Grandpa sprung for copies of English from the Roots Up, volume I and II for the boys. We got our copies in the mail yesterday, and I might not resurface for a few weeks.
I know these books are for the boy’s education, but I think I’ll have lots of fun with them first. My poor husband has already been subjected to too many texts like “Did you know Pedigree comes from pedi – foot, and gres – crane, because they thought ancestral charts looked like crane’s feet?” and so on. I’m such a nerd.
I’m not sure when or how I’ll be putting these into our curriculum, but I’ve started compiling a list of fun activities and ideas to teach the words. I’ve got some fun stuff I can’t wait to try. I do want to teach both of the boys at the same time for more of an interactive experience. However, if I start next year, some of the activities would be too advanced for a kindergartener. What to do? I get too excited to integrate new subjects into school. I want to do all the things! Now!
In the meantime, I’ll finish my idea list and try to get an idea of how I want to teach the material. And my poor husband will have to endure more nerdy tests from me. Seriously, why is this so fun?