Sunday, July 31, 2011
Our Curriculum choices for 2011/2012
Sonlight's Language Arts program coordinates with the reading in Core D+E so that was a no brainer. We are also trying Sequential Spelling for ... you guessed it ... spelling curriculum. For handwriting we are going to do Handwriting Without Tears. No reason other than that is what they used in the public school. I don't think it would be good to teach B a whole new way of writing cursive now!
Now the hard part ... it took me a long time to decide on math and art. Ok, I haven't officially chosen the math curriculum yet. I have two and I am going to try both. My problem was one (Teachable Textbooks 5) seemed too easy. He took the placement test and got all the problems right. And the other curriculum (Singapore 5) seemed difficult. We did a little bit of Singapore 4B this summer to prepare and he did well. I am going to start with Singapore 5 and use the Teachable Textbooks as more of a review. That is my thought right now? It will probably change! Love that about homeschooling!! :-)
My hubby is going to help out and use the Money Matters for Teens Workbook with B. No, he is not a teen yet, but it says it for ages 11-14 (and B is 10). And my hubby is much better at the money stuff than I am. I can hear it now ... B "How much money should you save?" Me "As much as you can unless there is a really good sale at Ann Taylor Loft". Yep, my hubby will be much better at the money matters workbook.
For Art we are doing the Worlds Greatest Artist's books with the great Unit Study that Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler put together. If you're interested, I have the link on my curriculum tab. It looks great!
P.E. should be pretty easy. B plays ice hockey (2 practices a week plus 1-2 games a weekend) ... Also, Sonlight's Science includes some health and nutrition as well.
Oh, and I almost forgot, I ordered some DVD's from Mike Huckabee's Learn Our History. We start with one on 9/11 and then get another video each month. Can't wait to check them out!!
So, that is pretty much how I came up with the curriculum for the year! I have everything listed with links on my 2011/2012 curriculum tab. Check it out! Thanks for stopping by!