is taking Mapping the World with Art, taught by Feeche. They draw maps and get an earful of historical detail from map/history lover Big Bro. He loves teaching and is a natural; the program is detailed and great for visual or spatial learners, and of course, fundamental art.
*3*Our big wins spring:
Math- Flower is deep into Saxon 7/6 and cruising through. Almost done with Perplexors D and mourning the end of the series. Cub is still very, very happy with Learn Math Fast - Applications of Algebra. Mental Math- boring presentation but excellent content.
Spelling You See- we are loving this program. Flower's spelling has improved dramatically in just weeks. Why? Stay tuned for my upcoming review! Cub is tackling IEW's Advanced Spelling and Vocabulary- focusing on the Theology CD to being with.
Memoria Press' Famous Men of Modern Ages- we are almost done and that will complete the series. We've loved every minute of it.
Memoria Press Geography II- Sub-Sahara Africa, in detail. A map a day.
Veritas Press Bible Cards - The first 32 are almost down cold.
History of the Medieval World is regular daily listening. Love the accent. Love the history.
Mango languages and Rosetta Stone- Cub is tackling Norwegian and Flower Russian with Mango and, of course, German with RS. Both good, but quite different.
Cub has joined the local homeschool high school ballroom dancing cohort twice a month.Good, clean fun.
We have some great reviews coming up: Egglo, Mango Languages, Curiosity Quest, Lila Rose, Spelling You See, College Books, Roman Roads Media so stay tuned for more in-depth info on some of the great programs we're using this year.
Dr. Dh continues to blog over at MinistryPlace.net on Marriage:
*6*Son of God looks interesting, despite mixed reviews; very mixed reviews. Is is reasonable to demand complete historical accuracy from Media presentations of the Bible? Frankly, I'm just happy that there are some decent choices to make at the theater. And, while I'd like them to get it right, I honestly don't expect it. So, teach your kids the Bible. Know it yourself. Dig for spiritual truths and the historical accuracy- in the Bible, that is. I doubt you'll find it at the theater, and if you do, count it as a bonus. Be a critical consumer and discuss what you consume with your kids. Talk with them about what was done well, what was done poorly, and what was pure fantasy. This means having the ability to distinguish between fantasy and reality yourself. And realize that entertainment isn't Truth and might not be a great evangelistic tool.
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