Our 2010-2011 homeschool year:
We’re not trying to replicate the time, style or content of the classroom. Rather we’re trying to cultivate a lifestyle of learning in which learning takes place from morning until bedtime 7 days each week. The “formal” portion of each teaching day is just the tip of the iceberg.– Steve & Jane Lambert (authors of “Five In A Row”)
With that in mind, here’s what we’ll use for our “tip of our iceberg”…
Kathryn’s 4th Grade Year:
Daily reading, devotions, and scripture memorization.
- HISTORY and GEOGRAPHY:
Winter Promise American Crossing
Winter Promise history readings, biographies, and other selections;
Also, copywork, recitations, Shakespeare, and poetry
- GRAMMAR, SPELLING and COMPOSITION:
Simply Grammar (Karen Andreola);
Wordly Wise 3000 Grade 4
- CURRENT EVENTS:
God’s World News magazine
- MUSIC STUDY:
Composer Studies from Homeschool in the Woods;
practice drawing skills (mostly for nature journal & Bible notebook);
occasional art projects from various sources
Complete what’s left of Christian Kids Explore Biology,
then begin Exploring Creation With Zoology 2 (Swimming Creatures).
Keep a nature notebook, and complete a nature study most weeks.
- LIFE SKILLS:
House & garden work, crafts, sewing, cooking, first aid, manners & etiquette, money management, and more.
- EXTRA: Chess Club
Lindsey’s 9th Grade Year:
The main subjects are covered thoroughly through the academy she attends two days per week. (See my post explaining hybrid homeschooling.) This includes:
- SOCIAL STUDIES: Geography (BJU Press)
- LITERATURE (and GRAMMAR):
Fundamentals of Literature (BJU Press);
Writing and Grammar (BJU Press);
Wordly Wise 3000 Grade 9
- COMPOSITION: Writer’s Inc. and Writer’s Toolbox
- MATH: Algebra 1 (Glencoe)
- SCIENCE: Physical Science (BJU Press)
- FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Spanish I – Companeros: Spanish for Communication
- BIBLE: Readings, devotions, and scripture memorization.
- NATURE STUDY: I’m encouraging her to keep a nature notebook.
- LIFE SKILLS: House & garden work, crafts, sewing, cooking, first aid, manners & etiquette, money management, and driving instruction/practice
- EXTRA: Drum Corps’ Color Guard
Of course, we won’t do every subject every day, but these are the “tools” we’ll use. I’ll post specifically about how and what we’re doing as we go through our school year.
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