Tuesday, August 8, 2017

And our 16th year of Homeschool is underway! Our Curriculum for this year.....

Because many people ask me, "What curriculum do you use?"  and it's not that simple to answer when you are eclectic, I decided to type it out to save time.

My 3 year old loves to do school, so this year she will be doing:

  • Horizons Preschool Book 1
  • Find and Count Bubbles sticker book
  • My First ABC Sticker Activity book (from Sam's Club)
  • My First Sticker Art (from Sam's Club)
  • Leap Frog DVD's
  • Reading LOTS of books!!
My 1st grader's lineup includes:

  • Math Lessons for a Living Education book 2
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Language 1 Abeka
  • Explode the Code books 4-6 
  • Christian Liberty Press Phonics Readers
  • Veritas Press Self Paced Bible (Genesis-Joshua)
  • Veritas Press Self Paced History (Old Testament and Ancient Egypt)
  • Science: Inquisikids Discover and Do DVD's K, 1st and 2nd (Sonlight) doing mainly experiments all year long (the little boys favorite!!) 
My 3rd grader is plugging along at:

  • Math Lessons for a Living Education 4
  • Life of Fred Honey, Ice Cream and Jelly Beans
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • Language 3 Abeka
  • Learning Language Arts through Literature Yellow Book
  • Veritas Press Self Paced Bible (Genesis-Joshua)
  • Veritas Press Self Paced History (Old Testament and Ancient Egypt)
  • Science: Inquisikids Discover and Do DVD's K, 1st and 2nd (Sonlight) doing mainly experiments all year long
  • He will be taking an online class this fall to learn Scratch Computer Programming.  He already started learning the ropes yesterday and is really liking it!!
My 6th grader who is my bookworm:

  • Life of Fred Decimals and Zillions of Decimal Problems Math
  • Science: Answers in Genesis God's Design for Animals, Plants and Ecosystems
  • Geography: I created my own curriculum using "Eat Your Way through the World" cookbook as the spine and studying 30 countries
  • Fun-Schooling's "Seven Amazing Continents" 
  • Total Language Plus
  • Cover Story: Middle School Writing Curriculum
  • Duo-Lingo Spanish
  • An online class called Evangelism 101
  • Piano
  • Working through list of "200 more commonly misspelled words"


My 8th grader helped me choose:

  • Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra
  • Answers in Genesis Science God's Design for Matter, Machines, Atoms and Heat (Physical Science)
  • Total Language Plus
  • Cover Story: Middle School Writing
  • Working through list of "200 more commonly misspelled words"
  • Online Evangelism 101 Class
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Piano
  • A Heart for You China-Year Long study of China from a missions perspective


9th grade high school:

  • Jensen's Format Writing for English
  • Teaching Textbooks Algebra 2
  • World History using "Great Courses" and lots of reading of real Historical Fiction as well as a weekly essay on the history topic of the week
  • Business 1 using books on Starting Micro Businesses and actually launching a website and business this year of his choosing
  • Filmmaking
  • Piano
  • Evangelism 101 Online class
  • Abeka World Geography
  • Duo Lingo Spanish
  • Dendrology for Science (online class studying trees) 


And finally my 12th grader.  She has essentially finished all of her high school requirements except for Economics....and has also logged 61 college credits as well....so she will be having a very eclectic senior year:

  • Economics with Randy Alcorn's "God Money Possessions and Eternity"  and Math U See Stewardship
  • College Algebra through ALEKS
  • She is taking some college classes this fall: ENG 300 "Intro to Creative Writing" 
  • An online college class "The Old Testament as Literature" 
  • Public Speaking and Sociology through Straighterline
  • Finishing up editing her 2nd Novel and prepare it for publishing
  • Continue weekly blog writing
  • She is planning on writing a booklet on Godly Relationships later this year as well
And that completes the students who haven't graduated yet.
My 19 year old will be in his 2nd year at Campbellsville University continuing his major or Vocal Music Education.

My 21 year old is getting ready to start his LAST semester of his Master's Degree and will done in November!!

Whew......

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