Saturday, June 20, 2009

Getting Paul's curriculum together.....

I have just about decided on Paul's 11th grade curriculum. Most of it should start arriving next week which should give me plenty of time to study it and make lesson plans for him to follow the first several weeks of school.

I am doing less traditional school this year with Paul. Michael used mainly BJU and LifePacs along with Education Plus when he was in High School - years ago.

After researching and talking to friends, here's what I came up with for Paul.

Algebra 2 - Chalkdust Math. Mark and I were very impressed with the series and the professor that teaches it. We also liked the fact that Paul can call or get help through email. However, I should be able to handle most Algebra 2 questions....

Notgrass American History. That will cover history, Bible and Literature. I love being able to pull together several subjects.

BJU Grammar and Composition and Easy Grammar Plus. (Paul's weakest area, in my opinion, is research and writing.)

He also needs to finish Vocabulary from Classical Roots. He started with a lot of steam on that in January and then slowed down.

Rosetta Stone French.

Since he needs to complete his Physical Fitness badge for Scouts, I'll also have him join a gym.

He wants to take voice lessons at the college. I hope that Mark will find a professor to teach him. ....

So, that's my run down. Please pray that this year goes smoothly and that my son increases in wisdom and knowledge.


P.S. I forgot to mention his Chemistry curriculum!! He will be using Apologia Chemistry. He would probably LOVE not having science but that's not going to happen. LOL

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mark's Mom's 80th Birthday and Sanders' Reunion

I just wanted to post a few photos from this past Saturday. I think that everyone had a great time!

The Birthday Girl!!

Charlotte and her five wonderful Children! Joan, Tim, Mark, Charlotte, Jane and Stan

In-laws and Out-laws... You decide!

The youngest grandchild, Graham, with his daddy, Tim.

Paul and Stan.... with the fly swatter.

Me, Paul and Mark (Michael was still on his Mission Trip.)