June first was my personal deadline for getting next year's schooling all worked out and by the skin of my teeth I made it and placed my orders with the exception of my Math u see ( since I totally need an excuse to go to the convention) and Claire's Highschool stuff. ( For those who are wondering, for the most part Grant is done and only lacking 2.5 credits which we are going to pick up this Summer)
Building on the parts we loved from last year ( literature based learning) and removing the drudgery and adding tons of hands one stuff we are going with WinterPromise http://www.winterpromise.com/ Sea and Sky. Adding the expansion packs for younger and older kids I will be able to do, Sam, Greg and Chris with tons of stuff that appeals to each kid. Gregory is beside himself with excitement about this program and I will totally cop to the fact that it's a very * boy* centered program with lots about boats and planes. Lucky for me this program already uses the Language arts we already have and blends well with quite a few of our on hand resources.
It was not cheap but three kids worth of stuff, including 63 books, guides, and a few computer CD's came in a bit under $800 so about $275 per kid for the year... oh yeh.. then add on 1 MUS book... so about $300 per kid for the year.
Claire is another ball of wax and we are sitting down to look at her college prep course credit sheet and work on how she is going to fill it. She has decided on an accelerated pace and then adding some courses at Chatt state into the mix starting in the Fall. She is going to do 3 credit hours this Summer with Economics, (using the book * What ever happened to Penny Candy as the spine of that course.) English II, survey of modern American writers, and an Elective, Clothing construction 101June July and August will make up our Summer but I suspect we will dive back into a bit of schooling in August. I am sure that they younger one's would like to start back earlier but the mom needs a break and some time to get some work done around the house.