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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Our Curriculum Choices for 2015-2016 #Homeschool #TOSReviewCrew #HSConnect

Our Curriculum

So this coming school year we will have PreK (5 in November), 1st grade and 4th grade, and a tiny tot! 

It’s hard to believe this will be my 5th ‘official’ year of homeschooling!  Time flies!

So we’ve decided on the following: (*indicates it will be done together, all ages)

4th Grade:

WritingIEW we will finish with the current program and also begin using Medieval Based Writing Lessons

Grammar: Continuing with Fix It Grammar by IEW and IXL (See our review)

*History:  Pandia Press History Odyssey Middle Ages Level 1 and Veritas Press online self-paced history Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation

Math: CTC Online Math, I really needed him to have something more independent this year.  See our review

*I’m also go off of the Middle Ages theme and using some Sir Cumference living math books!

*Science:  Visual Learning Systems Digital Online Science (focus on Physics and Chemistry).  We will also be using K’NEX Education Simple Machine Kits

Spelling:  All About Spelling, but we are hoping to land a review with Phonetic Zoo from IEW (fingers crossed). 

Chinese:  Rosetta Stone

Handwriting:  Memoria Press New American Cursive (finish up) as well as Draw and Write Through History: The Vikings, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance

*PE:  Mixed Martial Arts, Swimming, Soccer (Fall)

*Music:  We will listen to a wide variety of Music, focusing on the Renaissance Era.  We will also be using Hands On History Activity Pak: Composers

C will read (as part of Music):

*Art:  Completing projects associated with history lessons, focus on Renaissance period artists and architecture. 

*Religion:  C is working on the New Testament.  As a family we have devotional each morning, we sing a Primary song, read from the scriptures (currently Book of Mormon) and we read from The Friend magazine. 

1st Grade:

Math:  Life of Fred, Math Seeds

Reading:  Reading Eggs, Early Readers and Supplemental Activities

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Handwriting:   Horizons 1st Grade Penmanship Set (Review coming soon), though he is also asking about Cursive, so we may try Memoria Press New American Cursive

Spelling:  I may start spelling this year (but later on) and will use All About Spelling

PRE-K:

Animal Trackers with supplemental activities (get a coupon by downloading my Safari Printable Pack)

He really likes animals, and we need more ABC practice, so I’m also considering Animal ABCs from 1+1+1=1, I think my 2yo would like this as well.  So it would definitely be worth the $10!

Star Wars workbooks for fun

ABC Mouse

AND SOME FUN FOR ALL

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