Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Our Homeschool Curriculum for 2013-2014
This years choices seem so much easier than they have in the past. Now that we have a couple of years behind us, I know what works and what doesn't (for the most part). Not everything is set in stone and will surely be tweaked as the year rolls on, as usual.
I hesitate when saying what grade the kids are in, but I suppose I will conform to the norm and roll with it. Luke is beginning 2nd grade and Sophie 1st. They would be a year behind that if they were in public school. They are at grade level in some areas and above in others so we just keep plugging along according to their abilities.
Most of our subjects are combined and I adjust my expectations accordingly. They are at their own levels in math, spelling and copywork.
Here is our big picture for the year:
Luke 2nd Grade
Spelling and Dictation- All About Spelling Levels 2-3 He is already midway through level 2.
Math- Math-U-See Beta, Math Mammoth, Miquon and whatever else we need to master the material.
Copywork- He is working through the Geography A-Z book doing cursive. One page per week.
Sophie 1st Grade
Spelling and Dictation- AAS Levels 1-2 She is toward the end of level 1.
Math- Same as Luke, just a bit behind him in the material.
Copywork- Various passages from her favorite books, starting with Little House in the Big Woods.
Writing and Grammar- IEW's Bible Heroes
Reading- 30 minutes daily
Latin- Song School Latin
Literature Study- Poppy, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Little House in the Big Woods, Farmer Boy. We will see how far we get and may add or change as we go along. I have so many books I want to get through and not nearly enough time in the day. Thank goodness we have many more years ahead of us.
History- SOTW 2 Medieval Times with activity guide, coloring book, and lots of extra reading.
Science- R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Earth and Space with many extra books.
Art & Music- These are constants around here. We have many different resources for them.
We do not do all subjects everyday. I will post a follow-up of how our weeks flow and what our days look like.
I love reading what others are using and doing, so I try to get one up each year for us as well.
See you soon!