Homeschool Curriculum 2012 – 2013

The first-day-of-school picture I chose for the front of my binder. Thanks for the input!

Here is a simple list of our curriculum choices for this year. We have switched things up quite a bit, and I’m going to wait a few months before I really evaluate how well our new choices are working for us. The girls seem to enjoy what they’re doing, and Asher loves “doing school” with me. We also started workboxes this year, and that will have to be a whole different post.

Together

Maya (4th Grade)

Ellery (2nd Grade)*

Asher (Pre-K)

Callan (Tornado)

  • Experiments in Chaos

Silas (Wee One)

  • Rolling
  • Sitting Up
  • Grabbing Stuff

In addition to the above, we all go to homeschool co-op twice a month, where they have gym and art classes. The girls also take piano and ballet weekly.

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*Maya had completed the first four books of both First Language Lessons and Writing With Ease prior to this school year, and Ellery was nearly done with books 1 of both. I may yet pull out book 2 of both for Ellery this year, as Maya is an excellent grammarian and writer, and I want to make sure Ellery has every opportunity to do just as well. I’m not sure how much of Maya’s success is nature vs. nurture, so that’s why we’re skipping it for now to see how everyone does. Some say that Latin can be a replacement or supplement for grammar, as well. First Language Lessons ends after year 4, or we would certainly still be using it. Maya is ahead in writing, so she can pick up with Writing With Skill in fifth grade, if we so choose.

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