Tuesday, August 20, 2013

2013-2014 Curriculum

Well, schools around here started up today, but I'm still working on figuring out our schedule and making lesson plans.  Plus, it's totally still summer, so we're not starting till after Labor Day.  But here's what we're looking at using this year.  And yes, this is mostly just a post for me to look at and help me keep track of it all!  :-)

Eli - 1st Grade (Age 7)

Language Arts:

Reading- Funnix Beginning Reading (continuing where we left off last year), BOB Books, various sight word activities, *read-alouds

Handwriting- Handwriting Without Tears "My Printing Book", Kumon "My Book of Mazes: Around the World"

Grammar- First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 1

Spelling- All About Spelling Level 1

Writing- Journals, etc.

Math:  Math-U-See Alpha (picking up where we left off), Kumon "My First Book of Money: Counting Coins" and possibly other money and time workbooks

Music: Kids Guitar Course 1 (We'll see!)

P.E.:  Taekwondo, tumbling, fall outdoor soccer, possibly swimming lessons, roller skating

Lena - Pre-K (Age 5)

Language Arts:

Reading- letter review workbooks (dollar store type), Funnix

Handwriting- Handwriting Without Tears "My First School Book" and/or "Letters and Numbers for Me"

Writing- Journals, etc.

Fine Motor Skills- Kumon "My First Book of Cutting", etc.

Math: Math-U-See Primer

P.E.: Dance, tumbling, possibly swimming lessons, roller skating


Science: Unit studies designed around "The Magic School Bus" DVD series (Yay Pinterest and library books!)

Social Studies:  USA study using various resources, including Road Trip USA

Bible: Buck Denver Asks: What's In The Bible DVD series, etc.

Art: ???

*We will be attempting to read some chapter books aloud together this year.  Here are a few that I'm thinking about reading:

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Charlotte's Web
Stuart Little

We will also do music, art and P.E. at our bi-weekly co-op. 

WOW, that looks like A LOT!  Some things will get a lot more focus than others.  Obviously we won't be doing everything every day.  In fact, we're planning on doing a four day school week, Monday through Thursday.  We'll have co-op every other Friday, and the other Fridays will be free for whatever we want!  I am looking forward to finding our homeschool groove this year, and learning a lot!

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I love, love, love hearing from you! So what's up? :)