Monday, September 18, 2006

Curriculum for the Year

Well, we've been doing school now for two weeks and so far the girls are enjoying the curriculum I have chosen for them this year. Here's a run down of what each girl is using for this first quarter.

Eve (10):
Math - Saxon 76
English - Easy Grammar 56, Daily Grams 6, English from the Roots Up, any creative writing assignments I give her
Social Studies/Geography - Abeka's Old World History & Geography with a good deal of discussion.
Spelling - Better Spelling in 5 Minutes a Day
Science - Science in the Creation Week
Art - Drawing With Children
MindBenders
Typing Instructor
Home Economics
Assigned Reading - Johnny Tremain, My Antonia, Call It Courage, 21 Balloons, A Christmas Carol

Marie (9):
Math - Saxon 54
English - Easy Grammar 56, Daily Grams 5, English From the Roots Up, creative writing assignments
Social Studies - Abeka's The History of Our United States, memorizing the states and capitols and their location on the U.S map.
Spelling - Better Spelling in 5 Minutes a Day
Science - Science in the Creation Week
Art - Drawing With Children
MindBenders
Typing Instructor
Home Economics
Assigned Reading - Treasure Island, Number the Stars, Heidi, A Christmas Carol

Sara (7):
Math - Abeka Arithmetic 2
Spelling/Phonics - VoWac, Abeka's Letters and Sounds 2
Cursive - Handwriting Without Tears
Social Studies - Abeka's Our America
Science - Science in the Creation Week
Art - Drawing With Children
MindBenders
Typing Insturctor
Home Economics
Reading - Happy Hearts, Little House Books

Abby (5):
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Hooked on Phonics
Abeka Arithmetic 1
Drawing With Children
Science in the Creation Week

Eve and Marie are doing the same spelling, Easy Grammar, and English From the Roots Up. They are also doing Home Economics with Sara and all the girls are doing the same art and science. I just gear each lesson for their differing grade levels. More is required of the older girls. We do math, english, social studies, spelling, typing, and assigned reading every day. Art is done on Mondays, science on Mondays and Thursdays, Home Economics on Tuesdays and Thursdays, English Roots on MWF, and Mindbenders is done on Fridays. For the most part we have been getting everything done before lunch, but occasionally the older girls have some work to do after lunch.
I also have some fun unit studies planned for October and November - Native Americans, Colonial Children, etc.

3 comments:

boo said...

fun! it kind of makes me miss when mom would do the learning units with me... *sigh*... :-D

Montserrat said...

Yeah, learning units are a tad different from college courses. :)

nestle said...

boo you can always try to find a connection with your courses. How many ways can you incorporate teddy bears into everything you do. hee hee might be fun. :-D