We are getting geared up for an awesome year at the Green Institute. Sarah has been organizing the class room, fine-tuning schedules and laying out a game plan for the year. As stated earlier we are focusing on Math-U-See for all four kids that are working on academics. I have thoroughly researched math curricula and believe that this one wins hands down if you are looking to build a strong foundation for higher mathematics. It also answers the 'whys' that often accompany math instruction.
We will be using Winter Promise for our Language Arts/Reading/Social Studies curriculum. This program follows the Charlotte Mason Philosophy of instruction. In other words, the kids will actually utilize thinking skills and not merely write an answer to a problem and move on. This is the themed set we will be working through:
What are you doing with your kiddos this year? Any opinions on the above programs?