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#51 SGPS

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 03:59 PM

TT4, (then maybe 5 or maybe back to MM), Saxon 54's daily fact drills or MM 4  or Saxon 54
R&S 3 grammar
WWE2 or 3
Spelling Power Simply Spelling
Science in the Beginning or Apologia something-or-other
Sonlight B history/literature + 4th grade readers -- this will be with her younger brothers. (OR piece something similar together myself)
Ambleside Online Year 1
Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages
Various resources for coding, Spanish, ukulele, chess, drawing, touch typing.

Since I typed out her 6th grade brother's plans where I shared my current ambivalence towards Latin, the idea has occurred to me that I could spend next year going through Getting Started with Latin (already on my Kindle) with all the children and decide whether to step it up with BBLL for youngers and Visual Latin for oldest ds (both already on my shelves :blushing: ), next year. It's painless enough that I could manage it in spite of my current feelings and maybe my flame will reignite.


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 04:53 PM

We are almost completely continuing with the same curriculum we've had. Glad it's works for us and I haven't had to try out a lot of different curriculums. Science is the only completely new thing for us.

Spelling - AAS 5
Writing - WWE 3
Math - MUS Epsilon
History - SOTW 3
Science - RSO Chem, CLP Nature Reader 4
Latin - Latina Christiana (second half)
Books - Reading Roadmap 4th grade list

We also rotate through a morning basket routine 3 days a week with memory work (scriptures & Latin) plus:
Mon - Hymns for a Child's Heart, Impressionist Art Cards
Tues - Storybook Bible, Literature (Dickens, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Just So Stories)
Thurs - Wisdom from the Millers, Composer Study (squilt/composer coloring pages)

Extras:
Beekeeping (fall and spring)
Piano (year round)
Basketball (in the winter)
Maybe an electives co-op?

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:16 AM

We are almost completely continuing with the same curriculum we've had. Glad it's works for us and I haven't had to try out a lot of different curriculums. Science is the only completely new thing for us.

Spelling - AAS 5
Writing - WWE 3
Math - MUS Epsilon
History - SOTW 3
Science - RSO Chem, CLP Nature Reader 4
Latin - Latina Christiana (second half)
Books - Reading Roadmap 4th grade list

We also rotate through a morning basket routine 3 days a week with memory work (scriptures & Latin) plus:
Mon - Hymns for a Child's Heart, Impressionist Art Cards
Tues - Storybook Bible, Literature (Dickens, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Just So Stories)
Thurs - Wisdom from the Millers, Composer Study (squilt/composer coloring pages)

Extras:
Beekeeping (fall and spring)
Piano (year round)
Basketball (in the winter)
Maybe an electives co-op?

 

Bee keeping!!

 

Fun.
 


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 12:07 PM

I will have two 4th graders next year and we will be adopting a child from China in Aug or Sept so we are cutting down to very basics.....

 

Math:   Finish CLE 300 andmove into CLE 400 and IXL/Khan Academy extra practice -  (4x week)

 

Spelling:   AAS 3 & 4 -  (2x week)

 

Vocabulary:  Finishing Wordly Wise Level 3 

 

Handwriting:  Getty Dubay B&C (and other various handwriting books not completed in years past...lol)

 

Writing:  Finishing WWE 2 (that we quit mid-last year and now my girls want to do it again....lol); Journal writing (creative writing with IEW methods they learned this year) - (2x week)

 

History:  Co-Op assignments (Medieval) (2-3x week)

 

Geography: Finishing Switched on Schoolhouse History & Geography 300 (American Geography)- (2x week); Draw the USA; Draw the World

 

Science:  Co-Op assignments  (RS4K Astronomy & Geology)- (2-3x week)

 

Art:  Co-Op -  (1x week)

 

Religion:   Faith and Life Grade 4 - (2x week)

 

Literature:  LOTS and lots of Audible read alouds -  (4x week)

 

 

Music Lessons:   (Violin & Guitar) - (1x week; daily practice)

 

Gymnastics:  1x week (maybe?)

 

We also have a morning basket that we will do 3-4 times per week (prayers, poetry, hymns, art/music study, etc.) 

 


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:34 PM

I'm Editing my plans already, but feeling great about it.

After watching the IEW videos, which I was able to check out from our charter, I decided I wanted to stick with ELTL. We will be polishing off level 3, and starting level 4. I will also be giving my son some tutoring in making outlines and drafting expository essays. Wish me luck, because I will be driving by the seat of my pants for that one. I am still unsettled about spelling, but might try IEW's Phonetic Zoo, as it is supposedly largely independent, a great for auditory learners.

 

He is flying through MUS. Once he finally memorized his times tables, everything got super easy for him. He is requesting to do "harder" math, so I am going to keep him going with MUS, at whatever pace seems appropriate, but weaving in Beast Academy more systematically. We've used it casually this year as "extra". I'm really curious about what Beast Academy's on-line program will be like. BA alone does not have enough review of prior concepts for us to use alone. If BA online does a better job of that, we may drop MUS at some point. I'm really proud of my son's efforts this year in math. He worked really hard.

 

All the rest of our subjects we cover together as a family using Wayfarers Curriculum guide. I was toying around with planning my own year, "Wayfarers style", but why? BRC company has been a great fit for our family, so I'm going to avoid the headache of planning. We will be using Wayfarers Revolutions History. I am really excited about it.

 

We will continue guitar lessons and daily practice.

 

He wants to try soccer, so that will be new, but exciting (finally get to be a "Soccer Mom").

 

He will take enrichment courses through our charter. That ought to be plenty!


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 03:14 PM

Math: Math Mammoth 4 (moving from SM Standards)

English: ELTL 4, possibly adding some writing from either Killgallon or Treasuring Conversations

Spelling: Phonetic Zoo, Level B

Foreign language: Duolingo German

History: HO Early Modern, level 1

Science: not certain...Mr. Q, Elementary Physics (?)

Art: Mark Kistler? or Artistic Pursuits?

 

This child is self-motivated and loves checklists. I think it should be a good year.

 

 



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 04:53 PM

Bee keeping!!

Fun.

Yeah, a man in our church keeps and extracts bees so last year he got my husband and son into it. We have a hive on the side of our house and have pulled 12 pint jars of honey from last year - it's been really cool.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:06 PM

Youngest is in ps this yr for 3rd, waiting for the testing she is going to go through before solidifying plans for next year, but here is my tentative plan

Math: saxon 5/4 (first edition) plus a ton of math games to practice

Social:time travelers cdroms with ds14. Colonial life amd 19th centuury. Along with Canada map book 3, current events and tying in Canadian history into those time periods.

Science: apologia elementary series, not sure which yet. We own most so she can pick.

Language arts: r&s grammar 3, esswntials in writing 4, r&s spelling 3, hwot. Novel studies to be determined later.

French:Mission monde 1 or first start french. Undecided.

Extras: art classes, competitive dance and swimming.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:15 PM

English: Good and Beautiful 3
Math: CLE 500
History: SOTW3 w/ A Child's First Book of American History, associated read alouds, SCM visits to North America, some history pockets
Reading: 30-45 min/day from various genres
Science: Nancy Larson 3
Guitar: daily practice on guitartricks.com
Typing: daily practice on typingclub.com
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:21 AM

Tentative plans

Worldly wise for spelling and vocabulary
Beast / AOPS
Botany, Ellen McHenry + TOPS electricity and maybe magnetism
SOTW 4
Chinese
Maybe Classicial Composition
AO year 3 lit
Piano
Running with mom/ Swim

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:12 AM

My fourth grader:

 

Math: Singapore Primary Math 5 A & B, Beast Academy 4

 

History: Pandia Press year 2 (matches with older sister in 6th grade)

 

Science: Pandia Press Finish Chemistry, begin life science

 

Handwriting: Getty Dubay E

 

Writing: History tie ins, Don't Forget to Write and Going Bohemian

 

Reading: History tie ins and whatever I fancy

 

Literature:  I need a better plan here. 

 

Latin: Either CAP or Lively Latin

 

Spanish: CAP

 

Memorization: Poetry, History, Bible and Catechism

 

Piano

 

Swim Team


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 05:37 PM

These are not necessarily things I love, but they are things that will cover what is needed or will get done or whatever.  Tentatively, of course....

 

Bible - Golden Children's Bible

Grammar - FLL 3 

Writing - IEW US History based lessons

Spelling - Delightful Dictation

Literature - list yet to be made 

History - CBOUSH, biographies, etc.

Science - Shepherd's Intro to Science videos

Math - CLE 300

violin, swim


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 09:45 PM

4th grade

CLE Math

Pentime
RS English 3

Modern Speller
MAYBE All Things Fun and Fascinating (or maybe I'm just in a mood tonight)
Science is TBD...
Stack of books for quiet reading time
Family Hour- Ancient History loosely merging SCM and Wayfarers, Poetry, Read Alouds, Hymn, Composers, drawing, Artists, Bible, Memory Work, HOPEFULLY Shakespeare this year! 


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 10:26 PM

I can't believe next year will be my 3rd full year with little man and my second time through fourth grade!

Math (45 min): SM4 and FAN math word problems
Foreign Lang.: Japanese (w/tutor at DSs request) + Duolingo
Language Arts: vocabulary from Classical Roots, TC Section 2 and 3/CAP W&R Narrative 1 + homegrown projects
Spelling: Spelling Workout D
History: SOTW4 + states and capitals
Science: Apologia Human Anatomy
Art/Music: Local art studio (pottery, mosaics, painting) + Composer study

Typing.com, Building Thinking Skills/logic puzzles, music appreciation and cursive will rotate.


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 06:07 AM

I *think*

Math-
CLE
Prodigy

Language Arts-
Phonetic Zoo
IEW Fables
R&S English or G.U.M. workbook
Loads of literature and poetry for our geography based year

Geography- (taking a history break and doing world geography next year)
I have over 200 books, fables, stories, and fairy tales from around the world for next year. I used the book Give Your Child the World for lists. I'll read a bunch during morning basket time and she will have a stack to read on her own. We will do weekly crafts, presentations, and projects, and monthly celebrations with food and festivities from various countries.

Science-
Elemental science in coop. Not sure which one, but all experiments, reading, and vocabulary will happen at coop. Yay!

Religion, Character, Logic, Poetry, Art, Memory Work, composer study, math and spelling drills, games, etc all happen during morning basket time. It takes about 1.5 hours. Everyone gets a chance to read aloud, and we just cycle through a bunch of stuff.

I really want to simplify school for next year. I love our morning time together, and then I just want a math block and a language arts block of time. This child will probably be doing 20-22 hours of gymnastics, so it's important to me that our home time is peaceful and relaxing and not rushed or stressed.
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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:52 PM

A few minor changes but mostly my plan is the same. Must mean I like it! Time to order before I change my mind!

DD8 is in PS this year for 3rd. For math and spelling, we're going to work through level 3 before 4 because for the programs we use I think it would be better to not skip ahead. Math we've already started 3, spelling we will as soon as school lets out. 

 

Math BA4 (may still be finishing up 3d)

 

Spelling AAS3, into 4 if/when we get there 

Grammar and writing EIW4

Handwriting ZB4

Reading compiling a list from a few sources for both independent reading and read alouds

Vocabulary Word Roots Beginning

 

History Read-through only (probably using the audiobooks) of SOTW 1-4. 

Geography EM Daily Geography

 

Science Ellen McHenry The Elements in the fall. Ellen McHenry Botany in the spring. I'm thinking probably some Mystery Science units between the two in the winter. After The Elements, we're going to do a short microscope study, learning about them and how to use them and playing around with observing things (probably just a couple weeks to start her off then she'll likely use it on her own time frequently). From then until spring we will start digging into RSO Physics. Once it's warming up, we'll start Botany. After Botany we will return to RSO Physics over the summer and into 5th. 

 

Art HAS and painting classes at a local studio

 

Online tech course that she hasn't picked yet. Probably stop-motion animation or robotics. I misunderstood the program we're going through and she doesn't have to do one of their courses (which I've heard aren't great). I can create my own but it has to be tech, engineering, or entrepreneurship. We are doing engineering using Engino, Lego, and K'Nex. 

 

Adding spanish with Duolingo. 

 

Co-op classes that we won't know until July

 

Highland Dance and Tumbling

 

I'd like to get her in piano lessons, but if not then I will start up lessons again at home.

 


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 09:48 PM

My fourth grade daughter will continue with intensive classical ballet training, introductory violin, piano playing, poetry writing, reading lots of books (Right now she's powering through Jane Eyre!  Her choice.), contemplating nature, drawing through a ream of paper every couple of weeks, and providing sunshine to our days.

 

In addition, I have scheduled:

Daily Morning Basket - Literature read alouds, Shakespeare tidbits, poetry selections, etc.

Teatime Thursdays - Poetry and art history readings

Music Mondays - Beautiful Feet's History of Classical Music

Grammar - First Language Lessons 4

Writing and Spelling - Brave Writer's Partnership Writing and The Arrow

Ancient History (second time through) - SOTW 1 with History Odyssey

Human Anatomy - R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey OR Guest Hollow (still contemplating)

Math - Saxon 5/4 into 6/5

Latin - undecided, but possibly Song School 2 so that she can stay with younger sister

 



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:09 AM

For my easy, going little guy that isn't so little and just turned 9.

 

Language: 

WWE 3

FFL 3/4 (we may finish 3 over the summer, maybe not until fall)

SOTW AG literature and TBD 4th grade reading list

Spelling Workout D

ZB 3/4

Language studies on Mango: Spanish and French

 

Math/Logic

Math Mammoth 4 

Weekly fact tests

Logic puzzles printed and bound with the worktext for fun breaks!

 

History:

SOTW 2 with big brother

Horrible Histories as he finds the applicable books in our library.

 

Science: 

Interest led or 

Quark Chronicles: Life Science or 

Mr. Q Life Sciences 

 

Swimming lessons

Guitar Lessons

Typing from one of multiple options

Hopefully an art class or two.  At least working through some art lesson books with me, since he loves it so much.  


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:05 AM

Just now getting around to planning this!

 

 

Core: Wayfarers Modern  We used Revolution last year and liked it a lot. 

Math:  MM5

Science:MP Mammals  He self studies science all the time.  This year we did Mystery Science.  I had to add in soooo much that I chose a more planned science this year,.

Spelling:R&S 4

LA: ELTL 4

Spanish: unsure



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:32 PM

4th grade:

Math: saxon 5/4
LA: the good and the beautiful LA level 3
Science: RSO chemistry
History: the good and the beautiful history 1
Technology: coding & typing
Electives: tumbling & swimming

Plus tons of read alouds.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 02:18 PM

R&S English 3

Modern Speller

Pentime

MUS Delta

SCM Module 4 for history, geography and Bible

Mom-made Life Science in fall using Science in the Beginning with added reading and memory work. Not sure about spring.

SCM and other resources for family poetry, picture study, nature study, literature...

Trumpet in Homeschool Band.

Piano lessons

Soccer

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 02:24 PM

These are not necessarily things I love, but they are things that will cover what is needed or will get done or whatever. Tentatively, of course....

Bible - Golden Children's Bible
Grammar - FLL 3
Writing - IEW US History based lessons
Spelling - Delightful Dictation
Literature - list yet to be made
History - CBOUSH, biographies, etc.
Science - Shepherd's Intro to Science videos
Math - CLE 300
violin, swim

Will I like Delightful Dictation better than the Modern Speller??

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:17 PM

Will I like Delightful Dictation better than the Modern Speller??

 

I don't know.  I haven't used either one before.  But glancing at Modern Speller, they seem pretty similar.  If you're already using Modern Speller, I would just stick with that.  (Not sure why I didn't look at it before......   :001_smile: )



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:49 PM

I don't know. I haven't used either one before. But glancing at Modern Speller, they seem pretty similar. If you're already using Modern Speller, I would just stick with that. (Not sure why I didn't look at it before...... :001_smile: )

Delightful dictation looks good. You are not supposed to tell me to use what I have! You're supposed to support my grass-is-greener syndrome.😁
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 05:12 PM

My 4th grader is continuing: 

Math: Singapore and Beast Academy

Spelling: All About Spelling

Latin: Latin for Children A (we are doing this slowly so he is only about 10 lessons in after 3rd grade)

History/Geography/Literature: Tapestry of Grace (moving to year 4)

 

New this year:

Writing: Either continuing with the strategies of IEW and applying them to history and science studies OR Writing and Rhetoric: Narrative

Science: Dad is putting together a physics course with Usborne encyclopedias, Backyard Ballistics, and an experiment book to be determined

Grammar: R & S Year 4

Simply Charlotte Mason Print to Cursive Proverbs

Simply Charlotte Mason Bird Study



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:32 PM

Well my plans have totally changed! We have moved to Europe and the current plan is to have my son spend a couple hours each morning at the local American school for specials, recess, and lunch. I will cover math, science, history, and lit at home, and we will do French either together or with a tutor.

Math: MIF 6. 180 days of math 6
Science: chemistry using Mr. Q and supplements
Literature: MBTP LA
Writing: Writing & Rhetoric + some assignments from MBTP
History: he wants to do American history, but we might just focus on European history and go on tons of field trips.
French: Bien Dit 1
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:00 PM

My plans are always changing, but this is my best guess for what DS#1 will be doing this coming fall for 4th grade.

 

Math:  AoPS Pre-Algebra

Science:  NO IDEA.

History/literature/geography:  BookShark 3 (combined with younger brother) + Evan-Moor Daily Geography 5

Grammar/writing/poetry/vocab:  Michael Clay Thompson Town Level. +/- Killgallons Elementary Sentence Composing?  Also Daily Grams 5 for mechanics practice

 

No extras planned... yet!

 

New plan, lots of things have changed:

 

AoPS pre-algebra
MCT Town (minus actual writing assignments)
IEW All Things Fun and Fascinating
Spelling You See lvl C
Fix It! Grammar
Read-alouds picked from BkSk and BYL lists
SOTW modern times
Swimming
And science will be a great big mixture, done together with DS#3, roughly following the schedule of topics for the first half of BFSU 1 overlaid with RS4K Building Blocks 3, plus stuff from Developing Critical Thinking Through Science, living books, and Bill Nye, Magic School Bus, and Brain Pop videos.  If we manage to keep up with it, we might get to Quark Chronicles and Ellen McHenry Botany around the end of the school year, otherwise that'll get bumped to the beginning of 5th grade.  



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 05:01 AM

Math: right now, we are working on multiplication and division facts, we will move on when she gets these down pat.

Grammar: grammar minutes
Harcourt language arts

Writing: Harcourt writing

Reading: readers in residence
Lots of library books, 30 minutes daily

Science: lapbook from a journey through learning, currently mammals

History: mystery of history, volume 1

Weekly Bible verses and readings
Daily devotional from her brave girls devotion
Art projects twice weekly
Exercises daily
Daily Bible copywork (4 verses daily)