Sunday, December 30, 2007

Planning Day - Emily's School

I have spent most of the afternoon (around a wonderful nap!!) working on school plans for the upcoming semester. Most will stay the same. We are changing Emily's history. Troy is our history buff - so he is going to work on history with Emily. We decided to just start with the beginning of our country. They will read Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret B. Pumphrey. We read this when Brian and Troy were younger and we lived in Gastonia. They enjoyed it very much.

The next book we will be adding to Emily's school is James Herriot's Treasury for Children. This is a beautiful story of animal/nature study. Brenda read this when she was younger. Maybe a story a week from this book.

We will finish up A Child's Garden of Verses and then begin When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne (author of Winnie the Pooh). She is very excited about this one. Jan 18 is Milne's birthday, so we might have to have a little party to kick it all off?? :-)

We will continue with The Blue Fairy Book - (we read Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella last semester). Our new fairy tale will be Little Red Riding Hood. That should be very fun too.

I am very pleased with the way school progressed through the fall. We learned much and have lots still to go!! We are hoping to go much farther with sewing with Granny and then gardening this summer in our Keepers Series. (Emily's cooking is coming along wonderfully!!) We are also hoping to add in some swimming lessons and then maybe joining the swim team for some good exercise????

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