Tuesday, August 3, 2010

NOT (yet) Back To School

It's blog hopping time over at HOTM. We are sharing "curriculum" this week as part of the Not Back to School Blog Hop. Link up and join in the fun!
This is timely for me as I've been so consumed by the house and moving that school has been relegated to "later." Guess later has arrived. Here goes....

PLANS FOR 2010/11 SCHOOL YEAR
Flower (rising 2nd grade)
Writing: Writing With Ease II.
Math: Still undecided. Maybe Singapore.
History: Modern Age: Story of the World
Memory: Living Memory, Classical Conversations Cycle 3, TWTM
Poetry: IEW's Language Acquisition Through Poetry
Co-op: choir, art, science.
Reading: LOTS of reading.
Thinking Skills: something wonderful & age appropriate from the Critical Thinking Press catalog
Latin: Latina Christiana I
Bible: The Gospels

Cub (rising 5th grader)
Writing: WWII as well as IEW's First Fun
Math: Life of Fred Fractions & Percents, Problemoids
History: Modern Age: Story of the World
Memory: Living Memory, Classical Conversations Cycle 3, TWTM
Poetry: IEW's Language Acquisition Through Poetry Memorization
Co-op: choir, art, science
Thinking Skills: something wonderful & age appropriate from the Critical Thinking Press catalog
Latin: Latina Christiana I
Bible: the Gospels

Feche-Boy (rising 10th grader)
Writing: IEW's American History II & Lit
Math: Life of Fred Algebra and Geometry
History: Modern Age: using World History by Speilvogel as spine and perhaps the National History Day
Science: Chemistry-co-op using Prentice Hall text
Drama/Oral Interp: Co-op and One Act Play Competition & I'm hoping Poetry Outloud
Latin: Classical Liberal Arts Academy on-line
Personal Finance: co-op
Bible: the Gospels
and fitting in driver's ed (God give me strength!)
And I'm back to add that we'll be reading tons of books including but not limited to the historical time-period that we are studying along with the many we'll check out from the library. We'll also watch a boatload of videos, most "G" rated cause we're a "G" rated family and we're prone to quoting movie lines so they gotta be clean, take a bunch of field trips starting with Mt. Rushmore later on this month, make it to the Outdoor Campus several times for activities there and spend hours at local parks, write thousands of words and take hundreds of pictures and text and call and email and FB each other. Life will also demand continued work on the house (Feche Boy is already earning an Industrial Arts credit this year) and yard. TeenPact will work its way into our lives I'm sure (FB is hoping to make it to Survival this year and KB is again in GA working on the Echols campaign- not a TP event, but certainly an event created by TP involvement) and we will seize whatever other opportunities present themselves. We'll do our daily read-aloud and spend hours together cooking, gardening, working, playing, worshipping and living together.
And at the end of the year, no matter what it holds, like this year which included a fire and a death and a house re-build and illness and doubts and questions and hardship and miracles and God's faithfulness, we'll be glad we spent the year together- growing and learning. And we'll thank God once again for the gift of our children to steward and the gift of the time and resources to be together and the tool in our hand known as homeschooling.

3 comments:

Tina said...

Sounds good. My eldest is also doing driver's ed. I'm a little offended (shh) that he's so darn eager and cruising along through the online course. Wonder why he won't approach my subjects with such zeal...wonder why :)

Kysha said...

Looks great! We're using LC too. Hope you have a fantastic year!

Carrie said...

I love the spectrum of ages in your home! Thanks for sharing your plans!