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5th Grade Planning Thread 2018-19 Updated 8-17-18

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Well, this is my boy-who-would rather-build-forts. He is challenging to teach. Rethinking school for him to make it less bookish, with more time for physical activity, practical skills and people. This extroverted kid (who already has lots of activities and people) wants more time with people who are not me! ? It's ok. Just trying to figure out what will work in our particular circumstances. So far, everything is good. Science and geography are the highlights thus far. Pleased to see progress in math. 

Here's what I am thinking so far:

Math: finish MM4, lots of games and facts review. 

Writing: Wordsmith Apprentice. Maybe some Killgallon.

Literature: lots of good books. 

Grammar: FLL4

Spelling: Finish AAS 4 and start 5.

Science: Mostly hands-on. Volunteering at the zoo! Science class at the local children's science center. This is a HUGE hit so far! (Costs less than a good Chemistry set!) Nature Center programs. Plus a few books: Quark Zoology, Tiner's Chemistry, and whatever he gets from the library. 

History: Late Modern, mom-made 

Geography: Beautiful Feet  This is excellent! Very fun to do together.

Typing! He loves this. :)  Dance Mat for now. Typing.com after that.

 

Art and Drama tutorial one half-day a week.

Cub Scouts, choir, piano, and flag football. 

I always enjoy reading these threads because I get good ideas and because the variety is fun to see. A visible reminder that one size does not fit all.

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Mine would rather do anything than school! :D

 

So far I have:

 

TT 5

LLATL Purple

Maybe R&S Spelling 5, if the spelling in Purple isn't enough for him

Narrations and outlines across curriculum

Pathway Reading 5

Interest-led science, possibly with notebook of drawings and narrations (probably an Apologia book)

SOTW 4

Typing Club

Logic Countdown

Bible memory work and piano lessons

 

ETA: Maybe cursive, because he still hasn't mastered it, but we're taking a break from it right now.

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Math: SM, probably 4b/5a. We had to back up and dip into 3b this year (thank you ps 3rd), so she's on 4a right now. We'll just keep going with wherever we are. We also do a bit of BA on the side. She's in 3b now, so maybe 3c/3d next year.

 

Writing/grammar: EIW5 

 

Spelling: AAS probably the last half of 4 and then 5. She's almost finished with 3 now. 

 

Literature: Probably just a list made by me from searching other lists ;) 

 

Science: RSO Bio2 w/ microscope labs. 

 

History: HO middle ages

 

Tech: I'm thinking coding and robotics, but I'm not certain yet and I have no idea what I'll use for it. I'm open to suggestions! (She has to have a separate tech class for our charter. It has to fall under technology, engineering, or entrepreneurship. This year she did engineering with legos, k'nex, and engino, so it doesn't have to be too deep. I'll have $150 to play with :) 

 

Extracurricular: I don't know yet, but she's loving theater this year, so maybe we'll do that again. I'd also like to get her back into tumbling. She dropped it when she started theater (she does not like a full schedule), but her OT says she needs it. 

 

Other: We are in an amazing co-op but I won't know what classes she'll be in until August. We usually have really good options for kids her age. She always goes first for science, then arts, then other. 

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Saxon  Math 65 CLE 500 Saxon 65

MAYBE Rod and Staff English 5, maybe Igniting Your WritingSpelling Workout E, Writing With Ease, studied dictation ... writing undecided

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

Apologia zoology Science in the Beginning

Ukulele Piano with tutor

Spanish and/or Latin with Big Book of Lively Latin Spanish & Greek

Drawing, painting and stuff

Touch typing

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Tech: I'm thinking coding and robotics, but I'm not certain yet and I have no idea what I'll use for it. I'm open to suggestions! (She has to have a separate tech class for our charter. It has to fall under technology, engineering, or entrepreneurship. This year she did engineering with legos, k'nex, and engino, so it doesn't have to be too deep. I'll have $150 to play with :)

 

 

 

 

My DS loves his Mbot. I Like the add-ons for gifties. 

 

EEME also has a robotics kit that looks like it would make for a great class. 

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DS will continue with most things.

 

Math: SM 5

History: Hakim U.S.

Science: Apologia Earth/Space

Language Arts: Daily Grams and W&R 3/4

Vocab from Classical Roots

Spelling Workout E

Building Thinking Skills 2/Typing.com/Cursive (rotating)

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MFW's Creation to the Greeks

Saxon 6 + continue Beast Academy

Easy Grammar 5th grade (continue)

All About Spelling (continue)

Writing with Ease 3

Beginning Violin

 

 

Edited to change: she does not want to use MUS, she wants to use Saxon (ugh!).  

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Living Through God’s Gifts, Little Flowers

BA 4/5

Seton English

Maybe WWS or maybe just a homemade mishmash of WTM writing across the curriculum and creative writing prompts

Science?

The Story of Civilization II

Finish GSWL

Finish off cursive somehow, start typing?

Ballet? Lego robotics?

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I usually get a curriculum for each subject then we branch out and find other resources and hands-on learning because dd begs for that style of learning. For some reason, after all these years, I still want the support of a curriculum for everything! Dd could care less but I am such a baby! :laugh:

 

Reading: A Wrinkle in Time, Number the Stars, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM, and more but I don't know what yet.

 

Sequential Spelling

 

????? haven't figured out grammar yet

 

English from the Roots Up... I think...maybe...maybe not

 

IEW Theme Based Writing Ancients

 

???? unknown handwriting. She is using a therapy program from her OT this year so we'll see what she recommends for next year

 

??? unsure on typing. She is doing Dance Mat right now so we'll see where she's at for next year

 

Math Mammoth not sure about level, will probably make a separate post of questions about this soon

 

STOW Ancients

 

Science in the Ancient World

 

Extras: weekly piano lessons, weekly homeschool PE, monthly art class, monthly field trip, monthly playdate with friends

 

Wow, this is still kind of a mess, huh? ;)

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I'm just starting the figuring out, but so far this is what we're thinking for my 5th grader for next year:

 

Math: we've been using Book One from the Strayer Upton series, and actually she likes it quite a lot. I think, barring any major changes, we'll stick with that and move into Book Two for her fifth grade year.

 

Science: life science and/or botany - not sure which we'll use yet. I don't care for the layout of RSO's level one sciences, but we need a secular curriculum so the search is still on for that.

 

LA: W&R book two, Well-ordered language, some Brave Writer lifestyle things thrown in there too. We'd like to find a spelling program, but haven't decided on one just yet.

 

Language: Lively Latin Book 1 and she's also begging to do Greek so...we'll feel out how Latin is going and we may add Greek for Children. Or we may do Greek for 5th grade and do Latin starting in 6th.

 

History: Ancient Rome (not sure which spine yet, but probably just a few good books and she'll start a history notebook).

 

Other stuff: Continue with Philosophy For Children, probably start on some logic. She reads very well and voraciously, so lit and reading will all just happen because she reads like she breathes lol.

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This kiddo should be fairly easy. Most of it is just the next level in what she's using now. She's the fifth student in this homeschool, so there's oodles of resources already on the shelf. She's bright, Stubborn, perfectionist, adorably sweet and honestly very well behaved.. with a spikey exterior and instant snark reactions. LOL

Grammar: Either Analytical Grammar or Rod and Staff English 5 (She made JAG really drag out by the end... she could do this with ANY grammar book, but the change of pace may cheer it up a bit.) **edit August 2nd, we'll go with Rod and Staff English, she's already a third of the way into it
Writing: revisit Treasured Conversations now that she's older, Writing & Rhetoric book 3, if there is more wailing and gnashing of teeth I will pull Wordsmith Apprentice out of the closet
Spelling: Rod and Staff 5
Literature: I haven't begun her booklist. I'll build a collection of high quality children's books for her to read through in the order of her choosing. We'll discuss them together. No curricula. (more details in this thread)
Math: Horizons 6 and Singapore 6, Prodigy, Hands on Equations, maybe online Beast Academy?
History: Oh yeah! This one. Um. She and her little brother will probably be about halfway through medieval or so by then, in their first history rotation. We're using SOTW and VP cards as the spines and reading loads of books together with random hands on activities and coloring pages. I'll probably add History Odyssey (K12) for her and keep on cobbling this together as we go. **Flying by the seat of our pants with a well stocked library is working quite well. I vote we keep it.
Science: Quark, most likely. Finishing Zoology if needed and starting Anatomy now it's Bite-size Physics by Science Jim
Spanish: Duolingo, Memrise, Spanish for Children
Extracurricular: dance, dance, dance

Oh! This is also the year WTM adds the logic puzzles. I bet she'd love Mind Benders.

Eta:
Religion: God's Great Covenant volume 2 (CAP) - It took five kids for me to stick with a Bible curriculum more than one year. She loves that book. It gets done. No balking. Much retaining. Win win.

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My DS loves his Mbot. I Like the add-ons for gifties. 

 

EEME also has a robotics kit that looks like it would make for a great class. 

Thank you for the suggestions! The Mbot looks really cool. I'll have to look more to see if they have add-ons in pink since she would want that one and want it to match. 

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My DD will be doing:

 

MM5

Mr. Q Chemistry

MOH Ancients (vol 1 and part of vol 2), Book of Centuries, weekly summaries, reading list

Trail Guide to World Geography (over 2 years)

AAS

Fix It 2

IEW Fables

Wordly Wise

Building Thinking Skills & Mind Benders

Typing.com

Piano lessons

Artistic Pursuits with the 1st grader

PE at a local private school

possibly drama troupe for middle schoolers

 

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Math - Singapore 4b/5

Spelling - RS5 Apples & Pears Spelling

Language - CAP’s WOL 2 Hake Grammar & Writing

History - HO Modern Harcourt Horizons US History/Hakim’s US History The American Journey text by Appleby with Evan-Moor History Pockets and documentaries 1776-Modern A la WTM style

Science - Christian School International Grade 5 integrated science

Music- violin and youth orchestra

Literature - Memoria Press Poetry, various books, and Teaching the Classics

Latin - Latina Christiana 1 with cover

PE with cover

Bible - Christian Studies vol 2 by Memoria Press 

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August update: changed plans struck through, additions in blue.

This is what I've got planned for my will-be-5th-grader for next year atm.  I'm sure things will change before August rolls around, though.

Math:
Finish the rest of AoPS Online Prealgebra 1, then Prealgebra 2, then begin Intro to Algebra, but not necessarily through the online school, Jacobs MHE, and Picciotto Algebra

ELA:
Finish MCT Town (writing, poetry, and final 1/2 of practice) (completed)
Fix It level 3
IEW Student Writing Intensive Continuation Course B (to begin after finishing MCT, probably in  the spring)
Spelling You See level E

MCT Voyage, likely saving the essay writing book for next year
OnlineG3 Lightning Lit 7, and then maybe 8 depending on how 7 goes

Science and History:
Begin RSO Astronomy 2 then second semester of RSO Biology 2
Build Your Library level 6 history, lit, readers, and poetry (and technically science, too, except not following the BYL schedule for RSO)

Hakim's History of US books 5-10 as a history spine with related documentaries

Enrichment:
Swimming
Electives from the enrichment program: sewing? pottery? cooking? Spanish? ???

International Towne macroeconomics class
Pottery class
Sewing class
Piano class
Cooking class
Coding class +  Python for Kids at home
Shop with Daddy (building a gas powered go cart)

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We are using mostly Memoria Press Grade 5 as written with a few subjects swapped out.   We add in a few SCM products in our morning time, and an afternoon read aloud.   

 

Morning Time (As a Family)--About 3 or 4 days per week on average

Singing (Hymn from the book Then Sings My Soul -or- Song from Lingua Angelica) (5 mins)

Latin Prayer (As assigned in Latina Christiana or First Form) (5 mins)

Memorize a longer bible passage (5 mins)

Looped Subject* (10 mins)

Recitations Using Memoria Press (10 mins)

Opening Prayer 

 

*Looped Subjects in Morning Time

SCM Art Appreciation

SCM Composer Study

Poet Study 

Habits (Laying Down the Rails for Children)

 

Individual School Subjects:

Latin:  Latina Christiana + Lingua Angelica

Math:  Math Mammoth Grade 5

Spelling:  Spelling Plus

 

With Her Big Brother:

Literature:   Memoria Press The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Heidi, and Lassie Come Home

Grammar:  MP English Grammar Recitation II + Daily Language Review

Composition:  MP Classical Composition II- Narrative Stage of Progym + Friday Free Writes Brave Writer style!

Classical Studies:  Memoria Press Famous Men of Rome + MP Timeline program + Great Courses

Modern American Studies:   Hakim Story of US audiobooks + audiobooks + documentaries

Christian Studies:  Memoria Press Christian Studies II

Nature Study:  Insect Study using Memoria Press and Nature Walks

Geography:  United States Review + Memoria Press Geography I

 

Enrichment Day (one day per week on average):

Handicrafts:  SCM Handicraft Videos + Maybe some coding classes 

Art:   (Either Creating a Masterpiece or do an American Artist Study with art projects?)

Science:   An Entire Weeks worth of Science (RSO Biology 2 -OR- Elemental Science High School Biology combined with sibling?)

Speech and Debate Team

 

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Hmmm, 5th next year!

 

 

Morning time is a cornerstone for us - bible, poetry, memory work, literature, French, parts of history, nature study, etc

Journal (includes freewrites, picture study, nature study)

Math - MM5, Xtra Math

Spelling - AAS (probaby 3/4)

Cursive - Pentime 6

Writing - TC, CAP Narrative II, and writing across the curriculum

French - GSWF

Science - botany with a variety of resources (TOPS unit, drawing and notation, reading and reports, garden planning, etc). Possibly A Child's Geography together in morning time.

History - SOTW (finish 3, start 4)

Art - thinking about an online drawing program. need to explore that a bit more.

Piano

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I am SO excited about fifth grade!  Here's the plan so far:

 

Morning Time - songs, poetry, and a few good read-alouds.  Shakespeare part of the time. Copy work.  Prayer.

Spelling - Apples and Pears plus weekly dictation

Composition and Grammar - Good English: Oral and Written, Harvey's Elementary Grammar and Composition, plus daily written narrations.

Math - Singapore with Math Mammoth supplementing as needed

Nature Study

Picture Study

Art lessons

Music lessons

Ballet lessons (out of the house)

Content subject books:

  Augustus Caesar's World

  An Island Story (part)

  Haliburton's Book of Marvels (half)

  A Book of Discovery (by Synge, just part)

  The StoryBook of Science (half-ish)

  The Book of Insects (most likely)

  The Golden Fleece

  Understood Betsy

  The Princess and the Goblin

  The LOTR series

  The 13 Moons series (I hope)

 

She'll be doing lots of Keeping this coming year - a beginning effort at Commonplacing, a Science Notebook, a Geography Notebook, a wall Timeline (or something), a Nature Journal, a Copy Book, and a Writer's Journal.

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IDK that this will help anybody else, as DS is all over the place.

 

Social studies: A year of geography using Visualize World Geography, providing I can get it on DVD (currently "out of stock") bought used. (If he misses history, there's the library. We'll get back to ancients for 6th via Oak Meadow. I'm leaving the wall timeline up.)

Spelling: Heaven help us. He's working very, very hard in Spelling You See Wild Tales (which I think is meant for 2nd) and... I think it's helping some? But not to the extent that he can spell all the words right on Friday; this is bugging me. I loved the organization of Wheeler's, but it did nothing for him. I made myself a note to look at Steck-Vaughn or Sequential Spelling, but may just go with SYS Americana. UPDATE: Bought Steck-Vaughn 5. (SYS has been sucking up a lot of DS's writing stamina for the day).

Vocabulary: His strong suit; he's finding Vocabulary Virtuoso easy. I plan to buy him Vocabulary from Classical Roots A. UPDATE: I bought it and he doesn't love the look of it, but he needs the classical root work IMO. There will probably be time to do most of level B as well.

Grammar: Likely DGP 5. DGP gets done! This and a capitalization book will be independent work.

Writing: Finishing Don't Forget to Write and maybe the Killgallons' paragraph book. Continued cursive and typing practice. Might do a Bravewriter course at some point.

Math: He loves the Beast Academy guides, but I'm considering going back to Singapore as our main text. I think I need to bring him to the store to look. UPDATE: Bought SM 5 and a CTC analogies book. I'll also get him the BA guides just for fun.

Science: I'm going to try out The Sciences: An Integrated Approach as a spine. And some Handbook of Nature Study.

Foreign language: I've told him I'm not going to buy Japanese stuff unless he can confirm that he'll work harder than he is in Spanish... we'll see. Homeschool Spanish Academy.

Other: More piano lessons unless he asks for a different instrument. UPDATE: He says he wants to switch to electric guitar; I'll look into it. Continuing scouts, soccer and/or other sports as he's interested, Sunday school, weekly library visits. I will probably make him do a month of swim lessons.

 

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Artist studies (SCM), one a month

Composer studies (Classics for Kids), one a month

Poetry for Young People, one a month

Classics on audiobook, one a month

 

Math in Focus: Course 2B, then either 3A or algebra? We'll see how it goes.

 

Holt Science & Technology: Earth Science

 

Story of the World 3 & 4 with supplemental reading (homemade Bookshark)

 

Moving Beyond the Page 10-12 Literature

Grammaropolis

Hot Fudge Monday

 

French for Children (CAP)

FluentU French

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CLE math
CLE LA OR Rod and Staff English (I'll let him decide)
An IEW theme book (spread out over 2 years if necessary)

History and science are still undecided
Family Time will continue.  An hour of reading aloud will continue as will an hour of silent reading.

All decided now.
CLE math
AMCM Early Modern with Entymology

Oh I love how streamlined that looks.

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Edited 7/16/18: updates

 

Math: CLE 400

Spelling: R&S 3, and possibly 4

Grammar & Writing: Climbing to Good English 2

Reading: Pathway reader 5, Murche science reader 4, classic literature that I'll pick as we go

History: Layers of Learning year 3... scratch that for American history overview, planned by me with BF and book shark books. I will be using some of the project ideas.

Science: Layers of Learning year 3... scratch that for EM daily science 4 plus LoL biology units, we'll grow ladybugs and tadpoles, and dissect stuff.

Extras: violin lessons, typing, gymnastics

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Math: Singapore 5A/5B

English: AAS 5, something for writing/grammar

History/Literature: working through AO with 7th grade brother, probably the end of year 3 through year 4

Science: probably Harcourt grade 6, half of book

Religion: Bible, Catechism, and saint stories

Spanish

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This is all very preliminary, but so far....

 

Math: Continue AOPS Pre-algebra, participate in Math Olympiad

Lit: AO selections and poets

Composition: Classical Composition Narrative OR WWS (I haven't decided), copywork 1/week, dictation 1/week

Science: continue BFSU Vol 2

Grammar: undecided. We've been doing FLL, but I'd like to move her to something more independent

Vocab: Continue Wordly Wise 8 at a slow pace

History: Joy Hakim's US History series, spread over 4 years + OUP The World in Ancient Times series; weekly written narrations or integrated longitudinal arts project

Latin:  finish GSWL, then ??? maybe Memoria Press Latin or, if she prefers, change to Spanish?

Other: Chinese School, Piano, Gymnastics, Typing, Maker Club

 

 

 

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Bible Study: Continue with BSGFAA 

 

Math: MM5, Math Weekly Practice Grade 5 workbook (for some spiral review)

 

Literature: BYL 5 readers (may do 4-5 book unit studies), BYL 3 read alouds (with little sister)

Spelling: Megawords

Vocabulary: WW 3000 Book 5

Composition: She wants a break from IEW (we've been doing it for the last 3 years), so I'm thinking about doing Wordsmith Apprentice, along with assigning my own things using IEW techniques, and a daily journal

Grammar: Again, she wants a break from IEW (we've done Fix It Books 1 & 2), so I'm looking at doing GuestHollow's Beowulf Grammar

 

Science: RSO Biology Level 2

 

History: BYL 5 (U.S. History Part 1), will also tag along with little sister doing BYL 3 (SOTW 3)

Geography: MP States & Capitals

 

Spanish: GSWS, Duolingo

 

Art: Maybe some Mark Kistler books? Not sure on this one yet. 

 

Extras: Logic games, typing.com, weekly co-op, and MMA class

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Very tentative plans:

 

CLE Math 500

CLE Language Arts 500

Writeshop or Jump-In or ???

Piano

 

 

To be done with younger siblings:

SOTW 2

Science in the Beginning or Guesthollow or ???

PAC Bible study

SCM Picture Study or VP History of Art

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Continue MUS Epsilon, and start Zeta, Sonlight History/Bible/Literature & LA level E, probably Grammar Ace.

Undecided about Science. Maybe Bookshark. Maybe The Good and the Beautiful. I'd like to continue to teach my kids as a group, but can see how my future 5th grader is ready for more than the basics, so I might get him his own thing.

Rosetta Stone for Spanish. 

Charter school enrichment courses.

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Math: Singapore Math 5A/B + Workbook, EP, Test, CWP

Latin: MP Second Form Latin

Grammar: Hake Grammar, MCT Practice, DGP

Composition: EIW - WWE

Spelling: Rod and Staff

Reading: NonFiction Reading Comp., DRP, Kolbe list

History: MP Famous Men of the Middle Ages, TAN (audio)

Religion: MP Christian Studies, TAN (audio), Faith & Life

Geography: MP Geography, Maps, Charts, & Graphs

Science: MP Birds/Hist. of Medicine, Apologia Anatomy

Literature & Poetry: Memoria Press 5A

Music: Piano

PE: Tennis

With siblings: Catholic Schoolhouse

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Bible:  Awana and YouVersion devotions (with mom)

 

Math:  Math Mammoth (first time to use it because Excel Math has retired.)

 

Science:  Outsource, possibly using Real Science for Kids

 

History:  MOH1

 

Language Arts:  JAG grammar and Mechanics

Writing:  Still unsure if IEW is a good fit (she doesn't like SWI-A so far but we're not giving up yet) - Any suggestions for an easy to teach writing curriculum?

Vocabulary:  Caesar English and Vocabulary cartoons, reading books

Spelling:  Moby Max Spelling 

 

Electives:  piano and acting classes

 

 

 

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  • CLE Math & Reading
  • FLL/WWE
  • SWO
  • Pentime handwriting
  • R&S science joining in with experiments from Biology for the Logic Stage, Biology 101 dvd
  • BiblioPlan with SOTW (finish early modern & move on to modern)
  • MP Greek Myths book & guide
  • First Form Latin
  • Logic Liftoff books
  • Artpac/Artistic Pursuits
  • The Story of the Orchestra
  • CM style family studies (Shakespeare, Plutarch, picture study, composer study, poetry, etc.)
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Math: Singapore 5-6

History: K12 Human Odyssey 1

Literature: Ancient literature to go along with K12 HO (still working on a book list)

Lang Arts: MCT Town, Killgallon, & daily writing

Science: Earth science & astronomy (still working on a book list)

French: Galore Park SYRWTL French (finishing bk 1 & starting bk 2)

Art: Artistic Pursuits

 

Extra: piano lessons & ballet

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Still in the planning process, so this could (and likely will) change (several times) before it's actually official:

 

Math: Teaching Textbooks
Language Arts: MCT Island with little sister, Treasured Conversations, Editor in Chief, HWOT Cursive
History: Torchlight Level 1: Ancients with little sister (additional literature and activities added in)
Science: Oak Meadow 5 Science
Nature Studies: Exploring Nature With Children 
Spanish: Outschool classes
PE: Hiking, Swimming, Kayaking, Biking, Skiing (in winter, obviously) etc. 

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

 

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Cant believe my oldest is almost to 5th Grade!

 

Math- Teaching Textbooks 5

 

History- MOH1: Ancient Times

 

Science- AiG Gods Design for Plants & Animals

 

Grammar- still undecided about CC Essentials— otherwise will do MP English Grammar Recitation

 

Writing- this would be covered in CC Essentials too, otherwise IEW History Writing Lessons

 

Draw & Write Thru History for art & handwriting

 

Latin- finish up Latin for Children A & move to B

 

Maybe add French with DuoLingo.

 

Continue ballet/ tap, and hopefully add some theater for fine arts since that seems to be her current passion

 

 

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Growing so fast:

 

Language Arts:

 

*Current Plan*

Grammar:

MCT grammar/sentence/practice Island for independent reinforcement in summer & early fall. Followed by ELTL 5 (literature, copy work & grammar) for rest of year OR followed by MCT Grammar Town and MCT Search Trilogy.

 

Poetry:

Music of the Hemispheres

 

Spelling:

LOE Essentials

 

Writing:

CAP 4 Cheria and Proverb, 5 Refutation & Confirmation

 

Latin for Children B or dropping Latin and going with Ceasar's English.

 

Math:

Rightstart Math E (2nd half) and Beast Academy 4. (Alternating Days)

 

Combined with DS 8/9

 

History: TOG Year 1 - Ancient

 

Science: Science in the Ancient World & Sassafras Geology and Astronomy (He loves these books & does them on his own)

 

Art: Projects from Deep Space Sparkle

 

PE: Football (Fall), Basketball (Winter), Baseball (spring), Tennis (Summer).

 

Music: TBD Composer Study and Piano

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Math: SM 5

 

LA: finish WWE & FLL

 

Lit: unsure

 

Science: Mystery Science with younger sibling

 

History: listen through and discuss SOTW with younger sibling with additional library books/encyclopedias (maybe add books 2-6 of Draw and Write Through History if secular enough). Possibly begin outlining.

 

Spanish: Breaking the Barrier with older sibling

 

Maybe English from the Roots Up

 

Typing of some sort

 

She has chosen outside classes in art, cooking, baking, and sewing.

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Math - Continue with the next thing in SM

Science - RSO Biology, level 2 combined with classes at the nature center

Writing - BW Partnership Writing

Spelling - Continue with the next thing in SWO

Literature - The Arrow from BW

History - State history with the state history textbook from our state’s historical society

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Still working out some things but here is what I am thinking so far:

 

Keyboarding: Typing Club.com

 

Spelling: Spelling Workout E

 

Grammar: Rod & Staff 5

 

Writing: IEW B

 

Vocab.: Wordly Wise book 5

 

Lit.: still have to choose titles but will coordinate with Early Modern History

 

Math: Saxon 6/5

 

Science: RS4K & Mystery Science

 

History: SOTW Vol. 3 and extra reading/resources from the library, maybe History Odyssey?

 

Dropping logic for next year to do Tech: Alice & EV3 projects

 

Language: Latin for Children book B

 

Fine Arts Co-op: Guitar, Choir or maybe drama class, studio art, maybe percussion & band

 

plus all his sports throughout the year

 

 

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This is my second fifth grader and I think I'm finally starting to lighten up... Or maybe it's March and I'm just ready for summer so I'm having a hard time caring. We've been working so hard to remediate my daughter's dyslexia that we've lost sight of some of the fun stuff.

 

Math: continue BA

Reading/Spelling: Continue Barton Reading and Spelling

Writing: continue CAP Writing and Rhetoric

Grammar: Fix-It 2 (I'm not sure why this works, but it's working really well so on we go.)

History: continue OUP World in Ancient Times

Science: GHF Online: Fundamentals in Plant Biology

Lots of read alouds and interest led reading

 

It seems a lot more put together than I thought. Yay me!

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On 2/5/2018 at 10:02 PM, Lisa in the UP of MI said:

Math: Singapore 5A/5B

English: AAS 5, something for writing/grammar

History/Literature: working through AO with 7th grade brother, probably the end of year 3 through year 4

Science: probably Harcourt grade 6, half of book

Religion: Bible, Catechism, and saint stories

Spanish

We're going to study world geography using BYL year 7 instead of studying history.  Still working on writing and grammar.

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On 1/30/2018 at 8:34 PM, Seeking Squirrels said:

I've already changed a fair bit!

Math: SM, probably 4b/5a. We had to back up and dip into 3b this year (thank you ps 3rd), so she's on 4a right now. We'll just keep going with wherever we are. We also do a bit of BA on the side. She's in 3b now, so maybe 3c/3d next year. She's making good progress through 4a, so probably starting 4b in May and we'll keep that going through the summer. I'm hoping to recover the grade gap and finish 5b by the end of 5th. 

 

Writing/grammar: EIW5 Growing with Grammar, teach 5 paragraph essay, and write across the curriculum WTM-style. (Though I'm still not sold on GwG, it's the one thing I keep going back to and looking at other things. I want simple, cheap, and get-er-done but still appealing enough to not turn off my non-workbook kid.) 

 

Spelling: AAS probably the last half of 4 and then 5. She's almost finished with 3 nowStill AAS, but probably just 4, she's slowed down. 

 

Literature: Probably just a list made by me from searching other lists ;) 

 

Science: RSO Bio2 w/ microscope labs. 

 

History: HO middle ages

 

Tech: I'm thinking coding and robotics, but I'm not certain yet and I have no idea what I'll use for it. I'm open to suggestions! (She has to have a separate tech class for our charter. It has to fall under technology, engineering, or entrepreneurship. This year she did engineering with legos, k'nex, and engino, so it doesn't have to be too deep. I'll have $150 to play with :) She is (surprisingly) not interested in coding. We're doing Tinker crate instead. 

 

Extracurricular: I don't know yet, but she's loving theater this year, so maybe we'll do that again. I'd also like to get her back into tumbling. She dropped it when she started theater (she does not like a full schedule), but her OT says she needs it. Ninja warrior style training class that will do parkour 1x/month. 

 

Other: We are in an amazing co-op but I won't know what classes she'll be in until August. We usually have really good options for kids her age. She always goes first for science, then arts, then other. 

 

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On 3/13/2018 at 1:29 PM, susie said:

Making some changes!

Still working out some things but here is what I am thinking so far:

Keyboarding: Typing Club.com

Spelling: Spelling Workout E

Grammar: Rod & Staff 5

Writing: IEW B May switch to Writing & Rhetoric??

Vocabulary: Wordly Wise book 5

Lit.: still have to choose titles but will coordinate with Early Modern History  coordinate with US History

Math: Saxon 6/5

Science: RS4K & Mystery Science

History: SOTW Vol. 3 and extra reading/resources from the library, maybe History Odyssey?  I'm thinking of having him do US History like his older bro, for simplicity and ease. Probably will use Hakim and some Evan Moor History Pockets for hands-on stuff he still enjoys, maybe Big Book of US History

Dropping logic for next year Going to throw back in logic with various work alone books 

Still planning to do Tech: Alice & EV3 projects

Language: Latin for Children book B

Fine Arts Co-op: Guitar, Choir or maybe drama class, studio art, maybe percussion & band

plus all his sports throughout the year

 

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First time with a 5th grader here.  We are mostly continuing previous wins with a few adjustments.

Math: Singapore 5 and Beast Academy 5

Grammar: Trying out Grammar for the Well Trained Mind

Spelling: AAS 5

Writing: Following WTM recommendations and writing across the curriculum

History/Literature/Geography/Worldview: Tapestry of Grace Year 1 (This is our 2nd time through the cycle.)

Science: Life Science year using WTM recommendations - Probably Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia, Animalium, The Way We Work, The Life of Plants Series

Latin: Latin for Children B

Keyboarding: ??

Logic: CTC's Basics of Critical Thinking

Art: Looking for an online drawing class??

Plus Morning Time as a family.  I haven't planned this yet but we always include at least memory work, artist study, and a Shakespeare play.  

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Bible - continue reading an everyday story Bible, Gospels to the end.

Math - CLE finish 400, start 500

Spelling - SWO

Grammar - MCT Grammar Town / Practice

Writing - MCT Paragraph Town

Lit - mostly free reading, a few read alouds together

History - American - various books, biographies, dvds, etc.

Science - undecided

violin, swim 

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On 1/30/2018 at 7:50 PM, hollyhock said:

Mine would rather do anything than school! ?

 

So far I have:

 

TT 5

LLATL Purple

Maybe R&S Spelling 5, if the spelling in Purple isn't enough for him

Narrations and outlines across curriculum

Pathway Reading 5

Interest-led science, possibly with notebook of drawings and narrations (probably an Apologia book)

SOTW 4

Typing Club

Logic Countdown

Bible memory work and piano lessons

 

ETA: Maybe cursive, because he still hasn't mastered it, but we're taking a break from it right now.

 

I can't go back and edit my post because of username issues, but I wanted to update. We're going to use Language Lessons for Today 5 instead of LLATL, and we'll continue Apologia Astronomy because we won't be finished it this year.

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