Sunday, July 31, 2011

Year 21 Curriculum Picks


Curriculum Week.
I've been making lists and tweaking and checking the attic for what we still have (from our house fire; see the Tear Down to Build Up posts if you want to read the long version) and have finally made a shopping list!
We do participate in 2 different homeschool outsourcing opportunities. One is a co-op. This year I'm co-teaching Jr. and Sr. High school art. I'll be using a combo of Bruce McIntyre's Drawing Textbook and Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain. Classes taken at co-op have an * beside them.

The other is a Tutoring Center. Ana hires and pays teachers. It is a terrific resource. This year I'll be teaching Creative Writing using Whitling's The Grammar of Poetry and Roddy's How to Write a Novel. 

Feeche
 rising Jr.
English - R and S Grammar 9 and 10., Creative Writing (TC), Lightening Literature- lit around the world (TC), Shakespeare (ext. co-op),
Geography- a brief overview of whatever continent they are working on with the LL program.
Foreign Language- Rosetta Stone German I; Latin (maybe- and if so Wheelock)
History - VP cards, Kingfisher's Encyclopedia of History. World History Overview. Probably using Global History, The Growth of Civilizations.
Art * -Drawing and various crafts
Music *- chorale
Unit Study- tbd
Phys Ed- Ballroom Dancing, Karate w/ Dad. Jogging and regular workout w/Dad.
Religion and Apologetics- overview of World Religions using Usborne. Challenge Basic with our good friend Bruce.
Bible- personal devos and study of Hebraic Roots/ O.T. Festivals
Drama- Festival of One Act Plays, Shakespeare Camp
Shop Class- continue to help with house re-build, help me make several more items from Ana White's site.
Reading- whatever he can cram in


Cub
 Rising 6th Grader
Math- Life of Fred Decimals and Percents. Singapore Story Problems, Minute Math,
Science- Pre-Chem (TC)
English- R & S Grammar 5 & 6, Lightening Lit 7; IEW First Fun; IEW Poetry- level III
Foreign Language- Latina Christiana Latin II; RS German
History- World history overview (TC); VP Cards, Kingfisher History of the World, Mystery of History CD's (taking a break from SOTW which we L.O.V.E but which he has whole sections memorized from)
Art *-Drawing, crafts,
Music*- Chorale
Unit Study*- tbd
Phys. Ed* -karate w/Dad.
Bible - Veritas Press Cards, Study of Hebraic roots and O.T. Festivals
Memory Work - Still working on list- for sure poetry, science terms, latin vocab/declensions/conjugations/phrases
Reading - compiling a list to use in conjunction with History overview. Also, compiling a list of books on tape to make use of our bi-weekly trips to town.
Drama Camp


Flower
rising 3rd Grader
Math- Singapore Story Problems, Minute Math, Still deciding between Prentice Hall 4 and Singapore Math
English- R & S Grammar 3, WWE III,  IEW Poetry- level III
Foreign Language- Prima Latina and maybe Latina Christiana Latin I;
History- World history overview (TC); VP Cards, Kingfisher History of the World, Mystery of History CD's
Art *
Music*- Chorale
Unit Study*- tbd
Phys. Ed* -karate w/Dad.
Bible - Veritas Press Cards, Study of Hebraic roots and O.T. Festivals
Memory Work - Still working on list- for sure poetry, science terms, Latin vocab/declensions/conjugations/phrases
Reading - compiling a list to use in conjunction with History overview. Also, compiling a list of books on tape to make use of our bi-weekly trips to town.
Drama Camp
For those of you interested in updates about our older Girlies, both homeschool graduates, here's the skinny.

Miss. R and KB
Miss R will be a Senior in College this year 16 hours away, with a major in Missions (think world view and cultural anthropology). She's been to Europe several times and South America once on various missions trip. She has several options upon graduation, but hasn't landed on any yet. She is very happily dating a crime fighter, whom we hope to meet this fall.

KB is 1/2 way through a 13 month long Cosmetology program after lots of campaigning and political involvement. She plans to continue with a 4-year degree, focusing on poli-sci and art. While, on the surface, Cosmetology has nothing to do with politics, I think it is the perfect environment to learn more about them. She is in a cut-throat environemnt each and every day that is decidely antithetical to her world view. Furthermore, it is,literally, skin deep. It's the perfect training ground for politics!
What are you doing this year for school?

12 comments:

All of a Kind Family said...

Thanks for sharing your year.

Many blessings!

Sally said...

I hopped over here from HOTM's NOT Back to School Blog Hop and it's so exciting to me to see other moms list their aspirations for their homeschool! You have a house full of exciting times!
Thank you for sharing, and have a great year!

Paige said...

Looks like you all will have a very full year. I love the pic of your little girl with all the kittens, so cute. Thanks for sharing!

MissMOE said...

Wow! Twenty-one years. I'm starting my 13th year of homeschooling and that feels like a long time! Your plans look great. Thanks for sharing them.

jeana said...

Thanks for sharing. Great stuff! Enjoy your year.

Jenni said...

Wow! 21 years of homeschooling! What an awesome testimony you must have. And thank you for sharing your older two graduates' plans and activities- it's great to see homeschoolers graduating and succeeding in life. You have some great choices here, and I'm already interested in some of them! Just visiting from the blog hop and praying for many blessings as you continue your homeschooling journey.

Jessica S. said...

Wow! Looks great and the stories are wonderful to read. :) Thanks for participating in the blog hop! Happy Homeschooling!

Jennifer said...

that sounds like a wonderful line up for your school year!

Lynn said...

I see your children are involved in drama. Mine were new to it last year and plan to continue with it. It's been a good experience. I hope you have a great year! :)

Rebecca said...

What a GREAT line up! You truly do inspire me with all you have planned!!!

Sharla said...

I used Life of Fred a few years ago with one of my older sons. Sounds like you'll have a great year!

Tina said...

Always nice to see how the greats think...thanks for sharing!