Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Already looking ahead to next fall...

I am so ready to be done for the summer.  (This Friday is our last day!)  I LOVE homeschooling, but we definitely need a break (maybe it wasn't such a great idea to work through Spring Break, after all...)

That said, I am already thinking about next school year.  I can't remember exactly how it came up, but I promised Primus we could do a unit about pirates in the fall.  She is so excited!  She even told her gymnastics teacher about it.  So next time I go shopping for curriculum, I've got to keep my eyes open for a fun workbook or something.

The other new unit I want to incorporate next year is something about birds, specifically learning to identify several different types.  I can tell you what a handful of birds look like.  Mostly the exotic ones, and that's about it.  I'm not even sure if I could tell the difference between a raven and a crow.  The other day the girls were talking about the blue jay they saw.  I'm pretty sure it wasn't a blue jay.  But it was blue, and I had no idea what the real name was.  That's pretty sad.  So we're going to learn about several of the birds that are common to our area.


  1. I'm not sure how old Primus is but maybe this would work for her or at least as a jumping off point for you:

  2. Thank you! That looks like a really fun resource!
    I'm also definitely going to want to add more real history study. Maybe study biographies of famous pirates?? She will be first grade next year and is very smart and mature (does every mother say this? lol) And history is VERY important to Hubby. At this point, she thinks that every person with a tricorn hat and a big ship is a pirate. Really drives Hubby crazy when he is watching his Horatio Hornblower videos :)