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I am finding it mind boggling that my girl is 12 and a 7th grader this year!

Our plans:

Pre-Algebra - WHA online, using Dolciani
Latin Alive 1

WWS 1
Life science - Science Shepherd 

History - Early modern, K12 HO plus literature

 

Literature (with creative writing) , Drama, and Art at tutorial

Piano, choir, AHG, Jr. docent at local history museum

Swimming (for fun and exercise, no team or program), dog walking, and park rambles. 

 

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My son will also be turning 12 this summer and a 7th grader next year.   :svengo:

I'm planning to just keep going year-round, moving up a level when they are ready.  So, not everything may start in September.

 

Math: Foerster's Algebra, Real World Algebra, and we'll probably start Hands-on Geometry or the MEP7 geometry sections as soon as he finishes BA or JA.  I dislike the geometry in MM but want him to have some background before high school geometry.
(currently doing BA, Jousting Armadillos, and Zaccaro Challenge Math.  We just stopped MM about 3/4 of the way through the old 6A)

Literature (and some writing and vocabulary included): Mosdos Press Jade

(currently doing Pearl)

Grammar/Writing: still contemplating.  We just took a step back and are doing Write On! because it's a weak area for both kids.  We may be doing a BraveWriter group with locals.

History: History Odyssey 2 Medieval

(currently doing HO2 - Ancients, we're not exactly doing the usual cycle)

Foreign Language: Spanish with Duolingo and Getting Started with Spanish

(currently doing this but really badly.  Need to get better at scheduling it)

Vocabulary: Vocabulary from Classical Roots 

(he just finished 6 and will be starting A.  These go quick so he'll probably be doing B and C next year)

Science: various units, 4-H STEM club

(another area I'm not being great at this year, except for 4-H)

Art: doing art to go along with history, various resources

Music: continuing to learn to read music and keyboarding, Choir

PE: Tai Kwan Do, swimming, yoga

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Well, as of today my plan I'd to start planning! But some things will continue I guess:

 

Writing: WWS 2

Math: MM pre-algebra for one, AOPS pre-algebra for the other

History: continue with the Human Odyssey books and sporadic extras

Science: wildly backdating between interest-led reading a la Regentrude, and Tarbuck's Earth Science which Regentrude also suggested at a different time.

Grammar: next season of AG and then review occasionally the ready of the year

American History: light-weight diy class using the Critical Thinking books.

Foreign Language: this is the tricky part. We are spending time with Spanish, German and Latin this year and it takes so much time out of our week. I was hoping to get everybody down to one language and luxuriate in new found free time. We were supposed to finish BBoLL2 this semester, but that is not going to happen. In theory we could just stop, but I may have issues with unchecked boxes. 😊

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I can't believe my biggest boy will be a seventh grader! He is a very easy kid to school; he likes a clear list of work to fly through mostly independently.

 

Math -- probably continue AOPS pre-algebra

 

History -- probably American, from the American parts of History Odyssey's Early Modern and Modern using Kingfisher and Human Odyssey, plus supplements to fill in the spaces.

ETA: I decided I wasn't happy with that approach. I put the list together, and it ended up being just the major highlights. DS1 balked at that; he knows the basics. So I got Notgrass's America the Beautiful for him. It covers some things beyond the basics, and I think he will love it.

 

Literature -- American to correlate with history; possibly Art of Poetry

ETA: I've planned about half of the Notgrass American lit and then a bunch of other American lit.

 

Writing -- WWS 1/2

 

Science -- Ellen McHenry's Chemistry and not sure what else

 

Languages -- continue Latin's Not So Tough probably; maybe DuoLingo for something else (he's expressed interest in Russian!)

 

Logic -- Fallacy Detective maybe

 

Extras -- probably martial arts and guitar.

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Math-- AOPS Intro to Geometry. AOPS Counting and Probablity.

 

History-- Notgrass From Adam to Us

 

Grammar-- MCT Magic Lens 2, 4Practice 2. I am tired of the repetition and may look for something else.

 

Vocab-- MCT Word Within the Word 2

 

Writing-- not sure yet. Might use MCT AAW 1 since I have it. Might just work on an essay a week.

 

Literature-- Figuratively Speaking, Notgrass literature. She reads a lot on her own.

 

Science-- Little Passports Science Expedition. Ellen McHenry's Mapping the Body with Art.

 

French-- Memoria Press First Start French. Finish book 1 and start book 2.

 

PE-- she is an optionals level competitive gymnast and goes about 20 hours a week

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WHA Geometry

WHA or Kolbe 8 literature ?????

History middles ages: dorothy miller?

Vocab: vocab from classical roots B

Rod and staff: spelling 8

Clover creek: physics

WHA fundamentals of writing

Spanish: tutor

 

Or

 

7th grade Veritas press Honors Diploma???

 

Any suggestions? Help?

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MWB Foerster Algebra 1

Medieval classic lit reading list and discussions

Church history, just various biographies

Elementary Greek 3

Latin Alive 1, and CAP Latin Reader (3rd one)

Exploring Creation with Biology

Science in the Scientific Revolution (just reading through)

Destinos and Easy Spanish Step by Step

French in Action and Rosetta Stone French

Rod and Staff English 7, grammar lessons only

Writing and Rhetoric 7-8

Sequential Spelling

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We are still very much in planning mode but I will list what I am thinking and adjust every few weeks or so! 😂

Bible: probably some  Christian worldview study Using the Case for Kids) and The Gospels (mom made) 
Math: prealgebra using ???
LA:
WWS2 with WTMA
Megawords 6-7
AG season 2
History and lit: either geography or early modern (considering SL core F or TOG or BP year 3)
Science: probably earth and space but not sure using what... Elemental Science ESA
Spanish: Middlebury Interactive middle school yr 2
Art of Argument
Piano and gymnastics are her extras/ we also do monthly art classes and regular field trips

Yeah my plans are rather fluid at this point :lol:

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Math: Foerster Algebra 

History: K12 Human Odyssey 3

English: Literature to go along with history (still working on this list) & some intensive work on essay writing

Science: Physical science with a variety of books and TOPS units

Latin: Latin Alive 2

French: AIM Academy French 1

Logic: The Art of Argument & Argument Builder

Art: Artistic Pursuits Middle School

Extra: Piano lessons, Boy Scouts, & rec baseball

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My current 6th grader is my laid back, plan it for me kid.

 

History - world history not sure what we will use yet

English - WTMA Socratic discussion for the logic stage

Mathematics - WTMA precalculus

Science - physics with my DS12

Language other than English - continue with Saturday B&M German class and WTMA German II and Chinese with a tutor

Visual and performing arts - piano (year round) and music composition (summer course)

Elective - probably economics with DS12

PE - undecided

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I cannot believe I'm going to have twin 7th graders -- YIKES!!!

 

Very preliminary:

 

Math -- MM7 or AOPS Pre-algebra (I have both so we will see)

Writing -- finish WWS1 and start WWS2

Vocabulary - Wordly Wise 7 and 8

Grammar - Analytical Grammar

History - Finish Hewitt's A History of US

Science - Working on this now

Literature - Working on this next

Latin - ??? after Getting Started with Latin

Spanish - Duolingo

Music - ???

Electives - Need the class offerings to come out

PE:  swim team year round, baseball

 

 

 

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My current 7th grader is midway through her year. She is doing:

Math: Rod and Staff 6, about to move into 7

English: Rod and Staff 5

Spelling: some Dyslexia Games workbooks. We did some vision therapy and worked with a special ed teacher there, so using her methods. 

Latin: Second Form

Spanish: EasyPeasyAllinOneHomeschool

Reading: Classical House of Learning Lit's Ancients. I had the old lessons downloaded from my older dd. 

History: WTM style Logic stage ancients w/KHE.

Science: Science in the Age of Reason. 

Thinking Tree Fun Schooling Journal and How to Make Money Journal: Our best resource for her this year. She works in these about an hour a day. She chose several topics to study with this: Bible, Animals, and Poetry among other things. And she is doing career interviews for the How to Make Money book. 

 

 

 

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Ok:

 

Math: Saxon 78

Science: Science Explorer Life Science

History: TOG 3

English: TOG 3 lit selections with a once a month book club; Grammar: CTGE 7; Writing: Jump In  probably something for vocab; possibly continue spelling with Spelling Power as he is my weakest speller

Foreign Language: Maybe continue with Latin or start Spanish with Duolingo

PE: Taekwondo, daily run, maybe a co-op class

Music: guitar

Art: maybe co-op

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Hard to know whether to list this DD in 7th or 8th grade for purposes of curriculum planning; she has an October birthday, so she is either a mature 7th grader or young 8th grader (will likely depend on when/where we decide to do high school).

Math- Repeat Algebra 1 at WHA because we have time; SS 8 Math (for spiral review); Ket to Geometry (will do over the summer 2017 as a pre-geometry)

English- FOEW at WHA; AG high school reinforcement; Intro to Persuasive Writing through Literature at Integritas Academy (Cindy Lange's new online school)

Science- Life Science at WHA

French- WTMA French 1 Latin 1 at WHA

History/Current Events- World History Detective Medieval (doubles as test prep); Story of Science; CNN 10; Upfront Magazine; something for geography Continue drawing mental maps of world & U.S.

ETA:
Art/handicrafts- She loves to knit, sew, crotchet, watercolor paint, draw, and do many types of calligraphy/hand-lettering. She unschooles/self-teaches largely with YouTube videos.

PE- Classical ballet & contemporary dance 15+ hours/week 20-25 hours per week at new Pre-Pro program

Music- none. We've totally dropped the ball. Loves to listen to/attend musicals and classical concerts, but she has had zero actual music theory/history/performance training. Any suggestions for a very non-musical mom? How to Listen to and Understand Great Music on GCP

 

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All of these planning threads keep popping up! But here's what I'm thinking so far:

 

Language Arts: Writing and Rhetoric Books 7&8, diagramming sentences, selected novels and poems, maybe The Art of Argument

 

Math: I'm debating on continuing with Singapore or switching programs

 

Science: Maybe Apologia? or we may continue doing science with the Berean Builders series as a family and have him do some of the Ambleside year 7 science readings independently.

 

History: Finish the Book of the Romans (Because I know that we are not getting through it all this school year!) and the Book of the Middle Ages by Dorothy Mills

 

Spanish: Duolingo

 

Art: Artistic Pursuits

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We're on the downhill with homeschooling with ds (two years to go) so I am both sad and anxious in equal measures. I really should call the district and see how they'll handle admission, I am pondering chickening out and making dh call them. All of my plans will probably change depending on how they answer.

 

Math: Pre-A, I'm alternating between AOPS Pre-A or WTMA (AOPS/Singapore methods) and maybe a couple of other options.

Writing: WWS2 or something online

Grammar: Hake7

Literature: read stuff starting with the books listed in HO

Spelling: SWO G

History: HO2 Middle Ages

Science: outsourced

Foreign language: I floated fhe idea or spanish or another language, but ds is pretty adamant about Latin. We have been using Lively Latin, but I am pondering switching to something else

 

We will also continue with piano lessons, critical thinking skills through the lens of current events/news, and artist study/skills through Artistic Pursuits.

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My son will be in 7th:

 

Math: BJU Prealgebra

Science: BJU Life

History/Literature: TOG Yr 4

English: IEW FixIt and Spelling

Writing: IEW Finish Narnia and/or start Rockets, Radar, and Robotics

 

Weekly co-op with electives (TBD)

 

That's the plan!

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Math: finish SM 6 & move into AoPS pre A

Grammar: ALL if out in time, otherwise maybe Analytical Grammar

Writing: WWS 1, maybe add some creative writing stuff (very reluctant writer) WTMA Prep for Expository Writing

Vocabulary: Wordly Wise or English from the Roots Up (I have both)

Lit: need to make list, maybe a poetry study since she has sudden interest

History: finish Human Odyssey 1 & move into 2, along with a couple of encyclopedias  WTMA Story of the Middle Ages

Science: homemade botany and zoology using a variety of things

Mesh of various world geography resources (because she asked)

Critical thinking/logic stuff that she will choose on her own

Piano, ballet, karate, art, science classes at zoo, swimming

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Probably:

Algebra 1: Derek Owens

 

Center for Lit

Bravewriter (online)

Continue Hake Grammar 7 (if ALL isn't out by then) or maybe switch to Analytical Grammar?

Vocabulary from Roots A & B

 

Elemental Science: Biology OR Derek Owens Physical Science

 

US History: Joy Hakim and US geography (?)

 

Spanish: continue Duolingo

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I really need to update this (and it's a weird story, too):

 

After weeks of non-stop planning, dh felt sorry for me and bought MFW Exploring Countries and Cultures.   :svengo:   So, our line-up is:

 

MFW ECC (not using their LA or math recs) + 7th/8th Grade Supplement

Living Math

The Language Mechanic

Ecoutez, Parlez

RS4K Physics & Chemistry (instead of Apologia General Science as recommended by MFW)

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ok, I guess I need to think about this, lol

 

Math: probably AOPS pre-A and it will most likely be an online class, either with WTMA or the AOPS online school. I am leaning towards WTMA b/c classes are during the day.  When DS1 took the online AOPS pre-A class it was on Tuesday night and that was really difficult. Plus WTMA has twice a week instruction.

 

Language Arts: Grammar: R&S, Lit: WTM reading lists, Writing: WTMA Expository 3

 

Science: CPO Life Science as the spine, but we will mix in some other resources

 

History: Year 3 in the history cycle using Human Odyssey book 2 and a bunch of the Oxford Press books, etc, etc

 

Latin: Continue with Lively Latin

 

French: might be an online class, because I am a crap French teacher, But I don't know if I can justify a third online class.

 

Logic: whatever comes after The Art of Argument, I can't remember right now, lol.

 

Music: continue with piano and probably continue with guitar

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Math: probably AOPS pre-A and it will most likely be an online class, either with WTMA or the AOPS online school. I am leaning towards WTMA b/c classes are during the day. When DS1 took the online AOPS pre-A class it was on Tuesday night and that was really difficult. Plus WTMA has twice a week instruction.

 

This is generally the same debate I'm going through (although I didn't really notice the night course bit). AOPS is also accredited so I was hoping that might ease ds' transition to the public school for high school. Dh ended up having to retake Algebra 1 in high school because they would not recognize him having taken it in 8th gradeat the Christian school he had been in. I do not want that to happen to ds.

 

I really should just suck it up and call the school district, but they gave me such a hard time when I pulled ds out after going there for second grade. I just couldn't get them to understand that it wasn't up for debate. Dh called, two minutes later it was done. grumble, grumble

 

I am also considering outsourcing writing for 7th grade. WriteAtHome or Home2Teach. Oh, and I'd switch from Hake7 to ALL if it's out in time. There are bits in Hake that really bug me. They're not overtly religious, but it's circling around in there.

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This is generally the same debate I'm going through (although I didn't really notice the night course bit). AOPS is also accredited so I was hoping that might ease ds' transition to the public school for high school. Dh ended up having to retake Algebra 1 in high school because they would not recognize him having taken it in 8th gradeat the Christian school he had been in. I do not want that to happen to ds.

 

I really should just suck it up and call the school district, but they gave me such a hard time when I pulled ds out after going there for second grade. I just couldn't get them to understand that it wasn't up for debate. Dh called, two minutes later it was done. grumble, grumble

 

I am also considering outsourcing writing for 7th grade. WriteAtHome or Home2Teach. Oh, and I'd switch from Hake7 to ALL if it's out in time. There are bits in Hake that really bug me. They're not overtly religious, but it's circling around in there.

 

Not getting credit would be a pain in the butt.  Here I just had ds1 take the algebra state regents exam as an 8th grader (they have to let him take it, by law) and if he passed we were done.  Only trouble is that AOPS algebra isn't common core aligned, which is fine, but it means that DH and DS1 were scrambling to cover some topics before ds1 took the test. He passed, barely, but he passed. So that was that. They gave him the credit and we were done.

 

So, you might find out if there is an end of year state exam given to algebra students and if he can take it?  More and more states have them, but if a homeschooler can take it is a different question. So annoying. Or ask around and find out what happens to local private school students who transfer in...they can't all not get credit for 8th grade algebra.

 

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Man, do I NOT have a plan.

 

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Yup. This is me too. We're not even technically half way through this school year...  

We'll continue with CLE math and read lots of books.  I may as well not even try to guess what else, because my plans will change 3,587 times between now and when we begin.

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Not getting credit would be a pain in the butt.  Here I just had ds1 take the algebra state regents exam as an 8th grader (they have to let him take it, by law) and if he passed we were done.  Only trouble is that AOPS algebra isn't common core aligned, which is fine, but it means that DH and DS1 were scrambling to cover some topics before ds1 took the test. He passed, barely, but he passed. So that was that. They gave him the credit and we were done.

 

So, you might find out if there is an end of year state exam given to algebra students and if he can take it?  More and more states have them, but if a homeschooler can take it is a different question. So annoying. Or ask around and find out what happens to local private school students who transfer in...they can't all not get credit for 8th grade algebra.

 

Oh, I didn't even think about common core alignment.  I am just going to bite the bullet next week and call the district office. I know general admissions type stuff (if your child has been out of the public school system for more than a year a placement test is required before admission and that high school is all or nothing), but not regarding how they handle math.  I assume if the placement test shows mastery of algebra topics then getting into geometry should be no problem.  

 

I know that private schools can have their students take the state's test, and we are considered private schools under state law, but it does not appear that there is a way for homeschoolers to be included and/or request the test.  Nor do I know if they will accept other standardized test results.  Your option sounds nicer.

 

But, yeah...dh's weekends have shifted to weekdays so next week Monday, I am definitely calling.  Or the week after.  Wouldn't want to wear myself out.  :glare:

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Whee! 7th Grade! We will still be catching up a bit since he just came home from public school 2 months ago.

 

Logic: Finish Fallacy Detective, go on to Thinking Toolbox.

History: Shared class with 5th grade sister. SOTW2, supplement with Horrible Histories, OUP primary source volume, Treasury of Catholic Wisdom, and Kingfisher or maaaaaybe the NatGeo Visual History. I'm just not sure I want to shell out the cash for another middle-grade history encyclopedia. But I don't want to shortchange his education, either. Maybe Kingfisher for one more year, NatGeo for 8th.

 

Math: Life of Fred Pre-Algebra and Khan Academy 7th Grade.

Science: Shared class with sis. BFSU Vol. 2.

Word Study: Vocab From Classical Roots C and D

Reading: WTM reading list for 6th grade.

Grammar: FLL 4 with sis. Neither of them ever had any grammar education at school, so the material that we're working on now in FLL 3 is totally new to them.

Writing: Finish WWS 1, go on to 2.

 

Foreign Languages: Shared class with sis. Not sure where to go with Latin after finishing GSWL, still looking for ideas. For Chinese, watching lots of videos and trying to get a weekly meeting with a Chinese speaker. For Japanese, continue with NHK Easy Japanese and begin using Remembering The Kanji. 

 

Art/Music: Not a major priority, but they like Mark Kistler's Youtube videos so we'll keep up with that. Art history where it falls in our study of history. Continue discovering that classical music can be enjoyable  :smilielol5:   I'd love for him to study an instrument, but he hasn't registered any interest since trying saxophone and getting bored with it.

 

Faith Formation: The Bible Tells Me So by Christian Leblanc; daily scripture from the Office of Readings.

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This is for my STEM kid

 

Algebra 1--through local middle school

 

Spanish 1-- through local middle school

 

Science class--through Johns Hopkins CTY hopefully

 

English/Lit--R&S English 8, Word Wealth Jr., lit books and Progeny Press guides through co-op, writing through co-op (IEW and LTOW mishmash)

 

History/Geography-- Notgrass U.S., Maps Charts and Graphs workbook, Continue drawing the whole world through:

http://map-of-the-whole-world.weebly.com/

 

Public speaking--Speech club and tournaments, co-op oral presentations.

 

Logic--Java programming course through local friend, Fallacy Detective, test prep resources (Khan Academy SAT practice, EM Daily Reading Comprehension, EM Daily Paragraph Editing)

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Math - Chuckles the Rocket Dog (from Arbor Algebra) with Zaccaro and Jacobs Algebra as supplements 

 

Vocab - Vocabulary from the Classical Roots A

 

Spelling - Spelling Made Easy

 

Grammar - Winston Advanced and MCT Voyage

 

Writing - Finish Writeshop 1 and Killgallon Paragraphs for Middle and possible non fiction

 

Literature - choose own books, books from modern history, and Ready Readers 3

 

History - some combo of SOTW 4, K12 Human Odyssey, Micronations

 

Science - RSO Physics with Prentice Hall Physical Science

 

Latin - LFC B 

 

Logic - Art of Argument and Argument Builder

 

Music - Piano and Voice Lessons

 

Dance - at studio

 

Art - Artistic Pursuits grades 4-5 (we are all trying to stay together)

 

 

 

 

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Math: MUS pre-algebra

Writing: IEW

Spelling Wisdom 2 (second half)

Our Mother Tongue

SCM Modern Times history, geography, and Bible

Family literature selections

Science: Jack's Insects and living science books with younger sister or he may do Apologia's General Science on his own

Visual Latin 2?

Morning basket selections

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Forester Algebra 1

Chinese made easy 3

Writing with skill 2

Rod and staff grammar 7

OLVS spelling and handwriting

Caesar English 2

OLVS religion 7. Mills's Book of Ancient Israel.

Light to the nations 2

Teaching the classics with Windows to the World

Continue our second year of using selected chapters from Hewitt, suchocki, tarbuck and Campbell according to interest.

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Bella 7th. She was going to keep home through middle school but is now going to apply to a private school for 8th since they are very competitive for 9th. Looking to get some basic exposure we may have missed and some outside verification of her abilities, work ethic, intelligence, etc.

 

Need suggestions for what comes after MM7, outsourced writing, and a brief overview of world history.

 

Summer: Typing, WTMA online study skills, veritas press to 1815

 

Language Arts:

Outsourcing writing (WTMA, Time4writing, bravewriter)?

Eltl level tbd. Ideally finish 5

R&S Spelling 7&8

 

Math:

Finish Mm7 and into...?

Singapore CWP 6

 

Arts:

Guitar

Drawing class

 

PE:

Lax training

 

Science: undecided. Hoping to outsource an in person lab science

 

History:

Veritas press 1815 to present

Some sort of world history overview??

 

Logic:

Fallacy Detective or AoA. We are using "Crime Scene Whodunits" since she is very into crime scene stuff lately. If I can find something else we may keep on that track.

 

Misc:

ASL (local)

Basic computer class (online?)

FL?

Scouts: she will be working on her silver award.

Legs/NASA engineering club

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DD 7th Grade

 

Math: CLE 6/7 

 

Writing: IEW Medieval (outsourced)

 

Grammar: Fix it! (outsourced)

 

Lit: Center for Lit, EM Daily Reading Comprehension (maybe), Faith & Freedom Readers and TONS of free reading 

 

Latin: First Form

 

History: The Old World and America (Middle Ages Section w/ coordinating novels TBD and Timeline)

 

Science: The Rainbow Year 1

 

Socratic Discussion Online: Angelicum

 

Religion: Seton

 

Extracurriculars: Competitive Horseback Riding, Piano, Co-Op Drama (?)

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Math - pre algebra not sure which one yet

Grammar - Analytical Grammar Reinforcement and Review

Writing - WWS 2

Literature - not sure maybe lightening literature?

Vocabulary- Wordly Wise

Science - Stem Center Robotics and Engineering class

History - unsure

Latin - Latin Book 2

Extra - Piano, Competition Dance, Crossfit Kids

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7th Grade Line-Up:

 

Math: AoPS Pre-A or VT. I have both. I need to choose.

 

Science: Story of Science (Hakim)

 

History: Sonlight H World History part 2. Slightly modified

 

Grammar: IEW Fix it

 

Spelling: Sequential Spelling

 

Writing: Either the IEW Narnia theme book or WWS.I have both and need to choose. Thoughts?

 

Art: Artistic Pursuits

 

Music: Continue Violin.  Community Orchestra, possibly the school Orchestra.
study several Composers.

 

Logic: Art of Argument

 

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Writing: LTOW intro to essay with Jessica Chow

Math: prep for AOPS Pre-algebra (finish Zeta, all BA 4 & 5)

Grammar: Fix It! 3

Latin: finish Latin for Children A, start B maybe online?

Foreign Language: Swedish continuation via after school class for expats

Science: maybe cycle back to astronomy (quark chronicles something light and fun)??

Art: Artistic Pursuits 3 (with artsy younger brother)

Music: piano & choir

Literature: ?? He reads a lot, but I would like him to slow down and go deeper.

Logic: Art of Argument, maybe online

Spelling: finish AAS 7

History : Notgrass America the Beautiful, SOTW 3 & 4

 

Although he is extremely bright and pretty quick to learn, he is fairly resistant to school in general. This makes me question everything!

 

I'd like him to have up to three online classes, but can't decide which would be the best for him. He is currently taking WTM Socratic Discussion and finds it mostly hateful. [emoji45] it seemed like most kids loved that class, he is just struggling a bit with the technology, orderliness and, ahem, reading the question and following through. I think art of argument could be more effective and fun with a group of peers. And Latin is getting difficult, so more support would be welcome for me, but I don't want to overwhelm him, either, or waste a bunch of $$ on tuition.

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I'd like him to have up to three online classes, but can't decide which would be the best for him. He is currently taking WTM Socratic Discussion and finds it mostly hateful. [emoji45] it seemed like most kids loved that class, he is just struggling a bit with the technology, orderliness and, ahem, reading the question and following through. I think art of argument could be more effective and fun with a group of peers.

 

 

Can you tell me a bit more about how the Socratic discussion class works? Considering that for my Dd sometime in the next year or two.  Sorry your boy doesn't like it! 

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Can you tell me a bit more about how the Socratic discussion class works? Considering that for my Dd sometime in the next year or two. Sorry your boy doesn't like it!

Sure, it works through Blackboard, which also has an app. The teacher posts a link to a reading assignment (i.e., chapter 2 in Tom Sawyer). I cut and paste it into a word document and email it to my son. (We are at our vacation home and there is not easy access to printer. If I were home, I would print her assignment and the reading--which may be better for him.) then he annotates in the word document and writes some critical thinking questions at the end. Next, he (we) have to upload his assignment to blackboard for the instructor, remembering to save it in the proper folder, with an adequate name--these seem to be an issue for my boy, who finds it burdensome to type his name and date in the title[emoji849]) if he misses something, he has the opportunity to submit a redo...but, again, he finds this to be overbearingly burdensome.

 

The actual class does not involve video, only audio. I think he'd enjoy it more if he could see the other students, or, at minimum, the instructor. He is a very outgoing, social kid, and we are dropping out of Classical Conversations for various reasons, and I was hoping he could find some social outlet via online classes. He enjoys a little competition, etc in a classroom setting.

 

The trouble is mostly in my sons attitude, but video feed would definitely enhance the class.

 

 

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Sure, it works through Blackboard, which also has an app. The teacher posts a link to a reading assignment (i.e., chapter 2 in Tom Sawyer). I cut and paste it into a word document and email it to my son. (We are at our vacation home and there is not easy access to printer. If I were home, I would print her assignment and the reading--which may be better for him.) then he annotates in the word document and writes some critical thinking questions at the end. Next, he (we) have to upload his assignment to blackboard for the instructor, remembering to save it in the proper folder, with an adequate name--these seem to be an issue for my boy, who finds it burdensome to type his name and date in the title[emoji849]) if he misses something, he has the opportunity to submit a redo...but, again, he finds this to be overbearingly burdensome.

 

The actual class does not involve video, only audio. I think he'd enjoy it more if he could see the other students, or, at minimum, the instructor. He is a very outgoing, social kid, and we are dropping out of Classical Conversations for various reasons, and I was hoping he could find some social outlet via online classes. He enjoys a little competition, etc in a classroom setting.

 

The trouble is mostly in my sons attitude, but video feed would definitely enhance the class.

 

 

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My son is now on his second WTMA class. It does tend to be mostly audio, but his teachers have always put the relevant passages or questions or etc on the screen to look at during discussions. I cant say it is never a blank screen, but it's not the usual state, and he has had two different teachers.  Would it be possible for you to ask the teacher to throw up the question being discussed etc? They can type and have stuff show up pretty easily.  I am sure there are many students who could benefit from a visual to focus on during discussion. 

 

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Math: Lial's pre-algebra

Science: McHenry's The Elements and Carbon Chemistry, Mystery of the Periodic Table, Gray's Elements

Language arts: WWS 1, Rod and Staff grammar, Center for Lit Reading Roadmaps, Figuratively Speaking, Vocabulary from Classical Roots, weekly dictation exercises

History, Geography, Bible, Music Appreciation and Composer Study: Heart of Dakota Revival to Revolution

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My son is now on his second WTMA class. It does tend to be mostly audio, but his teachers have always put the relevant passages or questions or etc on the screen to look at during discussions. I cant say it is never a blank screen, but it's not the usual state, and he has had two different teachers. Would it be possible for you to ask the teacher to throw up the question being discussed etc? They can type and have stuff show up pretty easily. I am sure there are many students who could benefit from a visual to focus on during discussion.

 

Sorry I wasn't more clear about that. She does put up the relevant material--either PowerPoint or whiteboard style. We just find it less engaging without live faces. And students who have frequent microphone mishaps do type their answers in a chat box as well.

 

Which reminds me to add typing to the list of 7th grade subjects. I'm fast becoming the most loathed mother[emoji3]

 

 

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Here is my plan for my rising 7th grader.  We go to a wonderful academic co-op in Tampa and he gets many of his core subjects done there.  The teacher introduces the concepts, I work with him during the week.

 

Co-Op Classes:

 

Math:  Mr. D Geometry

Writing:  WWS II

Science:  Apologia Physical Science (I am not a huge fan as I prefer secular science but I am dreadful at science and this is the best I can do)

Literature:  amazing teacher who will do 5-6 books over the course of the year

Electives:  Speech and Debate, and something called 4th Quarter Craze (they will do 4, 8 week long units - one on the history of weapons, one is an individual project on a topic of his choosing, one is a group project of the group's choosing, and one is on etiquette....I couldn't care less about the first and last topics, but do want him working on a long term individual project and a group project as well)

 

Here at home:

 

Civics:  I am torn.  I don't think the Notgrass middle school civics looks meaty enough for him, so I may stretch the semester long high school class into a year long class.  I am not a fan of Notgrass in general so still looking at options.  We have gone through the history rotation twice already (not sure how, LOL) so this will be in lieu of history. 

Spelling:  All About Spelling 7 (is there even a book 7?  LOL)

Grammar:  he will finish Analytical Grammar in co-op in 6th grade, so will probably buy one or more of the AG supplement books to keep it in his mind

Foreign language:  no clue but really need to get on this as he has had zero exposure to any foreign language

Logic:  we are doing Art of Argument this year (which he loves) so we will do whatever comes after that

 

I love these threads so I'm off to study the rest of the thread for new ideas/options.

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I know, I know.....everyone says it. But, really....

I can't believe my oldest is going to turn 12 this summer and start 7th grade this year!

 

Math: wherever we are in the Jousting Armadillos book trio (we just finished SM6, she's currently doing Hand's On Geometry for a break and then we'll start JA this year and continue into next....unless we don't, ha!)

Logic: Argument Builder (Art of Argument went pretty well this year)

English: R&S6 (finishing up), Lightning Literature 7, Lively Art of Writing, Vocabulary from Classical Roots A

History: Early Modern period (K12's condensed History of US, K12 Human Odyssey [part of book 2], a couple of OUP books....)

Science: Apologia General Science

Art: Artistic Pursuits Middle Grades, Book 1

Co-op: (mostly just for fun) art, Spanish, science experiments/demonstrations, creative writing, gym 

community dance class

 

This lineup sounds great in my head. I wonder how it will play out in real life. ? That is always the way of it. :)

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This is our first time for 7th grade, and this is for my 'tech savvy' boy

 

Bible: James

Math: Teaching Textbooks 7

History: Mystery of History 3 (co-op class)

Science: Apologia General Science (co-op class)

English: Megawords 1, MP Classical Composition 1 - 2, Easy Grammar Plus, MP Literature

Foreign Language: Greek Alphabet Code Cracker, Latina Christiana

Elective: KidCoder Programming

 

I think that's it, along with some family read aloud a, but I feel like I'm missing something.....

This is our first time for 7th grade, and this is for my 'tech savvy' boy

 

Bible: James

Math: Teaching Textbooks 7

History: Mystery of History 3 (co-op class)

Science: Apologia General Science (co-op class)

English: Megawords 1, IEW SWI-B, Fix It! Grammar, Marie's Words, 2 Progeny Press guides

Foreign Language: Greek Alphabet Code Cracker

Elective: KidCoder Programming

 

I think that's it, along with some family read aloud a, but I feel like I'm missing something.....

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I haven't been here for a while, so am wondering what this ALL is that many are mentioning?

SWB's Advanced Language Lessons. Grammar for upper grades, due out before the next school year begins.

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We will be using:

LA- online Abeka acedemy 7

Math - Video text

Science - Apologia - Physical Science

Keyboarding/Data processing - Abeka

History - uggg Thinking about TOG but may do ancients with Beautiful Feet

She does go to the junior high everyday for orchestra, band, and show chior and also a member of a youth orchestra at a college. She also participates in many music contests and honor band/orchestra. This is why I'm thinking I should lighten up on history.

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Science

1st half of the year - Sassafras Twins Geology.  It is probably too young for him, but he likes it and it allows us to all do science together.

2nd half of the year - Logic stage Earth Science/Astronomy from Elemental Science, but only the astronomy part.

 

Math

AoPS Intro to Algebra.  He loves math so I might get the Life of Fred books too, but I have to find a place to put them.   :blushing:

 

Language Arts  (sigh)

I was really hoping our online course would work out this year, but it has not been as demanding as it needs to be.

Writing with Skill 1

Advanced Language Lessons

Maybe Vocab from Classical Roots, but we are doing lots of Latin, so maybe not.

I need some sort of literature class too.

 

Latin

First Form Latin

 

History

Story of the World 3 with lots of outlining and more primary source docs.

 

Spanish

Duolingo

Getting Started with Spanish

Easy Peasy Spanish?

 

Logic

The Argument Builder

 

Music

Piano

 

Religion

Discover the Book of Mormon for grades 4-7

 

Art

I'd like to put some art study in there maybe once a week or so?  Is that even possible?

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Funny, I was just searching for 7th grade threads and found my post when oldest was in 7th... We did *most* of what I had planned. Plans in the works for DS 7th:

 

Math: finish AOPS PreA and start Intro to Algebra

 

ELA: W&R 5, 6, and 7

Lit selections to be determined

 

Latin: possibly Lukeion Latin I

 

History: hoping for another good OnlineG3 course, if not geography that I had planned for this year and that we scrapped because he wanted to do OnlineG3

 

Science: at middle school

 

Fine Arts: saxophone, cello

 

PE: soccer, wrestling

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