Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Our Curriculum

I started off thinking that I needed a boxed curriculum where everything was laid out for me which is what led me to order Sonlight. After using it for a few weeks over the summer I realized that while I liked not having to do the scheduling work and Megan liked all the reading, Michael did not and was fighting me at every turn. As much as I wanted it to be what worked it didn't so back it went. That left me wondering what to use. I knew what I wanted to teach but wasn't sure how to accomplish it. Here's what I came up with. I've included links if you'd like to check them out. As our year progresses I'll review how these things are working for us so check back for updates.

History - Story of the World 1, the Activity Guide, and tons of great books from the library thanks to many recommendations of the WTM group -

Math - Horizons 3 & 4, but I'm already wishing we had gone with Saxon. Maybe next year.

Science - Exploration Education, Physical Science Intermediate Level -

Grammar - Grammar Island,

Vocabulary - Wordly Wise 3000 (book 2 & book 4),

Language Arts - Writing With Ease (book 2 & book 4),

Logic - Primarily Logic,

Shawn is reading the kids the Chronicles of Narnia series.

I am also incorporating spelling, handwriting, cursive, hands on activities, and field trips.

That seems like so much yet there's more I want to add in. I'd love to start a 2nd language and have purchased the Trail Guide to World Geography program that I want to get in the rotation somehow. Phew, I'm exhausted just thinking about it! :)

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