Alright, here are our plans for this year.
Wally, 6th grade
Math: Since Singapore Math changes at the 6th grade level, and we weren’t huge fans of the way it changes, we switched to Math Mammoth this year. Hopefully that works out.
Logic: We’re keeping up with materials from Critical Thinking Company.
History: We’re finishing up the last half of Story of the World book 4, using new methodology. He’ll read the selection, write down key facts he learned, fill out a timeline, locate the areas on a map, and we’ll find original sources or supplementary materials, read them, and work on outlining and summarizing.
Geography: In addition to the geography that goes with History, we have a geography workbook we’re slowly working through.
Spelling and Vocabulary: I decided not to do anything formal with this, but our selections for Reading will serve as a basis for working on spelling and vocab. If it seems apparent that we need formal spelling, we can always add it.
Grammar: We’re continuing with Analytical Grammar this year.
Reading: We’re starting with Treasure Island, and then moving on to the Chronicles of Narnia series. He also has 40 minutes of required fun reading daily – he’s currently reading Key to the Kingdom series about mysteries at Disneyworld. :)
Writing: We’re doing IEW’s Narnia set this year, at least to start.
Memory: Keeping on keeping on.
Science: Apologia’s General Science. This is technically a 7th grade text, so we’ll see how it goes. He’s also doing a Minecraft component through Skrafty.
Bible: We’re continuing with God’s Great Covenant.
Ethics: The kids will be working together on Ethics things. We’re starting off with 101 Questions Kids Ask About Right and Wrong.
Latin: Continuing with Latina Christiana.
Art and Music: The kids are doing these together. We are using Confessions of a Homeschooler’s art and music curricula.
Wally will have homework most weekends. We’ve also bought him a student planner fr the school year. He needs more practice writing down the things he’s supposed to do and remembering to check the list instead of just relying on his memory. Because his memory sucks.
Genna, 1st grade
Spelling/Language: We’re using a random Grade 1 workbook I found on my shelf.
Grammar: First Language Lessons, level 1, but we’re not starting with that.
Reading: We’re doing some reading comprehension from another random workbook. We’re also doing a lot of reading – her reading to me, me reading to her – and narration.
Memory: She will work on more poems and Bible verses this year.
Writing: We’re mostly doing copywork to practice writing, and narration to practice putting words together.
Math: Singapore Math 1
History and Geography: Our America by A Beka
Science: We’re following the suggestions in The Well Trained Mind – starting with Mammals, we’ll read a page from a general animal encyclopedia, narrate, watch some videos, read books from the library, etc.
Bible: Leading Little Ones to God.
Art and Music: see above
Ethics: see above
Logic/Thinking: We’re using materials from Critical Thinking Co, Developing Critical Thinking through Science, and First Grade Thinking Skills and Key Concepts.
Teddy – Preschool
We’re attempting to do some OT/PT type things at home, and also working through Slow and Steady Get Me Ready, we’re in the age 2 activities. He’s generally not interested, but he has a hard time with copying what someone else is doing, and that’s a skill he needs to work on.