Tuesday, August 3, 2010

2010-2011 Curriculum

Here's the rundown of our school year and the materials we will be using:
1st Grade- Awesome McAwesome
Language Arts- A Beka (Video Streaming, includes Reading,
     Writing, Phonics, Spelling, Poetry, etc.)
Arithmetic- A Beka "Arithmetic 1" (Parent-taught)
History- A Beka "My America and My World" (Parent-taught)
3rd Grade- Hero
Language Arts- Switched on Schoolhouse 300
Mathematics- Switched on Schoolhouse 300
History & Geography- Switched on Schoolhouse 300
Reading List (so far)-
    * The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    * The Mouse and the Motorcycle  
    * Encyclopedia Brown
    * Little House on the Prairie Series (the first three)
    * Charlotte's Web
    * Sarah, Plain and Tall
    * At least 3 missionary biographies (I don't have any yet)
    * We'll see what else!  I take suggestions!
Joint Classes- Hero and McAwesome
Science- Apologia "Exploring Creation With Astronomy"
Character Training- Pearables "Lessons in Responsibility for
Art- Various Crafts from "The Fantastic Rainy Day Book,"
     any Usborne books I can get from the library, and fun
     ideas I find online.  I have no formal curriculum but want
     to study at least two famous artists and their works. 
Sweetheart Girl, and sometimes the Minions, will be  included!
Bible- McAwesome’s Video Streaming Classes include Bible, so between that, family devotions, and individual devotions,
     we won't have a more formal Bible class this year.  We
     will work on Sunday School and Children's Church
     memory verses throughout the week and other passages
     as well, utilizing THIS memorization system at
     Raising Olives.  (LOVE that site!)
K4- Sweetheart Girl
Workbooks from Walmart!
Letter of the Week Activities from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Tot School- The Minions
I'm collecting various manipulatives, but more on Tot School later!
I'm trying to remain flexible since this is our first year schooling with all of these kiddos!  We start in 6 days!

1 comment:

  1. I'm getting excited too. The kids will have a great year and learn a lot!!