09 November 2013

School Year 2013-14

I know its been a while but we have been very busy here. Starting a new school year in Japan has been very interesting. First there's the shipping nightmare. When you order something from the states it can take anywhere from a few weeks to months. Needless to say that some of our books were a lil late. And oh did I forget to mention that the beginning of school also marks the start of Typhoon season. Yes and this year is the worst ever.
Anyway on to what we are doing.

For Princess 1 who is starting First Grade

We are using Sonlight for the backbone of our work, History, Science, Language Arts, Spelling, Reading and writing. 
For math we are using Singapore Math, which this is our second year and we love it. 
For Bible we are doing Awana both Sparkies and Awana at Home, which allows us to dig deeper. 
We also are doing something new this year and that's Classical Conversations. Which we love, love, love. 
Even lil princess is memorizing facts and learning the time line. 
God has been so good this year to us, what we have been learning at CC is lining up perfectly with our History with Sonlight. I know it wont always be so but for now its causing a lot of "hey mom, thats from our timeline song. I like history!" which always makes me feel good about what we are doing. Those feelings are my nudge from God saying, see its worth it just keep following my lead. 

For lil Princess who is starting Preschool

We are following the guide of a wonderful God gifted mom, who designed her own God centered Preschool curriculum. I found it when teaching Princess 1 preschool and took advantage of all her free downloads, this year I bought the Raising Rock Stars Preschool pack. Its amazing and just what I want to teach not to mention she has a great plan on how to do it. You can check it out at

Lil princess loves RRS preschool. She also participates in Awana and CC, both of which is mostly learning thru songs. Which is just how she needs to be learning at this stage. And of course lots of play time, which doesn't make her sister happy when she has writing to do. But its a good life lesson for big sis to learn. 

So that's what we are doing this year, so far any way. I will try to update this post if we change. 

God Bless, 
Kat