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#1 frugalmamatx

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 01:03 PM

Starting it because I need ideas! Please tell me what you are planning on using. 


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 02:22 PM

These are my plans so far:

TT 6
LLATL tan, Pathway Reading 6
Spelling workout F
WTM writing
Logic Lift-off
Apologia Zoology 3
World geography (homemade and very basic)
Medieval history with siblings
Getting Started with French if he doesn't finish it this year L'art de Lire 2
Piano lessons, Bible memory, art


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 03:03 PM

AoPS Prealgebra

 

WP Sea and Sky for science and history

 

English... R&S Spelling plus ELTL 5

or R&S English 6 with WWS 2 and something for lit

or Serl's ILL with something for lit. Ok, now that I'm writing that out, I think I'll go with ELTL.

 

He wants to learn French. I think we'll either go with MP's First Start French or CAP's French for Children.

 

For extras he'll continue piano, guitar, and 4H.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 08:10 PM

Plans so far:

Sonlight E

VP self paced modern

Apologia Botany

Lifepac Algebra

Rod and Staff English 6th grade

Writing with Skill 1

 

Might have to outsource art since I'm SUPER inconsistent with doing it.  Continue swimming lessons and ballet.  Hoffman Academy piano.


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 08:40 PM

Sonlight E continuing into F for history and geography
Sequential Spelling 2  Apples and Pears 2

Singapore Math 5 supplemented with Beast Academy  including Intensive Practice
Pathways Readers 4 and 5 (for fluency practice) but will now mostly use readings from MCT for this
Visualizing and Verbalizing (for comprehension practice) only bits and pieces
A Reason for Handwriting 5
Writing and grammar....an eclectic mix of Sonlight LA E for ideas, create better writers.com paragraph work, and Kilgallon Sentence Composing for Elementary or Middle  MCT Level 2
Sonlight E Science or an Apologia Exploring Creation title  Apologia General Science with Notebooking Journal

Apologia Who is God? plus Notebooking Journal

 

We're year-rounders, and we're slowly starting to implement some of these now. My 5th grader is doing the same.

 

Well, I guess that changed a lot, didn't it?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 08:41 PM

This is what I currently have written down, though I'm still in the early thinking stage.

 

Saxon 76

Beast Academy 4

 

Elementary Science Logic Earth/Space

FLVS Science 6

Memoria Press Birds and Insects

Mystery Science

 

Writing with Skill I

Hake Grammar 5

Megawords or Sequential Spelling

Build Your Library 5 & 6 - American Literature

Build Your Library Harry Potter units 4-??

 

Build Your Library 5 & 6 - American History

Connect the Thoughts American History

 

FLVS Typing

Co-op Art/Art History

Co-op The Stock Market Game

 

 

Cross Country

Track

Soccer

Fitness Program

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 09:13 PM

Saxon 7/6
Rod and staff spelling 6
Latina Christiania
Medieval time period lit

That's all so far.

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 09:19 PM

I'm going to ignore this thread and pretend I don't have a rising 6th grader!
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Posted 22 January 2017 - 09:41 PM

Rod and Staff English 6 (grammar lessons only)
Writing and Rhetoric 3 and 4
Sequential Spelling online
Typingclub.com
Lively Latin 2
Rightstart G and Singapore 5b
Elementary Greek 2
Easy Spanish Step-by-Step and Destinos
SOTW and Cross Seven
Novare Earth Science
Ancient classic lit reading list, discussion (probably mostly audiobooks for this kid)
Science in the Ancient World, reading through independently
Evan Moor Daily Geography 6

Looks like a lot but some of it will be done with the 7th grader and some with the 5th grader too. I have to buy just 2 workbooks since this is kid number two and we own almost everything already. Yay!
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Posted 22 January 2017 - 10:42 PM

I can't believe I am already planning sixth for my oldest, but here goes:

Mind benders, Reading and Reasoning by CAP and Fallacy Detective for logic
Beast Academy for math with hopes of AOPS for seventh
MCT for LA and Writing and Rhetoric for additional writing and Pentime for penmanship
Ancient history...using Streams as a spine, but I may employ MFW or BF for guidance or just add my own spines like OUP and Augustus Caesar's World with supplemental reading and projects. Not completely sure yet.
Elemental Science biology for logic stage and then I am outsourcing science in seventh grade.
Health, art, horseback riding and music lessons as electives.

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 11:00 PM

What! I have to think about next year!  :scared:

 

He finally is finding a rhythm and not complaining (too much) about this year.... :sneaky2:

 

 You expect me to think about next year?! :svengo:

 

 

Here's what my limited brain-power can put forth right now:

 

Math-- Rod and Staff 6

 

Latin-- finish GSWL, then maybe begin Henle using Memoria Guide (if I can find it cheap)

 

Spelling-- continue with Spelling Plus and dictation

 

History and Geography -- maybe David Macaulay's books and whatever Genevieve Foster book he won't have fits over.  And Book of Marvels...

 

Lit.-- various bits of Ambleside Online's Year 4 and 5, plus whatever I can dig off the shelves here.  I might just throw the Treadwell SIxth Reader at him and call it good... He is such a goldilocks when it comes to reading material.

 

Science -- Sonlight Science E

 

 

 


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Posted 22 January 2017 - 11:10 PM

I can't believe my oldest will be in sixth!! Here's what I have planned so far...

MUS finish epsilon, then zeta
Spelling you see level G
ELTL 4
BF history of science
BF history of California
Read various lit books and vintage science books
Typing
Duo lingo Spanish
Piano
Probably a ten week session of each of these: swimming, drawing, soccer or tennis

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 03:22 AM

Math - Algebra 1 using Art of Problem Solving to introduce topics and Saxon for review

 

Literature - Home grown lit list with store bought lit guides

 

Writing - Essentials in Writing 6

 

Science - Finish Real Science Odyssey Biology 2 and hopefully Earth and Space 2 if it comes out in time.

 

History - continue American History with Story of US 

 

Foreign Language - continue Hebrew and begin French or Spanish through Open Tent (online)

 

Programming - moving on to Python from Scratch

 

Extras include - competitive gymnastics, homeschool swim team in fall and spring, boy scouts, community theater, violin, co-op twice a week


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 07:58 AM

Math: finish MEP 6 OR AOPS Pre-Algebra, then start algebra (resource to be determined)

Language arts: undecided, leaning toward WWS 1

Typing: continue Typing.com

 

(All other subjects are combined 4th and 6th grades)

Literature: selected works, correlated to history studies

History: late medieval through 1700 plus ancient Americas, various resources

Science: Protozoa, [health], Cells or topics of interest

    Health: It's Perfectly Normal, Smokey's Wildfire Prevention Detectives

Greek: continue Elementary Greek 1

Latin: continue Latin Prep 1

Logic, art, music, P.E.: undecided



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 09:51 AM

Made some changes since I first posted. :)
 
Math: - TT 7
Spelling: AAS
Literature: Mosdos
Grammar: *probably* Easy Grammar    Fix It! Grammar
Writing: no idea BJU/Writing Strands (maybe)/Bravewriter combo
Vocab: We are going to start using INB's focusing on word roots and also playing Rummy Roots (which is collecting dust at the moment.)
Science: no idea.  The kids are loving Apologia Zoology 3, so we may move backwards and do Zoology 2 next year...  Abeka Science 6
Historythinking some Donna Ward books, but no idea which ones Courage & Conquest - Canadian history study
Geography: thinking about Map of the Whole World
Bible: Either using what we already own or buying Grapevine.  Depends how much I need something  new.  ;)  Guess I needed something new...we ended up going with Apologia Who is God?  And Can I Really Know Him?


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 11:03 AM

My youngest will be in 6th grade, but since I'm in denial, I'm just going to read what everyone else has read and pretend it doesn't apply to me for a while yet. :D


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 12:34 PM

I'm going to ignore this thread and pretend I don't have a rising 6th grader!
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Okay, I'll suck it up and get a list started...  :crying:

 

Math:  Math Mammoth 5 (hopefully get into 6)

Reading/Lit:  Mosdos 5 (we very much enjoyed Mosdos 4 this year) + a few novels

Spelling:  Apples & Pears - finish B/begin C

Grammar/Writing:  considering EiW 6  The Paragraph Book 1 & 2 Gah, IDK. Maybe EiW5 or 6.

Vocab: we are working through a Sylvan deck of vocab. cards...just continue into next deck

Science:  continue through online textbook we're using (try to get through grade 5 and 6) maybe apologia? BJU 6? interest led?

History:  we're going to do a semester of state history using Studies Weekly booklets...IDK about 2nd semester (maybe geog.) Hakim's concise American History books A & B

Bible:  something independent - maybe a Kay Arthur study I bought a journal we're going to work through together

Geography: maybe Memoria Press States & Capitals (which we were supposed to do this year but totally have blown off) just map work along with our history

Art:  Artistic Pursuits, grade 4-5 book...maybe darn it, I don't know.

 

Obviously, planning is not going well at the moment...


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 02:11 PM

My oldest starts 6th next week. Here's my plan:

Math -
Russian math 6
Jousting Armadillos
Life of fred preA 2
And sprinklings of BA5

LA -
MCT
Diagramming the scriptures
Spelling notebook
Writing across the curriculum
Booklist for assigned reading
Eta - forgot Shakespeare and our first foray into plutarch! Term 1- macbeth (we already saw a performance last month!), Term 2- plutarch priner, term 3- probably twelfth night.

Science -
Ellen mchenry's, finish The Elements and add some kitchen chemistry, then onto carbon chemistry.
A botany unit in last term using Mchenry's, quarks, and practical gardening.
And nature journal

History -
Reading through the genevieve foster books (from columbus) with some projects thrown in

Russian -
Duolingo
Rosetta Stone

Latin -
Latina Christiana

Art -
Harmony fine arts (with a friend)


Violin and swimming lessons.


All together we do bible, memory work, handicrafts and drawing.

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 05:43 PM

Russian math 6


Do you already have this?

Dd#3 tentative plans for the fall:

Math: finish Abeka Arithmetic 6 and start Russian Math 6

History: Light to the Nations 1 w/older sister

Science: no clue (maybe McHenry, maybe interest led botany or animal science)

English: thinking of having her try an online class like EW1 or 2 through WTMA or combined lit/writing with CLRC (skipping the grammar portion).

Religion: Baltimore Catechism #2 (part 3 of 3)

French w/me and older sister

Memory work
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Posted 23 January 2017 - 07:34 PM

Do you already have this?

Dd#3 tentative plans for the fall:

Math: finish Abeka Arithmetic 6 and start Russian Math 6

History: Light to the Nations 1 w/older sister

Science: no clue (maybe McHenry, maybe interest led botany or animal science)

English: thinking of having her try an online class like EW1 or 2 through WTMA or combined lit/writing with CLRC (skipping the grammar portion).

Religion: Baltimore Catechism #2 (part 3 of 3)

French w/me and older sister

Memory work


Yes, I bought the pdf and printed it last week. :)
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Posted 23 January 2017 - 07:50 PM

We are continuing everything in my signature for my 6th grade son, I doubt much will move on by summer. 



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 08:17 PM

My son is in the middle of 6th grade. This is what we use:

Art: Discovering Great Artists book. This is not a study of the artists themselves, except for a very short paragraph on each artist. It's a book of art projects. We've done 17 projects so far and all of them have worked beautifully.

Grammar: Christian Light Education (CLE). I've learned that for us, the entire year's worth of grammar is too much. We're only doing 1/2 of the year in 6th and we'll do the next half in 7th.

History: Mystery of History. I'm condensing a 4-year rotation into 3 years. We're definitely doing Vol I and II of MOH, but I might switch to something else for Vol III and IV, just to shake things up. We get bored with the same curric after a while.

Literature: All the Harry Potter books. Don't judge. I wish I had a reader, but I just don't. I have a huge (huge!) collection of quality children's literature that he won't touch. These Harry Potter books are the only things I've been able to get him to read without a fight. I'm content for now.

Logic (sort of): Perplexor workbooks, Analogies workbooks, Rush Hour game (there are little cars on a board and you have to shuffle them around.)


Math: CLE

Music: A book titled "Music" by Donna Latham. It teaches about American music. We've studied classical music in depth in the past and so this book is a fun way to learn about American music: Puritan hymns to jazz to rock and roll.

Science: BJU, 6th grade plus Bill Nye the Science Guy episodes.

Typing: typingclub.com (free)

Writing: Rod and Staff grammar book, but we use just the writing lessons, and Figuratively Speaking. We bounce back and forth between those books. I wouldn't have bought Rod and Staff grammar books for the writing lessons on their own--we just happened to already own the books, so we're using the writing portions of their grammar books.

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 09:44 PM

Well, I'm still figuring out this year, but I'll play. These are mostly guesses.

Math: AoPS
Language Arts: He's surprisingly getting into writing so I'm going to try to find something fun that will nurture this. Maybe a bravewriter class or two
Literature: Bravewriter Boomerang club
Spanish: Homeschool Spanish academy
Science: Astronomy - we are going to join a local astronomy club and maybe I'll find a coursera or great courses for him
History: Undecided. We are currently studying US history with The History of US, and he's just "meh" about it. I'll have to see how far we get since it's February and we are only on book 2. (Insert eye roll here.)
Computer science: I'd like him to do an online class, he's not a fan of online classes but he will make an exception for more coding / computer skills


He plays piano and will do swim team this summer

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 10:21 PM

I have no idea what I will use next year for him, sigh. I'm a tired mom right now, so online schooling looks oh so good. I will probably use a combo of time4learning and Acellus. I know, very un-well trained mind like. It is what it is. This is how I feel right now.

 

Come August , after summer break, and a fairy tale version of homeschooling fills my brain, I might try bookshark.


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 12:10 AM

Yay!!!  I've been waiting for these lol...

My middle kid will be in 6th next year.  Our plans:

 

Bible: Not sure yet.  Planning on trying to find something that is not 'Bible study'-ish, if that makes sense.  I'll know it when I find it lol.  :D

 

Grammar: Language Lessons for the Secondary Child Vol. 2 (from Queen Homeschool)

 

Writing: CAP Chreia & Proverb

 

Reading list from TWTM + additional books from the other book lists in there

 

History: WTM 6th grade history

 

Logic: James Madison Critical Thinking

 

Math: MUS Zeta

 

Science: Tossing around a few book ideas, but I know we'll be spending the year focusing on robotics and engineering.  The books I'm currently thinking (but will need to see in person to decide for sure): The Robot Book, Make: Electronics, and The Art of Construction.  We'll see, other stuff will pop up as well.

 

That's pretty much it.  I don't plan things like art & music.  He'll have 4 extracurricular classes at co-op, too.  This year the 6th graders have Current Events, Art, Woodworking, and P.E., so I'm guessing it will be similar to that.

 

 

6th grade feels familiar to me now lol.  Then again, my oldest is going into 8th grade, and that feels like more of what we're already doing, so that doesn't feel unfamiliar, either.  :)  

 



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 04:38 PM

I can't believe my oldest will be in sixth!! Here's what I have planned so far...

MUS finish epsilon, then zeta
Spelling you see level G
ELTL 4
BF history of science
BF history of California
Read various lit books and vintage science books
Typing
Duo lingo Spanish
Piano
Probably a ten week session of each of these: swimming, drawing, soccer or tennis


I'm considering that maybe I should start gently increasing his workload by adding logic and word roots workbooks once a week. Or I could just wait till next year, because spelling you see will be finished.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 10:39 PM

Is it time to start thinking about this already? (the other tabs open in my browser say yes lol)

 

- AOPS pre-algebra, with some MM7 too

 

- WWS, alternating with something Bravewriter-ish

- not sure about the rest of language arts (We took a year off of formal grammar so I would like to add that back in next year. Also trying to decide if she needs to continue spelling. Looking at literature guides - she likes the MBTP one we are doing right now, but they don't have some of the titles I want to include.)

 

- Elemental Logic stage earth science

 

- continue Latin for Children A-B

 

- finish Orbiting with Logic and ___?___

 

- continue SOTW with the family + logic stage extensions 

 

- maybe add piano lessons?



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 07:54 PM

Math: Rod and Staff 7

Latin: Third Form Latin

Grammar: Rod and Staff 6

Writing: Classical Composition Chreia/ Maxim

Reading: MP lit guides and poetry

History: Famous Men of the Middle Ages, MP Geography II, Christian Studies

Science: MP What's that BIrd, History of Medicine

 

Bible together: Long Story Short

 

ETA: edited with updates


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:10 PM

Finally making it back to post my thoughts for next year. Everything is still very up in the air honestly - it really depends on how much dd is able to finish of this years. Right now, it's looking like we will be schooling through summer. 

 

DD wants a Hogwarts year, so trying to figure out how to make that happen. 

 

 

Math: Saxon 65 1st/2nd edition. Followed immediately by Saxon 76 of the same editions. DD can't take a break from math or her skills slip. 

 

Current Events: Pick 3 articles from reputable news sources daily and discuss them with me. One Political, One local, and one of your choosing. 

 

Language Arts: Grammar with a Giggle along with probably a spectrum workbook. But I need to look at Lifepac as well - it has worked well for History this year so I'm considering it for LA. 

 

Writing: How to write an essay. Need to find something in my budget that works to teach it well. I also want to do creative writing for dd - I'm considering Cover Story but really want to look it over first as I've heard conflicting reviews. Maybe just turn dd loose with a loose guideline and see what she comes up with.

 

Reading: Don't have to do much here, though I think I will pull selected novels and have dd read & discuss. Probably going to pull from SL Core F and a mix of Dystopian novels. 

 

History: This is tricky. This year we did Lifepac History 5, and while boring it got done. I am unsure right now if Lifepac Grade 6 history would be a good fit or not. Might consider Sonlight Core F {already on my shelves} as I love it, but I STRONGLY worry about dd getting bogged down in academic reading as we did with SL in the past. Maybe use the books but change up the schedule or something so it's not all chopped up bits of books. I think the chopping up is what derailed us before. 

 

Science: The other tricky one. I am leaning towards Apologia General Science just because I have it, but I'm not thrilled with it either. I need to go looking for other options for a science loving advanced 6th grader. Considering the ACS Middle School Chem program as well, but I don't think it would cover a full year AND I am not sure on materials costs. I also have Lifepac Grade 8 science on my shelves, so that is a possible option as well. 

 

PE: Going to TRY to swing putting dd in martial arts once a week if I can. Hoping the local community ed does their program again as it's about $10 a week which I can afford if I budget it. DD will also work on learning Powwow dance from youtube videos. 

 

Art: Art program through the Art School 4 Saturdays of one month. 

 

Life Skills: Continue working on learning to cook, clean, do laundry, care for herself, etc. Begin to work on living skills such as grocery shopping. 

 



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:08 PM

6th grade is coming way to soon :(

 

Writing - IEW, Writing Strands 4 and Poetry for the Grammar Stage from Memoria Press

Grammar - Rod & Staff English 6

Vocabulary/Spelling - Vocabulary Workshop and McGuffey's Progressive Speller

Reading - Reading Strands with classic literature of her choosing

Math - Math Mammoth 6 and Life of Fred

Science - Building Foundations in Scientific Understanding

Geography - States and Capitals

History - SOTW 2 with supplemental reading

Cursive - Pentime 6

 

Not a clue what to do for social studies and health, probably just supplementing with resources

 



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:29 AM

Honestly, I have no idea. I plan a field at a time, and have several ideas for the threads that follow current stuff, Ischool year round, so below is as far  as my head has gotten for whatever comes after the current curricula. Updated 13/02 Updated 19/02 Updated 26/02

 

Guessing:

 

*Online: Brainpop & Literacy Planet (she loves them, so will use them till she runs out of lessons. Icivics, and sites similar. Skwirk to cover standards, Bravewriter Lifestyle with Simblings

*Continue Shakespeare Studies

*Math: Changing to Rightstart soon,even though it will add hours to my time (She has dyscalculia and I just can't keep on top of her lessons without a program (she recently came off of Dynamo Maths) Adding Imaths to cover grade level standards

*Subscriptions: Stembox, Get Kids Cooking,  probably add some more.

*Magazines: Double Helix, American Girl, Horrible Histories, Historicool

* Double Helix Lessons, then Supercharged Science? also getting books like Women in Science, that she wants.

*Currently doing Grammar curricula, then will switch to a writing curriculum, like IEW or novel writing, again, no idea, lol. Bravewriter and Cover Story Going to do a grammar run-through with Grammar-Land & Life of Fred Language Arts

* Literature, she choose her own literature, I'll add a few nice literary choices I believe she'll like. She wants intellectual devotionals as a daily mini read aloud too, We also have plenty of read alouds always going on here. Sprees on Scholastic

Prarie Primer Starting now, and then transfer to Konos with HomeschoolMentor later this year.

RIC Health to cover standards

Growin' Geers

* Learning Auslan (her choice) (actually she wanted the same as Helen Keller, but since we are in Australia, I explained Auslan was more useful :p )

*History: Finishing off Story of the World, then moving to Sunburnt Country, then to History of Politics (something she is interested in).

*I want to add a self defence class, swimming, some sort of drawing class, she'll probably want something bible (we finished TGS), shes currently learning the guitar so we'll also see where that goes, maybe work on her handwriting a bit more. I really want to do this health curriculum I saw about 2-3 years ago online, but I never found it again LOL, she does need a more "Awareness" health program though, so I need to tie that in somewhere. And at the end of the day, shes in charge of most of her school, so its always subject to change :001_rolleyes: Continue going through DIY.org (we do an offline version of it), Conitnue with Scratch Programming, when finished move to something like Python,

Own Studies to cover Design and Tech & The Arts

Art Projects

Adding UU Studies: Our Whole Lives & Sexuality and Our Faith

Garry's Mod & Other Games

Computer Piano

Trips: Theatre (monthly), Museums & Other Events

 

I've given her a Compass planner sheet so she can write down things she'd like to do (Books to Read, things to Improve, Places to go, Stuff to learn about).

 

It's pretty much all up in the air

 

 


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:43 AM

Math: continue Singapore Standard Edition, with BA slowly as a supplement

English: ELTL 3/4, AAS5/6, CAP Writing & Rhetoric

Literature: MOSDOS, if we like it (just started)

Science: finish Harcourt grade 6, then maybe physics and astronomy

History: finish world history, then?

Spanish or Latin:  ??

Religion: Baltimore Catechism #2, part 1 of 3, Bible History, part 2, and 57 Stories of the Saints, part 2



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 01:58 AM

I can't believe my oldest will be in sixth!! Here's what I have planned so far...

MUS finish epsilon, then zeta
Spelling you see level G
CTC Word Roots Beginning
DK geography workbook
ELTL 4
BF history of science
BF history of California
Read various lit books and vintage science books
Typing
Duo lingo Spanish
Piano
Probably a ten week session of each of these: swimming, drawing, soccer or tennis


Already making changes. I've decided to have my 6th grader read BF CA history on his own, adding in a few other books on CA and early America to stretch this out for a full year. He will also do RS4K middle school physics textbook, TOPS electricity and magnetism, and some science kits to go along with those. I'm adding in BF geography for the whole family, he will participate in that. Not sure if I will drop the DK geography workbook or not.

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:22 AM

Well so far we have loved our year using Memoria Press, and their customer service and attention to their customers is amazing, so a lot of her curriculum will be continuations of the MP programs we are using this year.

 

History/Writing/Literature: Biblioplan Medieval, Year 2 We jump around between reading/writing in Biblioplan and the Memoria Press Literature and Composition, because she is a voracious reader and loves literature guides. It just so happens that the 6th grade year matches up quite well with Medieval history! Yay us!

 

Latin: First Form Latin

Grammar: English Grammar Recitation Books 2 & 3 (starting 2 this year)

Literature: 6th grade literature package from MP 

Composition: Classical Composition Narrative

Spelling: Spelling Workout G

 

Math: Math Mammoth 6 and Beast Academy 4 as needed to solidify more difficult concepts; we pick and choose

 

History: Biblioplan Medieval (we jump around with writing and 

 

Science: Apologia? I don't know. I haven't found the science that we love, but are using Apologia this year...looks like many of you like Apologia. 

 

Music: Piano for one more year and then she can decide to choose another instrument or stick with piano

 

P.E.: Swimming, skiing, and something else--actually trying to figure out what to do to finish up our year.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:32 AM

Math - Algebra 1 using Art of Problem Solving to introduce topics and Saxon for review

 

Literature - Home grown lit list with store bought lit guides

 

Writing - Essentials in Writing 6

 

Science - Finish Real Science Odyssey Biology 2 and hopefully Earth and Space 2 if it comes out in time.

 

History - continue American History with Story of US 

 

Foreign Language - continue Hebrew and begin French or Spanish through Open Tent (online)

 

Programming - moving on to Python from Scratch

 

Extras include - competitive gymnastics, homeschool swim team in fall and spring, boy scouts, community theater, violin, co-op twice a week

Talk to me about real science.  How long have you been using it?  Is it secular?  I googled it, but I would like to hear your opinion. Pros and cons.  Do they have a chemistry for older kids?



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 08:43 AM

Talk to me about real science. How long have you been using it? Is it secular? I googled it, but I would like to hear your opinion. Pros and cons. Do they have a chemistry for older kids?


It looks like just biology, right now. I'm interested in this as well.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 07:53 PM

We are new to homeschooling after teaching private school for years. I think we are biting off more than we can chew curriculum wise, but it seems like we should be able to get so much done. (I am sure, I'll be proven wrong.) So excited to be teaching just one kid and be able to do exactly what he needs.  (Well three kids- but two are preschool, so some reading and math.) Here is our overambitious plan.

 

Bible:  1st and 2nd Samuel, 1st and 2nd Kings, 1st and 2nd Chronicles, Luke, One Psalm and Proverb a month

 

Spelling/Vocab:  Spell to Read and Write (hopefully this will be the last year- and not all year) Word a Day, Latin Roots book?

 

History: All Oxford University Press- Ancient Near East, Ancient Egypt, South Asian World, Ancient Chinese World, Ancient Greek World,

            Ancient Roman World.  Book of Centuries

 

Literature:  Historical fiction and myths with the above cultures/time period plus A Christmas Carrol with the play

 

Shakespeare:  A Mid-Summer Nights Dream, Julius Caesar

 

Math- Hands On Equations, Aops Pre-Algebra moving to Algebra if time, Saxon Course 3 for Review

 

Grammar- Shurley Grammar 7 and a Sentence Diagraming Workbook

 

Composition:  IEW- Rockets, Radar, and Robotics -  Writing with Skill Level 1 or a Brave Writer class 

 

Science:  The Scientific Method and Chemistry-- Need a textbook for Chemistry (leaning toward Prentice Hall, because I taught the Earth

                   Science one before)  We havethe Kosmos and Thames kit 3000- (he wanted it for Christmas)  We might just do labs, but I feel  

                      like we should have a spine. He   

                   already knows a ton-- waymore than me. Suggestions?  Chem Matters magazine and The Story of Science by Hakim

 

Latin:       Latin Prep 1 and Lingua Latina for reading practice 

 

Logic:  The Thinking toolbox, the Fallacy Detective, and James Madison critical thinking??? 

 

Music Study/ Picture Study: Hymn of the month, Orchestra Concerts, Velasquez, Rembrandt, Fra Angelico (CM)  He wants to start the  

                 drums, but I'm thinking not.Maybe he can become amazing at the recorder???

 

Technology: Typing (This kid needs to learn how to type!!) Word, and Scratch 

 

PE:  Cross Country and Swim Team 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:24 PM

AoPS Prealgebra

WP Sea and Sky for science and history

English... R&S Spelling plus ELTL 5
or R&S English 6 with WWS 2 and something for lit
or Serl's ILL with something for lit. Ok, now that I'm writing that out, I think I'll go with ELTL.

He wants to learn French. I think we'll either go with MP's First Start French or CAP's French for Children.

For extras he'll continue piano, guitar, and 4H.


Have you done (or anyone else who's reading) WP Sea & Sky before? I'm considering using it with my 4th, 6th, & 8th graders next year.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:38 PM

Have you done (or anyone else who's reading) WP Sea & Sky before? I'm considering using it with my 4th, 6th, & 8th graders next year.


No, I haven't yet. Reading old threads I found very positive reviews, so I'm looking forward to it. I can't link right now but if you search Sea and Sky with silvermoon's user name, she has given some good detailed reviews.
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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:17 PM

These item are a continuation of 5th grade:
CLE Math 600s
CLE Reading 600s -this should only take 1/2 the year, but might take my child all year. We'll see how it goes. He still really needs to do well with another reading program before I feel ok with 'releasing' him to literature. We'll listen to lots of audiobooks while we're in the car.
R&S grammar 6
How to Teach Spelling
Sign Language

New/undecided things:

We might do First Form Latin or continue to unschool Spanish with songs, movies, Salsa, Destinos, etc.

He might do VP self-paced history -or-
TOG year 3 (combine my 4-6-8-10 graders) 3 -or-
WP Sea & Sky (combine my 4-6-8 graders)

If we do TOG or VP, I'll sign him up for BJU press Science 6 online.

I think I'd rather do Sea & Sky, but I already have the books for BJU, VP, & TOG. But, he does better with more 'space' from me. So many wonderful choices! Anyone want to choose for me?

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 09:47 PM

A bunch of stuff is going to carry over from 5th. Last year, we moved back to the States into an apartment, then into our home so life went a bit crazy. We did school a lot in the summer though to try to salvage the year. I'm hoping 6th can go much more smoothly! 

 

Continued from wherever we end up by the fall: 

 

Math: Dolciani Pre-A w/ AoPs Pre-A. Might add in Alcumus

 

Writing: WWS1 w/ Kilgallon books..writing across curriculum

 

History: Human Odyssey 2 plus timeline, notebook, videos

 

Science: Holt Science and Tech Physical w/ Carbon Chemistry plus extras I like to add in

 

Geography: Rest of the SCM Visits to...series

 

Latin: LfC B

 

Grammar: R&S 6

 

Vocab: SAT words workbook she loves 

 

Everything else:

 

Logic: Fallacy Detective/Thinking Toolbox

 

Typing: Hoping we can get to Dance Mat 

 

Literature: work thru Figuratively Speaking then ??? Researching this one still and really unsure. Maybe Lightening Lit or Progeny Press guides

 

Art: Artistic Pursuits

 

Music: No idea yet. Maybe music lessons?? 

 

Extras: Girl Scouts, art class, book club at library, adding in gymnastics and music if I can find the time! 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:04 AM

still undecided what to use :/

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:44 AM

Math - AoPs Pre-Algebra
Writing - WWS 2
Grammar - Analytical Grammar Review and Reinforcement
Science - Local Stem Center Robotic and Engineering class
Latin - Latin Book Two
History - not sure she's requesting SoTW 3 with a minecraft class
Literature - lightening literature 7

Extra: Piano and Crossfit kids

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:03 AM

Math - considering taking a (hopefully) quick run through SM 6A and 6B and then moving on to pre-algebra, would like to use AoPS but that's probably more my style than hers so maybe JA

 

Writing - BW Faltering Ownership, probably CAP W & R Refutation

 

Reading - considering Mosdos, whatever their grade 6 program is, assuming I have enough $ to buy it in time, otherwise reading books assigned by me and discussing them with me

 

Grammar - MCT

 

Science - BFSU Vol 2 and Quark Zoology and Human Anatomy unit

 

History - SoTW 4 and some unit studies on specific time periods

 

Geography - ???

 

French - considering restarting - she's great with language but we dropped it a few years back due to time constraints

 

Other - piano, choir, Girl Guides, swimming, possibly art classes or climbing or swim club



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:46 AM

Honestly, I have no idea. I plan a field at a time, and have several ideas for the threads that follow current stuff.

 

Guessing:

 

*Online: Brainpop & Literacy Planet (she loves them, so will use them till she runs out of lessons. Icivics, and sites similar.

*Continue Shakespeare Studies

*We visit the theater monthly and have another trip/event of some sort every month

*Math: Math on the Level till finished, then  no idea. I haven't found a suitable replacement, maybe Real World Algebra by Zaccaro, Key to Stuff for transitioning, Thinkwell? nothing is really suitable. Luckily I have time to conitnue researching options

*Subscriptions: Stembox, Get Kids Cooking, American Girls, probably add some more.

*Magazines: Double Helix, American Girl, Horrible Histories, Historicool

* Double Helix Lessons, then Supercharged Science? also getting books like Women in Science, that she wants.

*Currently doing Grammar curricula, then will switch to a writing curriculum, like IEW or novel writing, again, no idea, lol.

* Literature, she choose her own literature, I'll add a few nice literary choices I believe she'll like. She wants intellectual devotionals as a daily mini read aloud too, We also have plenty of read alouds always going on here.

* Learning Auslan (her choice) (actually she wanted the same as Helen Keller, but since we are in Australia, I explained Auslan was more useful :p )

*History: Finishing off Story of the World, then moving ot Sunburnt Country, then to History of Politics (something she is interested in).

*Shes going to start programming and designing, so we want to work through scratch and a fashion design and web design courses

I want to add a self defence class, swimming, some sort of drawing class, he'll probably want something bible (we finished TGS), shes currently learning the guitar so we'll also see where that goes, maybe work on her handwriting a bit more. I really want to do this health curriculum I saw about 2-3 years ago online, but I never found it again LOL, she does need a more "Awareness" health program though, so I need to tie that in somewhere. And at the end of the day, shes in charge of most of her school, so its always subject to change :001_rolleyes:

 

It's pretty much all up in the air

 

This all sounds amazing and very much how I plan to school this coming year, but HOLD THE PHONE, Horrible Histories has a magazine? We need this in our lives.
 


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:12 AM

Living My Religion #6, Schuster's Bible History, Little Flowers wreath 2

Beast Academy 4/5

WWS, plus poetry writing from An Ode Less Traveled, she may continue writing her novel, free reading

Spelling from McGuffey and her own mistakes, typing, finish Seton's English 5 for grammar

Fallacy Detective

Some type of life science with McHenry's Botany and Cells, nature journalling

The Old World and America (first half), lots of extra reading, CCM memory timeline cards

Finish GSWL and start Henle and/or LL
Duolingo Spanish

Irish dance

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:31 AM

Biblical studies

Math mammoth 6, with a focus on internalizing his multiplication facts.

Spelling workout
WWS
ALL as soon as we can view a sample to confirm it's what he and I would like.
Memorial Press Book Guides (maybe)

History Odyssey and SOTW 2 as a read aloud with brother

Both kids said life science, but read about science often, so it may end up just being units on Intro to Cells, Reproduction, Astronomy, and Meterology.

Trombone lessons

Swimming lessons

Outdoor life skills

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:54 PM

I love this thread because this is the first year I'm not making him tag along with his older sister :)

 

SIngapore Math alternating with Life of Fred

 

Jump In for writing

 

Easy Grammar

 

He has been working through Phonetic Zoo for spelling but I think I'll just scrap spelling for next year

 

Vocabulary Vine

 

Winter Promise Sea and Sky for history and science although he'll still probably do the labs for Apologia General Science with his sister since he loves science

 

Rosetta Stone French

 

Not sure on a Bible curriculum yet...maybe Apologia's Who is God?

 

Continue with drum lessons, swimming, running, skiing and outdoor education.

 

I am interested in doing Prepare and Pray but am having a hard time finding much information on it.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:41 PM

Changes...

I can't believe my oldest will be in sixth!! Here's what I have planned so far...

MUS finish epsilon, then zeta

Spelling you see level G
ELTL 4
IEW co op class
Still deciding between Fix It grammar and doing the grammar in ELTL 4.
(Or if all I need is grammar, I should look at FLL 4 or the new ALL)
CTC Word Roots, beginning

BF history of science
RS4K middle school physics book, TOPS kits, maybe the Tiner physics book

BF history of California plus some early American books, on his own
(he'll have separate history for the first time!)
DK geography workbook
BF geography with the family

Read various lit books and vintage science books
Typing
Duo lingo Spanish
Piano
Probably a ten week session of each of these: swimming, drawing, soccer or tennis



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:32 AM

Bumping up as I'm working on revised plans - anyone else want to chime in?