(I blogged about our plans and resources in this post. )
We were home for two weeks, and then Alan went back into the hospital for a scheduled surgery. And then went home a week later. At which point we resumed school. Again. So we started the school year with a two weeks on, 1 week off pattern. (and were very thankful throughout all of this that we are homeschoolers - Dale wasn't being counted absent, and no one had to stick around home just to take him to school every day!)
Despite our inconsistent beginning, we carried on through the fall, each week covering:
- a character trait, along with a Bible memory verse and storybooks to go with it
We did a LOT of reading in the spring.
In January we covered
For example, with Mirette on the Highwire we located major cities all over the world on a map and identified the countries where they are located. We also talked about and identified compound words.
When we read Mrs. Katz and Tush we read about the plagues on the Egyptians in Exodus, made unleavened and leavened bread, and read books about Ellis Island and kittens.
Among other things, we read:
Little House in the Big Woods
Meet Kirsten, An American Girl
The Boxcar Children, Book 1