Sunday, August 7, 2011

Curriculum Plans for 2011-12

Not Back to School Blog Hop
Oh, nothing like waiting until the last possible moment!  I've been meaning to post our curriculum choices for this school year... and I wanted to do it as part of the Not Back-to-School Blog Hop.  Curriculum week started Monday...  and yes, today is Sunday.  <sigh>

This is my first year having five school-age kids, as Trina is a kindergartner now.  Kindergarten through high school... so this post covers a range.  But without further ado, here are the plans, always subject to change.  Oh, and I'm linking the first mention of a program.

Connor- 9th Grade:
  • Math - he's going to be using DIVE for Algebra 2, which uses Saxon as the text.  Plans to take the Algebra CLEP when done.  This just arrived on Friday and I have not even opened it.  I'm paranoid about this one as I just have a bias against Saxon.  But it is what Connor wants to do, and it does look solid.
  • Science - I think he's going to use DIVE Biology and mostly their internet text option, planning for taking the AP Biology test in May.   I think.  We're still debating Chemistry instead.  8/18 Okay, decision made.  DIVE Chemistry it is.
  • History - Sonlight Core 100 (American History)
  • Language Arts - a variety of things.  The big ones will be Institute for Excellence in Writing's US History theme books (Volume 1 and Volume 2), and Excellence in Literature's American Literature. Or I'm thinking maybe I'll have him do EIL's English 2, and save American Lit for later.  I just don't know...   Fix-It Grammar, probably Frog Prince.
  • Latin - Latin Alive finish 1, start 2
  • Logic - Logic I from Classical Legacy Press
  • Fine Arts - Discovering Music
  • Other:  PE, SAT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student, Bible from Sonlight Core 100, possibly the new marketing course from Professor in a Box, and who knows what else.

William - 7th grade:

Thomas - 5th grade:
  • Math - I don't know, we're still figuring it out. I'd like to do Math Mammoth with him, I think, but that requires a purchase.  I might do Singapore.
  • Science - Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures from Apologia.  We also will use the lapbook from A Journey Through Learning, and have the lab kit from Creation Sensation.
  • History - Sonlight Core 6 (World History I)
  • Language Arts - oh, yeah, this is complex.  The big things:  IEW's Ancient History theme program, Magawords (probably), he'll continue using Reading Kingdom until he completes it.  All About Spelling.  And he is coaching Trina using Primary Arts of Language by IEW. And Fix-It Grammar, Tom Sawyer.
  • Latin - Visual Latin
  • Fine Arts - Discovering Music -- he'll at least be watching, listening along
  • Other - PE, keyboarding via Keyboard Classroom, Joseph study from Grapevine, and who knows what else.


Richard, 2nd grade:
  • Math - I think he's going to use Singapore Math
  • Science - Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures from Apologia.  We also will use the lapbook from A Journey Through Learning, and have the lab kit from Creation Sensation.
  • History - Sonlight Core B (Intro to World History I)
  • Language Arts - Primary Arts of Language by IEW, continue Reading Kingdom.  He'll probably do Sonlight Grade 1 readers, plus the Grade 2 ones.
  • Latin - seriously considering Song School Latin.
  • Fine Arts - Discovering Music -- he'll at least be watching, listening along
  • Other - PE, Joseph study from Grapevine, and who knows what else.

Katrina, kindergarten:
  • Math - I think she's going to use Scott Foresman Exploring Math K.  I don't think this is available anywhere anymore, so I'm not going to try to link it.
  • Science - Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures from Apologia.  We also will use the lapbook from A Journey Through Learning, and have the lab kit from Creation Sensation.
  • History - Sonlight Core B (Intro to World History I)
  • Language Arts - Primary Arts of Language by IEW, continue Reading Kingdom, probably.  She'll probably do Sonlight K readers.
  • Latin - Song School Latin with Richard, if he does it.
  • Fine Arts - Discovering Music -- she'll at least be watching, listening along
  • Other - PE, Joseph study from Grapevine, and who knows what else.


6 comments:

Johanna said...

What a full school year you'll have, especially since you have both world and American history going! However, I know you are going to do great from what I've learned from you on the Homeschool Moving On group and from your blog! I still just have 1st and 3rd grade to do this year, and that is fine with me! By the time my little one is ready for K, I'll have my others in 4th & 6th, so they'll be able to do so much on their own. Well, that's the plan anyway! :)

Giggly Girls said...

I love Sonlight! =o)

Wendy said...

Hey Debra! I haven't visited your blog in a while, so I'm stopping by to see how everybody is doing. :) I'm about to write my post for the blog hop too. I was waaaay later this year making school plans and buying everything. I finally got it done, though, and we'll start school tomorrow. I hope you and your kiddos have a wonderful year!

Michelle Smith said...

It looks good, Debra. It is amazing how long and complicated the lists begin to look when you have 4 or 5 children in school, isn't it? I do need to get the rest of my children's curricula posted to my blog later.

Kelly said...

I just linked mine up so don't feel bad. Hoping to get to this week's topic this week. ;) Seems like you will have a BUSY year. I have one in 3rd, 1st, and a Tot, so I'm sure I will have my hands full. Especially if I continue watching the children I watched this past year.

Very Blessed Mamma said...

You know, I get stressed out only trying to plan for two! HA

I hope your daughter enjoys PAL.

We are liking it, but it does move fast. We are having to slow down.

Thanks for linking up with me. It has been such fun reading all these posts!