Friday, July 16, 2010

A day at the park with Bre

Matt and Ty had CAP plans so Bre and I decided to head to the park. I have made an effort to spend  quality time with each of them. Simple trips to the store alone with one child can foster such a bond and enable you to connect which is almost impossible with two or more at once. Even at 11 and almost 16 they will "vie" for my attention when we all go to the store together. I also like to have lunch dates with each of them once a month. I really try to listen to what they are saying and pick up on any clues if there are issues that may need to be addressed. We talk about important things, silly things and just enjoy being together.  Even though some alone shopping time for myself would be a nice break, I know I am enriching my children's lives with love and importance. Not only are they blessed but I am as well. I TRULY know my children and love to be around them.That is much more important than an hour or two of alone time.

On this particular day Bre and I played games, went for a nice walk, "played" in the water, played on the playground and just enjoyed each other and the beautiful nature that surrounded us.

Our Feline Friends =) We love our kitties.

Bootsie is the orange and white tabby. He is my baby. =) He is just over a year now. The sassy looking black beauty is Cassie's. We are fostering her until Cass moves. However Bootsie and Mindy are in love so, they may not seperae easy. lol

Playing Photo Catch-up =)

Bre at Baloon Fest waiting for the baloons to launch

And a few of them are off...

And a few more...

My patriotic hubby's favorite

All three of my babies =)
We had a wondeful visit with our beautiful daughter. <3
Hard to believe that our 19th Anniversary is coming up next month. We still feel like newlyweds most of the time. =)

Ty will be driving in less than 2 months!!

Sweet sweet girl

Breanna’s Ihip for the 2010-2011 School Year

I have removed personal info, which is why you will see blanks. =)

Course of Study

Name: Breanna Grade: 6 Year: 2010-2011



Books/ Materials

Curriculum Used


English/Language Arts


Daily practice of cursive handwriting is scheduled from a variety of copy work

sources. By copying from a correctly written model, students gain practice in

handwriting, spelling, grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and vocabulary.


Easy Grammar 6

Students learn grammar faster and easier when they're actually writing and editing texts; this hands-on approach to grammar is just one of the reasons why Easy Grammar is so successful. Utilizing the prepositional approach, students memorize prepositions to then eliminate from sentences, making finding the noun and verb much easier. Concepts are reviewed and introduced throughout the school year; this, accompanied with reviews helps to ensure engaged, mastery learning for all elementary aged children.

Workbook pages with answers overlaid face reproducible workbook pages for students to complete. "To the teacher" notes address areas of importance and teaching tips. A writing section is also included. Workbook to teacher's text correlations are noted in the back. Tests included. 712 pages, indexed;



Easy Writing

Use Easy Writing for lower/upper elementary or for junior high/high school basic skills; this two-leveled book contains level 1 in the beginner and level 2 at the back for optimal usefulness. Designed to help students write specific sentence structures, the lessons will begin to develop written expression skills such as items in a series, subordinate and participial clauses, relative clauses, semicolon construction and more. Two lessons are generally given for each discreet skill with repetition of instruction to allow for lessons to be spaced farther apart without students forgetting what they've learned. Answers are included; 474 pages, softcover.



Breanna will be reading a variety of literature including fiction, non-fiction, biographies, historical fiction, and poetry.


Breanna will also be using Zaner-Bloser Spelling Connections 6.


Selected poetry
and quotes.


Grammar: Easy Grammar 6


Writing: Easy Writing


Reading: A vast selection of mixed genre.


Spelling: Zaner-Bloser 6



Teaching Textbooks 6:

A textbook written directly to the student, answer booklet and CD-ROM collection with step-by-step audiovisual solutions to every one of the thousands of homework and test problems are included to start your students on the right track to upper-level math. Topics covered include fractions, decimals, percents, simple geometry (e.g. area and perimeter), units of measure, probability, bar and circle graphs, and equation-solving. Math 6 also features a digital gradebook that grades answers as soon as they are entered, providing immediate feedback while the problems are still fresh in the student's minds. This kit includes: a 546-page consumable workbook, softcover and spiralbound; answer booklet; 4 CDs. 116 lessons and 19 quizzes. Teaching Textbooks Grade 6.

Teaching Textbook 6 if extra practice is needed.


The Mystery of History Volume 1:

Provides a historically accurate, Bible-centered approach to learning ancient history. The completely chronological lessons shed new light on who walked the earth when, as well as where important Bible figures fit into secular history. 512 pages

Written for grades 4-8, Adaptable for Older and younger students.


The Usborne Internet Linked Encyclopedia of World History:

Combining text with photographs and illustrations, this book provides children with a global view of history, from the creation of the Earth to the beginning of the 21st century. It also includes hundreds of web site addresses for further research. It features easy access to Web sites and free downloadable pictures and maps with test covering events from the Big Bang to the dawn of the 21st century.

The Mystery of History Volume 1


I also created unit studies to go with the lessons


The Usborne Internet -Linked Encyclopedia of World History


Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Textbook:

28 Week Course of faith-affirming look at God's creation in the heavens. Kids can relate to Fulbright's lively text as she shares her personal love of astronomy in 14 fact-filled lessons. The hands-on assignments and projects are fun, thought-provoking, and memorable. Children will also have lots of opportunities to tell back in their own words (narrate) what impresses them about each lesson. Filled with color photos and illustrations, this book discusses creation, the solar system, stars, planets, galaxies, and space travel with depth, good humor, and creative—if not stellar—flare! Includes materials list for each lesson, answer key for narrative questions, and a course website for help. 176 pages, hardcover from Apologia.


Exploring Creation with Astronomy: Notebooking Journal:

A perfect way for students to really take pride in their work, this journal includes templates, hands-on crafts and projects, experiment ideas, and many other activities. Student schedules; templates for text and drawn observations; templates for completing the notebooking assignments; review questions; scripture copywork in both manuscript & cursive; project pages to record and log completed projects; full-color, lapbook-style, miniature books that feature room to write what was learned with each activity; vocabulary crossword reinforcement; field trip sheets; and a final review with fifty questions are all included for a full astronomy experience! The daily schedule for completing the reading, activities and projects is designed to be used 2 days a week for 28 weeks, but can be customized to fit your schedule...whether you want to do one day a week, or five! When the course is completed, students will greatly enjoy looking over all their hard work and will be able to remind themselves of the knowledge they've attained! 149 pages.


Apologia Astronomy Lab Kit:

This lab kit is designed to accompany Apologia's Exploring Creation with Astronomy. Perfect for the independent learner or busy family, this kit contains almost all the items you need to complete the experiments in the book. You won't find a more complete kit anywhere else! Using the items in this lab kit, students will be able to create a model of the solar system, assemble their own telescope, and find out how craters form on the moon! Items are packaged in individual lesson bags to correspond with lessons in the book.


**The Human Body By: Sally Morgan:

This lively series is packed with activities and experiments to provide a practical, hands-on approach to biology. In The Human Body discover how to...

Make a muscle model

Test your reflexes

Check your fitness level...and much more!


**For the last 9 weeks of school we will be using this mini study as a precursor for the 2011-2012 Science Course of Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology


Exploring Creation with Astronomy Text


Exploring Creation with Astronomy Notebooking Journal



Apologia Astronomy Lab Kit



The Human Body by Sally Morgan



Co-op; weekly Co-op; YMCA and other various forms of physical fitness to promote activity and health.


Art, Music and Other

Many Co-op classes are offered through at Believer's We are going to take advantage of all of them.

Art through Co-op

Technology Class given by Her father Matthew once a week.

Weekly Piano Lessons with

Home Economics Complete Course:

This hands-on curriculum teaches young ladies the practical training they'll need to for food preparation, basic nutrition, hospitality, sewing, and more before they're faced with planning an evening meal or sewing on a button! 60--70 pages each, 10 softcovers from Christian Light Education


Co-op at

Art Co-op

Technology with Matt whom has many degrees in technology.

Piano Lessons with(Former Teacher

Home Economics by Christian Light Education