I thought I'd outline what curricula we are using this year in case anyone is interested.
Long Story Short Devotional
Saxon Math 1
Apologia Astronomy and Jr. Notebooking Journal
Shurley English 1
Foundations A by The Logic of English
Cursive (within Foundations book)
We will do Explode the Code 3 after we complete Foundations. We will also take light weeks and choose a Five in a Row book to study and make a lap book. Nehemiah loves FIAR and lap books!
Being in a new area, I haven't met any homeschoolers in real life yet but I have connected online with a few from our church. Hoping to meet up with them soon and find out which homeschool group to join around here.
We have completed 2 weeks of school already and so far it is going well. Nehemiah is very smart and cooperates for the most part. Not sure how to get him to not throw a fit about reading each day. When it is time to read, he has a tantrum and says he can't and won't read. I tell him he has no choice, then he proceeds to read the lesson smoothly and easily. It is an emotional battle to say the least...ugh!