Not Back-to-School: Part 1

As a homeschool family, our “back to school” is obviously a little non-traditional. Nobody regularly loads onto a big yellow bus with her backpack and lunchbox in tow, although 4-year-old Laurel did finally get to ride a big yellow bus this summer on a family field trip to a local dairy farm.

She was thrilled! And even without a big yellow bus to catch daily, we have many little thrills to enjoy when school begins!

Our daily routine and pace change once September arrives and activities like dance and art class start up again. And we do have new fall clothes to wear and new school supplies to unwrap. I seriously love buying school supplies. But — best of all — we have new books and curriculum! Some are still arriving in packages on our front doorstep. How thrilling to unwrap it all, crack open those books, and dig in!

In light of that impending excitement and this being “Curriculum Week” for Heart of the Matter’s Not Back-to-School Blog Hop, I’d like to share what books and curriculum we are planning to use this fall. (By the way, if you read this post, I am happy to announce that some of this has just been decided in the last 48 hours. Yippee!)



PRE-SCHOOLER (turning 5 this fall):

To read the curriculum plans of other homeschool families, click the button below and enjoy the Blog Hop!

6 thoughts on “Not Back-to-School: Part 1

  1. How cute!! (photo) My fourth grader is doing the Apologia Astronomy this year! I am excited about all the projects. Thank you for sharing your curriculum with the Blog Hop! I am enjoying reading everyone’s post.

  2. Looks like a wonderful plan for your precious little girls. I love how you worded “participate in read-alouds when appropriate/cooperative.” I can relate! God bless your year!

  3. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who is still deciding on curriculum! I finally clicked “Purchase” last night and am still sighing in relief. Now for the wait on shipping. = )

    It is fun getting new school supplies, but I am so thankful that for us, mid-August does not mean stressful mornings, packing lunches, worrying about physical & emotional safety, and especially separation from my kids! I think there is an electronic charge in the school supplies section at Wal-mart. You can just feel people’s blood pressure going up while there. ; )

    Thanks for posting the details, and the link to the blog hop. I’m still looking for guidance for my prek-er, and this is all so helpful.

  4. What a fun variety you’ve got! I’ll be interested to read how you like the two art curricula you’ve selected. This will be my fifth year of homeschooling, and I have yet to find an art curriculum that I love (not that I’ve looked THAT hard, to be quite honest). 🙂

    Glad I found you on the curriculum blog hop.


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