Installment #4 is all the miscellaneous stuff. (Can you tell I'm procrastinating on Language Arts decisions?)
Connor has been totally random in science lately, going off in a lot of directions. So, for 2010, he is going to get back on track with Apologia Physical Science. He is also going to be pursuing something else. What? I don't know. He has a few options. I think he's going to be casually reading through Evolution: The Grand Experiment. And he is working on his Environmental Science merit badge with a group at Scouts. He has his eye on a couple other science merit badges too.
William and Thomas are working in a Christian Kids Explore book. Anybody else unschool science for their science-loving kids?
Richard & Trina are doing some things from the two Sonlight PreK cores... mostly the Core P4/5 science materials. They have the only Berenstain Bears book that I actually like.
We've been totally blessed with some fantastic music resources lately. My older kids are using Kinderbach to teach the younger two (and learning a fair amount in the process) and will be doing that through January (watch for a review in early February).
We'll also be studying Brahms and Schubert in some detail, thanks to this package from Zeezok Publishing. I put some additional music on hold at the library, and we'll be spending January studying Brahms, and in February we'll study Schubert. Watch for a review in another few weeks.
We received more Maestro Classics titles for Christmas, and we'll be working through those too.
Connor has asked to learn to play the piano. I'm still working on the acquisition of some resources so he can do that. It will start with our keyboard (which is full-sized as far as the keys, but it is short about an octave from a real piano). It would be amazing to get a "real" full keyboard again. Might even get me back into playing.
Connor will continue his Latin class. He will continue using Fallacy Detective for logic (and maybe we'll use the logic text in Eclectic Education also).
All three big boys will continue programming computer games with Tektoma.
And everyone will continue to do other miscellaneous things here and there.