Monday, August 20, 2012

School Time Again

We are experiencing the yearly struggle over curriculum choices again.  I do have most of it ordered, but I am not really happy with my choice.  (The curriculum sort of reminds me of this cartoon.)  All that remains to be ordered is science, and I think that will be Apologia this year, but I am having difficulty placing my two middle kids. I'd love it if Apologia offered a junior-high level anatomy and phys. But they don't; the choices are elementary level or advanced high school level.  Does anyone know if the elementary level anatomy and phys could be used successfully by an 8th grader? An older child? Is it too easy for that age? Because we're not going the college-prep route, Apologia's high school level biology is more than we're interested in. That would definitely involve clinical manipulation of the system: memorizing the trade language to get a passing grade.

Well, school will begin whenever we have time for it. :)  In the meantime, Alison and Amy are at camp, getting a much better and more critical education than the academics. We're praying they will be challenged and encouraged this week to calibrate their life's compass with the Bible compass, both with Jesus Christ at true north.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;
and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
For the LORD giveth wisdom:
out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs 9:10 and 2:6


  1. I'm sorry that you are not excited about your curriculum choices. There has to be some way to "spice" things up. I'm thinking something like declare yourselves unschoolers and embrace life! :-) Just a thought.

  2. Oh Jenn, I love you. You knew this is exactly what I wanted to hear, didn't you? :) Problem is, we've been "unschooling" since about April. If we continue, that's okay, however we need to at least make it *look* like school...


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