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Anyone want to share what they have planned for each of their kids during this coming school year? And maybe what they're keeping/ditching from the previous year?

 

I thought I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do, and now I'm swimming around in a sea of curriculum options for now and the distant future, and feeling confused. Nailing down what works for us as a family seems like it will be a multi year adventure.

 

As of now, the things I *think* I'm settled on (ha. Might change by this afternoon)

 

2nd grader

Math mammoth (finish 1st level, start 2)

Story book of science

Mystery of history ancients plus read alouds

IEW poetry memorization

Bravewriter jot it down projects

Bible reading from the Message

Prima Latina

Lots of read aloud time

 

I'm going back and forth on what to do with the rest of language arts. She's a very advanced reader, and likes writing her own stories and poems. I'd like to help her spelling and writing skills catch up to her interest level. Considering starting michael clay Thompson island level, but I'm not sure. I'm also looking at rod and staff spelling. I'd also considered bravewriter partnership writing, but will probably hold off on that.

 

We did a variety of things this past year, including first language lessons and copywork from simply Charlotte mason.

 

For art and artist studies, I haven't really decided on doing anything in particular. She loves to draw. We do art hub sometimes, and are using meet the masters over the summer for free.

 

1st grader (turns 6 in the end of August)

My younger daughter tends to tag along disruptively during whatever I'm doing with her older sister. She learns through osmosis a lot of the time, and has a hard time staying still for anything. Tends towards adhd type behavior, but is very bright. So I don't want to saddle her with too much to do that will turn her off of learning.

 

im pretty much planning to have her join in on all of her sister's stuff as she's interested. She loves poetry, and I'm mostly doing jot it down for her. She's already doing 1st grade math mammoth. And I'll give her her own copywork selections.

 

Please share your plans too!

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This is my first year homeschooling more than one grade, so I really like the idea of seeing how other families use curriculum across grade levels. Here's my lineup for my 6th grader, Kindergartner, and tag-along 3 Year Old:

 

Together:

Mystery of History 1

Apologia Zoology 1 and maybe part of Science in the Ancient World at the end of the year

Morning Basket: This is new for us, so I'm still planning what read alouds and activities will go into it besides the Bible

 

6th grade:

Writing and Rhetoric books 5&6

Megawords Book 4

Getty Dubay Italics and Typing

Selected novels and poems

Singapore 5B and 6A

Spanish for Children Primer A and maybe Duolingo

Artistic Pursuits

I also ordered History Odyssey Ancients Level 2 and Focus on Science from our charter school since our history and science selections are Christian

 

Kindergarten:

Finish The Reading Lesson then move on to All About Reading Level 2

All About Spelling Level 1 (just lightly, our charter requires some spelling)

Saxon 1, but I'm planning to switch to Singapore 1 in first grade. 

Song Schol Spanish (probabaly as a part of the morning basket)

Artistic Pursuits

Handwriting Without Tears

Let's Read and Find Out Science and History Odyssey Ancients Level 1 from the Charter. I'm looking forward to the HO book lists

 

My Kindergarten curriculum seems like a lot, but I'm not planning on doing everything every day

 

Curriculum I've ditched: Interactive Science, myWorld History, Spelling Power (It works really well, but my son got tired of the format)

 

Planned Full Day Field Trips:

Train Ride to the Egypt Museum in San Jose

Local American Indian Sites and museums

One of the nearby Zoos

Science Museum and Art Museum Day

 

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I think I posted my 7th grader's plan somewhere, but I can't remember, so I'm just going to do it again.  :) I am in planning mode for next year, so I need to bring others in to the madness. LOL

 

7th Grader:

TT & EM word problems

CLE Reading

AAS

Writing Skills/BJU Writing/BW mix

Winston Grammar

Bible study

not sure on sports yet and considering drama or a cooking class.

 

5th grader:

TT & EM word problems

CLE Reading

AAS

Writing Skills/BJU writing/BW mix

Winston Grammar

Bible Study

Typing

soccer, swimming...and possibly an art or creative writing class

 

2nd grader:

BJU math

AAR/AAS

Explode the Code

A Reason for Handwriting/copywork

Bible Study

Typing

soccer, swimming...and...

 

Combined: 

art - a mish mash I plan to throw together this summer

Apologia zoology 3

MoH vol. 2- kind of sort of as a spine, with a lot of tweaking

 

ETA:  Most of what we are using is a carry over from this year.  Winston Grammar is new for us, so we'll see how that goes.  My 5th grader is moving from BJU math to TT and this will also be our first year using CLE reading & Apologia.  I purchased MoH and then the kids told me that they hated it...so now I am attempting to tweak it to make it work, as it was expensive.  :(

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Math: MUS

Latin: Prima Latina, and combo of VL/Henle/LL for older ones

LA: CC: Fable & WWS, various cursive workbooks since everyone needs practice with it, MP lit guides, R&S Spelling or Vocabulary from Classical Roots, Our Mother Tongue for grammar

Art: Harmony Fine Arts

History/Geography: 50 States and Where to Find Them, MP's Guerber/200 Questions/SOTW American history schedule

Classical Studies: D'Aulaire's Greek Myths and Famous Men of Greece

Science: CKE Physics, Apologia Phys. Science, Physics 101 DVDs, Thames & Kosmos' Physics Workshop

Nature Study: SCM's Outdoor Secrets

Bible: A Bible History

 

My younger ones will just join in as they want.  Here are my plans for them:

2 YO: MP Preschool 

6 YO: MP's 1st Grade Enrichment & Art Cards for youngest DD, along with McGuffey's First Reader, HOD's Emerging Reader Set, Core Skills Phonics 2, R&S Spelling 2, R&S Penmanship 2, and MP's Classical Phonics

 

 

 

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This is my first year homeschooling more than one grade, so I really like the idea of seeing how other families use curriculum across grade levels.

 

I think this is useful too.

 

We're really not doing anything together anymore this year, which kind of makes me sad. :(  Morning meeting and history have been my favorite parts of our school day. We still will do some read aloud and discussion over lunch, but no more "subjects" together now that the older 3 need something different and more challenging.

 

I thought about typing out everything we're doing, then I figured you can look at my signature lol

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I'll play.

 

Together:

Child's history of the world, just the chapters in the middle ages (same time period as SOTW 2). Continuation of last year. Except last year I read both SOTW and CHOW. I'm dropping SOTW.

In the days of Alfred the great, William the conqueror, queen Elizabeth books (these are new to us)

I decided to keep SOTW and drop CHOW instead. Also, once I sat down and started reading in the days of Alfred the great, I realized they are not for us.

 

RSO chemistry

Bible, opal wheeler composer books (haven't picked which ones yet)

Swimming

Drawing lessons

Nature study

 

5th grader

MUS, beast academy (continuing)

ELTL 3 (new for us)

RLTL 3&4 (continuing)

Books to go with history

Piano

 

3rd grader

MUS (continuing)

ELTL 1 (new for us)

RLTL 2 (continuing)

AAR 3&4 (continuing)

Books to go along with history

Violin

 

Kindergartner

Miquon orange, Singapore 1 (continuing)

HWOT K book, second half (continuing)

Afterwards, spelling you see jack and Jill

AAR 3&4 (continuing)

Picture books, both classic and focused on continents, habitats and animals (I should almost out this under together, because i know every one will listen. Lol)

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I will have a 5th grader and a 3rd grader this fall. So far our definites are:

 

Spelling Workouts D and F

Word Roots Beg and Lvl 1

Reading Detectives Beg, and A1

SOTW v 4

Elemental Science- Physics

English Lessons Through Literature v 4

Handwriting w/o Tears Cursive

Keyboarding w/o Tears.

 

TBD Geography

 

Up in the air:

Math- Currently they are both in Horizons, and while that has been fine, I find it is hard for me to teach, some areas are light on instruction. My oldest is slightly behind and my younger is actually working a grade level ahead (of her 3rd grade age). They have both tested into Saxon 5/4 and CLE 300. Trying to decide if I should switch....

 

Spanish vs Latin- have started Latin the last two year, lose interest in about 6 weeks. Starting to think Spanish may be the way to go and younger DD wants to be able to talk Spanish with her cousin who is in an immersion program in the PS. 

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I have a PK'er who has demanded we begin "real" school. Over the summer he has completed LOE A & begun RS A (2nd Ed).

 

For fall we will have:

Reading: LOE B-D*

Writing: LOE B-D*

Math: RightStart A, RightStart B*, Miquon Orange

Science: Books, demonstrations, nature study

Social Studies: Local holidays & festivals

Art: Evan Moor Principles of Art

PE: Soccer & Swimming

 

 

* Or however far we get...

 

3 R's will be covered daily, soccer is weekly, the other subjects will happen whenever they fit in.

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In the fall my 4 DC will be in 7th, 5th, 4th, and 2nd. My 4th grader is just recently catching on to reading and my 2nd grader is young, not turning 7 until November. I call him 2nd grade because our state has a very late cut off and he fits better socially with older kids than kids his age. Some of his work looks more like 1st. With those clarifying details, here's our list for 2016/2017:

 

Bible: Apologia Who Am I?, additional Scripture Reading, and Scripture memory (done together)

 

Math: Singapore at their own level. Facts drill practice

 

Science: Apologia Chemistry and Physics for the younger three (together), Apologia General for 7th grader

 

History: SOTW 2 and half of 3 with Activity Guide (together), additional reading for 7th grader

 

LA: Literature lists from SCM, WTM, and Ambleside read aloud to everyone and assigned to older two, Poetry memorization and poet study (all, together)

 

IEW writing (using TWSS only and tying in to other subjects), IEW Fix-It Grammar levels 1 and 2, Spelling Power (older 2 together)

 

LOE Foundations C & (hopefully) D (younger 2 together), Abeka readers (younger two, at their level)

 

Foreign Language: La Clase Divertida Spanish (together)

 

Music: Piano lessons, music theory

 

Art: various resources and classes as we have time

 

PE: karate class 2x week, considering adding swimming (everyone)

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I'll play.

 

Together:

Child's history of the world, just the chapters in the middle ages (same time period as SOTW 2). Continuation of last year. Except last year I read both SOTW and CHOW. I'm dropping SOTW.

In the days of Alfred the great, William the conqueror, queen Elizabeth books (these are new to us)

RSO chemistry

Bible, opal wheeler composer books (haven't picked which ones yet)

Swimming

Drawing lessons

Nature study

 

5th grader

MUS, beast academy (continuing)

ELTL 3 (new for us)

RLTL 3&4 (continuing)

Books to go with history

Piano

 

3rd grader

MUS (continuing)

ELTL 1 (new for us)

RLTL 2 (continuing)

AAR 3&4 (continuing)

Books to go along with history

Violin

 

Kindergartner

Miquon orange, Singapore 1 (continuing)

HWOT K book, second half (continuing)

Afterwards, spelling you see jack and Jill

AAR 3&4 (continuing)

Picture books, both classic and focused on continents, habitats and animals (I should almost out this under together, because i know every one will listen. Lol)

We were going through child's history of the world this past year, and I figured I'd pause that when we started up MYstery of history this coming cycle. But now that you mention it, I could totally add in some appropriate chapters along with what we do in MoH

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I'll play!

 

3rd Grade DD

Singapore 2A/2B (hopefully 3A)

ELTL 2 or 3 (DD really wants to go ahead and jump to 3 but I am hesitant)

AAS 3

Maybe some Bravewriter-either Jot it down or some Arrow issues

RSO Life Science

SOTW 1

Long Story Short and Bible readings

Song School Latin 1

 

 

1st grade DD

Miquon mixed with Singapore 1A/1B

ELTL 1

AAR 2

Possibly Jot it Down with older sister

RSO life Science

SOTW 1

Long Story Short and Beginner's Bible

Song School Latin 1

 

 

On a different note, we will have a 7th grader added to the mix this year. This should be interesting.

 

7th grade

MUS Zeta

ELTL 5

Possibly some Bravewriter thrown in

RSO Biology Level 2

History Odyssey Ancients Level 2

Long Story Short and reading through the Bible

Lots of reading

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I'm sure I've posted in every planning thread , but it's fun, so why not!

 

Dd14- all online classes

 

Math- Algebra 1

Language arts - English 9

Science- Physical science

History - World history

AP art drawing class

 

Band - clarinet

Choir

Coding and graphic design on the side

 

 

Dd12-

 

Math - MUS prealgebra

Language arts- EIW 7, BJU Literature, Easy grammar plus, Beautiful feet horse lit pkg

Science- Elemental science earth science logic

History- SOTW3 with activity guide and tests

 

Horse back riding

Band-clarinet

Choir

 

Ds 10

Math - Oak Meadow math 5

Language arts - EIW 5, oak Meadow readers, Abeka Lang A

Science - Oak Meadow and Sassafrass science

History - SOTW 2 with activity guide and tests

 

Soccer and football

Art lessons - outsourced

Piano lessons

 

Ds 5-

 

Math - Calvert k

Phonics and reading- calvert k

Science - Calvert k

History- different worksheets made by mom

 

Mothergoose time for extras

Ivy kids - reading enrichment

Soccer and tball

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DS 9th grade:

-Oak Meadow World Geography

-Holt Earth Science

-Prentice Hall Algebra (2nd half) and Geometry (as far as we get)

-McDougal-Littell English 1 + world lit

-Holt Psychology (1 semester)

-Civics (1 semester)

-I'd like to make a composition credit using Art of Argument + Writing with Skill 1

 

DS 3rd grade

-World Cultures - Western Hemisphere (homemade)

-Science: A Closer Look 4 + Tinker Crates

-Beast Academy 3/4 and/or Math in Focus 5 + Math Minutes

-The Arrow literature guides & Moving Beyond the Page 8-10 selections

-CAP Fable + GWG 4

-The Fun Spanish + First Steps Español

-Home Art Studio + Doodle Crates

-Recorder for music

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I posted mine in the 3rd grade planing thread, but I'll copy here, and add notes about what's new, etc. 

 

Morning Time: 

Long Story Short 

Memory work: scripture, poetry, Latin vocab, math facts, etc

logic puzzles

variety of read alouds 

rotation of things like art, picture study, composer study, poetry teatimes, etc 

 

LA: Brave Writer Arrows and a project or two from Partnership Writing, MCT island level

 

Math: Beast Academy 3

 

Latin: finish Song School Latin 2, start ?? (probably Latin for Children A)

 

History: SOTW 2 and read alouds, occasional (very occasional!) projects 

 

Science: Science in the Ancient World

 

PE: ballet (her), tae kwon do (him)

 

Plus one morning a week at our wonderful, wonderful enrichment co-op! We have not done registration for fall yet, but my kids are hoping to take math club (him), astronomy (her), off the grid survival skills (both), and computer programing with scratch (both). Neither of them plan to take the class I'm teaching (age of exploration).  :lol:

 

New for this year: 

  • Long Story Short & Beast Academy were both adds just because I wanted to try something new in bible and math, not because I was unhappy with what we had been doing. In fact, I LOVE the math we used in K-2, and will go right back to it if Beast flops. 
  • MCT LA is an add, not a replacement, just to beef up grammar for their 3rd grade year. 
  • Science in the Beginning is a change because I just could not keep up with BFSU planning and implementation last year. I needed something that would get DONE and with the handful of lessons we tried in May just to see what we thought about the new book, I think we've found one that fits the bill! 

 

 

 

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DS 9th grade:

-Oak Meadow World Geography

-Holt Earth Science

-Prentice Hall Algebra (2nd half) and Geometry (as far as we get)

-McDougal-Littell English 1 + world lit

-Holt Psychology (1 semester)

-Civics (1 semester)

-I'd like to make a composition credit using Art of Argument + Writing with Skill 1

 

DS 3rd grade

-World Cultures - Western Hemisphere (homemade)

-Science: A Closer Look 4 + Tinker Crates

-Beast Academy 3/4 and/or Math in Focus 5 + Math Minutes

-The Arrow literature guides & Moving Beyond the Page 8-10 selections

-CAP Fable + GWG 4

-The Fun Spanish + First Steps Español

-Home Art Studio + Doodle Crates

-Recorder for music

Have used any of the arrow issues before? I was considering working a few in with my 2nd grader, but feel like maybe I have to just buy one before I can tell if it's something that would work for us. She's used to doing copywork at this point, but I don't know if the other parts of the arrow are going to be too much.

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Have used any of the arrow issues before? I was considering working a few in with my 2nd grader, but feel like maybe I have to just buy one before I can tell if it's something that would work for us. She's used to doing copywork at this point, but I don't know if the other parts of the arrow are going to be too much.

I'm not the one you asked, but I started BW Arrows last year when my twins were 2nd graders. She has a whole set of Arrows aimed specifically at the 1st and 2nd graders who are reading and handwriting well, but not quite ready for the longer copywork and dictation passages in the regular Arrow units called the "Quiver of Arrows". They are really fantastic for 2nd grade. There is a sample week from the Charlotte's Web Quiver of Arrows unit on the Brave Writer website. That would give you a good feel for how the units are structured. LMK if you have any more questions about them! I'm a HUGE Brave Writer fan. :thumbup:  

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I'm not the one you asked, but I started BW Arrows last year when my twins were 2nd graders. She has a whole set of Arrows aimed specifically at the 1st and 2nd graders who are reading and handwriting well, but not quite ready for the longer copywork and dictation passages in the regular Arrow units called the "Quiver of Arrows". They are really fantastic for 2nd grade. There is a sample week from the Charlotte's Web Quiver of Arrows unit on the Brave Writer website. That would give you a good feel for how the units are structured. LMK if you have any more questions about them! I'm a HUGE Brave Writer fan. :thumbup:

Thank you for that but of info! Ok so since you're a BW person, have you had any experience with the partnership writing stuff? I'm planning on doing jot it down with my 1st and 2nd grader in the fall, but partnership sounds like it might be good for after that.

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9th -- loves to write stories and songs, loves her languages

Geometry -- AOPS -- This is a switch; I wanted something a little deeper than Saxon, which she's used for several years.

Medieval history -- SWB's History of the Medieval World and its guide, with maps from History Odyssey Middle Ages Level 3

Medieval literature -- suggestions from HO Middle Ages Level 3 and from my own lists

Other LA -- Writing With Skill 2-3, Art of Poetry, The Creative Writer (continuations from last year)

Biology -- Miller-Levine Biology

Spanish I -- DuoLingo (continuation), Advanced Spanish Step-by-Step 

Latin -- Latin Alive 1-2 (continuation -- I love this source)

Music History and Appreciation -- many sources, but the DK Smithsonian Music book (continuation)

 

6th -- loves math and history

Pre-Algebra -- AOPS -- A switch from Singapore, which he loves, but I wanted a change.

Medieval history -- Human Odyssey Middle Ages Level 2, a continuation of the HO we've used for several years and like.

Medieval literature -- from HO and my own lists

Other LA -- Writing With Skill 1, Evan-Moor Daily Grammar, Logic to the Rescue -- all of that is new to him, but I've used some of it with his older sister

Life Science -- a combination of Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia and The Way We Work, plus he'll do labs as appropriate with either older sister or younger brother, depending on the lab.

Latin -- Latin's Not So Tough Levels 3-4 (continuations)

Possibly DuoLingo Italian or something

Fine Arts -- readings from the DK Art book, to stretch over a few years (This is new.)

 

The older two and I will also be working through Literary Lessons from Lord of the Rings.

 

2nd -- especially loves studying art and animals

Math -- MEP 2 (continuation)

Medieval history -- SOTW 2 (continuation)

Literature -- readalouds from the SOTW selections, both fiction and non-fiction; daily reading practice from whatever he wants to read

Other LA -- Writing With Ease 2 (new to him, but I used it with big brother), Handwriting Without Tears printing practice, poetry from various anthologies we have around

Life Science -- Trying REAL Science Odyssey this year for the first time, since we have loved their history, plus Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia as he wishes

 

The 6th and 2nd graders and I will be studying World Geography together this year.  We'll be using Trail Guide to World Geography as our spine (loved the US version this past year), and we will incorporate other subjects: world art (from Geography Through Art), picture study (this is my 2nd grader's favorite thing -- this year, it will be world monuments), world music (CDs from library), world food, animals of the world.

 

Ker -- likes to draw

Math -- maybe MEP Reception or some of the Cuisenaire rod books

Copywork -- if he chooses, from stuff I've put together myself.

Phonics -- continue 100 Easy Lessons, which I've used to varying degrees with all of my children

Art -- with everyone else, but I got him a couple of the Draw, Write, Now books, and those look really perfect for him.

No formal science or history or LA -- he'll listen along with everyone else, but I also put together some little units on various animals, with fiction and non-fiction resources, songs, etc. to give my small boys some variety and so they have something special too.  They don't need formal materials, but I need to plan deliberately for them.

 

PreK -- likes to do EVERYTHING!

This child gets bored easily, so I might try 100 Easy Lessons and see how it goes.  

I also got him the same package of preschool workbooks that I have gotten for all four of my older ones, the simple Rod & Staff books.  He'll do them as he chooses, or not.

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Here goes:

 

Oldest will be in 9th but I'll include him anyway.

9th Grade:   

Public school for Algebra II, Biology, and Art

Big History Project

Tutor for Spanish II

For English I've picked books, poetry, and two plays for us to work through together.  He will also be  working  through a sentence diagramming book.  I am working on what his writing assignments will be but they will be related to the books we read.

Driver's Ed in the spring.

 

7th Grade:

A highly tweaked Build Your Library for Science and History.

A Fresh Approach to Algebra

For English I have put together a similar program to her brother's.  She's doing Analytical Grammar instead of the diagramming book.

A home-grown six-week cooking class.

Co-op classes.

Computer programming with her dad.

 

5th Grade:

Mostly the same as her sister.

AOPS Pre-Algebra

I found a bunch of books I thought she'd enjoy reading and found some activities/worksheets/writing assignments to go with them from Teachers Pay Teachers.

 

K:

Shiller Math

Time 4 Learning

Lots of science kits

Lots of reading

Co-op classes

No clue what I'm using to teach him to read.

 

Pre-K:

Tagging along with big brother

 

 

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I'll play!

 

3rd Grade DD

Singapore 2A/2B (hopefully 3A)

ELTL 2 or 3 (DD really wants to go ahead and jump to 3 but I am hesitant)

AAS 3

Maybe some Bravewriter-either Jot it down or some Arrow issues

RSO Life Science

SOTW 1

Long Story Short and Bible readings

Song School Latin 1

 

 

1st grade DD

Miquon mixed with Singapore 1A/1B

ELTL 1

AAR 2

Possibly Jot it Down with older sister

RSO life Science

SOTW 1

Long Story Short and Beginner's Bible

Song School Latin 1

 

We should totally be buddies! 😄. Our list looks similar:

3rd grade DD:

Math mammoth 2/3. Beginning 2 now and hoping to get through 2 and 3 by the beginning of next summer.

ELTL 2/3. Beginning 2 now and hoping to get through 2 and 3 by the end of next summer.

RLTL 1 (and maybe 2)

SOTW 1 (probably only listening to the audiobooks and creating our own activities to go along)

Song School Latin 1

Home made US Geography

Science -undecided

Zaner Bloser Cursive

ARTistic Pursuits K-3 Book 1

Maybe some additional writing. Brave-writer?

 

1st grade DS:

Math Mammoth 1

ELTL 1

RLTL 1

SOTW 1

Song School Latin 1

Home made US Geography

Science - undecided

Zaner Bloser Handwriting

aRTistic Pursuits

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Have used any of the arrow issues before? I was considering working a few in with my 2nd grader, but feel like maybe I have to just buy one before I can tell if it's something that would work for us. She's used to doing copywork at this point, but I don't know if the other parts of the arrow are going to be too much.

 

You can download a sample one (James and the Giant Peach, I think) from the Brave Writer site to try it out. Notice that there are two prices for Arrows - the $7.95 ones are the old style and IMO not worth the money at all. The $9.95 ones are the newer ones with a lot more content (but still way less than any other kind of comprehension guide). I think Arrows are extremely bare-bones and overpriced for what you get BUT if you go through Homeschool Buyers Co-Op you can get a pick-your-own pack of 5 or 10 Arrows at good discount. That brings them down to like $6 per Arrow which is acceptable to me. I would cross-reference with the BW shop to make sure you are picking the new edition of Arrows and not wasting money on the old ones.

 

I think the $10 Teacher Created Resources lit guides ("A Guide for Using _________ in the Classroom") are the best bang for your buck if you want discussion questions and rabbit holes to follow, but Arrows are OK if you just want copywork, an introduction to literary devices, introduction to grammar concepts, and some writing prompts AND you want to choose which books you use in whichever order. For a more solid integration of literature, grammar, and copywork, then I would look at English Lessons Through Literature. Honestly I would use ELTL *but* I don't care for the books. There are Arrow units for many books I had already planned to read aloud, and this helps get more out of them.

 

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I think I've changed things around since I posted several months ago, so this is what I'm planning on (and have mostly bought):

 

TabletClass Algebra 1

Winter Promise LA 7

Spelling You See

Build Your Library 8th Grade (History of Science)

Ecoutez, Parlez

Drawing Textbook and The Virtual Instructor for art

 

 

extras, if we have time: Life of Fred Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics (pre-a review), Patty Paper Geometry, Real World Algebra, Mapping the World with Art

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My 6th grader will be doing:

 

Math- Math Mammoth 7

Science- BJU Science 6

Grammar- Rod and Staff 6

Writing- Finishing WWS1 and doing Writing and Rhetoric Chreia and Proverb

French- French for Children

Social Studies/Bible/Literature- Tapestry of Grace, dialectic level

Logic- Logic Liftoff and finishing Fallacy Detective

 

2nd grader:

Math- Math Mammoth 3

Science- BJU Science 3

Grammar- finish First Language Lessons 2, start 3

Writing- finish WWE2, do W&R Fable

Logic-???

SS/Bible/Literature- Tapestry of Grace, Upper Grammar level

 

Both will do piano with hoffman academy. Older with do soccer and art class, and younger will do gymnastics and art class. 

 

 

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9th grader:

Chemistry: Discovering Design with Chemistry (co-op class)

English I: Finish up R&S spelling 8, R&S English 8, The Well Educated Mind (studying the ancients using several selections from WTM.) Writing using R&S, finishing WWS I, and assignments from a journalism class at co-op .

History/Lit/writing: Great Books study WTM way using WEM, the History Timeline Book, history encyclopedia, and the writing as assigned in WTM. We've selected a list of books for the first semester.

Math: Finish Alg. I using Lial's and Kahn Academy.  Move into geometry, using??

Latin II: finish Fourth Form/Henle I, move into Henle II w/MP lesson plans (2nd semester.)

Logic: Traditional Logic I and II, and a competitive debate team

PE: several dance classes a week.

 

Together: Fine Arts: Ballet classes, Art History and projects using the Annotated Mona Lisa and skills work of her choice, Classical music study Meet the Great Composters (these could end up just being extra curriculars, or they might in the end add up to a semester of fine arts.  This is a wait and see thing. She has enough credits, but will need a PE credit at some point.  So I could give a semester of that.  Latin study group for NLEs, level II this year!

 

leadership/volunteering: PA for a week at a girl scout camp, help in VBS at church, and will help teach a younger ballet class once a week.

 

7th Grade:

science: Science in the Age of Reason (co-op class.)

LA: R&S English 6, Master the 150 most Misspelled Words by Dyslexia Games and some R&S for phonics review, possible WWS if I can get it in, but definitely R&S comp. assignments from English.

Math: Finish R&S 6, move into R&S 7

Lit: Classical House of Learning Literature, logic stage ancients.  We own all of the books from when ODD did this study.  She will just read through them one after another, as many as she can.

Latin: Second Form and Latin club (prep for NLEs, though she won't actually be taking it this year.)

Logic: Critical Thinking book 1

Art: co-op class and lots of nature study and projects at home.  Looking to continue working on her skills here. This is very important to her.

PE: dance classes and a co-op PE class

History: logic stage WTM ancients study: timeline, KHE, outlining and summaries.

Spanish: one semester at co-op.  If I help teach this, I plan to do grammar each week with some vocabulary. At home: Easy Peasy a few minutes each day at least for the semester they do it at co-op.

 

new this year: The Do It Yourself Homeschooler's Handbook for notebooking across the curriculum.  This will replace the Apologia journals she has liked in the past.  It will be easier for me to assign these pages to go along with the things we are studying in all subjects.  She is very excited about this.  It includes copywork, spelling games (good for not great spellers like her,) nature study, creative writing prompts, coloring, reading and places to notebook about it for all subjects.  I am not sure exactly how this is going to work, but I plan to have her spend a certain amount of time each morning doing the date and copywork and to do lists, then using it how it makes the most sense the rest of the day.

 

dd2:

Master potty training :)

Maybe a unit or two from Before Five in a Row

An activity or two from Slow and Steady Get me Ready

A lot of outdoor play, reading, and singing, Sunday School, nursery at co-op playing with her friends, etc.

Lots of playdough, sandbox, stickers, coloring, painting, and blocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I've posted in the other threads, I believe, but we've become even more relaxed since then...

 

I'll have a seven year old (in October) and a nine year old.

 

LA: BW Quiver of Arrows and Arrows; BW Partnership Writing projects

 

Math: I'll be using Math Mammoth more as a spine this year. I think we'll just do the chapter tests, and do the learning in more fun ways (don't ask me how; I'll be figuring that out as we go along ðŸ˜).

 

Science: Mystery Science

 

History: We'll be focusing on California history, but in a super relaxed way. So local field trips, and living books. And looking up things we're interested in.

 

That's all that will be planned.

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I will have a 10th grader and 7th grader. I am still trying to decide on a few things, but mostly have everything figured out.

 

10th grader:

 

Math: Saxon Advanced Math with DIVE(Pre Calculus)

 

Language Arts: Rod and Staff 9&10, Brave Writer online classes for writing, Literature related to her history(Notgrass)

 

History: Notgrass Government and Economics

 

Science: DIVE Chemistry with Apologia

 

SAT Prep: College Prep Genius

 

Spanish: FLVS Spanish 2

 

7th grader:

 

Math: Saxon Algebra 1 with DIVE

 

Language Arts: The Giggly Guide to Grammar; maybe Rod and Staff 7, BraveWriter Boomerang and online classes, also have Jump In and IEW Rockets, Radar and Robots

 

History: Notgrass Uncle Sam and You (Civics)

 

Science: Apologia General Sciece or Physical Science

 

SAT Prep: College Prep Genius

 

Computer coding class online

 

Both will do Mapping the World with Art

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I've been putting the finishing touches on everything getting ready to start in a couple of weeks.

 

Together- (life)

The Great Outdoors

Walking, Circus Practice, & General Activity

Good books & Poetry

Home Ec. (cooking and cleaning)

Copious amounts of crafts, handcrafts & painting for my artsy girls

 

1st-

Logic of English C, maybe D depending on how she does;

homegrown math

 

4th-

Saxon 4/5 Math

Rod & Staff Spelling 4

Treasured Conversations - writing and grammar

home grown animal studies w/ Burgess animal book, and history w/ American Girl books

 

6/7th-

MUS Pre-Algebra- maybe Algebra too depending on how fast he goes through it

FLL 4 - grammar

Cover Story -writing

Build Your Library 7- World Geography, Cultures, Lit and Religions (no science or art)

Apples and Pears Spelling D

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DD10

Math: Jacobs algebra online with Veristas press
Forester algebra word problems, RWA zacarro and
CWP 6

DD loves Aops but it is too wordy for me. So we compromised on Jacobs

Writing: Cover story
Literature: literature 6 with Veristas press online
Spelling: Rod and Staff spelling 6 and 7
Vocab: MCT CE
Grammar: Hake grammar 6 and MCT for fun

History: Bookshark 6
Geography: mapping the world with art and Runkle Geography

Science: Quark Chronicles with notebooking, biographies on inventors and lots of Hands on, Elements

 

Languages: Spanish and French

Music: Piano and Voice lessons
Art: private with a teacher

She is a competitive figure skaters and trains btw 10-12 hours a week on ice, alone with ballet, stretch and off ice lessons.

She loves cooking and I let her experiment on her own and she meddles with hands on projects.

My family back in India runs an Orphanage. So she will go twice a year to Volunteer.

Phew!! I think I am done.

Now scheduling is whole another story 😩

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My high schoolers are mostly outsourced at this point between dual enrollment and local tutorials. 

 

I think I've finally got this nailed down for my 5th grader:

 

Rod and Staff English 5, assigned novels, and written narrations across the curriculum.

Math Mammoth 5

Story of the World 2 with extra reading (Horrible Histories for fun, Landmark books from our shelves, and others)

Quark Chronicles Zoologoy & Anatomy (with Brainpop, youtube videos, and Quizlet.)

Thinking Through Analogies and Prufrock Press logic books

Evan Moor books (Daily Geography, Daily Word Problems, Word a Day) - Not all of them everyday, though.

Geography readers & Sheppard software games, 

Art & Bible drill through co-op

Golf & Flag football through local rec dept.

 

 

 

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This is my last year to post on this board, as my last child will be 8th grade next year. Wow!

 

History: Civics, really - Uncle Sam & You plus a Patriot's Primer and various bios from the SL Core 100 list

Language Arts: WWS 2, Memoria Press American Short Story & Poetry. co-op class in journalism -- we may be overloaded here but I need to see the syllabus before I decide to drop anything

Science: Physical Science - a co-op class backed up by Apologia

Math: Foerster's Algebra 1 (we did MUS Alg 1 last year and need more to be confident)

Foreign Language: Third Form Latin....we hope it will work! Bailed out of Latin Alive 2 midway last year and think I've gotten the right level

Bible: Dynamic Christian Living workbook, youth group

Other: Track this summer, Roller skating once/week during the year, plus she does her own workout, American Heritage Girls

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DS7 will be in second grade.

* Memoria Press' Simply Classical Level 2 core

Miquon (math)

SOTW Volume 1 (Ancients) + related literature

* BFSU Volume 1 (science) + related literature

* Catholic Mosaic, The New Catholic Picture Bible, Leading the Little Ones to Mary (religion)

 

 

DS4 will be in pre-k

Rod and Staff workbooks

Miquon (math)

First Start Reading A

Simply Classical Copybook 1

* Memoria Press Scissors book

* Leading the Little Ones to Mary, The New Catholic Picture Bible, and Catholic Mosaic (religion)

 

DD14 (9th grade)

* Dual-enrolled private school for math, biology, theatre, and art

* Light to the Nations volume 1 (world history - Ancients)

* The Art of Argument (logic)

* Windows to the World (literature)

* My Catholic Faith Delivered (online - religion)

* IEW's grammar series

* Apples and Pears Spelling

Not sure about her composition yet

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2nd Grade

 

MFW Adventures

R&S Spelling

R&S Math 2

Artistic Pursuits 1,2

Sing Song Spanish

VP Self Paced Bible (Gen to Joshua)

 

Kindergarten

 

AAR 1 and maybe 2

HWOT

R&S Math 1

Tagging along with big sister for everything else

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Here is what I have planned, but some of it may change because I am tired!

 

Together:

Recitation

Art study

Read Alouds

Nature Study

Various projects

Everyone is likely going to Hebrew School twice a week

 

Dd12:

AO Y6

R&S math

R&S spelling

Grammar Ace

Little Latin Readers

SL readers

 

Ds10:

AO Y4

R&S math

R&S spelling

Prima Latina

SL readers

 

Ds8:

AO Y2-3

R&S math

R&S spelling

SL readers

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6th grade.....


Continuing with Ambleside Y3 at an accelerated pace and moving to Y4. (History, science, lit, Bible, art, composers, etc ) alternating terms with units from Beyond Five in a Row. 

Continuing English Lessons Through Literature Y4 and finishing Grammar Land

 

Your Own Business: Pet Store while waiting on Math Lessons for a Living Education

TyperIsland

Speedy Spanish (continued) HOPEFULLY!

Exploring Nature With Children

Occasional unit from Herbs for Kids and Wild Craft

Continuing on learning crochet, gardening, cooking, etc.

 

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to the OP- it has taken me 12 years to figure out what works best for our family and some of that still changes! 

 

My goals for for all the kids for the year (we go year-round) are to:

 

finish the levels of CLE we are using and start the next

 

Re-start K12 for History/Science, and maybe Art: should get in at least one level each of those

 

have new Baby M and re-adjust to life with a baby

 

I am usually more ambitious but not with a new one coming in 12 weeks!

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I have a fifth grader, a creative, bright girl with low frustration tolerance and a short attention span, so I plan accordingly

 

Just Write 3 (continuing), when done with that I'll add something new, maybe CTGE, for grammar/writing

Modern Speller (continuing)

CLE Reading 5 (continuing), when done with that I'll add Collier Junior Classics (continuing) and maybe Working With Words (new)

HWT cursive (continuing)

 

CLE Math 5 (new)...unless I decide on Horizons since dd has asked for a workbook

 

CHOW (continuing), also doing the Middle Ages to ??

Story of the Thirteen Colonies (continuing bedtime reading)

Map Skills for Today 5 (continuing)

Apologia Land Animals (continuing the series) with Notebooking Journal (new)

 

Faith and Life 5 (continuing)

 

Our memory collection TBD:

poetry (continuing)

world capitals (continuing) with the MP cards this time

history dates or MP American history flashcards (new)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9th -- loves to write stories and songs, loves her languages

Geometry -- AOPS -- This is a switch; I wanted something a little deeper than Saxon, which she's used for several years.

Medieval history -- SWB's History of the Medieval World and its guide, with maps from History Odyssey Middle Ages Level 3

Medieval literature -- suggestions from HO Middle Ages Level 3 and from my own lists

Other LA -- Writing With Skill 2-3, Art of Poetry, The Creative Writer (continuations from last year)

Biology -- Miller-Levine Biology

Spanish I -- DuoLingo (continuation), Advanced Spanish Step-by-Step

Latin -- Latin Alive 1-2 (continuation -- I love this source)

Music History and Appreciation -- many sources, but the DK Smithsonian Music book (continuation)

 

6th -- loves math and history

Pre-Algebra -- AOPS -- A switch from Singapore, which he loves, but I wanted a change.

Medieval history -- Human Odyssey Middle Ages Level 2, a continuation of the HO we've used for several years and like.

Medieval literature -- from HO and my own lists

Other LA -- Writing With Skill 1, Evan-Moor Daily Grammar, Logic to the Rescue -- all of that is new to him, but I've used some of it with his older sister

Life Science -- a combination of Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia and The Way We Work, plus he'll do labs as appropriate with either older sister or younger brother, depending on the lab.

Latin -- Latin's Not So Tough Levels 3-4 (continuations)

Possibly DuoLingo Italian or something

Fine Arts -- readings from the DK Art book, to stretch over a few years (This is new.)

 

The older two and I will also be working through Literary Lessons from Lord of the Rings.

 

2nd -- especially loves studying art and animals

Math -- MEP 2 (continuation)

Medieval history -- SOTW 2 (continuation)

Literature -- readalouds from the SOTW selections, both fiction and non-fiction; daily reading practice from whatever he wants to read

Other LA -- Writing With Ease 2 (new to him, but I used it with big brother), Handwriting Without Tears printing practice, poetry from various anthologies we have around

Life Science -- Trying REAL Science Odyssey this year for the first time, since we have loved their history, plus Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia as he wishes

 

The 6th and 2nd graders and I will be studying World Geography together this year. We'll be using Trail Guide to World Geography as our spine (loved the US version this past year), and we will incorporate other subjects: world art (from Geography Through Art), picture study (this is my 2nd grader's favorite thing -- this year, it will be world monuments), world music (CDs from library), world food, animals of the world.

 

Ker -- likes to draw

Math -- maybe MEP Reception or some of the Cuisenaire rod books

Copywork -- if he chooses, from stuff I've put together myself.

Phonics -- continue 100 Easy Lessons, which I've used to varying degrees with all of my children

Art -- with everyone else, but I got him a couple of the Draw, Write, Now books, and those look really perfect for him.

No formal science or history or LA -- he'll listen along with everyone else, but I also put together some little units on various animals, with fiction and non-fiction resources, songs, etc. to give my small boys some variety and so they have something special too. They don't need formal materials, but I need to plan deliberately for them.

 

PreK -- likes to do EVERYTHING!

This child gets bored easily, so I might try 100 Easy Lessons and see how it goes.

I also got him the same package of preschool workbooks that I have gotten for all four of my older ones, the simple Rod & Staff books. He'll do them as he chooses, or not.

Our daughters will be using different materials but will have a similar lineup.

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Dd13:

 

Geometry - She has requested AoPS, but I already own Jacobs. We'll see.

Apologia Biology

TOG Year 2 Middle Ages Rhetoric Level

Wheelocks Latin with Lukeion - First outside class. I'm nervous.

Spanish 1 - Breaking the Barrier

Literary Lessons from the Lord of the Rings with Ds11

TKD, Jui Jitsu, CAP, piano and guitar lessons

 

Ds11:

Jacobs Algebra

Apologia General Science

TOG Year 2 Dialectic Level

Latin for Children part of C

So You Really Want to Learn Spanish

Chinese with Mike

Greek - Athenaze if I can get up the gumption

AAS

Shurley 7

Art of Argument

Literary Lessons from the Lord of the Rings

TKD, Jiu Jitsu, piano lessons

 

Ds9:

Saxon 7/6

RS4K

TOG Year 2 Upper Grammar Level

AAS

Rod and Staff 5

So You Really Want to Learn Spanish

Latin for Children A

VP 5th grade literature

50 states study

TKD, Jui Jitsu, piano lessons

 

Dd6:

Saxon 2

RS4K

VP 2nd grade list

Shurley 1

AAS

50 States study

TOG Year 2 Lower Grammar

 

 

Sometime between now and August 15th, I need to figure out the secret of getting it all done.

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Our daughters will be using different materials but will have a similar lineup.

Including martial arts!  (DD is on her seventh belt and hoping for black within two years.)  Cool!

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I have 3.5 students next year. Little guy is sometimes doing school...so he is the .5

 

Dd 7th:

Aops intro to algebra

Wws2 and the creative writer.

R$s english

Tog year 3

Campbell's exploring life

Art of argument

Latin and Spanish for children

 

 

Ds 4th

Singapore 4b and 5a

Beast 3d-4c

Copywork

Wwe3 and cap fable

Physics

Tog 3

Gswl and fees

Phonics road 3

 

Ds 3rd

Math mammoth 3b and 4a

Beast 3b-4a

Physics

Tog 3

Wwe 2

Phonics road/aas blend 3

Gswl and fees

Copywork

 

Ds prek

Aar

Singapore earlybird

Exploring science

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My plans changed a little after one kid made some bizarrely-huge developmental leap (so I started over with her plans).  Also, dh convinced me to combine the two oldest kids.  He said it was ridiculous not to (they're only 13 months apart).

 

9th grader: Ambleside Online Year 7, Saxon math, Visual Latin, German, Photography

8th grader: Ambleside Online Year 7, Saxon math, German

 

6th grader: 

Saxon math

Rod and Staff English

Ecoutez, Parlez! (French)

Story of the World 3

Apologia Anatomy and Physiology

Independent reading = fiction and biography selections

 

6th grader + 3rd grader together: Discovering Critical Thinking through Science Book 2, Chronicles of Narnia + Roar! guide

 

3rd grader:

finishing Miquon

Handwriting without Tears cursive

All About Spelling

Rod and Staff English 3

Five in a Row Volume 4

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I feel like I am trying to cram too much in. Likely.

 

2nd grade science-lover:

 

Math: Rightstart B (last few lessons, then C)

Spelling: AAS at whatever pace

Handwriting: Rhythm of Handwriting cursive, then copywork

LA: Copywork, dictation, narrations for most readings, loooosely maybe following WWE main book for progression. We'll see. Mad Libs, Grammaropolis, and Schoolhouse Rock thrown in.

Science: BFSU, nature study, reading nature lore, Intelligo Astronomy unit study (was a freebie on the coop awhile back and I'm hoping the links save me some prep time), on his own reading/experiments/whatever

History: Truthquest 1

Independent workbooks when I feel like getting them involved: Maps, Charts, and Graphs; Vocabulary Workshop Green; Process Skills in Problem Solving (math)

 

 

Kindergartener, lover of beautiful things, somewhat resistant/combative over sit-down stuff so this might happen much later:

 

Morning time

LA: Logic of English Foundations A

Math: Rightstart A

- Some read-alouds tailored to her, maybe from My Father's World K? I used part of it with my firstborn, maybe I will do Bible, book, and certain activities with her.

- Field trips, nature study, time to PLAY

 

2yo, turning 3 in September:

 

- lol.

 

Morning time on a rotation of some kind. Not all every day, or every term:

- Bible with Long Story Short (continuing); maybe switching it up with Jesus Storybook Bible or Gospel Story Bible

- Hymn 

- 1 poem a day

- Various lit: nature lore, history, science topics, fables, tales, lit, etc.etc.

- Picture study

- Vocabulary Cartoon of the Day

- Art Class DVD lesson

- Classical Kids podcast episode

- Song School Spanish

 

Car school:

- Just some selections of audio books at the ready, music, poetry, etc. Stuff for while we're driving about if we wanna

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I feel like I am trying to cram too much in. Likely.

 

2nd grade science-lover:

 

Math: Rightstart B (last few lessons, then C)

Spelling: AAS at whatever pace

Handwriting: Rhythm of Handwriting cursive, then copywork

LA: Copywork, dictation, narrations for most readings, loooosely maybe following WWE main book for progression. We'll see. Mad Libs, Grammaropolis, and Schoolhouse Rock thrown in.

Science: BFSU, nature study, reading nature lore, Intelligo Astronomy unit study (was a freebie on the coop awhile back and I'm hoping the links save me some prep time), on his own reading/experiments/whatever

History: Truthquest 1

Independent workbooks when I feel like getting them involved: Maps, Charts, and Graphs; Vocabulary Workshop Green; Process Skills in Problem Solving (math)

 

 

Kindergartener, lover of beautiful things, somewhat resistant/combative over sit-down stuff so this might happen much later:

 

Morning time

LA: Logic of English Foundations A

Math: Rightstart A

- Some read-alouds tailored to her, maybe from My Father's World K? I used part of it with my firstborn, maybe I will do Bible, book, and certain activities with her.

- Field trips, nature study, time to PLAY

 

2yo, turning 3 in September:

 

- lol.

 

Morning time on a rotation of some kind. Not all every day, or every term:

- Bible with Long Story Short (continuing); maybe switching it up with Jesus Storybook Bible or Gospel Story Bible

- Hymn

- 1 poem a day

- Various lit: nature lore, history, science topics, fables, tales, lit, etc.etc.

- Picture study

- Vocabulary Cartoon of the Day

- Art Class DVD lesson

- Classical Kids podcast episode

- Song School Spanish

 

Car school:

- Just some selections of audio books at the ready, music, poetry, etc. Stuff for while we're driving about if we wanna

Omg. I'm laughing over my breakfast at your 2yo curriculum. So true.

 

I've got a rising 1st and 2 nd grader, and your homeschool dreams sound a lot like what I'd want mine to be like. Especially with morning time. We always have an audiobook in the car too. Right now we're doing the Penderwicks, which my super picky 5year old loves.

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I know I've shared this in various places but this coming year (which we won't start until January and run until November):

 

7th Grader

  • Math: MUS Zeta and 1/2 of MUS Pre-Algebra (trying to get her through MUS Algebra before 9th so she can take Algebra at an area university model school) and slowly working through Singapore Intensive Practice books
  • Grammar: Giggles in the Middle 
  • Writing: Writing and Rhetoric Chreia and Proverb and Refutation and Confirmation
  • Literature: Oak Meadow English 8 
  • Foreign Language: French (no idea what I'm using she'll have finished Getting Started with French by then, but I have no idea where to go from there. Any suggestions would be appreciated, especially for a non-French speaking mom)
  • Spelling: Megawords 
  • History: The Roman portion of Beautiful Feet Ancients, American history from 1800-1900 using parts of a couple of Beautiful Feet guides, and reading through the first half of Our Island Story (trying out a new history rotation/cycle after listening to A Delectable Education podcasts about history in CM schools)
  • Science: Rainbow Science Year One with lots of living books added
  • Assigned Reading List: Isn't finalized yet, but I draw my inspiration from the book lists and scheduling at Wildflowers and Marbles

4th Grader

  • Math: Math in Focus 4A and 4B, Beast Academy 3, Singapore's Intensive Practice and Challenging Word Problems books (she's my math lover and always begging for more hence the overabundance of math resources)
  • Grammar: FLL 3 
  • Writing: Writing and Rhetoric Fable and Narrative I
  • Literature: K12 Grade 3 Literature
  • Foreign Language: Getting Started with Spanish and/or The Fun Spanish 
  • Spelling: The Modern Speller, a free vintage book using studied dictation.
  • History: Tour of the great world empires throughout history with a focus on strong women from each and American history from 1800-1900 using parts of a couple of Beautiful Feet guides
  • Science: Interest-led using Mystery Science

Kindergarten (we red-shirted him last year because he wasn't ready, but full steam ahead this year!)

  • Phonics: Logic of English Foundations A
  • Math: Mathematical Reasoning Beginnings 2
  • Handwriting: Getty-Dubay Italics Book B
  • Science: Little Otter's Anatomy Curriculum from Guest Hollow

The only thing we do all together is our Power Hour (Morning Meeting) which includes Bible, geography, Latin, art/music appreciation, poetry, memory work, and read alouds from various subject disciplines (science, history, literature, etc.).

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I have two girls homeschooling this year (my boys are off at charter schools), ages six (nearly seven) and eight, both of whom are excellent readers.

 

We won't do every single thing every day, but these are the books and programs we have scheduled:

 

Latin:

Memoria Press, Prima Latina: https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/latin/prima-latina/

 

French:

Little Pim, French Discovery Set (and lots of books): https://www.littlepim.com/shop-language-learning-kids/french-discovery-set/

 

Geography

1) Beautiful Feet Books, Geography Through Literature: http://bfbooks.com/Geography-Through-Literature-Pack-PB

2) Memoria Press, States and Capitals: https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/american-and-modern-studies/states-and-capitals-set/

 

History:

1) Story of the World, Vol. 4 (and TONS of novels, leveled readers, and picture books corresponding to the chapters)

2) California history, using various books I've collected through the years

 

Science:

1) Memoria Press, Mammals: https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/science/mammals-lessons-world-animals/

2) Memoria Press, Book of Astronomy: https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/science/book-astronomy/

3) Rod and Staff, Patterns of Nature: https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/science/patterns-nature-set/

4) Nature journaling

 

Math:

Rod and Staff Arithmetic: https://www.milestonebooks.com/list/Mathematics_for_Christian_Living_Series/

 

Cursive:

1) Memoria Press, Prima Latina Copybook: https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/latin/prima-latina-copybook/

2) Shaw Family Media, 44 United States Presidents Beginning Cursive, Zaner-Bloser Edition: http://www.christianbook.com/states-presidents-beginning-cursive-bloser-edition/holly-shaw/pd/637421

 

Art:

1) Memoria Press, Creating Art: https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/art-and-music/creating-art/

2) Artist studies using books from my stash

 

Spelling:

1) Spelling You See: http://www.christianbook.com/page/homeschool/demme-learning/spelling-you-see/getting-started-with-spelling-you-see?event=Homeschool|1005045

OR

2) Spelling Workout: http://www.christianbook.com/spelling-workout-level-d-student-edition/9780765224835/pd/522483?event=ESRCG

* I can't decide.  We've used Spelling Workout in the past, and my girls like it, but I feel like Spelling You See might benefit them more.  I just feel like there will come a point in my exhaustion that I'll start wanting them to be more independent than Spelling You See.

 

Phonics:
Explode the Code: http://www.christianbook.com/page/homeschool/language-arts/explode-the-code?kw=explode%20the%20code%20phonics&mt=b&dv=c&event=PPCSRC&p=1018818&gclid=CPrHpsT74s0CFceBfgodU9QPYg

* Oldest daughter is finished, but youngest has Books 5 1/2 through 8 left.  We used The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading and the BOB Books sets when they were younger.

 

Grammar and Compsition:

Memoria Press, English Grammar Recitation and Intro to Composition: https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/writing-and-english-grammar/3rd-grade-english-grammar-intro-composition/

* This is our first year veering from First Language Lessons and Writing With Ease.  Both of which we like, but I feel like a change.

 

Literature:

Memoria Press, Literature Guides

1) The Moffats: https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/literature-and-poetry/the-moffats-set/

2) Farmer Boy: https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/literature-and-poetry/farmer-boy-set/

3) Charlotte's Web: https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/literature-and-poetry/charlottes-web-set/

4) The Blue Fairy Book: https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/literature-and-poetry/the-blue-fairy-book-set/

 

Chapter Book Read-Alouds to Coincide with SOTW:

1) Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff

2) The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

3) The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman

4) Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff

5) The Wind on the Moon by Eric Linklater

 

* I find LOTS of my SOTW suggestions and other reading books on Thriftbooks.  Great prices, fast shipping.  If you're not already on Thriftbooks, this link gets you 15% off your first order: http://www.thriftbooks.com/share/?code=1uT0ZkeL%252bAZILOU51eymxw%253d%253d

 

Other:

1) Lots of various morning basket read-alouds, poetry, Shakespeare studies

2) Mavis Beacon Keyboarding Kidz: http://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl.php?id=058931

3) Teatime classical music

4) Memoria Press recitations

5) Ballet

6) Girl Scouts

7) Piano

8) Lots of outdoor play and board games

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Here's what we are currently using (we work round the year):

 

Atlas:

Dynamo Math

Daily Writing Prompts

Tin Man Press/Anti-Coloring Books + Puzzle Books (Sudoku, Crosswords etc)

 

Chaos & Eve:

Reading Eggs/Eggspress

McRuffy Math

 

Family:

Right Now Media (Bible Studies)

Story of the World

Math on the Level + Living Math + Math Fun etc

Konos

 

What I'm planning to add in Soon + In the Future:

Kids Cook Real Food Ecourse/Classes by Kitchen Stewardship (already have it, just gathering some stuff I need)

Creek Edge Science Task Cards (I'm using these as a base to create my own fun science curriculum,as I've tried practically all the science programs out there, most are boring and kids prefer when I create the science class stuff.)

My Own Art Exposure/Lab class I am creating for the kids, (as again, I have tried most art programs out there and find them boring LOL).

Maybe transfer Atlas to CLE once finished Dynamo? I'm still umming and ahhhing over that.

Eventually move over to Picture Smart or Stick Figures for Bible

Put Atlas in some online classes (Mincecraft, Fashion Design etc)

Figure out some sort of home economics/sewing class.

Next year (2017) at some point, add Grammaropolis and other grammar resources to Atlas' stuff. Or Grammaropolis + Wordsmith Apprentice

Work on a Handwriting program of some sort for the younger two.

Use Mensa Booklist as ideas for reading programs or readalouds.

Thinking about Susan Evans Unit Study Treasure Vault

And Enchanted Homeschools subscription

 

A lot of the Future stuff is half thought out stuff, probably won't add all of it, as I like to have as little formal school as possible as the kids do their own self-directed projects and studies, I just like to whet their appetite ,and help out in areas they are struggling or require for things they would like to do.

 

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