Thursday, July 21, 2011

Getting Ready

Praise the Lord for His goodness. We are getting ready to begin another school year. This week, we went to an A Beka Conference with our friends, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Prussia. They never oversell or undersell; they listen to what we need for our family and try to put together the best package for us. We are so grateful for them and for the A Beka resources.

This year, we are using a combination of materials for all three children.  John Thomas is taking three classes at the College and taking Physics and British Literature with the A Beka program. We are so pleased with this combination.

James Martin has the heaviest A Beka program, but he will be doing a couple of history projects with me and the other kids.

Virginia will be working with a variety of resources, including some old favorites from Modern Curriculum Press and Christian Liberty Press. She will be back in A Beka next year, but i wanted a real hands on approach with her subjects this year. She will be "reading and writing" across the curriculum.There are so many elements of the Charlotte Mason approach that I love; I want to incorporate "narration" as much as possible, and in fact, hope to adapt this skill in some form in my college classes.

We are all very excited and so grateful to the Lord for His role in making this endeavor possible.