Phew! We’re almost to the end of the school year… (at least for those of us who follow a traditional schedule). How has the year gone for you? Any triumphs, surprises, or setbacks you want to mention?
For us, I’m just glad we’re going to hopefully finish at the same time as the public school kids after taking September off to have a baby. I will say I’ve liked using the “Telling God’s Story” curriculum for Bible this year (the lesson book was written by Pete Enns). We supplemented it a bit, but overall the lessons were good and there were some fun projects as well. I’ll try to write up a more detailed review when we’re done. I liked that it focused on Jesus and didn’t try to push a denominational agenda.
We also had our first “mid-year curriculum switch,” but it was a good thing. Sonlight language arts just wasn’t working for us, so we’re doing All About Reading (first grade and preschool) and it’s been a nice change. The kids are doing well with it and I feel like I know what I’m doing, so I can’t ask for much more than that.