Homeschool Discoveries

Sharing a few things I've discovered along the way…

Our Curriculum 2012-2013 July 10, 2012

Here is the curriculum our family is using this year, 2012-2013:

(previous year lists coming soon)

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.  (As of November, we’re still hanging out in Vol 1…we’ll see when we start Vol. 2)

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!).  Finished! Now starting level D!

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) (Turned out not to be a good fit for Miss M at this time — saving it for the future!) + 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

Science: Sassafras Science Adventure: Zoology

Mr. E, age 5 (Kindergarten, turning 6 in March, 2013):

Phonics/Reading/Spelling: Logic of English Essentials, Lots of reading practice

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! 🙂

Linking Up to the Following Linky Parties:

Curriculum Fair Weekly Wrap Up @ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers


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