Thursday, August 11, 2005

Getting Ready

We recieved Elizabeth's curriculum guide and program packet from st. thomas aquinas academy yesterday and we are excited to get started. This is what we are using this year:

The Beginners Bible (
The new St. Joseph's Baltimore Catechsim: 1st comunion catechism

Little Angel Readers (review at love2learn)
Big Thoughts for Little People (aquinas and more)

Handwriting without Tears Level 1 (

math-U-see primer (

Science, history, health:
Five in a Row (CHER)

Fine arts/music:
Art: Ed Emberley's drawing book of animals (
Music appreciation: Classical Kids
Begining Piano Lessons (haven't decided which book to use yet)
Homeschool Clay Classes (a local class at an arts centre here)

Phoenix Kinderkids :
This is a Kindergarten program in the city we are registered with and is designed for homschooling families. We will be going once a week for

Gym time, Explorers, Adventurers and Readers club.

Want to check out what we'll be learning there?

The Explorers and Adventurers classes are hands-on and involve fun learning activites that are themed according to the historical time period that they are currently studying. They start with the prehistoric world in september and move to modern times by june.

There will be extra art classes, field trips etc... The first field trip is at the end of september and will be to the Drumheller Dinosaur Museum.

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