Monday, August 8, 2011

Back to School! Curriculum Plans...

New year coming, and plans are cranking. Some things I'm fairly certain of, and some things I have three or four choices on and am not sure what direction I will go. Some subjects I would switch in a heartbeat if I get a free alternate choice as a result of my position as a reviewer on the TOS Homeschool Crew... But here's how it currently stands:

o Awana’s;
o Continuing work on AOP 5th Grade Bible curriculum;
o Bible readings, singing of hymns, Bible memory verses

o Horizons 6

My current plans are to do the Apologia Zoology, Parts 1, 2 and 3 (a kind friend loaned me books 2 and 3 today!). I figure we should be able to do all three, for a 6th grader, because they are somewhat easy, like younger grammar could do one or two in a year. Here they are:
o Apologia Flying Creatures of the 5th Day
o Apologia Swimming Creatures of the 5th Day; and
o Apologia Land Animals of the 6th Day.
o [I also own or else 6th Grade Abeka]
o I will supplement with Supercharged Science
o [I am hopeful that I might receive, to review as part of TOS Crew, a copy of Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology or Physical Science to use next year!]

Social Studies:
o Tapestry of Grace Year 3 (1800’s)

Language Arts:
o Tapestry of Grace, Year 3

o Tapestry of Grace, Year 3 (additional resources: Writing Aids; Write Source 2000

o continuing in A Beka 4 Penmanship Mastery I (because we own it and he hasn't accomplished handwriting yet);
(Anyone have a copy of A Beka 5's Penmanship Mastery II they'd like to sell me for $5?)

o Easy Grammar;
o Daily Grams 6;

o Combination of “Writing Road to Reading”, Spelling Power, and Natural Speller (Stout), particularly noting words he misspells, teaching him the spelling, and then systematic review.
o Big IQ Kids free Spelling and Vocabulary program, where I plug my words into their program and have my son use their program daily to learn his spelling words. Sounds like a great plan!

o Latin Roots: English from the Roots Up;
o Tapestry of Grace Year 3 vocabulary
o I think I also own A Beka Vocabulary -- I need to go check
o Big IQ Kids free Spelling and Vocabulary program - just went there today for the first time so not quite sure if I provide the words or if I have an option to use a list they provide, but I think they provide both options for free.

Music Appreciation:
o Harmony Art Mom's Art and Music Appreciation of the 1800's pages;
o various hymns, patriotic songs and folk songs throughout the year;

Art Appreciation:
o Harmony Art Mom's Art and Music Appreciation of the 1800's pages;
o A Beka Art C

A Beka combined with regular discussion and study;

Physical Education:
o Wii fit and additional activities: roller skating, gymnastics, trampoline, bike, etc. plus co-op classes;

o Spanish/French: Combination of Live Mocha free French program, Usborne, Transparent Language Free FrenchBYKI free languages - select your language.

Okay! I'm all internet linked! Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you discover any messed up links. Thanks.

I love comments!


  1. Hi! I love seeing your plans. I love to plan too. Very ambitious of you to link to all of it- that's pretty cool.

    thinking of Awana's
    100 Bible verses everyone should know by Heart
    Sunday School program


    Apologia's Anatomy [selected chapters]
    AIG's Body of evidence [selected chapters]

    Language Arts,spelling Handwriting, grammar:
    Spell to Write and Read which is based on WRTR but much easier to use!!
    Latina Christiana I
    Writing and literature from social studies program

    Social Studies: [which includes writing]
    truthquest History
    Story of The world Vol. 3 for my younger set
    Trisms Vol. EOC for my high schooler

    Piano lessons
    activities that go w/ other subjects


    Health covered under science

    I'm thinking of doing a completely different schedule this year. Since I can never fit it "all in" I'm thinking of alternating units between science/history/art. LA and Math we'll always do, but the rest can be rotated, I think. . . Well, you are inspiring me to work on a blog post. . . must go think about it!


  2. We also are using TOG Year 3, this is our first year with TOG and are very excited! My son will be in 3rd grade. We are using Apologia Astronomy also, for elementary. Great list =)

  3. Hey, Mardel has the Apologia books for 30% off this month!

    Thanks for linking up with me. This has been such fun!

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