It’s time for the annual “Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop” hosted by the iHomeschoolnetwork. This week it’s curriculum week!
I keep a page updated with our curriculum choices, so if you are finding this post later in the year you can check there to see if we continued with these choices!
Here’s a few highlights of what we’ll be using this year:
Family Subjects (everyone participates as they are able, at their own level):
History: United States History Year 1 (Beginnings to 1850-ish) — Using my own outline/plans
Science: Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding (BFSU) — Finishing Volume 1, Starting Volume 2 (Read here to find out a bit more about BFSU and about a resource you might find helpful Collaborative Pinterest Boards!). We’ll also be reading some science biographies.
Bible Study and Character Building: Various resources from Doorposts books, Hero Tales book series, Leading Little Ones to God, and possibly other resources
Art Appreciation: Artistic Pursuits (Book 2 for Grades K-3)
Miss M, Age 8 (3rd grade, turning 9 in May 2013):
Math: RightStart Math Level C (Read here about why we like RightStart Math!)
Spelling/Writing/Grammar: Logic of English Essentials (Read some of my initial thought about LOE in this post)
Bible Study: Proverbs: A Bible Study for Kids by Kids (from BtoZ Publishing) + daily Bible reading
Handwriting: Cursive practice using copywork related to Bible, History and Science
Literature: Various read-alouds (projected list here) and assigned or free choice individual reading
Mr. E, age 5 (Kindergarten, turning 6 in March, 2013):
Phonics/Reading: Phonics Pathways + Easy readers for practice
Spelling: Learning Phonograms as presented in Logic of English Essentials, Possibly starting spelling lessons in LOE-E as the year progresses
Handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting Book A
Math: RightStart Math Level B
Literature: Assorted chapter book and picture book read-alouds
Fun Printables, Themes and Interest-Led studies as desired!
Mr K, age 3 (Preschool, turning 4 in February 2013)
Lots of Picture books (we’ll have a “classic picture book” of the week)
Letter of the Week Activities (Animal ABCs from 1plus1plus1Equals1, and other letter activities as desired)
Gentle intro to number concepts inspired by RightStart Math A
Fun Printables, Themes and Interest-Led studies as desired! Possibly a “theme of the month” and a Holiday or Season of the month!
Baby J (Turning One on October 30th, 2012!)
Looking cute, listening to stories, having fun!
Don’t forget to visit the Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop page to find out what other homeschoolers are using this year for their curriculum!