Sunday, August 5, 2012

Curriculum for 2012-2013

Not Back to School Blog Hop
The new year!

We have a couple weeks yet before we begin. August 22 is our official start date at this point, but at least we know where we are headed. 

I made myself a master list like the following but just with the generic subjects listed and then a box for each day of the week. Then I won't forget what they should be doing each day. And, I can use it to record their grades for each assignment in each subject which will make record keeping so much easier. 

In the past I would pull out their individual notebooks and pull their grades off the top of each graded assignment. Now, I will just record it all onto my master sheet throughout the week and just have one paper of info to put into the computer on the weekend. That will make my weekend job a 15 minute one rather than an hour long one. 

Lots of the same. We know what works for us and what we love, but some new stuff, too. Of course, since we don't really follow the regular school calendar, many of these books and subjects they are already in the midst of.

I am streamlining a bit this year and doing history all together. Obviously their homework and their interaction with the material will be quite different over the 8 year age span, but we will all be in the same time period and it will tie into our Bible time as well. Science for all 2-8th will be the same as well. My 8th grader already finished Physical science and General Science so she gets to have fun with us this year as she isn't really ready for high school science yet.

I am mixing up grammar this year. We love Rod & Staff, but it gets a little repetitive year after year. So, I am going to switch every other year and pepper in Shurley and Easy Grammar. We gave both of these an introductory run during our summer school and they seem to fill the need well.

High School continues to stretch us, but mostly in a good way. This year we will tackle Spanish and Advanced Mathematics (including pre-calc) together.
  
Nathan -- 2nd grade
First Language Lessons (mostly oral)
Saxon Math 3 (already half way through)
Handwriting without tears -- big focus!! Trying to improve his pencil grip and penmanship this year
All About Spelling level 3 (almost done)
Truth quest History (Beginnings -- ties into Bible)
Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology 
PE -- baseball, gym and swim, PE at co-op

Brooke – 3rd grade
Rod & Staff English 3 (half way through)
Saxon Math 5/4 (half way through)
All About Spelling level 3 (almost done)
Truth quest History
 Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology
A Reason for Handwriting T (half way through)
PE -- soccer, gym and swim, PE at co-op

Faith – 6th grade
Easy Grammar Level 1
Saxon Math 8/7 (half way through)
All About Spelling level 4
Truth quest History
 Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology
PE -- soccer, gym and swim, PE at co-op


Paige – 8th grade
Shurley English 7
Algebra 1 (half way through)
Puppetry (Co-op)
IEW Level B (Co-op, I'm teaching)
All About Spelling level 4
Truth quest History
Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology
PE -- soccer, gym and swim
 
Blake – 10th grade
Apologia Chemistry (Co-op)
PE -- baseball, gym and swim, PE at co-op
Bible
Spanish 1
Advance Mathematics (Saxon)
IEW Level C (Co-op, I'm teaching)
Truth quest History

Full days, but wonderfully full. I look forward to another year of exploring life and our amazing world with my kids. In between it all we continue to enjoy the antics of a two year old who breathes new life into everything. Thankful to God for another opportunity to live life in the midst of my family each day.

2 comments:

Sarah Avila said...

We used Apologia A&P a couple years ago and really enjoyed it. This year we will be studying Botany.

If you are interested in connecting with other Apologia users, check out the Apologia Blog Roll that I host here:

http://myjoy-filledlife.blogspot.com/2012/07/apologia-blog-role-2012-2013.html

Blessings!

The Sunshine Crew said...

Like you, we are still working on handwriting here.
Liked reading what you are going to use and are already using.
Popped by from the “Not-Back-to-School” Blog Hop: Curriculum Week!
Hope that you have a happy homeschool year! Happy planning for 2012-2013!
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