Thursday, August 4, 2011

First Day of our School Year

 On Monday of this week, I began my 16th year of homeschooling ~ and I learn new stuff every year!  Its a thrill, challenge, character building, loving, and unique time with my youngest 2 children.  We are all in the 10th and 11th grades together.

This year we are studying World History ~beginning with Creation, Consumer Math ~ a practical application of math in our day to day ins., buying a home, interest rates, budgets, utilities, balancing a checkbook, etc, Zoology ~ animals, insects, etc, Church History, and we will learn about different composers and their music ~ Handel, Bach, Beethoven, etc.  I did not buy a language book for this year ~ Will and Amy both are going to work on research, complete sentences, paragraphs, etc...something they are both week in.

Added to the regular curriculum will be lots of crafts, jigsaw puzzles, problem solving, diligent work ethics, yard work, gardening, and canning.  They will also have plenty of free time!

Here are some pics from our 1st day.....

its a school imposter!  Katie's 2nd year out of highschool.  She is quilting, reading, cooking, etc. in preparation for being a wife in 8 weeks!

Amy ~ our 10th grader

plowing class!
lunch out with Dad on the first day!  Beats the homeschool cafeteria ~ but was pretty pricey~

Will ~ our 11th grader

Principal & Teacher ~ first day of school lunch out at O'Charley's

Our "little" homeschool!  It'll be a great year!


  1. Looks like it's going to be a great year!! Have fun.

  2. Where's the barefoot picture??!!


  3. Well, I knew I was forgetting something and that was it. No barefoot picture this year!


Welcome to the farm ~ we are a blended family with 7 children (3 are married), 4 grandsons, 5 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 15 chickens living on 3 acres in Georgia. I love crafting, sewing, cooking & canning, recipes of all kinds, reading, playing with my little buddies, family time, travel, pinterest and most of all the Lord.