Although we have been doing a few things here and there during the summer, we officially started school last week. Below is what we are using for our curriculum. It looks like a lot, but we don’t do all the subjects every day, except Language Arts and Math. The bolded items are what we mainly work on, and the others are done if there is extra time. We try to get school done by lunchtime (except for MOPS days when school is in the afternoons), and Melody can mostly do a lot of it on her own. Emily is slowly getting the rhythm. All of our activities start next month, and we can’t wait for all the exciting things that this school year will bring!
Melody – 1st grade/2nd grade
- Language Arts: All About Spelling 2 (spelling), Writing With Ease 1 & Daily 6-Trait Writing 1 (writing), First Language Lessons 2 (grammar), LOTS of books! (reading), and Book log from Dollar Spot at Target
- Math: Saxon Math 1&2
- History/Geography: Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages, Evan-Moor Daily Geography Grade 2, American Girls series (She has read most of the books already, but she will be re-reading and watching out for historical details.), Magic Tree House series (She has read all the books multiple times already, but same with re-reading for historical details.), Geopuzzles, and Little Passports US Edition
- Science: Evan-Moor Daily Science 2, Harcourt Grade 1, The Klutz Guide to the Galaxy, Various DK and Usborne books, Magic School Bus books, DVDs, and science kits, Sid the Science Kid DVDs
- Typing: Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum
- Extra: Alpha Omega Kids and 3-in-1 Choir
Emily – PreK
- Raising Rock Star Preschool
- God’s Little Explorers
- Letter of the Week
- Songs for Saplings ABC Bible Verses
- Various workbooks
- Various readers
- Classical Conversations Cycle 2 (24 weeks)***
- Bible: What’s in the Bible? DVDs, Hands-on Bible, Jesus Storybook Bible, Anytime Bible, and Seeds Family Worship
- Art/Music: Usborne My Very First Art Book, Mike’s Inspiration Station DVDs, Various “How-to” draw books/printouts
- Health/Fitness/Nutrition: MyPlate, Family Time Fitness, MyPlate Kids’ Place
- Foreign Language: Chinese (Learning simple words with flashcards – Family members, shapes, colors, animals, common phrases, numbers, dates, etc.)
- Baking: Following along with Jamie Martin’s plans
- Extra: Creekside Children’s Theater and Awana
***(italicized items are done in their classes taught by a tutor that meet on Fridays)
- 160 events & people in a chronological timeline
- 24 history sentences: world history from pre-reformation to modern
- 43 U.S. presidents
- 100+ locations & geographic features in Europe, Asia, & select parts of the World
- 24 science facts: ecology, astronomy and physical science
- Latin verbs the first conjugation: Latin verb endings
- English Grammar facts: Pronouns, adverbs, conjunctions
- Multiplication tables up to 15×15, common squares and cubes, as well as basic geometry formulas and unit conversions
- Ephesians 6
- Exposure to drawing techniques
- Music theory and tin whistle
- 6 great artists and related projects: Impressionist Artists
- Introduction to orchestra and 3 classical composers: Classical & Romantic Composers
- Weekly science experiments or hands-on projects
- The practicing and refinement of oral presentation skills
Linking up to ihomeschoolnetwork’s Not Back-to-School Blog Hop: Curriculum Week 2013.
P.S. Obviously, I’m behind in actually linking up to this blog hop. 😉
Joyce! That’s a pretty amazing lineup of curriculum! I’m impressed!
Hi Nicole, Thanks! I need to stop by your blog soon…I have been reading, but not commenting at all due to limited online time. :p What do you have planned for the year?
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Wow, that’s impressive!
I would love to hear how you did both RRSP and GLE at the same time. I am LOVING both but can’t figure out if or how I should do both! Thanks!!!