Now that we are a few weeks into our school year, the foundation things (language arts/math) are going along fairly well. I decided that this would be a good time to start adding in history & science lessons. I wasn't very dedicated to history last year (bad home school mama, I know!) even though I really like the book we're using:
When I would read to them last year I'd give them a blank piece of paper and ask them to sketch whatever came to mind. This worked out alright but I wanted something more specific. So this year I bought:
I don't think we'll be using the writing aspect of this book but when we pulled this out yesterday ALL four of the kids had such a great time drawing along with what we were learning. Hopefully the enthusiasm will last awhile. :)
For science we're studying astronomy:
We'll be using the notebook that goes along with this too.
I really like the narrative style of these books and that four of the kids can do this together, though varied depending on their age. I must say though, after reading both of these lessons aloud back to back....my throat was sore! Hopefully that will get easier the more we get into the year too. :)