Sunday, August 12, 2012

2012-2013 Curriculum

Most of our curriculum this year is just the next level of what we've done before. The biggest change is going to be separate science programs. When my girls started school, I found that it was best for us to all do as much as possible together so that's what we've done. With Colin starting 7th grade this year, I really felt like he needed a more rigorous science and to start moving toward more independence. He's not all that happy about it, but we'll try it and see how it goes. All three kids will continue to do history and art together though.


7th Grade

Math
RightStart Geometry (has about 1/3 to finish)
VideoText Algebra
Basic College Math (for review)
Life of Fred Decimals and Percents (for review)


Language Arts
Writing with Skill
The Creative Writer (Fridays)
KISS Grammar
Daily Grams
Vocabulary from the Roots Up


Science
Apologia General Science


History
Story of the World (chapters 24-42 of volume 3 and start volume 4)
A History of US
       We will stop to go into more depth on the U.S. sections of SOTW.


Geography
State study- we started this last year so we will pick back up where we left off doing a different state every Friday. (Resources shown below)


Art/Music/Foreign Language
Artistic Pursuits
Meet the Masters
Story of the Orchestra
Power Glide Spanish (still trying to decide if we want to do this)

Logic
The Fallacy Detective (needs to finish this)
The Thinking Toolbox


Typing
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing


PE
Travel hockey with 3 practices a week and games on weekends
Considering track if it will work around his hockey schedule



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Most of Colin's 7th grade books



4th Grade

Math
RightStart Math (finish level D, start E)
Challenging Word Problems 4


Language Arts
Spell to Write and Read
First Language Lessons 3
Writing with Ease

Science
Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures
Lapbooks: Jellyfish, Coral Reef, Sea stars, Mollusks, Sharks, Manatees, Whales, Dolphins (all from Homeschool Share)
Sunny Seashells (Download N Go unit study)


History
Story of the World (chapters 24-42 of volume 3 and start volume 4)
A History of US


Geography
State study- we started this last year so we will pick back up where we left off doing a different state every Friday. (Resources shown below)

Art/Music/Foreign Language
Artistic Pursuits
Meet the Masters
Story of the Orchestra
Power Glide Spanish (still trying to decide if we want to do this)


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Most of Caleigh's 4th grade books


2nd Grade

Math
RightStart Level C

Language Arts
Spell to Write and Read
First Language Lessons (finish 1, start 2)
Writing with Ease
Cursive First


Science
Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures
Lapbooks: Jellyfish, Coral Reef, Sea stars, Mollusks, Sharks, Manatees, Whales, Dolphins (all from Homeschool Share)
Sunny Seashells (Download N Go unit study)

History
Story of the World (chapters 24-42 of volume 3 and start volume 4)
A History of US


Geography
State study- we started this last year so we will pick back up where we left off doing a different state every Friday. (Resources shown below)

Art/Music/Foreign Language
Artistic Pursuits
Meet the Masters
Story of the Orchestra
Power Glide Spanish (still trying to decide if we want to do this)


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Most of Molly's 2nd grade books




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Books for subjects kids will do together


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Some of the resources we'll use for learning about the states


We're expecting a new baby in January. I'm not sure how this will impact our school year. The last time we had a newborn my oldest wasn't even 5 years old so school wasn't something we had to worry about. This will be a big change for us. I really want to get things well planned and prepared so that at least my 7th grader can continue on his own for most subjects. I'll probably have review type things for the 4th and 2nd graders to work on. They'll also play RightStart Math games and have a book basket to work through. We have quite a few of the Download N Go unit studies that we haven't gotten around to doing that might also be good for them during those busy first weeks. If nothing else, they'll be learning plenty about babies.




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4 comments:

Sarah Avila said...

If you are interested in connecting with other Apologia users, check out the Apologia Blog Roll that I host here:

http://myjoy-filledlife.blogspot.com/2012/07/apologia-blog-role-2012-2013.html

Blessings!

Mary said...

I love Apologia and Peace Hill Press products!

Malea said...

I love seeing what others are using for curriculum, especially in the upper grades (middle/high school).

Donna said...

I think we'll begin exploring Homeschool Share's lapbooks as a resource this year too. Thanks for sharing!