Friday, August 5, 2011

Curriculum Round Up!

I'm always interested in what curriculum other people have chosen, mainly because I like to see what works in each family with kids of ages similar to mine. I always come across something I haven't heard of and it's fun to peek into the schoolroom of someone else! So this will be what it looks like in our "Learning Lab" this year:

Jonah (2nd grade)
  • Sonlight Core C with Grade 3 readers. I know he is only 6, but that kid can read! I am taking the grammar part of it slowly and working on introducing him to concepts, but not overwhelming him.
  • SpellWell, Explode the Code, MCP Phonics, Wordly Wise and Hooked on Phonics Master Reader
  • Handwriting without Tears and A Reason For Handwriting
  • Horizons Math 2
  • Story of the World Volume 2
  • Apologia Astronomy
  • Telling God's Story Bible Study
  • Calvert 1st grade curriculum (we'll be using the reading, Math and Social Studies)
  • Explode the Code
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • Story of the World Vol. 2
  • Sonlight Science and Apologia Astronomy with Jonah
  • Telling God's Story Bible Study
Gracia(Preschool-age 3)

We like starting the day together in Circle Time. We go over skip counting, days of the week, tell time,
talk about the month or activities we have coming up, and a few other things (that is a whole post in itself!) We do Bible study together and then History or Geography. The kids do separate activities for Language Arts and Math and then come together again to do Science, Art, PE and those subjects. I know with kids of younger ages some of the facts and figures may go over their heads. I do believe being introduced to basic concepts and supplementing activities on their own level helps introduce them to a subject that we can build upon later!

I hope you enjoyed your view into our upcoming year! I would love to answer any questions! Hop on Over to Heart of the Matter and link up your blog!

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  1. I dont have much knowledge of the older kids curriculum but for your 3 yr old..all great choices =)

  2. I also love looking at everyone's curriculum choices. Your plan looks like a great one. Looking forward to reading how it goes throughout your school year.