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  1. 5th grader: Math: Math in Focus Course A, Singapore CWP grade 6, Redbird Mathematics Logic: Art of Argument Literature: Mosdos Press Pearl; various novels and non-fiction texts Grammar: CW Homer (just the Imitation and Analysis exercises) Writing: WWS 1; various essay assignments Spelling: Spelling Workout F History: OUP The World in Ancient Times (and other supporting texts and documentaries) Science: CPO Life Science (lots of documentaries, experiments happen at a twice-a-week class) Other: marital arts, swimming, programming, stop-mo, hikes, etc.
  2. My son started out with a book called Super Scratch Programming Adventures. He was able to go through the whole thing independently and now he's trying to design his own games. I highly recommend that book. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. From our last trip to the library, ds finished The Thief Lord (Funke), The Thickety: The Whispering Trees (White), and Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle (Hagen). He's been rereading Ender's Game and Red Dragon Codex, but recently he has dropped everything to read The Count of Monte Cristo. He's really into it.
  4. There are some really fabulous plans in this thread. I'm following along to see if there is anything I should investigate for ds's 5th grade year. So far this is the plan: Math: Math in Focus Course 1, EPGY/Redbird Mathematics, some Zaccaros and CWP Writing and Grammar: WWS 1 as our main text, however I will be omitting certain exercises so that we can get through the grammar and copia lessons in CWP Homer. Lit: Mosdos Press Pearl; novels from a variety of genres from my lit list, and self-selected IR. We'll start studying some literary analysis in earnest this year. He knows ma
  5. Our clear winners were: * Junior Analytical Grammar. Dd also started JAG Mechanics and will finish that in the beginning of third. * The Paragraph Book series. She finished Book 1 and 2. We'll do Book 3 in the beginning of third grade, but then I'll need to find something else for writing since I want to wait to use Book 4 (or perhaps use something else entirely). * Beast Academy
  6. Thanks for all the ideas shared in this thread! Here's what we are doing in the fall: Math: Math in Focus, grade 4 Writing: The Paragraph Book 3, other short writing assignments Literature: Mosdos Press (Ruby), self-selected books, some assigned novels (she's an avid reader) Spelling: AAS 4 and 5 Grammar: Winston Basic History: Story of the World 1, lots of supplemental material Science: I'm still looking for a good basic text for life science. I have tons and tons of supplemental resources, but no strong contenders to use as a spine. I might use Pandia Press, as I
  7. My dd will be going into 3rd grade. She's a strong reader, so next year we will focus on: Writing (The Paragraph Book 3 and Killgallon; several short writing assignments throughout the year; one longer report) Literature (self-selected books, some assigned novels, and Mosdos Press) Spelling (currently AAS 4) Grammar, punctuation, usage (she has finished JAG, is doing JAG Mechanics, and will start Winston next year) Over the summer, she will work on cursive and typing too.
  8. I'm in this boat too. I've been on a long forum break, but now that the logic stage is looming large on the horizon, I'm back. I feel like I've got to get my head in the game. :blink:
  9. Ds will be in fifth-grade next year, and I think we are going to take a break from a formal grammar program until middle school and re-evaluate then. So far he has completed Junior Analytical Grammar, JAG Mechanics, Killgallon Elementary Grammar, Winston Basic, Winston Usage, and Winston Advanced. He can identify and diagram most types of verbals, phrases, and clauses, in addition to the basic parts of speech and parts of a sentence. He can punctuate correctly most of the time and can catch most (but definitely not all) of his usage errors when given the opportunity to revise and edit. We
  10. Try the Sound Literacy app to use with Barton, Wilson, AAS, whatever OG-derived program you are using. I believe I made a one-time $16 purchase (no in-app purchases), and I've been very pleased. You can create custom tile sets for individual students, create custom tiles, and build custom tile palettes. HTH!
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