It is always so exciting when our new curriculum arrives. This time, the box was heavy. Very heavy. In 5 years of schooling this is the most excited I have been for a new school year. We are trying a totally different approach to schooling based on this book
I started reading this book a few years ago and it meant nothing to me. I thought it might be written in a secret code or something because it didn't make a bit of sense to me. This year though, everything is different. It makes perfect sense; the veil has been removed from my eyes. We are going to be Simple, Separate, Diligent, Disciplined, and Deliberate. If that doesn't sound exciting to you, you should read the book.
In addition to studying the Bible we will be learning through Literature. We've covered the 3 R's
For Reading ~ Guys, Boy, and Sis will be doing Early American History Intermediate and History of the Horse by Beautiful Feet. This is written at a 5/6 grade level and some of the reading will be over Sis's head, so we are also doing Character Through Literature Primary for Sis and Butter.
For Math ~ we are doing Mental Math Primary and Middle Grades and dad has put together some sweet notebooks with math problems for each child to work on when we are shopping. It is awesome!
For Writing ~ we are using Handwriting Without Tears and will be writing our own copies of George Washington's Rules of Civility. I think we’d all be better off if everyone learned Mr. Washington’s rules.
We are very excited to read all of these wonderful books and learn from the great men that founded our country. It is going to be an awesome year.