Adventure into 5th Grade


It’s adventure time!

It’s that time of year again – time for us to start up our ‘formal’ school schedule. Sometimes our formal schedule is quite rigid and we stick to the plan, other times the universe tosses us off that path, we throw caution to the wind and say “whatever!” Somehow, it all seems to work out. Right now, the curriculum is picked, the schedule is set, and we’re ready to go. But this year is very different for us…
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Lessons : Spelling and Vocabulary

Spell check is on everything now, but it’s still really important to learn how to spell and how to decode vocabulary words. When he grows up and gets a job, I want my son to write well and be able to articulate himself correctly. He doesn’t need to be able to win national spelling bees (unless he wants to) but he should know how to properly write a paper, a letter, and an email for starters. Continue reading

Weekly Homeschool Lesson Plan

Weekly Lesson Planning

Each week my son sets out to accomplish his assignments with very little guidance from me on what to do and when to do it. I still do the actual teaching and reinforcement of the lessons, but when it comes to his assignments and tasks – he guides himself using our homeschool lesson plan. At the start of each week he grabs his folder which has his weekly agenda stapled to the inside cover and his new homeschool lesson plan tucked inside the pocket waiting for him. Continue reading