Today is officially our FIRST day of the new school year. I don't feel like we ever stopped learning through the summer, but there's something about rolling over to a new grade level that gets us motivated for the new school year!
After a year of seeing what worked and didn't work for us, I feel very confident about the curriculum choices we've made for the upcoming school year. Much of our curriculum is based on The Well Trained Mind. Other parts take on a Charlotte Mason approach. I love that homeschooling allows me this flexibility!
Last year, we did a lot of combining in our homeschool, and this seemed to work VERY well. History, Science, and our foreign language will be taught together. I want to stress: This is just a plan for our year! Last year I loved the freedom to jump around according to my children's interests, and I plan on doing that again this year. I like, however, having the curriculum books on our shelves as guides (spines, if you will) for our learning.
As a member of the 2011-2012 TOS Review Crew I am also sure there will be a lot of wonderful material for our family to review. We may take detours to work on these reviews, etc... I'm open to wherever God leads us this year!