While most take a break for the summer we don't! We actually enjoy schooling all year around. We do take more field trips however and spend much more time out doors. I have already gotten most of our curriculum together for this year and am excited about getting started! Piper will have a larger course load as she will be four soon. She loves to read and enjoys hands on activities. I found this wonderful site @ Early Childhood Printables and she is already having fun with some of the folder games and activities. I will also be using the curriculum Little Hands Toward Heaven by Carrie Austin, Heart of Dakota Publishing. It is a delightful biblically based program. Piper is not as advanced as Sage was at age four and this is right up her alley. If she progresses quickly she can go on to Sonlight. she will also be participating in The Mystery of History with Sage as well. Speaking of the Mystery of History --- this is one of the things we will be using with Sage for 1st grade. She will also be using the Journal and Language Arts Program from Love to Learn, Inc. This is an amazing program and has a strong writing program. We will also still be doing Classical Conversations. This was such a blessing to Sage and me last year!! Thank you so much Julianna! You're amazing. We are using Pathway readers and workbooks and when Sage is finished with her math she will be moving on to Saxon. As for science, I am not sure yet what we will be dong but for now we having plenty of Earth Science activities and books to learn from such as the Christian Liberty Nature books. The Mystery of History is an eye opening history curriculum which we will be using along with Trail Guide to World Geography. A few other things : A Reason for Handwriting, Draw Write Now, and tons of games. Sage also helped me with a CD called Chinese Children's Stories and Proverbs which will hopefully be released by the end of November 2007. (more on that later...) I am grateful to be blessed with such a rich life.