Home-school curriculum 2012-2013
Here is what we are doing this year.
Math: We will continue with Math-U-See because it works so well for us. The nice man gives the lesson on DVD, the children do the practice exercises. It's great. Dandy will also participate in MathUSee's online once-a-week tutorial. We will continue with the very charming Life of Fred series, which pairs nicely with MathUSee.
- We will continue Chickadee with the homey Amish curriculum Pathways Readers and Workbook.
- We are enjoying learning poems through IEW's Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization. Both kids can rattle of 20+ poems and counting.
- For Spelling we will continue with the highly successful Sequential Spelling. Love this. Ten minutes a day and they can do it without me.
- For Vocabulary we use Wordly Wise: a lesson a week.
Writing: Both children will take the Institute for Excellence in Writing's once-a-week online tutorial.
Geography: Maps, Graphs and Globes from Steck-Vaughn.
Beautiful Feet Books makes a great Learning Guided titled History of Science. It walks us through the great scientists via engaging biographies. We will augment each topic with hands-on Science in a Nutshell experiment kits -- that is, when we are studying Thomas Edison's life, we'll also be doing experiments with electricity.
Dandy will also take a once-a-week science class with ZLO (Zacchaeus Learning Opportunities).
Bible: The children and I will all attend Bible Study Fellowship's Study of Genesis in the fall.
Art/Music: Chickadee will take once a week art/music classes at ZLO (Zacchaeus Learning Opportunities).
How about you? What are you using this year?