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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

New School Year 2017-2018–Our curriculum

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged, I’m still happily working for VIPKID, but I often refer to my “Our curriculum” posts from previous  years, so I thought I would go ahead and make one for this year too! 

We ended that last school year with some ice cream at Menchies

2 last day of school

and then kicked off the new year with a trip to Assateague Island!

1 not back to school

We don’t have a lot of ‘school’ planned this month, we have a LOT of field trips and other funning learning adventures though.  We will dive into the ‘books’ next month.

3 workboxes

This is what we are using this coming school year:

6th grade

History – Pandia Press History Odyssey Middle Ages 2

Grammar – we are taking a short break from IEW Fix-It Grammar, but plan to circle back around to it.  We are currently doing sentence diagramming from The Critical Thinking Company.  I felt that sentence diagramming will give my son more of a visual to better identify the parts of speech. 

Writing – IEW themed based writing – Medieval History

Science – Real Science 4 Kids – Geology and Astronomy

Spelling – Phonetic Zoo, still trucking along at level A

Handwriting – Cursive copywork

Math – CTC Math and Life of Fred (for review)

Chinese – LingoBus

Critical Thinking from The Critical Thinking Company

Art – variety

Music – piano and church choir

3rd Grade

Geography – Highlights Top Secret Adventures

Spelling/Phonics – Dyslexia Gold and Explode the Code online

Writing – copywork and we will start IEW this year

Reading – Readers from the Sonlight list at my sons level (about 2nd grade)

Math – CTC Math

History – Pandia Press History Odyssey Middle Ages I  and Veritas Press (finish New Testament and Rome, then start Middle Ages)

Science – Pandia Press REAL Science Odyssey Earth Science/Astronomy

Critical Thinking from The Critical Thinking Company

Art – variety

Music – church choir and music appreciation

1st Grade

Geography – Little Passports

Handwriting – Handwriting without Tears

Critical Thinking from The Critical Thinking Company

Math – CTC Math

Reading – Readers from Sonlight list at my sons grade level (Kindergarten)

History – Pandia Press History Odyssey Middle Ages I

Science – Pandia Press REAL Science Odyssey Earth Science/Astronomy

Art – variety

Music – church choir and music appreciation

Circle Time

Scripture study
The Friend magazine
Sassafras Science
The Etiquette Factory
What Would You Do?  Moral Dilemmas
and Red Herring Mysteries (both from The Critical Thinking Co)
IEW Poetry Memorization

I wish you all an awesome school year! 

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