Friday, August 6, 2010

Curriculum for 2010-2011

Not Back to School Blog Hop

It's Curriculum Week for the Not Back-to-School Blog Hop at Heart of the Matter. Of course, I am posting my entry on the last day possible! Here is our plan for the year:

Memory work - scripture and poems

Handwriting - D'Nealian Cursive, copywork

Spelling - All About Spelling levels 2-3

Math - Singapore 3A-3B with selections from Horizons Math (because Cullen likes it!) Hands-On Equations and plenty of games

Language Arts - MCT Grammar Island, Sentence Island, Music Hemispheres (poetry) with additional poems, Practice Island, Building Language (vocabulary,) IEW Writing incorporated throughout LA, science & history, reading from Junior Great Books and selected novels with some read-alouds from me, as well

Geography - Geography Songs, mapwork

History - Tapestry of Grace Year 2 (second half) Beginning American History (We may or may not get into Yr 3 this year.)

Science - Lego Simple Machines classes, Real Science 4 Kids level 1, space and ocean units, plenty of time in nature

Art & Music - various projects from Artistic Pursuits, artist & composer studies via Harmony Fine Arts, piano, boys choir, 

Other - Critical Thinking and Logic with Critical Thinking Press software, keyboarding skills, Etiquette, Chess, gymnastics, acting & improvisation class

Mix in a generous helping of field trips, fun outings and pajama days for an exciting year!

I've been asked more than once if I've finished the big clean-up project! Every time I think I'm close, I end up pulling another stack of things out for planning. You know how that is! Photos coming very soon!

1 comment:

See Jamie blog said...

Kathryn loves Horizons Math, too! Looks like a wonderful plan and I'm looking forward to a few of those field trips with y'all! :)

By the way, I like all the updating you've done on your blog! The family page is fabulous, & all your handy sidebar info is great.