Archive for June, 2011

Apologia Zoology 3 – I Added Some Much Needed Organization


27 Jun

We started homeschooling a couple of years ago, and my son and I have enjoyed using the Zoology books by Apologia. We’ve been through Zoology 1 and Zoology 2, and this year we are using Zoology 3. I appreciate the information in these books, but for this one I especially noticed how confusing some of the information could be as I went chapter-by-chapter planning the schedule for the upcoming school year. Most of the chapters mention animal classifications, and there’s order this and order that, family this and class that. It was a bit confusing and frustrating for me to read, and I can only imagine how my child reading through this could easily be confused. So, what do I do?

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Preparing for the Upcoming Year


12 Jun

Well, it’s that time again – time to buy new curriculum! Fourth grade here we come!

Actually, this year I am a bit late with it, working on getting my curriculum for each subject together much later than I did last year. By this time last year I had half my subjects scheduled for the year and this year I’ve just barely ordered everything – half of it has yet to come, and I’m hoping it will be here next week!

So, what did I decide? (more…)

Apologia Zoology 2 – Swimming Creatures of the 5th Day


01 Jun

Well, we finished this school year and finished up our second year using an Apologia Science book. These books are great for elementary because they teach something the kids really enjoy learning about, and the books teach a lot. Also, since it deals with animals, there are numerous resources and activities out there available to use right alongside it to make it fun and interesting. Kids love it!

If you already use these books or plan on starting to use them this upcoming year (more…)

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