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**edited again in August** I never make plans in pen for a reason. LOL

I was just thinking about this! This will be my sixth and final pass homeschooling 2nd grade. He's turning out to be a rather asynchronous little monkey and somewhat precocious.

English: I got nothing. He'll have finished FLL 2 and WWE 1 by then. WWE has been great for building his endurance, but he can do the narration/questions blindfolded. I didn't care for FLL 3 with the older kids. He'd love something silly or story based. (Please not Grammar Land again.) Wasn't there a new one last summer that had spaceships or something? August- FLL 3 I think! After reflection I think it will suit his asynchronicity, and everyone else in the house is getting more and more independent; I can suck it up with the scripting.

Spelling: Rod and Staff 2 (We started it this year, but he struggled more than I cared for; it was shelved.)

Literature: I'll make a stack of particular chapter books, he'll pick which one to read from that stack, and we'll discuss them regularly

Math: Horizons and Singapore worked fabulously this year. We've recently added Beast. He's like a runaway freight train at the moment, but this random combo is working well for now.

History: Story of the World 2 with the activity book, VP history cards, loads of books

Science: I think Quark, probably finishing Zoology and doing whatever comes next He asked if we could do something different. Back to the drawing board. August 2nd addition - He wants earth and astronomy. I'm liking the looks of Intellego for him, and after several random bookstore wanderings I've found some astronomy books that seem about the right balance of depth in little kid friendly format. I wish I could find something as fabulous for earth science. So far I've got a middle school text I can use as a guide and just pull topical books.

Spanish: Song School Spanish, chased by start with The Fun Spanish (Brookdale) and he started Duolingo last week

extra: dance, teenage siblings

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Is bible heroes the IEW writing book?

Yeppa.

 

  

I was just thinking about this! This will be my sixth and final pass homeschooling 2nd grade. He's turning out to be a rather asynchronous little monkey and somewhat precocious.English: I got nothing. He'll have finished FLL 2 and WWE 1 by then. WWE has been great for building his endurance, but he can do the narration/questions blindfolded. I didn't care for FLL 3 with the older kids. He'd love something silly or story based. (Please not Grammar Land again.) Wasn't there a new one last summer that had spaceships or something?

Spelling: Rod and Staff 2 (We started it this year, but he struggled more than I cared for; it was shelved.)Literature: I'll make a stack of particular chapter books, he'll pick which one to read from that stack, and we'll discuss them regularlyMath: Horizons and Singapore worked fabulously this year. We've recently added Beast. He's like a runaway freight train at the moment, but this random combo is working well for now.

History: Story of the World 2 with the activity book, VP history cards, loads of books

Science: I think Quark, probably finishing Zoology and doing whatever comes nextSpanish: Song School Spanish, chased by The Fun Spanish (Brookdale)

extra: dance, maybe Cub Scouts

Grammar Galaxy? Looks fabulous and seems well liked. I'm also interested in The Most Wonderful Writing Lessons Ever. I think it's a $5 download.

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Man, this is early, but I'll bite!  DD7 is my most natural student and I do lots of extra things on the side with her just because she's interested. She could probably be unschooled and do an amazing job if I was at all inclined. Nevertheless, here's what I'm thinking, subject to change:

 

Language Arts:

Finish WWE2, probably start CAP Fable

Finish AAS2, start level 3

Finish FLL3 (just started), start FLL4

 

Math:

Beast Academy, she'll probably be to level 4 by then (just starting 3C this week)

Undetermined what else but I'm definitely supplementing it with something, both for depth but also to slow her down a bit. I was going to do Redbird, but they just announced they are closing, so who knows?

 

History:

Continue unschooling with SOTW Audibooks on the side.

 

Science:

Mystery Science

 

Piano:

Continue Hoffman Academy

 

Typing:

Continue TypingClub.com

 

I'm finding that the longer I do this, the more difficult it is to figure out what to include. Homeschooling is really becoming more a lifestyle for us than compartmentalized. Those are the actual "curriculum" we use, but we do so much other deliberate learning and guiding and rabbit trails that is difficult to just list.

 

 

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Grammar Galaxy? Looks fabulous and seems well liked. I'm also interested in The Most Wonderful Writing Lessons Ever. I think it's a $5 download.

I think that's it! The bundle sale had it last year, but I talked myself out of it because he hadn't even started FLL 1/2. I'll look up both of those. 🙂

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I was just thinking about this! This will be my sixth and final pass homeschooling 2nd grade. He's turning out to be a rather asynchronous little monkey and somewhat precocious.

 

English: I got nothing. He'll have finished FLL 2 and WWE 1 by then. WWE has been great for building his endurance, but he can do the narration/questions blindfolded. I didn't care for FLL 3 with the older kids. He'd love something silly or story based. (Please not Grammar Land again.) Wasn't there a new one last summer that had spaceships or something?

We have enjoyed Beowulf's Grammar by Guest Hollow. The meat of the lessons is in comic book format. And there are lots of activities and varied worksheets to choose from to make things interesting.

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1. Man, this is early

 

 

2. I'm finding that the longer I do this, the more difficult it is to figure out what to include. Homeschooling is really becoming more a lifestyle for us than compartmentalized. Those are the actual "curriculum" we use, but we do so much other deliberate learning and guiding and rabbit trails that is difficult to just list.

1. Shush.

 

2. I know what you mean. I'm afraid that if I listed everything we pull from I'll look like a psycho.

 

I think that's it! The bundle sale had it last year, but I talked myself out of it because he hadn't even started FLL 1/2. I'll look up both of those. 🙂

Here's the $5 download.

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oThis is all I'm set on right now.

 

Abeka Letters and Sounds 2, Language 2, Spelling 2 and the readers.  

Handwriting - ?? maybe learning cursive this year

Nothing specific for writing composition this year.

Math - BJU grade 2

History - Veritas Press Self-Paced History Old Testament and Ancient Egypt (because I loathe history and would never teach it lol and my son fell in love with the samples.

Geography - Little Pasports supplemented with books and some Five In a Row activities.

Science - We are planning on Apologia Flying Creatures in second half of secomd grade and just do some MSB books and showa and. random experiments, kits and books the first half.

Extras ?? Idk.  I have a lot of small people in my house.  

Homeschool gym day twice a month.

Bible - something?

Art - idk ds and I are not artistic, so just typical coloring, painting and more crafts than art.

 

 

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Math Mammoth, Miquon

 

Rod and Staff English, Spelling Workout, Writing With Ease, studied dictation

 

Apologia Elementary Series, Zoology

 

Sonlight D, American history; Draw the USA; States and Capitals

 

Ukulele

 

Spanish ... but I don’t know with what, yet. Currently working through Getting Started with Spanish.

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Would the iew bible heroes, Michael clay Thompson not the whole thing and aas be a complete la program. Can I just not do the writing portion for Mct and do iew

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Would the iew bible heroes, Michael clay Thompson not the whole thing and aas be a complete la program. Can I just not do the writing portion for Mct and do iew

I would call IEW and AAS or MCT and AAS complete. No need for both. Admittedly I find particular aspects of MCT appealing and will probably use the poetics program and Caesar's English no matter what program we use, but I believe them to be unnecessary supplements.
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We will be doing MFW Adventures which covers Bible, Readalouds, Science, History, Geography, and some notebooking.

 

I CAN DO ALL THINGS- also scheduled in MFW

 

Math Mammoth 2

 

Primary Language Lessons- 6 weeks on/ 6 weeks off-daily

Rod and Staff English 2- 6 weeks on/ 6 weeks off-daily

 

Rod and Staff Spelling 2 and 3

 

Pentime Handwriting 2- during a 6 week intensive

 

Christian Light Readers- level 2-still deciding whether to add the workbooks

Christian Light Bible 2

 

Brenda

 

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So far -

 

Language Arts:

WWE 2

FLL 2, maybe starting 3

Spelling Workout C and D

Pentime to learn cursive

...Some books to read for lit

 

Math:

Math Mammoth 3

 

Religion:

Faith and Life book 2

 

Geography:

Daily Geography grades 2 and 3

 

Science and History:

No clue. I'm glad I've got the basics on autopilot for DD6 and her older brother, but I do something different almost EVERY YEAR for these two, and I don't like it!

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Prima Latina

 

Singapore math 2B/3A

 

IEW Bible Heroes

 

R&S spelling

 

New American Cursive 2

 

MP mammals

 

Mythology and Fairy Tales lit study

 

American History and geography-still figuring out resources for this

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Posted originally in Jan, it's now barely a week out from the new school year, and I seem to have changed quite a bit more than I kept from the original plan. Changed plans struck through, additions in blue.

Math:
Right Start lvl F
Beast Academy 4 (completed)
finish Algebra Lab Gear 1st book (completed)
AoPS Prealgebra

ELA:
start MCT Town level (grammar, vocab, and 1/2 practice book only As far as he gets)
IEW Student Writing Intensive A? 
Fix It lvl 2 Robin Hood
Spelling You See lvl D Americana

CAP Writing & Rhetoric Fable and Narrative I
Sequential Spelling 2

Science and History:
Begin RSO Astronomy 2, then second semester of RSO Biology 2
Build Your Library lvl 6 (American Hist year 2) history, readers, lit.
Hakim's History of US books 5-10 as a spine with related documentaries and historical fictions

Enrichment:
This is just the basics.  I feel like I need to round it all out with some quality electives.  Maybe Spanish?  Logic?  Learn to play an instrument? I don't know, but I guess there's still time to figure it out!
Lego Mindstorms class
Beginning Spanish class
Piano class
Cooking class
Swim lessons
typing
game coding class + Python for Kids at home
Shop with Daddy (building a gas powered go cart)

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DS#3 will be in 2nd... Everything he's using this year is going well, so we'll probably just continue with the next level for everything

 

Math: Right Start level C and Beast Academy 2 c&d

 

LA: Spelling You See level C, brave writer lifestyle, HWOT

 

History & Science: Evan Moore Daily Science. And going to try Layers of Learning year 3.

 

Music: hopefully he'll start piano, I'm just waiting for him to be mature enough that daily practicing won't be torture. :D

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Planning for 2ND grade bores me, mostly because it's all just continuing what we're doing.

 

Math: Continue with Shiller. I'm picking up Beast Academy 2a just to see if we (he) like(s) it. Play Prodigy for practice and review.

 

Language Arts: He's (finally) making real progress with phonics, so we will move into the intermediate and advanced levels of Progressive Phonics. Lots of easy readers from the library. Starting grammar (maybe KISS?) once I feel he's ready.

 

History, Literature, Poetry, Art: Build Your Library level 2. We are still way off track with level 1, but are working through it at our own pace. It may be Novemberish before we actually start 2. #blameharvey

 

Science: Continue BFSU paired with Crash Course Kids. Veer off on tangents to do kits, pursue interests, etc. We might do some of the BYL science stuff too. We like science.

 

Continue once a week speech therapy.

 

Add something physical since we stopped going to karate.

 

Add piano?

 

Continue ASL, except be more consistent.

 

He loves computer coding, so we will continue to work that into our other coursework. We were going to add in robotics this month, but it was cancelled due to low enrollment. Maybe it will be available next year. If not, I might get something we can do at home.

 

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Early but fun! I have already started buying some stuff that I know we will be using. I will have two second graders next year. Here is the line up:

 

Math: one of my guys will be doing Rightstart D and BJU grade 3 combo.

 

My other guy will do MUS Gamma and Miquon 

 

Spelling: both will be in SYS C

 

Writing/Lit: WWE 2 across the curriculum, Abeka english 3 and a combo of MBtP lit unit studies and MP lit. 

 

Grammar: Abeka english 3

 

Latin: Prima Latina

 

History: SOTW2 with Biblioplan Middle Ages

Geography: Draw Europe with 10 days in Europe along with lit selections for each country study and probably some cooking of delicious recipes :)

 

Science: not sure yet...

Art: Home Art Studio grade 3

 

Computer: so excited...got a Raspberry Pi 3 kit, Arduino kit and a beginners book. We are going to fiddle around and program cool stuff next year!

 

They will have classes at our umbrella school and typically take piano, PE, theater, art or makers studio...things like that. Which is nice so I don't always have to work the arts into our day but we do love home art studio so we will probably stick with that. 

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Early but fun! I have already started buying some stuff that I know we will be using. I will have two second graders next year. Here is the line up:

 

Math: one of my guys will be doing Rightstart D and BJU grade 3 combo.

 

My other guy will finish MUS Beta and move to Gamma and also Singapore 2A and B.

 

Spelling: both will be in SYS C

 

Writing/Lit: WWE 2, MP grade 2 literature guides, MP enrichment grade 2

 

Grammar: stuck...we have the next ELTL but if we are doing MP Lit I don't want to over tax them with lit. Maybe FLL2 or R and S 2...not sure.

 

Latin: Prima Latina

 

History: moving on to VP Greece and Rome computer based self study. We will pair it with SOTW and other reading supplements as we have this year.

 

Science: finish BFSU and then??? I have tons of options on my shelf I just am not sure what route we will go. We started the year doing Apologia Astronomy and then moved over to RS4K Physics then when we finished that, BFSU. We may go back and do an Astronomy combo with MP Astronomy thrown in. Science always gets me stuck. I am too picky.

 

Geography: we will so MP United States and Draw Europe split between 2 semesters.

 

Computer: so excited...got a Raspberry Pi 3 kit, Arduino kit and a beginners book. We are going to fiddle around and program cool stuff next year!

 

They will have classes at our umbrella school and typically take piano, PE, theater, art or makers studio...things like that. Which is nice so I don't always have to work the arts into our day.

So, apologia astronomy. How do you feel about that for grade 2? I am back and forth on it. I really want to try, but I have heard a lot of people say apologia is best for 3rd grade and up.

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So, apologia astronomy. How do you feel about that for grade 2? I am back and forth on it. I really want to try, but I have heard a lot of people say apologia is best for 3rd grade and up.

It is really great, honestly. For us it was just hard to get it done each week. We spend a couple days on campus all day at our umbrella school and when we are home we focus on our Math and LA. History always gets fit in but we needed a science that could be done in the evenings or weekends. I felt like reading the chapters took some time and then there was usually an activity or experiment. If you are doing junior notebook with it then that is more time. My children had no problem understanding it and doing the work at all and this was two 1st graders and a 2nd grader, but it is a bit time intensive at this age.

 

We dropped it and went with RS4K because we find these get done and are really user friendly. BFSU is also easy to implement 1 or 2 days a week.

 

I know that was a really convoluted response...my kids loved it. It was me who made the decision based on our wonky schedule last semester. I think we might start it in June and see how far we can get working through the summer. If I have some time to settle into it then we could carry it through the fall of the next school year.

 

As it is with all Apologia texts, they are meaty. I think for very young kids it comes down to whether they are children who like to delve deep into one scientific discipline or if they like the smorgasbord of scientific areas with snippets of many topics.

 

ETA: waiting until 3rd is probably ideal because the student can do the reading comfortably on their own. We like to do science as a group which slows it down some. That is something else to consider too. If you are a science as a group type of homeschool or if your children like to work independently.

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For my son next year:

 

Math: Math in Focus 2

 

Phonics: LOE Foundations C and D (he started reading this year so we've got to finish!) This will be our only language arts since it includes spelling and some gramamar and literature in Level D.

 

Bible: Bible Study Guide for All Ages

 

Everything Else (science, history, geography, CM stuff): A Gentle Feast Red Year mixed with some Wildwood Curriculum

 

Extras: Our weekly co-op and our Power Hour time each morning, plus he'll play baseball in the spring

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DS6 will be in second next year.

This is our plan:

 

Math Mammoth 5

Beast Academy 3

Singapore Word Problems

Balance Benders and then Hands on Equations

Xtramath

 

Manuscript copywork (I'm experimenting with both of my older boys doing Spanish copywork)

Introduction to cursive letter formation

Typing.com

 

Wise Owl Polysyllables


The Sentence Family

Basher punctuation + worksheets for reinforcement


Assigned literature, eventually with one sentence written narrations

WWE 2

AAS 3

 

Mr. Q Physical Science

Steve Spangler science kits

 

SOTW 3 with additional American History

 

Weekly Immersion Spanish class

Rosetta Stone

Duolingo

 

Code Monkey

Microbit Programming

 

Anki Memorization:

Geography, poems, quotes, speeches, Spanish vocab, spelling and grammar rules, musical notation, etc.

 

Hoffman Academy Piano

Art class, Speech Therapy, Gym, Swimming

 

Wendy

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For those doing iew bible heroes did you buy Teaching writing: style and structure to read before. It is a little pricy so I am scared about making that investment.

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So, apologia astronomy. How do you feel about that for grade 2? I am back and forth on it. I really want to try, but I have heard a lot of people say apologia is best for 3rd grade and up.

Just another opinion here. We've been reading it over lunch and it's been great. We do not do the activities. They do not appreciate some of the information so we'll probably do the zoology series next which covers much of the same material repeatedly, the remaining 3 books and Astronomy again.

 

 

For those doing iew bible heroes did you buy Teaching writing: style and structure to read before. It is a little pricy so I am scared about making that investment.

It was given to me, but it's worth the cost. They have a money back guarantee.

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My second grader will be doing:

 

CLE math 3, fan math speed math, and fan math problem solving

Language arts: moving beyond the page 7-9 and rod and staff spelling 3

Mystery Science

Story of civilization-ancients

Story of the Bible-old Testament

Other fun stuff: Home Art Studio 2, we choose virtues, classics for kids, CCM alpha

 

 

 

For those doing iew bible heroes did you buy Teaching writing: style and structure to read before. It is a little pricy so I am scared about making that investment.

I’ve done it with two kids and had no problem with using it sans the parent course. Edited by Syllieann
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I'm already planning for next year, because planning makes me happy! ;)   I will have a 5th grader, 2nd grader, Ker, and 18 month old.  For my second grader, so far:

 

I SPEAK LATIN and Lingua Angelica

Ray's for Today or RightStart....not sure which yet

Cottage Press Primer One (all three volumes)

English for the Thoughtful Child (book 1 and probably 2)

continuing phonics with Traditional Spelling/Alpha Phonics/McGuffey Readers

fluency practice with Dancing Bears

Art - ARTistic Pursuits

Muisic - tin whistle, informal appreciation, singing

PhysEd - classical ballet

"One Room School House": content subjects with her sisters, requiring narration in some form:

 

Augustus Caesar's World

Our Island Story

Haliburton's Book of Marvels (half)

Home Geography Lessons (16 - 30)

The Story Book of Science (half)

The Book of Insects

Understood Betsy

The Princess and the Goblin

The Lord of the Rings (all four books)

The Golden Fleece

The Thirteen Moons series

 

Plus: poem memorization, weekly poetry tea time, copy work, picture study, and nature study

 

All subject to change between now and August! :)

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Here's what I know so far:

 

Reading: ???? Needs something for fluency. He has a very halting reading pattern. Almost sounds like he's stuttering. Open to suggestions.

 

Spelling: Spelling Workout B

 

Grammar and Writing: EIW level 2

 

Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears Printing Power

 

Math: Math Mammoth grade 2a and 2b

 

History: Story of the World Vol 1

 

Science: Science in the Ancient World

 

Extras: Power Hour daily, Poetry Tea once per week, library once per week, Homeschool PE once per week, art class once per month, playdate once per month, field trip once per month

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I am teaching my very last 2nd grader this yr. Can't believe I will be leaving the primary grades behind after all of these yrs of homeschooling.

 

My current 2nd grader is probably the most advanced of all of my kids. This is what she is doing this yr:

 

reading to me

spelling (How to Teach Spelling)

Treasured Conversations (she begged me to do this ;) )

Horizons 3 and CWP 3 (both are still too easy for her, but I am leaving it alone)

science read alouds

Knowitall French (she loves this)

 

She also sings in a regional children's choir and is just starting to learn to play the violin (The latter she has begged to do for the past 2 yrs bc her cousin plays. We went to see the local symphony for their Christmas performance and a local children's violin school played. I did not hear the end of the begging and finally gave in. :) )

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So far I'm thinking this:

 

Morning Basket:

Prima Latina

Beautiful Feet Character study

Simply Charlotte Mason Singing The Great Hymns

Teaching Hearts Training Minds or Telling God's Story 3 for Bible.

Simply Charlotte Mason Picture Study Portfolios for Art.

 

 

Math: MUS Beta

Science: Noeo Chemistry 1

History: Around The World With Picture Books (Beautiful Feet)

Geography: 50 States Under God For Young Learners/State Fun Book

 

Language Arts:

All About Spelling 2

First Language Lessons 2

Writing With Ease 2

Memoria Press Second Grade Literature Guides

Handwriting Without Tears Printing Power

 

He also sings in a choir and plays violin. Likely horsemanship and gymnastics as well as another class like robotics or an art class outside of the home.

 

 

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We will be doing MFW Adventures which covers Bible, Readalouds, Science, History, Geography, and some notebooking.

 

I CAN DO ALL THINGS- also scheduled in MFW

 

Math Mammoth 2

 

Primary Language Lessons- 6 weeks on/ 6 weeks off-daily

Rod and Staff English 2- 6 weeks on/ 6 weeks off-daily

 

Rod and Staff Spelling 2 and 3

 

Pentime Handwriting 2- during a 6 week intensive

 

Christian Light Readers- level 2-still deciding whether to add the workbooks

Christian Light Bible 2

 

Brenda

 

I'm thinking the same thing. I used Adventures with my now-18yo, and although nothing actually works the way planned with #2, why buy something new and learn it all over again? I'd rather just buy what I know and tweak it to work. :D 

 

Primary Language Lessons will probably work. I like the gentleness, and I don't expect her to to be writing much still, so I don't need anything writing intensive. Hey, it worked for #1 and she's a great writer. Which means nothing for #2, but oh well.

 

Spanish - continue with La Pata Pita Vuelve. May take a native Spanish math class on Outschool, just because.

 

AAS. Our family is blessed with dyslexia.

 

Singapore. We started it this year and she really likes it. We're currently using this along with MLFLE. 

 

Science - MFW, and whatever else she wants to learn.

 

Will try to continue with gymnastics and violin, depends on finances. 

 

Other interest-based classes on Outschool. She's done ASL, Prodigy math, Chinese (currently), science, edible engineering, and others. We have a long list of favorites!

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Spanish - continue with La Pata Pita Vuelve. May take a native Spanish math class on Outschool, just because.

 

...

 

Other interest-based classes on Outschool. She's done ASL, Prodigy math, Chinese (currently), science, edible engineering, and others. We have a long list of favorites!

What's "La Pata Pita Vuelve"? I'd love to know if there is an elementary Spanish curriculum that doesn't have the writing requirements of a middle school curriculum but assumes the student needs to learn more that greetings, colors, and food.

 

It's weird. My husband is from Honduras and he has relatives where we live in the US. But my older daughter, going into 4th, is trudging through Spanish like I'm torturing her. My younger daughter, going into 2nd, loves it. She listens to gossip, tries to speak, happily watches tv in it. She's advancing much more quickly than my older daughter but more grammar intensive or writing intensive programs just won't work for her age/ability.

 

We take a lot of fun classes on Outschool too.

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What's "La Pata Pita Vuelve"? I'd love to know if there is an elementary Spanish curriculum that doesn't have the writing requirements of a middle school curriculum but assumes the student needs to learn more that greetings, colors, and food.

 

It's weird. My husband is from Honduras and he has relatives where we live in the US. But my older daughter, going into 4th, is trudging through Spanish like I'm torturing her. My younger daughter, going into 2nd, loves it. She listens to gossip, tries to speak, happily watches tv in it. She's advancing much more quickly than my older daughter but more grammar intensive or writing intensive programs just won't work for her age/ability.

 

We take a lot of fun classes on Outschool too.

 

 

It is the second book of "La Pata Pita." They are 1st and 2nd grade readers for native speakers. My husband is from Mexico and we homeschool bilingually. Using a native text may work for your girls if they are used to hearing Spanish. It would be immersion for them, which they may like better, instead of learning as a second learner. There are workbooks that go with it, but they are kind of busy-workish, but maybe helpful for one or both of them. Amazon has them now. https://www.amazon.com/pata-pita-Spanish-Hilda-Perera/dp/1941802605/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517358088&sr=8-1&keywords=la+pata+pita.

 

If you need photos of pages, let me know. Amazon doesn't have a Look Inside for those books.

 

I also teach on Outschool, as well as have my girls take classes.

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What's "La Pata Pita Vuelve"? I'd love to know if there is an elementary Spanish curriculum that doesn't have the writing requirements of a middle school curriculum but assumes the student needs to learn more that greetings, colors, and food.

 

It's weird. My husband is from Honduras and he has relatives where we live in the US. But my older daughter, going into 4th, is trudging through Spanish like I'm torturing her. My younger daughter, going into 2nd, loves it. She listens to gossip, tries to speak, happily watches tv in it. She's advancing much more quickly than my older daughter but more grammar intensive or writing intensive programs just won't work for her age/ability.

 

We take a lot of fun classes on Outschool too.

My son is in 1st, speaks minimal Spanish and is excelling with Getting Started With Spanish. It's filled some holes my poorly executed in home immersion has left. My 4 year old is doing La Pata Pita on Renai's recommendation and it's easy to implement.

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I also teach on Outschool, as well as have my girls take classes.

 

Renai,

 

Do you ever teach full immersion classes on Outschool?  I think my boys would love your Science Time classes, but I'm not sure if they would be challenged enough by a 50/50 class designed to accommodate students with no prior Spanish.

 

Wendy

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Renai,

 

Do you ever teach full immersion classes on Outschool?  I think my boys would love your Science Time classes, but I'm not sure if they would be challenged enough by a 50/50 class designed to accommodate students with no prior Spanish.

 

Wendy

 

 It is interesting having the differing abilities; I'm dealing with that in my Beginning Spanish & Conversation class (two brand-new, one in dual-immersion school, another with a Spanish-speaking parent). I'm planning parallel science classes that are 100% immersion. They will be separate topics that a family can pick-and-choose. But in the meantime, I do know that Brigid Perez is offering a semester-long science class that is 100% in Spanish. 

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 It is interesting having the differing abilities; I'm dealing with that in my Beginning Spanish & Conversation class (two brand-new, one in dual-immersion school, another with a Spanish-speaking parent). I'm planning parallel science classes that are 100% immersion. They will be separate topics that a family can pick-and-choose. But in the meantime, I do know that Brigid Perez is offering a semester-long science class that is 100% in Spanish. 

 

Wow!!  I will be very interested when you get your new science classes up and running. 

 

My boys are in a weekly immersion Spanish class, and we watch/listen/read/study for another 45ish minutes a day at home.  An opportunity to practice listening and speaking skills while learning unique, high-interest vocabulary would be a great supplement that I'm sure they would enjoy and be challenged by.

 

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Math: Trying to decide if I should move this accelerated math student into the next level of MUS (which would be Gamma), or switch to a different, more challenging program. I am hoping Beast Academy comes out with their on-line program before the school year starts so we can check it out. Right now he does BA 2A for fun, and to slow him down a bit with MUS Beta.

 

Language Arts: He is nearly finished with RLTL 1. I have a Sonlight LA 1 on my hands, that I think is a good fit, so we are about to try that. If that works, we will be going with SL LA 2 next year. He's dying to learn cursive, so I will go with HWOT for that. I think the upright font will work better with his being left handed than a forward slanted font. For spelling, I am going to give Spelling You See a shot, because our charter carries it. Keyboarding without Tears has been great, so we will stick with that for typing.

 

History/Geography/Literature/Bible/Cultures: Going with Sonlight, Level E. This is a family study with his older brother. I will supplement with a few younger aged picture books, however this kiddo is a great read-aloud and discussion participant--as long as I don't push any note booking pages (lesson learned, buddy).

 

Science: This is another all-family affair. I think we will go with a Bookshark program, as we can get it through our charter, for a regularly scheduled event. I have been informed by the boys that they would like to study chemical reactions, so looking into a Chemistry kit subscription.

 

Languages: We will continue with informal-ish study of Spanish and ASL. 

 

Music: Who knows what instrument he will want to play by next year. Started off as piano, right now it's ukulele. Either way, the rock star husband will handle that, and I will handle music theory.

 

Friday-Funday: We do a mini math and LA session, followed by a quick art project (which he hates, but his oldest brother cherishes, so he obliges me for his brother's benefit), then I let them study whatever they want (this is where the chemical reactions come in). Also, we have therapy, friends over, library. A lot of stuff happens, so it's just become "a thing".

 

There will be numerous enrichment courses at our charter school, now doubt, and possibly adding in speech therapy if his sweet little lisp continues past his eight birthday. We'll see.

It's fun to think ahead!

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for next year's 2nd grader...

 

Math --Singapore 2 (using the books and C-rods)  and R&S 2 (no book work,  done orally).  Finish MEP year 1 and begin year 2--no hurry here, MEP is for fun.

 

Science -- Burgess Animal Book and lots of Magic School Bus books; nature study as well

 

Grammar -- finish FLL 1, begin FLL 2.  Lots of dictation and copywork from lit and history reading

 

R&S Spelling 2 (maybe)

 

 Begin cursive.

 

History/Geo --  begin CHOW; and bits of AO year 1

 

Literature -- listen to lots from Librivox and me, influenced by SL Core BAO year 1,  and whatever strikes our fancy.  He'll go through SL's grade 3 readers pack on his own.

 

Lots of sunshine, grass, dirt, tree climbing, balls, bikes, and roller blades. :)

 

 

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Math: Trying to decide if I should move this accelerated math student into the next level of MUS (which would be Gamma), or switch to a different, more challenging program. I am hoping Beast Academy comes out with their on-line program before the school year starts so we can check it out. Right now he does BA 2A for fun, and to slow him down a bit with MUS Beta.

 

Language Arts: He is nearly finished with RLTL 1. I have a Sonlight LA 1 on my hands, that I think is a good fit, so we are about to try that. If that works, we will be going with SL LA 2 next year. He's dying to learn cursive, so I will go with HWOT for that. I think the upright font will work better with his being left handed than a forward slanted font. For spelling, I am going to give Spelling You See a shot, because our charter carries it. Keyboarding without Tears has been great, so we will stick with that for typing.

 

History/Geography/Literature/Bible/Cultures: Going with Sonlight, Level E. This is a family study with his older brother. I will supplement with a few younger aged picture books, however this kiddo is a great read-aloud and discussion participant--as long as I don't push any note booking pages (lesson learned, buddy).

 

Science: This is another all-family affair. I think we will go with a Bookshark program, as we can get it through our charter, for a regularly scheduled event. I have been informed by the boys that they would like to study chemical reactions, so looking into a Chemistry kit subscription.

 

Languages: We will continue with informal-ish study of Spanish and ASL.

 

Music: Who knows what instrument he will want to play by next year. Started off as piano, right now it's ukulele. Either way, the rock star husband will handle that, and I will handle music theory.

 

Friday-Funday: We do a mini math and LA session, followed by a quick art project (which he hates, but his oldest brother cherishes, so he obliges me for his brother's benefit), then I let them study whatever they want (this is where the chemical reactions come in). Also, we have therapy, friends over, library. A lot of stuff happens, so it's just become "a thing".

 

There will be numerous enrichment courses at our charter school, now doubt, and possibly adding in speech therapy if his sweet little lisp continues past his eight birthday. We'll see.

It's fun to think ahead!

Beast academy announced 2b yesterday. They also said their online program will be coming out this summer for levels 3 and 4.

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Reading: McGraw Hill Treasures

Spelling: McGraw Hill Treasures

Grammar: probably McGraw Hill Treasures, but we're finishing Houghton Mifflin English grade 1 & do have the 2nd grade book & Teacher's Edition...

Writing: Same as grammar...maybe.  However, I do have IEW's PAL Writing, so I may use the 2nd & 3rd sections. There's not enough in PAL to last the entire year, so I may just do a hodge podge. I'm still a bit unsure.

Math: Math in Focus 2A/2B

Science: BFSU. This will be our first year using BFSU, but he's really science-y and has done quite a bit independent studies via books, shows, & apps. I actually quit a science program geared toward 1st graders this year because he already knew the material before we reached it. I figured he was learning enough on his own. After looking at the first and second levels, I'm tempted to start with the second level and use the 1st to fill on any gaps he may have. Apologia Zoology 2 & Apologia Zoology 3...I think 

History: History Revealed Ancient Civilizations with his older sister.

Music: I'll either do something on our own with piano and some light music theory, or I'll put him in a class at co-op.

Art: either a class at co-op or a local art class

Foreign Language: He's been asking to do an abandoned Spanish workbook that was leftover from his sister. She'll be doing an actual Spanish curriculum this coming year, so my guess is that he'll probably glean from her & do workbook pages when he wants. It's definitely not anything I plan to push.

PE: Hiking/backpacking/Wilderness survival. The plan is to be able to section hike parts of the Appalachian Trail when he's a few years older.  Adding in some additional sports units.  We're lot really a sporty family, and at this point, my 6 yr old doesn't know the difference between a basketball and a football (despite the fact that we have a basketball and goal).

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First real post......thank you all for the ideas and wisdom I’ve gotten from reading posts already!

 

My daughter (7 yo) will be in second next year. Plans so far:

Spanish: continue GSWS, Duolingo, salsa, and other random resources (15 min daily class)

Language arts: spelling, dictation, and copywork from Spelling Plus. Read lots of books/ work on narration. Pentime cursive. Grammar worksheets. (Grammar and cursive will be every other day). May add bravewriter jot it down or faltering ownership projects, still unsure.

Math: mcruffy 3. May change supplemental math that we do about 20 school days a year (currently LOF, but I don’t know to what). Maybe miquon?

Science: second half BFSU level 1, nature study.

History: second half CHOW.

 

We go to coop a few hours once a week, will likely be elective type classes. I think that is it, definitely subject to change!

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This will be fourth kid to do 2nd grade with.  

 

LA: Spelling You See C, mom-made lit list, WWE 2, FLL 2

Math: BA 3, I think.  He will likely finish MM2 this year.  

Latin: MAYBE GSWL with his sister.  MAYBE Minimus.  I'm in no rush here.

Science: Mystery Science?  We might finish all of the adventures...and then I'm not sure...besides tag along with the bigger kids.

History: SOTW 3

Music: Piano 

PE: Swimming

Enrichment via co-op

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DD will be using HOD's Beyond for history, science, read alouds, copywork, poetry and spelling. FLL 2 for grammar. Math U See Beta for Math. RLTL 2/3 for phonics.

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Still in the planning stages..I *think* I'm pretty happy with these plans, & we will likely begin some of them before fall..just whenever we finish what we're doing now..

Math: Beast Academy + Teaching Textbooks (she is enjoying it because her big sister uses it) + Singapore Challenging Word Problems and MM worksheets
Language Arts: MCT + WWE2, Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension, Editor in ChiefHWOT Cursive and TONS of reading
History: Torchlight Level 1: Ancients 
Science: Oak Meadow Grade 5 Science with big sister
Spanish:  Outschool classes
Nature Studies: Exploring Nature With Children

PEHiking, Swimming, Kayaking, Biking, Skiing (in winter, obviously) etc. 

ExtrasCoding, Minecraft, Logic, KWOT, Prodigy Math, possibly Piano or Ukulele Lessons, and just spending as much time in nature as possible.
 

 

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MA - BA, trying out 2a

LA - HWoT, library card, book club

SCI - nature journal, Jr Master Gardner

SS - UN Charter on the Rights of the Child

 

Four-six inquiry-led, cross-curricular projects.

 

He's my labrador puppy: never as happy as when he's full steam ahead. Taekwondo, speed skating, swimming, dance, soccer, sailing.

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Early thoughts, definitely subject to change. :)

 

Math - CLE 200

All About Reading (we just move to the next one when we finish current one, we'll probably be on Level 2 most of the year, possibly moving into 3 by spring/early summer)

All About Spelling (same progression as above)

no grammar for us until 3rd grade

SS - unsure

Science - Behold and See 2: More Science with Josh and Hanna

Handwriting - New American Cursive 1

 

still working on all the extras. 

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