3.14.2015

Homeschool Curriculum 2015-2016



In one more week Aidan and Noah will be finishing their homeschool year. We homeschool all year but we like to complete one grade level at a time then take a break for a few weeks before we get back to schooling. Noah, 7 years old, will be going into 3rd Grade. Aidan, 9 years old, will be going into 5th Grade. Aidan worked very hard this year and completed 3rd and 4th Grade in one year.. so he will be moving into 5th! 

Below is a list of our new curriculum choices. If you have used any of these programs please let us know how they worked for you!


Noah

Saxon Math 3


All About Spelling 3


All About Reading 3


Bible Heroes Writing Lessons


Fix-It! Grammar: The Nose Tree


Aidan

All About Spelling 4 and 5




Saxon Math Intermediate 5



The Math Chef


Drawn Into The Heart Of Reading 4/5


Student Writing Intensive (A)



Together

My Fathers World (Expo - 1850)
(This will include the boys History, Science, Bible, Music and Geography)



Typing Instructor For Kids



World's Greatest Artists



We have many changes this year... such as using My Father's World Curriculum for the first time. But we are excited to get started!! 

3.10.2015

Novel Interiors - Book Review




Book Description:

For those who have ever lost themselves in the stylish worlds of novels like Sense and Sensibility, The Age of Innocence, Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray and countless others, this design book embraces the fantasy of time and place, showing you how to bring some of those elements into your own home.

Lisa Giramonti inspires a new approach to decorating: by teaching us through the lens of worlds we may already know and love. With gorgeous photographs by World of Interiors photographer Ivan Terestchenko, aspirational quotes, and tailored reading lists, Novel Interiors reveals the essence and details of interiors mentioned in great literary works. This is a stunning, photo-driven book that shares enchanting and timeless ways to live more elegantly.


My Review:

Novel Interiors created by Lisa Borgnes Giramonte is a beautifully illustrated coffee table book. This book starts out with home decor that works for today's world.. but it echos classic from the past. The book is divided into several sections that reflect a certain style: warm cottage home, natural and etc.. Novels and authors are placed in the categories based on their decor style. I enjoy how organized the book is.

I found a few things I would like to try in several places of the book. And this book will make a great addition to my collection. 

If your looking for design ideas or just interested on how to bring your favorite book into your home.... this book will inspire you.