Here it is November 3rd, and I’m finally writing up our curriculum choices for the year. Partly because I’m a procrastinator, but also partly because over my previous 8 years of homeschooling I have learned that my original plan always changes.
Captain – 8th Grade
- English: Easy Grammar Grade 8
- Composition: WordSmith Grades 6-9
- Math: CTC Math
- History: Biblioplan Early Modern – Biblioplan includes Bible, history, read alouds, weekly composition, and literature. We don’t do everything scheduled every week, but it’s nice to have so much included to choose from.
- Science: Christian Kids Explore Physics (with Scott)
- Misc: Weekly co-op that offers a new topic each quarter. He is also active with our church’s student ministry.
Stark – 5th Grade
- English: CLE English 5 – I pick and choose which parts of each lesson to do, as I find it to be a little overwhelming for my 10 year old.
- Composition: Writing and Rhetoric Book 1 Fable
- Math: CLE Math 4
- History: Mystery of History Volume 1 We like it ok, but only use the text book, no other activities. He’ll switch to Biblioplan Medieval next year, and Flash will join him.
- Science: Physics with Captain (see above)
Flash – K/1st
- Flash technically started kindergarten last year. His birthday is late summer, and I debated holding him back to start K this year. In the end, we went ahead with it. We dropped most book work about halfway through the school year, he just wasn’t ready for it. We did some preschool packs from Pinterest, and he took a weekly PreK class at ChickFilA that was surprisingly great. That said, his main focus this year is on learning to read, write, and some math.
- Reading: The Reading Lesson
- Writing: HWOT Letters and Numbers for Me
- Math: Abeka K5 Number Skills
- Misc: He’s getting practice with literacy, math, and more using 1+1+1=1’s Kindergarten Literature Units
- History: No official curriculum, instead using living books to learn about important Americans, American Holidays, and events.