It starts in February, I have learned….the hunt for curriculum.
Sometimes, we don’t need to change anything.
This year, we changed a LOT…. We have spent a lot of time praying together and really reviewing our children’s progress…their strengths…areas we need to work on to create strengths..and together, my husband and I built this year’s curriculum…..
I have it broken down the following way: Combined Studies and Individual grades
Character Training: Last year, I wrote this post about Character Training and I keep it close….to hold me accountable. In the meantime, our oldest is reading a book with Dad: Boyhood and Beyond , I will add one of these books from Door Posts at the SouthEast Homeschool Expo…and we will continue our daily reading of Proverbs.
History: Beautiful Feet: Early American History: Intermediate (little guy will listen in and create picture notebook pages). I am so excited about this new history program (it’s new to us.) It was created off of the Principle Method of teaching…and I fell in love with that method two years ago, but the curriculum I saw…scared me. Beautiful feet is the best of two worlds for us….and I can’t wait to begin!
Writing (combined for older two) Institute for Excellence in Writing: Teacher/Student Level A
Latin: Prima Latina (Little guy will begin writing latin words, as he is able…mainly listening
Foreign Language: French/Spanish: Rosetta Stone (this is still up in the air a little. French would be easiest, as so much of the English language is a derivative of French and flows well with Latin)
Music: We will attempt violin at home and are hoping to take piano lessons. We will continue learning about the orchestra through The Story of the Orchestra. I really want to use Quaver Music this year…but, can’t right now…so, it’s on my wish list!
Art: Various art blogs and we’ll continue with Artistic Pursuits
Reading, Writing and Reading Comprehension: IEW PAL
Math: Math U See Primer
Various Books: A is for Adam, etc.
Various (other): Time 4 Learning
Grammar: Rod and Staff (year 3)
Math: Math U See Gamma
Handwriting: Classically Cursive Bible Primer
Phonics: Explode the Code and helping little brother with his IEW PAL program.
Reading: Sonlight Core 3 Readers
Other: Little Princess will get to pick various Unit studies 4 times through the year that interest her and Time 4 Learning
Grammar: Rod and Staff (year 4)
Math: Math U See Delta
Handwriting: Classically Cursive Shorter Catechism
Vocabulary: Dynamic Literacy
Reading: Sonlight Core 4 Readers
Other: Kamikaze will get to pick various Unit studies at least 4 times through the year that interest him
What are your curriculum choices for the year?