For our 7th grade son (13 in Dec):
Math: I bought Math Mammoth and T.T. 7 with the intention of using T.T 7 as a back up. But last minute wimped out. He does well with the mini-bites of information in each lesson and the built in review. So now I have Math Mammoth for back up.
Science: Science in the Scientific Revolution; He caught me looking into it, noticed it covered coding and that was it.
History: Revolution, a unit study from shpublishing, and Foundation For Freedom US Constitution, plus additional books; these lined up with his interests topically so hopefully they fit his style. But if not I have All American History V1 as a back up.
Language Arts: Phonetic Zoo, Patriotic Penmanship, & Vocab Cartoons (on a loop); BraveWriter Online Classes for the 1st semester (he lined it up much to my surprise-Movie Discussion Course, Just for Fun 1, Nature Study, Homer Price Arrow Club; Short Story); Teaching the Classics (might formally use it next semester but this semester, I plan informal socratic talks with picture books)
Foreign Language/Critical Thinking: Rosetta Stone French, Math Balance, SmartyPants (on a loop)
Bible: Money Matter for Kids book and Money Matter for Teen Wkbk
Read Aloud: Bruchko (not the full title and it's the sequel); my son liked the first one so much he hounded me until I bought the sequel
Art: Mark Kistler Virtual Classroom, Get Mapmaking
Music: envisioning piano lessons at some point; in the meantime he'll practice what he already knows; also hope to use coloring the classics-at the very least I'll have him listen to the music.
Delight Directed Learning: DuinoJr Kit (at this time I don't recommend it, the program for it is tempermental at best so far, if we are able to get help figuring out the problem, I might have something more positive to say about it), 50 Science Experiments, Kid Coder Web Design Beginners & Advanced, Whittling, Trebuchet Kit, Professor Teaches (bit of trouble getting files to load to computer and not all of them will work, limited amount of help offered by the company; I'd have avoided it if I had known because what good is a program that won't load on your computer. I have windows 8), telescope with a notesketches book and Signs & Seasons Txt only.
Gym: archery, possibly a martial art and/or gym membership when he turns 13 in a few months. we'll see how much driving help I have-not trying to make myself crazy with business.
I have our year broken into terms with more of a year round homeschooling flavor and enough extra days to take time off as we need it (for sanity) or for fun. So this is our first term plan which ends with a week break the second to last week of Sept. Next term some of the stuff will rotate out to try to keep things fresh. I've also shortened how much time we'll spend on each area. We start at 8am and are done by lunch at 12. Art and Music are in the afternoon along with his interests (delight directed learning).
Edited by Christiahn, 09 August 2016 - 07:18 AM.