This Year

Curriculum finally arrived.  We started at the end of August with the books we had on hand.  Now we’ll dive into the remaining subjects on Monday.  If I haven’t forgotten anything, it looks like this is what we’ll be doing this year:

7 year old

  • Latin (Prima Latina)
  • Math-U-See (gamma)
  • Grammar (Shurley English level 3)
  • Writing (Easy File Folder Reports + Shurley3)
  • Spelling (Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists – most common words)
  • Penmanship (A Reason for Writing C)
  • Science (Beautiful Feet, which we didn’t finish last year, includes some experiments)
  • Social Studies/History (World History & Cultures)
  • Geography (World Discovery Deluxe)
  • Art (Picturing America – older kids will be doing this, too)
  • Music – private violin lessons
  • Health – more anatomy
  • Reading – one of these days I’ll post a list of this year’s books

10 year old

  • Latin (Prima Latina)
  • Math-U-See (zeta)
  • Grammar (Shurley English level 5)
  • Writing (Shurley5 + Easy File Folder Reports)
  • Geography (World Discovery Deluxe)
  • Social Studies/History (World History & Cultures)
  • Spelling (Sequential Spelling)
  • Penmanship (A Reason for Writing D)
  • Science (Beautiful Feet, which we didn’t finish last year, includes experiments; plus a few merit badges)
  • Social Studies/History (World History & Cultures, a few merit badges)
  • Geography (World Discovery Deluxe)
  • Art (Picturing America)
  • Music – private violin lessons
  • Health – more anatomy
  • Reading – age-appropriate history selections

12 year old

14 year old

15 year old

For details on any of this, click on Basic Info above, then select the Curriculum Discussion page.  Questions welcome.

Disclosure:  Our family is a recipient of one of the Picturing America awards from the National Endowment of the Humanities.  Can’t say yet whether or not it’s a worthwhile program.

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