While everyone else is rushing around for school supplies and attending Back to School teacher nights, things are calmly moving forward at the Orchard House Home School. While we are developing new units to start, the core learning units have been going on straight through summer.
New additions for fall are private swim lessons and a more formal approach to science and writing curriculum. For Science we are using “My Pals Are Here” curriculum to provide the backbone structure. We’ll be adding field trips and additional hands on experiments to fatten up the experience. Writing is a challenge for my young Percy Jackson because of his dyslexia. We will be using free writing through journals, Step Up to Writing for expository writing, and taking advantage of the free Studio STL program.
Old Orchard House will be on the road a bit more this year as we really enjoyed exploring outside our walls.