Our journey with My Father’s World has been a joyous one with few mishaps and disappointments. We have thoroughly enjoyed all the lessons and commitment to Bible based history, geography, and language arts. After two years, we have FINALLY finished our journey through Exploring Countries and Cultures. I put this blog post together as a one stop shop for all things ECC. Check the lists below for details on how we have used this program in our homeschool.
I hope you enjoyed the final review and look back at our journey. We have already started our new school year and details on our curriculum are coming soon. Until then, be sure to follow our homeschool journey via @TeamKEMPacademy on Instagram. You can also catch video updates on our YouTube Channel.
This year has been wonderful, so far, at Team KEMP Academy! I’ve had so much joy with the recent attitude adjustment and my patience with my children has definitely been consistent. I was definitely loving our set schedule but we have fallen off track so I plan to shift the family clock again in the morning. Our schedule for this year returned to the original 9:00 am start, lunch at noon, and done by 3:00 pm which includes our read aloud time and all solo work. This schedule has also pushed me to wake up, exercise, and have Bible study time done by 8:30 am.
In the month of September we started school and our journey around the world with My Father’s World (MFW) Exploring Countries and Cultures (ECC) in the United States of America. We were introduced to different types of maps, a daily Spanish curriculum, and even had Miss Frizzle come teach our Science class once a week. It was a wonderful start to the academic year and you can hear all about it in this September Wrap-Up video.
October proved to be a super busy month for us as we visited the local State Fair, started our reading rewards programs, and added project day to our weekly agenda. I admit that the addition of project day had me very nervous, as you heard in the video, but it has proven to be quite enjoyable for our oldest. I’ve even managed to create little things for the two-year-old to do. In addition we had the great opportunity to watch my husband become an ordained minister and surprised him with a luncheon. You can hear more about our letter from the President of the United States and gifts from Mexico in this recent video.
Again, I am so grateful to my husband for allowing me the chance to educate our arrows at home. No day is 100% perfect but every memory created with our cool kids is so precious. Being there for the entire process from introduction to content mastery is a gift that I dare not take for granted. I love our homeschool!
Make today pleasant,
What goals have you set for your homeschooling year?
If you could do it all over again, would you still consider homeschooling at all, never begin the journey, or start much sooner than you did?
This here I am so excited because we will be taking a homeschool trip around the world. Last year we enjoyed Adventures in US History, so this school year we are continuing our travels via My Father’s World (MFW) Exploring Countries and Cultures (ECC). Of course, as the year progresses I will share my review and tips on this MFW curriculum. Here’s to a happy homeschool year to those enjoying the journey like we are.
To see a detailed list of our curriculum choices for the 2016-2017 school year check out the videos below.
ART, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, MUSIC
To see what we are currently doing in homeschool, check out recent videos on my YouTube channel.