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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Planning for the New Year

Gearing up for the new school year is always so exciting. The new school supplies, the new books, the hopes and dreams of great things to come.

Ahhh, can you smell the new pencils?

Today, I had to go by the school supply aisles in our Wal-Mart for some notebooks but when I got there two of my girls physically grabbed hold of me and stopped me from going down the aisle. I couldn't believe it. They were physically holding me back and they kept saying things like, "No, Mom. Don't do it." "Dad will be so mad at you if you go down this aisle."

Yeah, I guess I am that bad. lol I had to promise them that I had a purpose for going down the aisle and that we were only going to buy four notebooks and nothing else.

That was the plan anyway! I ended up getting a case of notebooks...but nothing else! Promise. ;-)

Anyway, as I am thinking about the new school year I am planning out what we will use for subjects. I believe that I have everything we need but I won't know for sure until I sit down to plan it all out. lol

For now here is a list of what we will be using.

Sunshine (B) 8th Grade:
Math U See Algebra
Growing with Grammar 8
The Write Foundation Paragraph Writing
Latin Alive!
Spelling Power/Spelling City
Apologia Physical Science
Tapestry of Grace Year 3
Pentime 8 (handwriting)
Voice Lessons
Homeschool Group
BSF or  Dynamic Christian Living

Sweet Pea (S) 7th Grade:
Math U See Zeta/Pre-Algebra
Growing with Grammar 7
Writing Tales 2
IEW Phonetic Zoo
Latina Christiana 1
Apologia General Science
Tapestry of Grace Year 3
Getty Dubay Italic Book F
Homeschool Group

Peanut (H) 4th Grade:
Math U See Delta/Epsilon
Growing with Grammar 4
Writing Tales 1
Spelling Power/Spelling City
Prima Latina
Considering God's Creation
Tapestry of Grace Year 3
Pentime 4(handwriting)
Homeschool Group

Bean (N) 1st Grade:
Math U See Alpha/Beta
Bob Jones Phonics/English 1 & 2 (maybe)
Prima Latina
Considering God's Creation
Tapestry of Grace Year 3
Pentime 1 (handwriting)
Homeschool Group

Bug Pre-Pre-Pre K!!
Sign About Books
Reading with the family
Playing and more Playing!!
Homeschool Group

Plus, we will add in whatever we get from The TOS Crew. It is going to be a great year. I am excited to start practicing on transcripts and tracking classes in preparation for high school. I am going to be reading Lee Binz-The Homescholar's books to get ready and build my confidence.**

That is all I can remember for the moment. I think I have covered all the subjects but my mind is spinning at the moment. I am looking at those stacks of brand new books and I can't wait to get started. lol

But...we have to wait until the first week of August. ;-)

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Kristine said...


Hmm, I'll definitely have to check out those notebooks. If I time it right, I can get the ones my kids like for $.10!


Mary said...

I can't wait to head out to the BTS sales!

We'll be using TOG Year 3 too :) Also, can't wait to see what we get from the TOS Cruise! Woot!

~Heather said...

LOL! I can totally relate to your school supply isle story! My husband keeps telling his mom how expensive homeschooling is because I always have to buy new supplies! It's like the homeschool moms candy isle! ;)

Christina said...

I have never heard of to check it out now. :)

Our Peculiar Lives said...

Looks like a great year! I know what you mean about the school supply isle. . . I'm always, "Look at those stickies! I could use PINK staples! That's such a great deal on glue!" Lol!
(visiting from the link up at Training Children up for Christ)
Have a great year!

Very Blessed Mamma said...

Looks like you have some great stuff this year!

we are also using Phonetic Zoo, and i can't wait till my son gets a little older to use CGC. I have had it for years, just waiting. lol

Thanks for linking up with me. I am enjoying reading all these posts.