Monday, August 1, 2011

Our Curriculum for 2011-2012

Not Back to School Blog Hop

We’ve actually been “back-to-school” for a couple weeks now.  We began our new school year on July 18th, just around the time that the 100 degree days started in our neck of the woods Smile.

So I guess it’s about time that I post our curriculum choices for this year…and thanks to the Not Back-to-School Blog Hop I have incentive to do it right now ‘cause it’s curriculum week!

This year I’ll have a 4th grader {ds9}, a 2nd grader {dd7}, and a preschooler {ds4}. 



4th Grade

Grammar ~ First Language Lessons 4

Writing ~ IEW Student Writing Intensive A

Handwriting ~ A Reason for Handwriting Cursive

Reading ~ SL Readers Core D Advanced 

Spelling ~ Rod & Staff Grade 4

Math ~ Teaching Textbooks Math 4, Daily Word Problems Grade 4

2nd GradeIMG_1070

Grammar ~ First Language Lessons Level 2

Writing ~ Write Shop Primary Books A & B

Handwriting ~ Italics Book C or A Reason for Handwriting Transition {we have both books, I’m going to let her choose which style she prefers}

Reading ~ Various Readers to match our History studies {I hope to post her  2nd grade reading list soon}

Spelling ~ All About Spelling Level 2 and matching readers

Math ~ Christian Light Education Math Grade 2

Family Subjects/Circle Time

History ~ Sonlight Core D Intro to American History, adding in various activities from History Pockets and Time Travellers

Geography ~ Daily Geography {we have grade 2 & grade 4, I plan to do grade 2 orally with both my 2nd & 4th grader and use grade 4 another year}, State Study/Notebooking

Science ~ Exploring Creation with Botany, Discover and Do DVDs from Sonlight that match our botany studies

Bible ~ Bible Study Guide for All Ages, Keys for Kids devotions

Art ~ See the Light Art DVDs {I reviewed the first DVD while with the TOS Homeschool Crew last year, my kiddos loved it so much I bought the whole set Smile}.

Music ~ We’ll be singing selected hymns and patriotic songs during Circle Time.

IMG_1067Ds4 {the preschooler} will be listening in during most of our family studies {history, science, Bible, read alouds} and doing his own letter study with me during independent work time…hopefully Winking smile.

So that’s the planned line-up for 2011-2012.


Kei said...

Adorable kids!

S said...

This is my first year homescooling and we are using some Sonlight as well! Hope that you have a great year!

Stopping by from the HOTM hop!

April said...

Looks like a great year in store for your family :)

Stef Layton said...

Hi Wendi - what a great list! Looks like y'all are going to have a fantastic year!

Glad to have found your site! I'm not following!

Dana said...

What a fun year. I can't believe you already started. I am NOT that far along. SOnlight has the Best books to go along with any history time period. Have a good Year!

Lisa said...

Stopping by from the Blog Hop. Have a great year!

Chef Penny said...

We have some similarites as well. We are doing the botany and Core D this year. What a small world. Looks like a great year planned!

Cara said...

The pictures of your children are adorable! We started back up with school in July as's just too hot around here to go outside, so why not just do some school?

Thanks for sharing your plans, I love seeing what others are using in their homeschools. :)

Amy said...

Happy back to school! Looks like the makings of a great year. :)

Tiffany said...

We are using some of the same things too & started early July -- too hot in Texas!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE All About Spelling & IEW.
Blessings on your new school year!

Love Is A Verb - an action said...

I love your choices - I chose Rod & Staff for my grade 4 math, but I love what you're using for daily problems too. Have a wonderful year!

Love Is A Verb - an action said...

I love your choices of school work. I'm also doing grade 4, and am looking at adding the daily problems for math. Have a wonderful year!

Monica said...

Sounds like another fun year!


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