Friday, August 22, 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up for 8/22/14

So summer is winding down, and school in my area is starting Monday. I often wait til after Labor Day, but this year I've decided to start when Public School starts.

I'm finalizing many of my curriculum choices. Since there is not a school week to wrap up, I thought I would use the Friday Wrap-Up to show what materials we will be using this year for 9th grade.

Now that we are entering high school, I am making course decisions to fill out the transcript to be appealing to the college(s) my son will most likely apply to one day (which courses are slightly different choices from what the state requirements for graduation are).

Here is my basic high school plan:

9th grade
10th grade
11th grade
12th grade

 9th grade English Lit/Comp.
 10th grade English Lit/Comp.
 11th grade English Lit/Comp.
 12th grade English Lit/Comp.
 Alg. I
 Alg. II
Social Studies

 World History 2
 American History I/ 1/2 credit Govt.
 American History II/ 1/2 credit Govt
 Ancient World History

 Biology with lab
 Chemistry with lab
 Physics maybe with a lab
 Marine Biology maybe with a lab
Foreign Language
 Latin I
 Latin II
Latin III
 Latin IV
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish IV
Physical Education
 1/2 credit

Health 1/2 cr
Fine Arts
 1/2-1 credit



As you can see, I am heavy in some subjects that will probably adjust as the years go by, and I will probably add some subjects to the later three years. Here are the materials we are currently looking at for our 9th grade year:

Bible: Bible readings, hyms, memory, and Apologia iWitness books

Science: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology
Math: Currently leaning towards No Nonsense Algebra

Language Arts:
for Grammar: Fix-It by IEW

for composition, either Fortuigence or Lightning Lit or Tapestry of Grace; literature choices from same or Tapestry of Grace

History: Tapestry of Grace Year 2

Latin: Either Jenney's Latin or First Form Latin

Spanish: Either Mango Languages or Rocket Spanish

Health: Boy Scout Merit Badges in First Aid and Personal Fitness

Physical Education: Regular physical activity

Logic: The Art of Argument
So how are your school plans coming?

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