We have been using the SCM guides. We are almost finished module 2 and will start module 3 with the next school year.
The problem is that just reading what is assigned isn't enjoyable for my kids (ages 6 and 8). I have really enjoyed "A Child's Geography: Explore the Holy Land." I'm not one that really enjoys geography or history, but this geography book is really interesting . . . for me. I don't want to add a lot of time to the school day, but something has to be done different to make it more fun. The history is okay. I could walk away from it and not care, I'm hoping when we get past the ancients it will be more fun.
We've been in the middle of a terrible and stressful move (and it isn't over) so my planning for next year has been stalled. But I really need to be coming up with some ideas and plans. Any imput on how to make this more fun for all of us would be great. Once we are actually done moving to a final destination, we should be settled for a couple years and can put some things up on the walls. We have been in such a transition stage the last couple of years that there has not been anything on our walls (even the clock has sat on the floor!).
Thanks for any ideas. Everyone on here seems to have such great ideas. I feel so uncreative and boring! Maybe I should send my kids to your house!! =) lol