Thursday, April 19, 2012

What We're learning from: Curriculum choices 2012-13


We are less than 5 weeks away from finishing this school year. Sassafras has two more lessons in her math book and she’s done with Teaching Textbooks 7. She had her final test today for science (Apologia’s Zoology 2). Ms. Books has worked ahead and finished her last reader as well as a couple of final history books. Mr. Conductor has also finished science and is on the next to last lesson for his handwriting book.
We’re in the home stretch.
Which means I am plotting and planning and graphing and scheduling next year’s school.
It’s that time of year.

Here’s a list of the websites I used for ordering:

Here’s the breakdown for the 20112-2013 school year- by child:

Ms. Books
History/Geography: American History using Exploring America
Language Arts: WinterPromise High School LA 2 & Lit: Creating Captivating Fiction plus writing assignments using Exploring America
Math: Teaching Textbooks Geometry
Science: Apologia Biology
Character Study: Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex and Brett Harris
Poetry: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Foreign Language: American Sign Language using Sign Language for Everyone book & DVD set by Dr. Cathy Rice (for review), Barron’s E-Z American Sign Language, youtube videos and aslpro.com
Art: Continuing class with Mrs. H (watercolor artist and retired teacher)
Bible: Devotional Book of her choice [Devotions for the God Girl] and Bible lessons from Exploring America
Physical Education: a program put together by Mr. Steady and through our homeschool group
Computer: various online resources and research for history class research projects
Current Events: God'sWorld News: Trak

Sassafras
American History/Geography: WinterPromise AmericanCrossings
Language Arts: WinterPromise 7th Grade Language Arts - "Mastering the Writing Process"
Math: Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra
Spelling: using words compiled from most misspelled lists
Science: Apologia’s Zoology 3: Land Animals on the 6th Day (including Notebooking Journal)
Computer: Typing Instructor for Kids (continuing plus more work in Word) and online research for American History
Character Study: A Girl After God's Own Heart
Poetry: Rudyard Kipling

Foreign Language: American Sign Language using same materials as Ms. Books
Art: Continuing class with Mrs. H (watercolor artist and retired teacher)

Bible: God's Girls! Devotional
Physical Education: a program put together by Mr. Steady and through our homeschool group

Mr. Conductor
American History/Geography: Winter Promise American Story 1
Language Arts: Queen Homeschool’s LanguageLessons for the Very Young vol. 2 and worktext for 3rd grade from Winter Promise
Math: Horizons 3
Spelling: Spellwell B & Bb
Computer: various learning games including Typing Instructor for Kids and some beginning use of MS Word
Poetry: Shel Silverstein

Foreign Language: American Sign Language using Sing Language for Everyone book & DVD set by Dr. Cathy Rice and aslpro.com

Art: Continuing class with Mrs. H (watercolor artist and retired teacher)
Bible & Character Study: A Boy After God's Own Heart
Physical Education:  a program put together by Mr. Steady and through our homeschool group

The children and I will also participate in our local homeschool co-op which meets twice monthly. The classes our group will offer won't be cemented for sure until our summer planning meeting.



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