Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Last Year's Vacation

We will not be taking a major trip this year.  Work schedules and needing new gutters make it difficult.  So I thought I would post some pictures from our visit to the Creation Museum last August.  It was our first family road trip.  We enjoyed the trip, but it was exhausting.


I highly recommend the Creation Museum.  It is very well done.   I wish I could add some music to this one.  A chorus of "Billions of Dead Things" or "Behemoth is a Dinosaur" would be a nice touch.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Day at Fantasy Lake

Here are some pictures from our day trip to Fantasy Lake on July 3rd.  It was hot, but not as humid as normal.  The water park wasn't crowded at all.  A good time was had by all. 

Fantasy Lake

Fantasy Lake



 I changed this one to black and white because of my sunburn.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fourth Grade Curriculum Choices

You've waited and now they're here! This is what I plan on using for the Crafter's fourth grade year.

Bible:  Explorers Bible Study-God's Perfect Plan

Reading:  Novels from Ambleside Online, Veritas Press, Sonlight, and other Great Books lists.  I want to add a few book reports this year. 

Grammar/Writing:  Rod and Staff Level 4 and Writing Tales 1

Spelling:  Spelling Power

Handwriting:  Italic E

Math:  Singapore Primary Math 4A/4B supplemented with Saxon 65 as needed

Science:  Real Science 4 Kids Chemistry Level 1, Exploring Creation with Botany

History:  The Story of the World 2 (finish up) and 3 with Activity Guides

Music:  Piano Lessons, Listen to classical music tapes

Art:  Drawing with Children and Visual Manna

Logic:  Reading Detective, Math Detective, puzzle books

Foreign Language:  Undecided here—maybe Latin with Children or Latina Christiana; maybe some sort of Spanish

Wow! That looks like a lot, but we don't do every subject every day. Now all I have to do is work out some kind of weekly schedule.