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  1. Thank you, I'll check it out! I was just going to adjust a course my husband took as he still has the textbook, but if this saves me the work then great!
  2. DD is still working on reading fluency. Math - Math Mammoth 2 Science - Elemental Science Biology for the Grammar Stage Language Arts - I've decided to give The Good & The Beautiful Language Arts Level 1 a try this year. I'm not sure how that'll affect my previous list (still written below).. I'll likely still keep handwriting, or have her write a journal entry/summary, or do handwriting A Farmhouse Full-style. Spelling - Canadian Spelling 2, or All About Spelling Grammar - First Language Lessons 1 Writing - Writing with Ease 1 Canadian Handwriting B Beginner reading list - maybe some that pertain to our history or Canadian history, or science Read alouds aligned with history & Canadian history History - History Quest 2 via BYL Canadian History - DIY w/ Modern History Through Canadian Eyes, Canadian Homeschooler Time Capsule Canadian Geography - The Great Canadian Adventure Tiny Travellers, Canadian Homeschooler's Trip Across Canada French - DuoLingo Kids... Extras - Piano. We were given a great keyboard, and since our piano is still a work-in-progress, I'll have them learn on the keyboard for now. I have Music for Little Mozarts that I've had forever. I might try that. Fine Arts - Medieval & Renaissance, not sure which program. Some sort of emergency preparedness unit. Natural disasters, fire drills... a youth version of wilderness safety/survival (?) for bears mostly.
  3. This is what I've got so far... Most of this will be done together with his 7th grade brother, with 10th grader joining for some. Math - second half of Saxon 8/7, then Saxon Algebra 1/2 Science - Elemental Science Biology for the Logic Stage Language Arts - Spelling - Spelling Wisdom 3, Vocab from Classical Roots A Grammar - Using Language Well 3, finish Fix It! 2 Writing - Writing with Skill 1, The Creative Writer, Writing & Rhetoric?, Canadian Handwriting G Logic - Fallacy Detective? LLtLotR & Twelfth Night Reading list based on history & Canadian history History - History Odyssey Middle Ages Level 2, with Human Odyssey Vol. 2 and/or OUP Canadian History/Government - Modern History Through Canadian Eyes, Headphone History, etc. Canadian Geography - Headphone History HS Geo, Draw Canada & Greenland French - French for Children Primer B, DuoLingo... Extras - Piano. We were given a great keyboard, and since our piano is still a work-in-progress, I'll have them learn on the keyboard for now. He's a beginner, and we'll start with music theory, but I'm still looking for what we'll be using. Fine Arts - Masterpiece Society Drawing 101, & some Medieval & Renaissance artists on the side Typing Some sort of emergency preparedness unit. Natural disasters, fire drills... a youth version of wilderness safety/survival (?) for bears mostly. Possibly a local babysitting first aid course.
  4. Subject to change 🙂 Math - Math Mammoth 5 Science - Elemental Science Biology for the Grammar Stage Language Arts - Spelling - Spelling Wisdom 1, Nelson Spelling 5, Vocab from Classical Roots 5 Grammar - Using Language Well 1, finish Fix It! 1 Writing - Writing with Ease 3? Writing & Rhetoric? Canadian Handwriting D Twelfth Night Brave Writer Arrows? Reading list based on history & Canadian history History - History Quest Middle Times with BYL Level 2 (with 2nd grade sister) Canadian History - Modern History Through Canadian Eyes, Canadian Homeschooler's Time Capsule, Headphone History, etc. Canadian Geography - The Great Canadian Adventure geography, Canadian Homeschooler's Trip Across Canada, Draw Canada & Greenland French - French for Children Primer A, DuoLingo Kids Extras - Piano. We were given a great keyboard, and since our piano is still a work-in-progress, I'll have them learn on the keyboard for now. She's a beginner, and we'll start with music theory, but I'm still looking for what we'll be using. Fine Arts - Masterpiece Society Drawing 101, & some Medieval & Renaissance artists on the side Typing Some sort of emergency preparedness unit. Natural disasters, fire drills... a youth version of wilderness safety/survival (?) for bears mostly.
  5. He'll be working on a lot of the same things as his 8th grade brother, and 10th grader will join in for some of it. Math - second half of Saxon 7/6, then Saxon 8/7 Science - Elemental Science Biology for the Logic Stage Language Arts - Spelling - Spelling Wisdom 3, Vocab from Classical Roots 6 Grammar - Using Language Well 3, finish Fix It! 2 Writing - Writing with Skill 1, The Creative Writer, Writing & Rhetoric? Canadian Handwriting E Logic - Fallacy Detective? LLtLotR & Twelfth Night Reading list based on history & Canadian history History - History Odyssey Middle Ages Level 2, with Human Odyssey Vol. 2 and/or OUP Canadian History/Government - Modern History Through Canadian Eyes, Headphone History, etc. Canadian Geography - Headphone History HS Geo, Draw Canada & Greenland French - French for Children Primer B, DuoLingo... Extras - Piano. We were given a great keyboard, and since our piano is still a work-in-progress, I'll have them learn on the keyboard for now. He's a beginner, and we'll start with music theory, but I'm still looking for what we'll be using. Fine Arts - Masterpiece Society Drawing 101, & some Medieval & Renaissance artists on the side Typing Some sort of emergency preparedness unit. Natural disasters, fire drills... a youth version of wilderness safety/survival (?) for bears mostly. Possibly a local babysitting first aid course.
  6. I've got no idea what I'm doing since this is my oldest so this is a definite work in progress... He'll be working with 7th & 8th grade brothers for some of these. Math - Saxon Geometry Science - Elemental Science Logic Biology Language Arts - Spelling - Spelling Wisdom 3, Vocab from Classical Roots C Grammar - Using Language Well 3, finish Fix It! 3 Writing - Writing With Skill 1, The Creative Writer, Writing & Rhetoric? Logic - Fallacy Detective? LLtLotR & Twelfth Night Reading list based on history & Canadian history, etc. History - History Odyssey Middle Ages Level 2, with Human Odyssey Vol. 2 and/or OUP Canadian History - Modern History Through Canadian Eyes, Headphone History Canadian Government - Creating History's Canadian Civics (1/2 semester) Canadian Geography - Headphone History HS Geo, Draw Canada & Greenland French - Breaking the French Barrier Level 1, maybe DuoLingo, Getting Started with French Extras - Piano. We were given a great keyboard, and since our piano is still a work-in-progress, I'll have them learn on the keyboard for now. He's a beginner, and we'll start with music theory, but I'm still looking for what we'll be using. Fine Arts - Masterpiece Society Drawing 101, & some Medieval & Renaissance artists on the side Typing Some kind of Home Ec. I just found this Life Skills for Young Men so I'm looking through it to see how it'll fit. If not, I'll come up with something similar. We were considering enrolling him in a local babysitting first aid course, so I'd incorporate that, and he has a toddler brother that I can buddy him up with for a bit more practice. I might throw some personal finance into this as well, or save it for next year. Everything's still up in the air at this point. Woodworking Hubby has issued a mandatory car maintenance/roadside fixes sort of thing for the kids before they get their license. DS is able to go for his learners permit in 2 months, so this will be happening in the fall(?) before there's too much snow. I'll probably add in a bit about packing an emergency bag in case he gets stuck on the highway (in winter, out of cell reception) Some sort of emergency preparedness unit. Natural disasters, fire drills... a youth version of wilderness safety/survival (?) for bears mostly. Packing emergency go-bags. We're trying to beef him up a bit, he's got almost no meat on him. We're trying to build his endurance and strength. If there weren't so many loose dogs around I'd have him start jogging but we'll have to find something else.
  7. We moved from Ontario (right on the NY border) to the Yukon, next to Alaska. They follow BC education guidelines here. I've tried looking into this more locally and asking on local groups but there doesn't seem to be much discussion about it or precedence with going the non-online class route. We do know someone who was homeschooled herself and she's said that she went for the GED without issue as far as I know. DS is planning to get his carpentry certificate, becoming an apprentice, and going into business for himself or with his younger brothers who are also (currently) planning to go into trades. I suppose I should ask about it at the local college. I did look into the carpentry course today and found prerequisites are Math 10 and English 10, and that apprenticeships can begin at age 16, so maybe I shouldn't be too concerned. Thank you all for your insight!
  8. GED's are relatively normal for homeschoolers, right? I'm having a slight panic that I'm messing up my son's future by having him on a GED path. I don't think there were any other options when we started homeschooling, but we've moved provinces and things are done differently here. He's just started grade 9. but it's expected that homeschool students completely switch to live online classes provided by provincially-accredited teachers for grades 10-12, which will earn them a regular high school diploma. These are provided by the homeschool school board (sort of). I hate the thought of it. But... we can opt out and do things our own way and have him take the GED instead. He's been thinking (for a while) that he'd like to go into carpentry, or maybe some other trade. He'll be fine, right? Unfortunately he's our guinea pig, but I'd like to feel a bit more reassured in this decision. Especially so I can plan for next year ahead of time.
  9. Math - Math Mammoth 4 Saxon 5/4 Language Arts - Canadian Handwriting D, Fix It 1, Writing & Rhetoric, Vocabulary From Classical Roots 4 Social Studies - BYL Prehistory & Evolution, History Quest Early Times (BYL 1) Canadian History using Modern History Through Canadian Eyes, some AO resources, and Headphone History Science - Blossom & Root Science (Earth & Sky) French - Arts -
  10. Math - Math Mammoth 1 Language Arts - Canadian Handwriting 1, All About Spelling 1, Writing With Ease 1, First Language Lessons 1 Social Studies - BYL Prehistory & Evolution, Pandia Press History Quest Early Times She may join in for Canadian History Part 2 using Modern History Through Canadian Eyes, some AO resources, and Headphone History Science - Maybe Sassafras Zoology because we have it and she'd like it. I'm not sure what else. French - Arts -
  11. Still figuring it out My second kiddo, generally I have him work with #3 who is 13 months younger. So we'll do sort of a grade 6/7 for them. Math - Math Mammoth 7 Language Arts - Canadian Handwriting F, Fix It 2, Writing & Rhetoric, Vocabulary Through Classical Roots 6, Social Studies - BYL Prehistory & Evolution, History Odyssey Level 2 Ancients Canadian History Part 2 using Modern History Through Canadian Eyes, some AO resources, and Headphone History Science - Not sure yet. French - Arts -
  12. Thank you for your insight! I think these might just do the trick. 🙂
  13. These sound interesting. Would you know what the difference is between the different state editions? I'm seeing Texas, Indiana, and Ohio. I'm sure it wouldn't matter much anyway given that we're in Canada. Thank you!
  14. Thank you for the suggestions. The Real Science 4 Kids looks like it might work for us, but I'll keep looking.
  15. I'm planning next year and wondering if anyone has recommendations for something that would cover all 4 areas of science in one year. We've really dropped the ball on science over the years and I'd like to at least get a good foundation / introduction to each of the areas we were supposed to have covered in depth in the past. I'm looking for secular middle school resources.
  16. It's hard to believe my oldest is starting high school. This is a definite work in progress! DS will be 14 in May and ... well, he could do with a little more effort toward school. He's a bright kid, but has yet to find his niche. I found out that grades 10, 11, and 12 must be done through online classes through our territorial homeschool education board... So there go all of my great plans I'd accumulated throughout the years. This year will now be a 'make-sure-kid's-caught-up-everywhere' year... hoping to still make it fun since it's his last year for much choice. Math - He's currently on his second try with Pre-Algebra - first with Math Mammoth and then with AoPS. I don't think AoPS is a good fit for him right now, so I'm not sure which math we'll be using. Maybe Saxon Algebra 1? Social Studies - Canadian History Part 2 using Modern History Through Canadian Eyes, some AO resources, & Headphone History; @Plum my kid really liked your plan and has decided he'd like something similar. It's right up his alley and as it's kind of his last year that I can plan for, I'm going to try to come up with something that fits for him. Thank you for sharing your plans! Science - A bit of everything? I wish we could work through a science encyclopedia and follow rabbit trails - we need to cover science that we hadn't gotten around to earlier. Not sure what we'll use. Language Arts - we need to really work on his writing skills. Brave Writer Boomerangs, something writing intensive (maybe over the summer), Canadian Handwriting G, Fix It Grammar 3, Vocab Through Classical Roots B French - CAP French for Children Primer B, Getting Started with French, DuoLingo, I may do one of our subjects in French, or my 11-year-old's suggestion of "French Fridays" Arts - focus on middle ages... Annotated Mona Lisa & Annotated Arch, maybe. Still figuring everything out.
  17. This is my first time planning grade 8. Math - no idea. He's finishing Math Mammoth so I need to figure out what comes next. Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra? We'll do the placement test. Logic - Language Arts Vocab - Vocabulary from Classical Roots B & C Grammar - Editor in Chief 2 Reading - I'll put together a reading list for him, mostly based on our study of Canadian history. Writing - Writing Strands 4 & 5? or Brave Writer? WWS1? W&R? Handwriting - Canadian Handwriting finish F & G Typing - Typesy? Epistory? Extras - Figuratively Speaking He really need to work on writing skills, and he wants to learn coding. Group Subjects Canadian History (Year 1 of 2) Canadian Geography Canadian Government Mystery Science tag-along Mr. Q Adv. Chemistry Get Started With French/CAP French for Children/DuoLingo
  18. I'm constantly debating holding this kid back a grade. He's generally been doing the same as his younger brother (1 year younger) and aside from math I think it'll stay that way. Math - Math Mammoth? We might give Teaching Textbooks a try this year. Language Arts Spelling - Spelling Workout? Grammar - Editor in Chief 1 Reading - Writing - Writing Strands 3 & 4? Writing & Rhetoric? WWE 4? Vocab - Vocabulary From Classical Roots 5 & 6 Handwriting - Canadian Handwriting E Typing - Typesy? Epistory? Group Subjects Canadian History (Year 1 of 2) Modern History (SOTW 4) Mystery Science Mr. Q Chemistry Get Started With French/CAP French for Children/DuoLingo Still working...
  19. I need to submit math and LA educational plans this week, otherwise I'd be planning over the summer... Math - Math Mammoth? We might give Teaching Textbooks a try? Language Arts Spelling - Grammar - Editor in Chief 1 Reading - Writing - Writing Strands 3? Writing & Rhetoric? WWE 4? Vocab - Vocabulary From Classical Roots 4 & 5 Handwriting - Canadian Handwriting Typing - Typesy? Epistory? Group Subjects Canadian History (Year 1 of 2) Canadian Geography Canadian Government Mystery Science Mr. Q Chemistry Get Started With French/CAP French for Children/DuoLingo
  20. Still planning, but submitting educational plans this week so trying to get some done. Math - Math Mammoth 3 Language Arts Grammar - FLL, first half of the year Editor in Chief Beginning 1, then start Fix It! The Nose Tree Spelling - All About Spelling 2-3, Spelling Workout Writing - Writing & Rhetoric Fable, WWE Handwriting - Canadian Handwriting C Typing - Typesy? Epistory? Group Subjects Canadian History (Year 1 of 2) Canadian Geography Canadian Government Mystery Science Mr. Q Chemistry Get Started With French/CAP French for Children
  21. I'm still thinking things through, but educational plans for math and LA are due this month so I'm trying to finalize at least those subjects. DD will be 5 in November. Math - We have Saxon K. I think she's a bit beyond it, but I'm not sure. Singapore K? She'll like the manipulatives. Reading - thinking OPGTR &/or AAR Pre-Reading Writing - HWT K books Misc. - Wordly Wise 3000 K Tagging along for group subjects Canadian History (Year 1 of 2) Canadian Geography Canadian Government Mystery Science Mr. Q Chemistry? Get Started With French/CAP French for Children
  22. Yesterday, I submitted our education plans for next school year, for the first year we've had to do so, and they were already approved! What a relief to get such a major stress off my shoulders!

  23. There is a youtube video review of BYL 8 that I found very in-depth and informative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXeSd8dIyqc She mentions that the history spine is used more as a general overview of what was happening throughout history at that point.
  24. DD will be 4 in November, so this plan is light. Currently she tags along sometimes, but she does like to be included when everyone else is schooling. We've recently moved to a new province and she isn't required to start school until 5 here. Science, history and BYL are group subjects. I'll have age-appropriate plans for her if she feels inclined to join in. BYL 0 - I might repeat this for her the following year depending how much she participates. I also bought a few books to look at throughout the year, and since BYL 0 is geography and animal science I might have her map where each animal comes from. History: SOTW 3 Science: Mr. Q Earth Math: some of Saxon K Morning time: we sing folk songs, memory songs, O Canada... Language Arts: Wordly Wise K dry-erase alphabet book letter/number magnets, and Leapfrog Word Whammer & videos Kumon books - cutting/pasting/folding, etc. French: I'm not sure if I'll actively start this with her but she'll probably pick some up from listening in. I'd like to add in some sort of outdoor safety unit study. I dislike how so many TV shows portray bears as cute and friendly, she hardly believes us that she could be bear food. While she doesn't go outside without me, she panics easily and either freezes or runs in circles, so...
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