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#1 LanaTron

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 11:00 PM

The recent 5th grade and 7th grade threads made me want to do a 6th grade one. :D

For 2011-2012, my 6th grader will be doing:

Math: Singapore 4B/5A; Life of Fred Fractions; Life of Fred Decimals/Percents
Writing: Finish Remedia Outlining book, then WWE 4 (I think--need to give placement test)
Grammar: Grammar Town and Practice Town
Latin: Latin for Children B/C (carryover from last year)
Logic: Logic Countdown (carryover from last year), then Logic Liftoff
Literature: Ancients reading list drawn from SOTW 1 activity guide and whatever else I come up with from the library; oral discussion per WTM on a few
History: History Odyssey Level 2 Ancients (carryover from last year)
Science: Singapore Interactive Science (old version--gonna give this a shot, and see what happens); labs at co-op (hopefully)
Memory work: IEW's poetry memorization, level 2 (maybe 3 also)
Music: choir, music theory, trombone at music co-op

Ds is also in Scouts, youth group, and we may do canoeing class. He'll also get a couple more exploratory/enrichment things at our new co-op.

Anyone else want to share?

Edited by LanaTron, 15 July 2011 - 10:06 AM.
forgot logic and outlining book


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Posted 15 July 2011 - 01:28 AM

My dd will be in 6th grade next year. The plan is:

Math: Horizons 4; Life of Fred Fractions; Life of Fred Decimals/Percents--she is behind in this subject but I have high hopes for next year
Writing: Meaningful Composition, possibly WWE 4 or WWS, we will see
Grammar: Grammar Town and Practice Town
Spelling: AAS
Vocab: MCT- can't remember the name off the top of my head, the one that goes with town level
Latin: Latina Christiana (if we do it, I have all the stuff, just not sure yet)
French: Mission Monde (have stuff just not sure of scheduling yet)
Greek: Hey Andrew(same at latin and french, have stuff but still figuring out logistics)
Literature: Sonlight core 100 with core 3 readers/read alouds added in
History: Sonlight core 100 with core 3 books, time travelers cd's and Canadian history (plan last year got derailed so getting back on track next year)
Science: Finish off Earth Science (finish water cycle and do weather), then Physical Science (magnetism, sound, light, electricity) and lastly a unit on the Human body and reproduction
Memory work: Harp and Laurel Wreath selections
Music: Violin and Piano lessons, composer study
Art: Artisitic Pursuits, artist study
Religion: Sonlight Bible 100 and Christian Studies II

She will also be participating in the nature society, archery club, dance, gymnastics, swim team, 4-H (baking and outdoor clubs) and possibly cadets. Of course not all of those happen in the same seasons.

ETA: I forgot about penmanship- HWOT cursive, Logic- Building thinking skills, and typing- typing tutor

Edited by swellmomma, 15 July 2011 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 15 July 2011 - 01:57 AM

dd12 is currently in our 2011-2012 year.

Math - Teaching Textbooks 6 with additional practice from Math Mammoth when needed.
Grammar - R&S 6 mostly taught on whiteboard and orally.
Spelling - an amalgamation of spelling lists with Sequential Spelling being the main one. Adapted instruction to best suite her VSL style.
Vocabulary - I haven't decided yet but I'm looking at the free program from Trivium Pursuit that Hunter linked. Instruction would need to be adapted heavily since she doesn't do rote memorization.
Writing - IEW SWI B with writing across the curriculum.
Reading Comprehension - CLE Reading 6. (Not sure we are sticking with this...the jury is still out.)
History - Time Travelers History Studies in addition to literature tied to the time period.
Science - Interest Projects. Currently she is working on a study of horses (a common topic of study here). She is doing a lapbook and in addition she wants to do a project board presentation of the history of the Lippizanner, a small report and diorama on the wild horses of Colorado and an informational poster about horses being used in bull fighting (not quite sure where she got the idea for this one?). We are going to research together coat color genetics and the history of the breeding industry. She is also going to listen to an audio book of The King of the Wind and make an oil painting of a favorite scence in the book, and bake a carrot cake decorated with a scene from Misty of Chincoteaque. (:tongue_smilie:... that's me licking my lips!)
Literature - I haven't finished compiling my list yet but all analysis will come just from Socratic discussion.
Art - She does tons of art on her own and I instruct her in drawing and painting. We focus on one artist a month. She also takes cake decorating classes and various art classes occasionally.
Music - Just using the website Classics for Kids in an informal way.

She is also in Girl Souts.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 06:33 AM

For my 6th grade DS:

Math: MM6A/6B or AoPS Pre-Alg1, SM CWP4,5
Vocabulary: MCT CE (finish 1 and start 20
LA: WWS1, MCT Voyage level but finishing up Paragraph Town writing, AAL, Daily Paragraph Editing 6, Sentence Composing for Middle Grades
Art: Pottery, cartooning class
Music: piano keyboard?
Spelling: SWR
Science: ACS Middle School Chemistry, Life Science, Exploration Education
History: Middle Ages w/ K12HO, maybe also HO
PE: Travel soccer, TKD
Literature: Lightening Lit 7, historical fiction, a few Teaching the Classics books thrown in, LLfLOTR to go w/ Middle Ages
Latin???? If we do it, which isn't likely, Latin for the New Millennium
Logic: Haven't decided....BTS Figural/Verbal or Art of Argument

Edited by Capt_Uhura, 15 July 2011 - 09:11 AM.


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Posted 15 July 2011 - 06:38 AM

Math: Finish Saxon 7/6, move to 8/7
History/Lit: Finish SL 6, move to SL 7
US History: We're reading through Complete Book of World History & American Stories
Writing: WTM writing, Writing with Skill, Killgallon Sentence Composing
Spelling: Sequential Spelling
Grammar: Rod & Staff 6
Geography: Map Trek & Evan Moor's 7 Continent Series (we'll make it through 3 books this year, I think)
Science: Hakim's Story of Science & Milestones in Science kit
Latin: Latin Alive 1
Greek: finish Elementary Greek 1, move into EG2
Logic: Fallacy Detective & Thinking Toolbox, Orbiting With Logic
Music: Young Scholar's Guide to the Composers

He attends a 1 day a week enrichment program with art, science, PE and other activities, takes Judo & tumbling/power trampoline gymnastics, and takes piano lessons. Dh also leads us in a family Bible study in the mornings.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 07:54 AM

Ohh goodie...I play now!

I've been mulling over our schedule for a few weeks now and I'm still not 100% on all our choices but here goes (in no particular order):

Math: MM5A/5B; LoF Fractions/LoF Decimals & Percents
Science: Interest led science beginning with the MIT kitchen chemistry course.
Literature: Ancients/Middle Ages literature focus with some classics thrown in. Using SWB's suggestions for literature analysis
English/Grammar/Writing: MCT LA/Bravewriter combo or MCT/WWS/AAL combo (I'd love to them all, but something inside me does think it's crazy.....this will be the hardest decision to make for this year)
History: WTM logic stage history recommendations
Geography: MapTrek and blackline maps
Spanish: DIY Spanish mainly through immersion
Logic: Building Thinking Skills
Picture/Artist Study: ala Charlotte Mason
Music Study:ala Charlotte Mason and piano instruction
Art: Harmony Art Mom or Drawing with Children

Bringing up the rear will be our study of 2 Shakespeare plays, recitation/oral composition, memory work, and typing.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:15 AM

Math: Saxon 7/6 and Life of Fred Decimals and Percents
English: Shurley English 6
Science: Holt Science and Technology Life Science, twice a month classes at nature center, participate in Science Olympiad
Literature: Lightning Lit and Composition 7, book club at library
Spanish: REAL Homeschool Spanish plus educacion espanola through Discovery Streaming
History: k12 Human Odyssey, parts of vol. 1 and 2 plus supplemental material (to cover Middle Ages)
Art: class at our group enrichment day weekly
PE: PE class at our group enrichment day weekly, once a month at Boys and Girls Club and weekly aikido class

She will also have Girl Scouts.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:15 AM

I love posts like these - then I can double check I'm not forgetting anything.


math: SM 6A/6B
science: BJU 7 (I really hope we get into the co-op class for this one!)
history/lit: SL 6
writing: home2teach.com
grammar:
Easy Grammar
vocab: Dynamic Literacy (I can't wait to start this!!!)
spelling: Spelling Power
Spanish: Rosetta Stone
geography: Visual World Geography
logic: mindbenders
music: piano, trombone in hs band
Bible: AWANA, Balancing the Sword
co-op: fun stuff!

He also has boy scouts and (hopefully) swim team.

Edited by Boxing Hare, 15 July 2011 - 12:58 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:30 AM

We're stretching 6th grade out over a two year period for a variety of reasons, so we're supplementing our main curriculum with a couple of things to round things out in the meanwhile.

We're using:

Oak Meadow 6 Ancient Civilizations and English (integrated Language Arts and Social Studies)

Story of the World Volume 1 Ancient Times
(we've already been doing this over the summers when we weren't too busy with main curriculum, but now that we're stretching 6th grade out, we'll incorporate it over school year, too).

Story Grammar for Elementary School (we did Sentence Composing For Elementary School last year).

Oak Meadow 6 Basic Life Science


Teaching Textbooks Math 6 (plus Life of Fred Fractions 1X a week to see how we like it).

Meet The Masters (art)

Typing Instructor For Kids Platinum

Getting Started With Spanish

She will also be using the free health curriculum at kidshealth.org for health, beginning to cook using the Rachael Ray "Cooking Rocks!" cookbook, taking up guitar lessons for music, and continuing weekly Judo classes for P.E. She will also be continuing with Girl Scouts (becoming a Cadette this year).

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:34 AM

This is what my 6th grade ds son will be doing. I can't believe he's going into 6th grade!

Sonlight 5 - History, Science, Literature, Reading
CLE Math/R&S Math?/Hands on Equations
Saxon Grammar
IEW Writing Class (Outsourced)
SRA's Spelling Mastery
EPS Reading Comprehension through Varied Subject Matter
Wordsmart Vocabulary Software
La Clase Divertida & Spanish vocabulary cd-rom
IEW Poetry Memorization
Mindbenders
Mark Kistler's Online Drawing Lessons

Extracurricular: Swim Team, Boy Scouts

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:39 AM

After a year of public school we're redoing 6th at home.

Math: MUS Zeta
Science: Noeo Physics II
Reading: a list of books w/ various lit guides
Language Arts: Classical Writing's Aesop & Homer for Older Students/Word Roots
Grammar: Harvey's Grammar (goes with A&H)
Spelling: Sequential Spelling
History: HO Ancients level 2
Italian: Rosetta Stone + immersion


We're still solidifying the co-op schedule for next year but he'll have his "extras" there.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:40 AM

math - MM, LOF
spelling - AAS
writing - WWE/WWS
logic - still not sure, but probably critical thinking
Typing -
art - Class?? Sister Wendy disks
history - History Odyssey level 2 middle ages
science - biology for logic
latin - Lively latin
grammar - Advanced Language Lessons

She'll also be in soccer and most likely kung fu, and we've done art classes in the past so may do again, but she's also showing interest in photography so we may do something with that this year.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:54 AM

I'm also still working things out but here's where I am at this point:

Math: continue with Mastering Mathmatics, add in either Primary Challenge Math (doing the Einstein levels) or Challenge Math (we have both bks on hand)
Science: General Science via a co-op
History: TruthQuest Ren/Ref (lead a co-op) w/a trip to Renaissance Fair!, might even do related lapbooks from A Journey Through Learning
English:
Literature: read lit for TQ, discuss, begin analysis work? use?
Writing: TQ notetaking, outlines for history reading, papers via TQ ThinkWrites, ?finish Rod & Staff Eng 5 or WWS (still debating if he is beyond WWS level 1 or not)
Grammar: might skip this if we finish R&S Eng 5, considering Adv Lang Lessons but he might be beyond it, use Editor in Chief software for fun/review/challenge!
Spelling: finish Megawords bk 3, start bk 4
Vocab: ?use Megawords for this?, take words from hist/lit readings?, play vocab roots games
Penmenship: cursive handwriting (not sure which workbk yet)
Logic: finish Mindbenders software, finish Thinking Toolbox (if not already done), ?Fallacy Detective and/or ?Traditional Logic
Foreign Lang: Rossetta Stone Polish or German (we have both)
?Music: Piano lessons ??

Boy Scouts
Lego Mindstorms club
?Martial Arts class


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Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:59 AM

For my 6th grade DS:

Math: Singapore Std. 6a/6b - considering Lial'c BCM
LA: WWS, MCT Voyage, ALL, Daily Paragraph Editing 6
Art: Sculpture
Music: Piano
Spelling: Apples and Pears
Science: Exploration Education
History: Finish up Ancients and start Middle ages w/ K12HO
Literature: Lightening Lit 7, LLfLOTR or The Hobit lit guide from MBTP
Latin: First Form maybe...
Logic: Not sure yet!

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:11 AM

Saxon math 76
Easy grammar
Vocabulit
Sequential spelling
Practice hall earth science
University of Missouri history online
Minimus Latin
Possibly practice hall literature
Lots and lots of books
Writeshop

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:17 AM

This is the plan so far, but I never really know how tings are going to shake out until we actually get started.

Math: Teaching Textbooks 7 with Life of Fred Fractions on Fridays (maybe?)
Writing: Writing With Skill (We've never done WWE so we might have to go back and do some of that first. I'm just going to play it by ear.)
Vocab: MCT Caesar's English II (We did the first book last year and loved it!)
Grammar: Advanced Language Lessons
History: Story of the World 4 with the Activity Guide. We'll also be pausing to do a unit study on WWII when we get to it in SOTW since ds looooves all things WWII.
Science: Starting out with the Intellego Electricity & Magnetism unit study with TOPS experiments. I plan on doing other unit studies on rocks/plate tectonics, astronomy, and botany (Ellen McHenry), but we might not get to all of them.
Typing: Typing Instructor Platinum
PE: Mixed martial arts class
Extras: Logic Liftoff (logic), Philosophy for Kids (philosophy), Classics for Kids (music) ... We just do these occasionally.

Possibly Japanese too (casually with Tell Me More or Rosetta Stone), but I'm not sure about that yet.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:31 AM

Math: Saxon 7/6, Life of Fred Fractions, Life of Fred Decimals

Science: FLVS Adv. Comprehensive Science 1

Spanish: FLVS Intermediate Spanish

English: FLVS Adv. English 7, MCT Grammar Voyage, Galore Park SYRWTL English 2

History: Galore Park SYRWTL History 1 & 2

Literature: LLLotR, Kolbe Jr. High Lit.


Guitar (all year) volleyball (fall) cross country (spring)

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:03 AM

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:08 AM

Your science choices--this is what we'll resort to if my current plans don't work out. It didn't work so well with my elder two, but I think they were too old for that kit when i was having them do it--I think 5th/6th grade is more appropriate.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:11 AM

SamanthaBea--do you think the Intelligo Unit Study/TOPS kits you are planning could work in a co-op? I've been looking at those Unit Studies, and I like the idea, just don't know how easy it would be to implement in a group setting.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:28 AM

I'm still working through this, trying to figure things out. I'm not 100% decided yet, but this is what I'm thinking so far:

Literature: Figuratively Speaking and a list of books I'm putting together
Grammar: Giggly Guide to Grammar and/or Winston Grammar wit Daily Language Review and Diagramming Sentences book
Cursive Practice: Daily Handwriting Practice
Writing: Winning with Writing 6 and maybe Writing With Skill (still looking it over)
Spelling: The Spell of Words or Spelling Plus with Dictation
Math: CLE Grade 6
History: SOTW Vol. 4 with AG
Science: McHenry's The Elements and ACS Middle School Chemistry OR Mr. Q's new chemistry (need to see Mr. Q's first to decide)
Geography: Evan Moor 7 Continents Series and maybe MapTrek
Logic: Building Thinking Skills Book 2
Latin: Lively Latin
Italian: if we do it, very casually; already have Rosetta Stone so we'll use that
Art: probably combination of Draw Squad, Artistic Pursuits, How to Teach Art to Children
Music: not sure

He does Boy Scouts and wants to start Sea Cadets. He likes to play soccer, but it wasn't in the budget this year.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:45 AM

How did sixth grade get here again so quickly?? Joy is my rising sixth grader. Here's her list.

Grammar: Rod and Staff English 6, and into 7
Spelling: Rod and Staff Spelling by Sound and Structure 6
Writing: Classical Writing Homer
Literature: Veritas Press 6, more from history and science, and we'll do a more focused study on Anne of Green Gables and Little Women
Latin: Latin Alive 1
Logic: Art of Argument
Math: finish Lial's prealgebra, and move into algebra 1, and probably some Patty Paper Geometry
Science: continue with Apologia's General Science, a couple Tiner books on the side, and plenty of rabbit trails (At this very moment she's working through the weather section of a large science encyclopedia, all due to a conversation about horizontal lightning with Grandma.)
History: A mixture of VP Explorers and MFW Explorers. (We've used VP for years and have no intentions of switching, but I couldn't not use a gifted MFW set that lined up with our history.)
Geography: drawing maps, similar to The Core's method
Bible: the James study with MFW, and Apologia's Who is God with her dad.
Music: guitar with dad
Memory: poetry, Latin, science terms, VP history cards, shorter catechism, Greek and Latin roots, and such, in a SCM style memory system
Extra: probably American Heritage Girls' Trailblazer program

Edited by SilverMoon, 15 July 2011 - 02:55 PM.
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Posted 15 July 2011 - 11:19 AM

Literature: Bob Schultz books (Boyhood and Beyond, Created for Work, Practical Happiness) and a list of books I'm still working on
Grammar: Easy Grammar
Cursive Practice: lots of practice.
Writing: Story Grammar for Elementary School, Jump In, and maybe Writing With Skill.
Need to set them all out and make a decision. Also dug out my copy of writing tales to look at.
Spelling: Spelling Plus also Homophones book
Math: TT 6 and Life of Fred
History: SOTW Vol 1
Science: McHenry's The Elements (might stretch out or might go to others after…)
Geography: Study of the US states…. No idea what format yet though.
Language: Sign Language
Art: Mark Kistler’s art. Plus planned museum visits (doing the free stuff for now, deciding if I want to pay for his site.)
Computer Programming: HTML 5, 24 hour trainer Book (working with his dad on this)
Woodshop: his dad will do this, probably using ana white site as inspiration.




He does Boy Scouts and is determined to get Eagle before age 15-16. Spends spare time on requirements and merit badges


No interest in music or sports. He does so much outdoor stuff already, I'm not too worried about it.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 11:32 AM

Here's ours for 11yo ds:

ENGLISH:
READING - REWARDS Intermediate Reading (working on fluency and decoding multi-syllable words); Pathways Readers
WRITING - Wordsmith Apprentice, along with some Freewriting
SPELLING - Megawords 1 (When REWARDS is completed)
GRAMMAR - Abeka Oral Language Lessons. Debating what to do after that: Rod & Staff or Winston
HANDWRITING - This has been seriously neglected. Must start back up with Handwriting Without Tears, I guess.

MATH:
Teaching Textbooks 6

SCIENCE:
LIFE - Diversity kit, Microscope
PHYSICAL - Electricity - Snap Circuits
EARTH - Extreme Environments kit

HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY:
Finish Courage & Conquest + Story of the World 4
Apple Press Map book
Study another country

GERMAN:
Das Ist Deutsch

BIBLE:
Our 24 Family Ways devotional

ART:
Mark Kistler's Draw Squad

PE:
Hockey

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 11:43 AM

SamanthaBea--do you think the Intelligo Unit Study/TOPS kits you are planning could work in a co-op? I've been looking at those Unit Studies, and I like the idea, just don't know how easy it would be to implement in a group setting.


LanaTron--I haven't actually used either of them yet. However, just from looking them over, I would say that TOPS would be perfect for a co-op since it is actually written for classroom teachers. There are reproducible worksheets for each experiment, supply lists based on class size, and nothing expensive is required.

Intellego is mostly organized Internet links. I'm not sure how it could be used in a co-op setting.

Hope that helps! :001_smile:

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 11:53 AM

Yes, it does! And the fact that TOPS might work well makes me really excited to teach.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 03:29 PM

Latin: continue LfC A
Math: CLE 7
Grammar/Spelling: CLE 6
Reading: CLE 7/HO/WTM list
Writing: IEW History-based Middle Ages
History: History Odyssey Level 2 Middle Ages
Science: Elemental Science Bio for logic stage
U.S. Geography: Star Spangled States (done with little sisters)
Logic: Orbiting with Logic and Fallacy Detective
Spanish: Getting Started with Spanish
Music: piano and choir
Art: Atelier
PE: soccer, swimming, tennis, triathlon

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 02:50 PM

What I have so far is in my sig. I am sure there will be a few changes before September gets here. I see I didn't list logic and some of the smaller things like singapore challenging word problems etc

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:05 PM

This is what we did for 6th this year:
grammar: Analytical with Daily Grams 2nd semester
history: SOTW vol 4 with Joy Hakim's History of US
literature: tons of books to accompany history
math: TT7
science: finished the last of the Apologia elementary series with Abeka 6
spelling: SWR with WordRoots vocab
writing: Ignite Your Writing with writing across the curriculum
logic: Mind Benders series
music: violin
PE: dance

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:18 PM

For my 6th grade DS:

Math: Foerster's Algebra I (I also have AoPS and LoF on-hand)
Vocabulary: MCT CE 1
LA: Quickly through MCT Island level, then doing Town, Abeka Language C for reinforcement (no writing), Editor in Chief, Sentence Composing for Middle Grades
Art: Mark Kistler's video drawing classes
Music: Dallas School of Music (keyboarding, voice and/or guitar)
Science: Abeka Physical Science
History: VP Transition History (my way)... A whirlwind recap of world history, ancients to modern times, with emphasis on VP Chants, timeline project, and lots of books.
PE: Swimming and dry-land training
Literature: Abeka Of People (overview), 4 Progeny Press novel studies.
Latin: VP Secondary Latin 1
Logic: Art of Argument
Elective: Mandarin (Tell Me More)
Elective: Webdesign/maintenance (he's the webmaster for scouts)

He's in boy scouts, and we have drama/choir on Tuesdays with church.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:34 PM

Grammar: Rod and Staff English 5 (mostly with me on a whiteboard)

Writing: Oak Meadow 6 ideas with active TEACHING/Modeling by me

Literature: Ambleside Online Year 6 Ancient History/Literature

Math: Horizons 6

Science: PHE books

History: Oak Meadow English & History 6th grade/Ambleside Online Year 6

Fine Arts: composer & artist study, folksongs, & hymns - Ambleside

Art: Oak Meadow projects/crafts

Spanish: vocabulary/grammar using http://www.spanish-k...sh-download.php - Elementary Spanish Grammar, Espinosa & Allen

Latin: Latin for Children dvd (possibly) or First Form Latin

Extras: Plutarch & Shakespeare as a family - Ambleside Online

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 08:41 PM

For DD11
Math: Finish Saxon Alg 1/2, LOF Prealgebra Econ, Patty Paper Geometry.
Latin: Second Form, doing some Wheelocks with her brother and a tutor.
Writing: CW Homer if I can get motivated.
Literature: LL 7 w/brother, The Tempest at co-op
Grammar: R&S 6 or MCT or AG (probably AG as her older brother is doing this).
Vocab: MCT CE 1
Spelling: SWO H
Science: Nancy Larson Science w/her younger sister. More science at co-op.
World History: SOTW w/younger sister, HO with older brother
American History AAH I think.
Religion: Faith and Life 6, Finish MP Christian Studies 1, start 2
Art: Probably Harmony Art, possibly Meet the Masters (it's on sale now at HBC).
Music: Possibly piano lessons (we never get around to these, but I did buy Discovering Music dvds).
Logic: Possibly Art of Argument, Mind Benders
Memory Work: CC Cycle 3 at home.
Co-op: PE, Science, Shakespearean Musical
PE: Volleyball, Fencing, Softball/Track

I always aim high, but never seem to hit it. Hopefully this year we'll come closer.

Laura

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 07:38 AM

Here's what my ds will be doing. He's sixth grade age wise but more of a 7th grader academically.

Grammar: Rod & Staff 7
Writing: Lost Tools of Writing
Literature: MCT A World of Poetry, Progeny Press Tom Sawyer, Reading list for 19th and 20th century lit
Spelling: Sequential Spelling finish 3, start 4
Math: AoPS Intro to Algebra
Science: God's Design for Chemistry, World of Chemistry, biographies
History: finish MFW Exp to 1850, SotW 4, maybe Critical Thinking in US History
Latin: Latin for Children C
Logic: finish Building Thinking Skills book 2, Critical Thinking Book 1
Art: God and the History of Art
Music: Piano lessons
Memory Work: Classical Conversations, Junior Bible Quiz
Typing: tbd
Extracurricular Activities: Boy Scouts, Swim team, church activities

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:10 AM

ALGF 6
ALGF geometry
she's still working on TT5, but when she finishes we'll start MMM middle school book
Lively Latin and Greek on alternating days
music-- flute
handiwork-- knitting, crochet, sewing.... if I get over my fear of it, we'll try some embroidery or cross stitch

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 12:33 PM

Grammar/Voc./Poetics: MCT Level 4
Writing: WWS + elements from MCT Academic Writing and Bravewriter
Math: Art of Problem Solve Pre-Algebra and we'll probably play with LOF Algebra
History: HO2 Middle Ages Spine (replace Van Loon w/ Gombrich) + 2nd half OM 6 for projects + Human Odyssey
Science: Classiquest Biology probably mixed and match with Elemental Science
Logic: Critical Thinking
Latin: Galore Park Latin Prep 1
French: Galore Park So You Really Want to Learn French 1
Typing: Typing Instructor Platinum
Art: Outside Class
PE: Horseback Riding

Yes, I'm incapable of using anything by itself as written. The history combination is the same one I used last year though and it worked very well for my dd. :)

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 05:17 PM

list for dd11:

Grammar: Rod and Staff English 7
Spelling/Vocab: Vocabulary Workshop (and spelling corrections gleaned from her writing-she's a natural speller)
Writing: IEW/Elegant Essay at co-op, WWS and writing across curric at home
History/Geog: Biblioplan Middle Ages/Ren/Ref with MOH 2 and 3 as a spine, outlining from the old white Kingfisher, book basket books and other activites, documentaries, etc., added in
Literature: I'm sure I will do some lit tied in with history (Shakespeare, etc.) but I'm also considering LL7 or BJU7-not decided on all this yet
Logic: Fallacy Detective
Math: CLE6/MM5-part of 6, LOF (Fractions this summer, Dec/Perc this fall if it's a hit), possibly adding in some Hands-On Equations to prep her for algebraic thinking
Science: excellent co-op sci class that includes note-taking for quizzes, etc.
Bible: I have a few things here, haven't decided yet-maybe an inductive study, maybe the Simply Charlotte Mason study, or Positive Action Curric
Art: Art class at co-op; also study artists in our history time period
Extra: Ballet 3x/wk (pre-professional), Keepers at Home group, Awana

Math and writing will be big areas of focus this year. We are playing down history, even though it's our favorite, to allow time for skills. Also I am having her do more independently because my other dc will need a lot of help with 3rd grade.

I'm not that excited about my choices this yr but I do need more time with my younger child so I'm hoping this will work out ok.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:41 AM

Well, I *think* I finally have ours figured out! (Subject to change once we figure out which school dd will be attending for 7th, and if I need to adjust plans accordingly.) I welcome feedback. Have I overlooked anything?

Math:

CLE 700 and Life of Fred Pre-Algebra

English:

Spelling - How to Teach Any Child to Spell
Vocabulary - Vocabulary Vine (probably in one semester? not sure what to use after that!)
Grammar - Our Mother Tongue
Composition - SWB's writing workshop suggestions plus Story Grammar for Middle School the first semester, and I'm not sure about the second semester (looking at Put That in Writing, Wordsmith, I don't know what else.)

Logic:

Logic Safari and Perplexors to start, then not sure where we'll go

Geography:

Map-drawing methods from The Core

Science:

Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding, vol 2 (and vol 3 when it comes out)

History, Literature, Poetry, and Faith:

Ages of Grace: Age of Triumph (Middle Ages)

Memory Work

We do this across the curriculum

Typing

I have a Mavis Beacon program I picked up for a few bucks. We'll see how that works.

Art and Art History: outsourced
Music: outsourced
Foreign Language: outsourced


Whew, that's kind of a relief to see it all laid out like that. Now that the curriculum has been chosen, I just need to figure out how to schedule it all! :001_huh:

Edited by GretaLynne, 20 July 2011 - 11:51 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:55 PM

Assuming my child survives our summer work (3 hours on 3 pages of math, seriously?!?) she will be attempting...

Math: MUS Epsilon then Zeta
Grammar: GWG 6
Spelling: Sequential Spelling 3
Language: Getting Started with Spanish
Science: I hate finding this subject so probably unit studies of interest
Social Studies: Memoria Press States & Capitals (after I realized we have a huge gap in geography knowledge), probably followed up by a world geography program
Writing: The Five Finger Paragraph
Reading: Whatever I can get in her, she hates it
Music: Piano
PE: Competitive Gymnastics

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 03:21 PM

Grammar/Voc./Poetics: MCT Level 4
Writing: WWS + elements from MCT Academic Writing and Bravewriter
Math: Art of Problem Solve Pre-Algebra and we'll probably play with LOF Algebra
History: HO2 Middle Ages Spine (replace Van Loon w/ Gombrich) + 2nd half OM 6 for projects + Human Odyssey
Science: Classiquest Biology probably mixed and match with Elemental Science
Logic: Critical Thinking
Latin: Galore Park Latin Prep 1
French: Galore Park So You Really Want to Learn French 1
Typing: Typing Instructor Platinum
Art: Outside Class
PE: Horseback Riding

Yes, I'm incapable of using anything by itself as written. The history combination is the same one I used last year though and it worked very well for my dd. :)


You don't happen to have the HO schedule handy do you? I have Gombrich and would love to use it instead of Van Loon. Would you be willing to email? Julie of sardis @ gmail dot com

Thanks!

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 10:20 PM

Long-time reader, I haven't participated in much too long :001_huh:

Math: Jacobs’ Mathematics: A Human Endeavor. Singapore Math Intensive Practice 4B, 5B.
History: History Odyssey 2: Ancient Times with additional reading.
English Literature: Shakespeare play(s?) and retellings. Myths and epics from the classical, First Peoples, and northern/Norse worlds. Prep for National Mythology Exam & Medusa Mythology Exam?
English Composition: Exercises from Classical Composition -- Fable, Narrative, Chreia, possibly Maxim. Possibly more The Primary School Spelling Book (1858) exercises for spelling, vocabulary, and copywork.
Latin: Latin Prep 2. Prep for National Latin Exam in March.
Science: Lyrical Life Science 2 & 3 (general & human body), with additional reading. GEMS or TOPS science projects? Hakim’s The Story of Science Volume 1: Aristotle Leads the Way.
Music: Guitar lessons.
Sports/Fitness: Weekly phys ed class. Bowling league. Inline skating.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:14 AM

Literature: Various classics: Call of the Wild, Wrinkle in Time, The Hobbit, The Giver, Lord of the Flies, Have Spaceship will Travel, The Outsiders, plus some historical fiction and biographies of his choice.

Composition: Classical Writing for Older Beginners

Language Arts: MCT Voyage level; SWR for spelling

Latin: Latin prep 1

Math: Art of Problem Solving Introductory Algebra

Logic: Finish Fallacy Detective, then Thinking Toolbox

Science: Exploration Education advanced level and Hewitt's Conceptual Physics

History: The Idiot's Guide to the Twentieth Century supplemented w/tons of movies and books of interest


Extracurriculars: Boy Scouts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Football, Baseball, Chess team, Co-op

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:44 AM

Here's ours:

How to Teach Spelling
Grammar Voyage, Practice Voyage
Write with the Best, CW Homer, Grammar for Middle School
MCT Vocab & Poetry
MCT Literature program
Saxon 7/6, LoF Decimals/Percents, Real Life Math
Rosetta Stone Spanish, Getting Started With Spanish
Critical Thinking
SOTW 1 w/lots of added components to bring it up to grade level
Elemental Science
Harmony Fine Arts (music & art)

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:07 PM

This is my first year planning it out all by myself, I'm sure I've forgotten something I'll have to add in later.

It's all Ancient History related this year. A lot of the literature, writing, vocabulary, spelling and even science will be starting in Mesopotamia. I have to plan in Mythology all year, since he will be taking the NME and possible Medusa Mythology Exam.

History: Intellego Ancient Civilizations I - waiting to make sure I like before getting II
Writing: IEW - Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons
Literature: BF Epic of Gilgamesh, Life in Ancient Mesopotamia, The Golden Goblet, Shadow Hawk, Tales of Ancient Egypt, Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt, Pyramid, Mara, Daughter of the Nile, Mummies made in Ancient Egypt, The Silk Route: 7000 Miles of History, Life in Ancient China
Math: First-Half CM Business Math/Second-Half LOF Fractions/Key to Fractions - Needs to work on multiplication tables, percents, and master basic math drill before moving on.
Science: Story of Science: Aristotle leads the Way, lots of hands-on experiments, looking at Thames & Kosmos Classic Science Milestones in Science kit to go along with SoS??
Geography: Map Trek: The Ancients
Timeline: Wonders of Old
Latin: Lively Latin
World Religions: Intellego - Study Religions from areas we are studying.
Art, Music & Architecture: From the areas studied as we cover them using various resources. Build a pyramid, a Sphinx puzzle, raise an obelisk, write in cunieform, hieroglyph, ancient Chinese.
Mythology: From areas studied as well as Greek and Roman for NME using packets from NME and practice tests, as well as suggested reading.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 07:52 PM

I like what you have planned. I just realized that I have Aristotle Leads the Way and the Milestones in Science kit--I may have my ds do these in addition to or instead of the Singapore Interactive. He may like that better.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 07:56 PM

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:17 PM

My 6th grade dd will use:

History:America the Beautiful-will outline
Science-Apologia Zoology 1-will outline at least once a week (hopefully)
Grammar-1 semester of AG the rest of the year WP LA-6 this includes writing, spelling, grammar, literature etc.
Copywork: Copywork for Girls and Verses from Queen Homeschool
Math: MUS Epsilon and hopefully start Zeta
Latin-Latin Primer

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:22 PM

I like what you have planned. I just realized that I have Aristotle Leads the Way and the Milestones in Science kit--I may have my ds do these in addition to or instead of the Singapore Interactive. He may like that better.



:D Thanks! I was a little nervous about posting the plan...I didn't think I had nearly as much as I do, if that makes sense. :001_huh:

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:31 PM

Math: Teaching Textbooks
Reading: resources from Continental Press
Spelling: Spelling Power
Writing: Apologia Jump In
Grammar: Shurley English
Vocab: Visual Vocabulary + Shurley English
History: Veritas Press on-line, self-paced (we loved this last year!)
Science: RS4K Biology & Physics
Geography: continent maps, Continental Press books
Art: Mark Kistler, Meet the Masters, art class
Music: piano
Typing: ???
Sign Language
Enrichment classes

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 02:37 PM

Math: Saxon 7/6
History: beefed up SOTW2
Science: Mr Qs Earth Science with added kits, nature studies
Lit: still working on book list
Vocab: Vocab from Classical Roots
Spelling: finish AAS5 then AAS6
Grammar: ALL sample, the rest when available
Writing: WWS sample, the rest when available
Logic: Critical Thinking
Typing: Mavis Beacon

Art, Music, Film and Theater are taken at local co-op
PE through another co-op and I have the boys skate, scooter, ripstik,
or bike around the neighborhood with me daily weather permitting -
keeps me honest. :tongue_smilie:
Drum lessons with Dad

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 05:10 PM

Math: finish up AoPS Algebra, then Geometry
Literature and History: Omnibus 1
Language Arts: Intermediate Language Lessons (Maxwell), Caesar's English
Science: Biology (co-op)
Latin: Wheelock's and Rosetta Stone
Logic: Mindbenders
Art: outsourced



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