I ordered! Complete 180 from my original plans, but I ordered, lol.
I decided I wanted a lesson plan this year with my middle boy; with eldest in brick and mortar school, and our schedule being largely dictated by her school schedule, and having a very mischievous toddler running around, I wanted something that I didn't have to spend hours planning, so...
I ordered Catholic Heritage Curriculum's 1st grade package, subbing out math (we use CLE and Miquon) and phonics (we're using PAL reading from IEW); we're using religion, social studies/character, science, handwriting, spelling, readers, and music from CHC with their lesson plans. I also have the Memoria Press Kindergarten Art cards for art appreciation.
It's all ordered, and it's all here! I also ordered a crap ton of awesome literature from Amazon - supplemental science readers, the Strega Nona books, and some others.
I looked through the materials last night and I can't wait! I have to start putting together the dozes of phonics games for PAL, so I hope to get started next week, as that'll take some time, lol.
*whew* Here's the hoping that going with my gut pays off :P
I love that the program focuses on fun character and faith formation, with character cards to color and "memory gems" to memorize for recitation; the science is colorful and looks like a blast, while not requiring anything that isn't able to be purchased at the grocery store; the readers are darling and very character focused, while being faith centered and enjoyable.
I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol). Aimee