I know, I shared shared my curriculum last week…but, this weekend, I met some people I want to include…so…here it is…AGAIN!
AND..I couldn’t wait for the 3rd Annual NOT Back To School Blog Hop with Heart of the Matter (LOVE this blog…you need to, too! and you need to join them for their Facebook party on Monday, August 1st at 5:00pm…with Learn Our History!)
Character Training: Last year, I wrote this post about Character Training and I keep it close….to hold me accountable. In the meantime, our oldest is reading a book with Dad: Boyhood and Beyond , I will add one of these books from Door Posts at the SouthEast Homeschool Expo…and we will continue our daily reading of Proverbs.
History: Beautiful Feet: Early American History: Intermediate (little guy will listen in and create picture notebook pages). I am so excited about this new history program (it’s new to us.) It was created off of the Principle Method of teaching…and I fell in love with that method two years ago, but the curriculum I saw…scared me. Beautiful feet is the best of two worlds for us….and I can’t wait to begin!
We will also have fun learning history watching the videos from Learn Our History-> have you heard of them yet? They are co-founded by Gov. Mike Huckabee and have created (and are creating more) animated videos that teach our children our TRUE American History!
Writing (combined for older two) Institute for Excellence in Writing: Teacher/Student Level A
Latin: Prima Latina (Little guy will begin writing Latin words, as he is able…mainly listening
Foreign Language: French/Spanish: Rosetta Stone (this is still up in the air a little. French would be easiest, as so much of the English language is a derivative of French and flows well with Latin)
Music: We will attempt violin at home and are hoping to take piano lessons. We will continue learning about the orchestra through The Story of the Orchestra. I really want to use Quaver Music this year…but, can’t right now…so, it’s on my wish list! YES< I really want Quaver music…especially after I spent some time at their booth this weekend! OH….they are launching something new/ free on Monday (that’s probably today..when you are reading this…) so, drop by their site and Dawn’s site: My Home Sweet Home…she’s on their Advisory team…and i JUST love her blog!
Art: Various art blogs and we’ll continue with Artistic Pursuits
Reading, Writing and Reading Comprehension: IEW PAL
Math: Math U See Primer
Various Books: A is for Adam, etc.
Grammar: Rod and Staff (year 3)
Math: Math U See Gamma
I was so excited to meet Mr. Steve Demme -> Math U See (Yes, I am SHORT and he is TALL!) I missed his classes (because I was working at the event), but in the few minutes I spent with him…I have to tell you…he is such an amazing man…and so in love with Christ that love just pours out of him. Every time I saw him, he was surrounded with smiling/laughing children…and my own children thought it was pretty neat we met him. We did not take the children with us to the Homeschool Convention in Atlanta…we were working with Answers in Genesis…and it was a weekend to celebrate my husband’s birthday and our anniversary! (hahaha…who would think someone could celebrate by working, but we find such joy in serving…especially volunteering with a company that we are passionate about their mission!
Handwriting: Classically Cursive Bible Primer
Phonics: Explode the Code and helping little brother with his IEW PAL program.
Reading: Sonlight Core 3 Readers
Other: Little Princess will get to pick various Unit studies 4 times through the year that interest her.
Grammar: Rod and Staff (year 4)
Math: Math U See Delta
Handwriting: Classically Cursive Shorter Catechism
Vocabulary: Dynamic Literacy
Reading: Sonlight Core 4 Readers
Other: Kamikaze will get to pick various Unit studies at least 4 times through the year that interest him
What are your curriculum choices for the year?