Thursday, August 22, 2013

Here we go! Start of school 2013-2014

Chaos Academy is in session for the 2013-2014 school year! 

Here's what we have on our academic plate this year:
  • Five in a Row!  All three of the kiddos will do FIAR together again this year, which covers history/geography, art, science, some language arts and some math.  This year, our FIAR line up includes the following books: The Giraffe that Walked to Paris, Amber on the Mountain, Henry the Castaway, Lentil, Wee Gillis, The Glorious Flight, Cranberry Thanksgiving, Little Nino's Pizzeria, Clown of God, The Duchess Bakes a Cake, A Pair of Red Clogs, The Bee Tree, The Rag Coat, Miss Rumphius, Andy and the Lion, Papa Piccolo, Paul Revere's Ride, and Truman's Aunt Farm
  • Math: Singapore Essential Math K and Math Mammoth 1
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Various resources for learning to read, including Phonics Pathways, Happy Phonics, a TON of early reader-type books, and other things TBD 
  • Nature Study
  • Picture Study focusing on the following artists: John James Audubon, Monet, Beatrix Potter, and Mary Cassatt
  • Music Appreciation focusing on the instruments in the orchestra with resources like Story of the Orchestra and Carnival of the Animals
  • Geography focusing on continents, oceans, and landforms
  • PE with our homeschool group
  • Musikgarten

and whatever else strikes our fancy!

I'll get back to blogging at the end of every Five in a Row book, and we appreciate you following along with our year! 

The obligatory individual "first day of school" pictures.  Enjoy!