Saturday, August 9, 2008

2008-2009 Curriculum

After taking the time to share what I am doing with my daughter this year. I thought I would take the time to share what I am going to be using and doing with my 3 older boys.

I have added in a few new items to our learning this year. Word of the Day and Music are new to us. For Music, we will be doing it altogether and will be working on it one or two days per week. The Word of the Day is going to be worked into our daily work and used as part of our copy work exercises for the day.

My oldest son is pretty much a self-learner so he will be doing most of his year on his own with minimum effort from me. I chose what he will be learning along with scheduling it out and he does the work. My other two are so close in age, abilities, and learning styles that I try to work with them together on most things.

History and Science texts are used more as a study guide because we do more Unit Studies and Lapbooks for those subjects. I am still working on age appropriate book lists for all three of them and I will post at a later date.

Also we will be doing Art(weekly) and PE(daily), however, I didn't list them because we do these things altogether and as time allows for them.

#1 son--Grade 7:

Bible:
**Bible Class Books
**list of Scripture to memorize
**Character Building
**Christian History
Math:
**Finish Grade 8th Math
**Pre-Algebra
**Consumers’ Math
English/Writing:
**Word of the Day
**Journal Writing
Reading:
**Fundamentals of Literature--BJU
**Poets Study
**Select Reading List—Book Reports and Comprehension Questions
Spelling:
**Spelling Connections Grade 7
**Spelling Connections Games
Handwriting/Copywork:
**Donna Young's Penmanship
Science:
**Earth Science
History:
**World Cultures
Music:
**Ambleside Composer Study
**Learn Music Notes


#2 son--Grade 5:

Bible:
**AWANA
**Character Building
Math:
**BJU Math Grade 5
English/Writing:
**Scott Foresman Grade 5
**Journal Writing
**Word of the Day
Reading:
**BJU Reading Grade 5
** Select Reading List—Book Reports and Comprehension Questions
Spelling:
**Spelling Connections Grade 5
**Spelling Connections Games
Handwriting:
**Cursive--Handwriting for Kids
**Home Education Resources--Cursive
**Donna Young's Penmanship
Science:
**Investigating God’s World—Grade 5
History:
**Abeka New World Geography
Music:
**Ambleside Composer Study
**Learn Music Notes


#3 son--Grade 3:

Bible:
**AWANA
**Character Building
Math:
**Finish LifePac Math Grade 3
**BJU Math Grade 3 or 4
English/Writing:
**Scott Foresman Grade 3
**Journal Writing
Reading:
**BJU Reading Grade 3
** Select Reading List—Book Reports and Comprehension Questions
Spelling:
**Spelling Connections Grade 3
**Spelling Connections Games
Handwriting:
**Home Education Resources--Cursive
**Cursive--Handwriting for Kids
**Donna Young's Penmanship
Science:
**Understanding God’s World—Grade 4
History:
**BJU Heritage Studies Grade 3/4
Music:
**Ambleside Composer Study
**Learn Music Notes

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2 comments:

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing! I just love reading everyone's plans for next year. (Although it does remind me that I really need to get to work and get mine done!)

My oldest sounds just like your oldest son. She learns much better on her own. I do the same thing as you - I choose her books and write out all of her assignments everyday and she just gets to work.

Donna said...

Sonshine,
I am extremely impressed with what you've put together here. WOW! Would U happen to know a very, super-duper-easy, beginner course for piano/keyboard AND also a typing course?

I used to have one but they stopped. :-( (for typing)

I signed up for one of the freebie composers site!
And I'll be lookin' through the rest of these!

Hats off 2 U 4 your wonderful work! You really must be organized!