For many, school is about to begin and thus the season of curriculum posts is upon us. But for my family, school has already begun. You may have wondered where I was for the last few weeks and now you know. We started school on July 22 so we are in our 3rd week already!
Why start school in July?
Well this year, I have decided to shake things up a bit. The first change is that we are doing a different school calendar. We will go to school for 6 weeks and then take a week off. This week off will be used for all or some of the following- field trips, catch-up, my planning, rest and fun.
The other change is to some of our curriculum, which will be following a somewhat revised Classical Education. Last spring, I read Susan Wise Bauer's The Well Trained Mind. As much as I thought I was NOT a Classical homeschooler, I was shocked to find out that most of my beliefs about education were indeed right in line with Classical Education!
History- Story of the World 2- Middle Ages
Science- Elemental Science- Chemistry
Reading- books to go along with History and various novel studies
Art- World's Greatest Artist Vol 1 from Confessions of a Homeschooler (free right now!)
Grammar- Growing with GrammarSpelling- Spelling Workout (6)
3rd Grade:Math- Math U See Gamma and Math Mammoth, maybe even some Crewton Ramone videos.
Writing- Writing With Ease (3) and IEW Student Writing Intensive A
Grammar- First Language Lessons (3) and a wee bit of Growing with Grammar
Spelling- Spelling Workout (3)
Math- finishing Math U See Primer and moving into Alpha by Halloween
Handwriting- Logic of EnglishPhonics- Plaid Phonics A (the last half of the book), Logic of English
Reading- All About Reading Level 1
Other- Moving Beyond the Page 5-7, and we are moving as fast or slow as she wants. No rush to finish the 9 week units in 9 weeks.
And there you have it! We are busy this year!
If you'd like some help planning out your year, here are some free printables that I find very helpful-