Hello, all. We're starting our formal studies next week and I'm still trying to decide on what to do for a few subjects. Below is my 12-year-old DD's scheduled studies for the year. Feel free to give me any input/feedback/suggestions. TIA.
Spelling - R&S 7
Grammar - Shurley 6
Writing - ??? Suggestions welcome for a reluctant writer! We went through WWE 1-4 & did the writing in Shurley 5 last year, but she doesn't enjoy writing, except when it's on her own time. I always let her choose what topic to write about (in Shurley) & it was still a struggle to get her to do it. Took her ALL afternoon b/c she procrastinated. The only time it went "okay" was when I let her write her assignment on the dry erase board instead of on paper, but that's not always going to be an option. I'd love to find a writing program that's going to inspire her. I've looked through TWTM suggestions, but nothing really stands out.
Literature - Various (classical) stories throughout the year. An hour of reading per day.
Latin For Children A
(I'm doing this w/ both of my kids ages 12 & 9. We started it last year, but it fell to the wayside. Restarting for the beginning - better late than never right?)
Teaching Textbooks 6
(switched from MUS this year - new for us)
Veritas Press Self-Paced Explorers to 1815 (1/2 way through) & 1815 to Present
??? Suggestions welcome! We haven't done any formal science so far. She's excited about it this year. I like the idea of Memoria Press' J.H Tiner Series. I think both of my kids could study it together, which would be helpful. But, I've also looked at Apologia General Science for my dd alone. Not sure which route to take. I'd love suggestions on this.
The Art of Argument & The Fallacy Detective (We'll probably work through these over 2 years. Our 1st intro to Logic other than a couple "critical thinking" workbooks last year.)
??? Suggestions welcome! We've had the geography songs for a few years, so my dd knows her countries by heart, but I'm looking for something formal this year.
And, I think that's it! Did I miss anything? I appreciate any input/feedback/suggestions. Thanks!