Thursday, February 17, 2011

Curricula Fun




O.k., I admit it.  I'm a little weird.  Researching home school curricula and planning a year (or a summer) of learning is actually fun for me.  As I mentioned in this post, I have many friends who have been homeschooling for many years that offered me support, guidance and wisdom in putting this curricula plan together.  


Here is what I have come up with so far.  Some of it may change as I continue to learn about homeschooling and maybe even after we start and need to make adjustments.  If you are a homeschooler and have any comments about any of these curricula or any others you love, please share!

Humanities Core:
Daily
Both- Tapestry of Grace- Year Two

Language Arts- Spelling, Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing, Handwriting:
Daily
Both- Writing Aids within Tapestry of Grace or IEW Writing for 5th Grader

Math:
Daily

Science:
Twice Weekly (possibly with dad)

Bible:
Daily
All- Family Devotional- The Children’s Daily Devotional Bible
Both- Scripture Memorization- AWANA
All- A Child’s Book of Character Building (SUMMER-Early Fall)*

Foreign Language:
Twice a Week

Keyboarding:
Twice a week

Art/Music/PE:
Activities within Tapestry of Grace
Weekly Co-op
Community Sports

*The starred links are affiliate links through Amazon.  


7 comments:

Shelli said...

Since I'm not a homeschooler, I can't help you out. But I wanted to say that I'm probably a little weird, too. I would love gathering curricula, and getting books and other resources would be like opening presents. But I know the excitement would wear off for me once I got into the trenches of the day-to-day teaching. Praying that your excitement carries through and to let you know that I'll encourage you the best I can on the days you want to quit. :)

Dorie said...

I guess I am a little wierd, too :-) Finding curriculum and planning is fun for me too.
You have selected some great curriculum!

Julie said...

Oh, yes! Researching curriculum is such a delight for me that I think I drive everyone around me crazy. I need to remember to put the brakes on when others {ahem} aren't as enthusiastic as I am, lol.

We are starting Story of the World 1 this year too...can't wait!!

Have a great year!

Stef Layton said...

LOOKS GREAT! thanks for linking up!

Sally said...

I LOVE homeschool curriculum!!!! This is so much fun! I loved reading your plans and ideas...and all those books :) Glad to have popped in from Educating Layton's Link-Up!

Polly said...

We are doing Tapestry year 2 this year also. Thanks for sharing your list.

Amanda Pelser said...

Popping in from Educating Layton link up. We're using Apologia Astronomy this year too!
Http://thepelsers.com

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