Tuesday, October 1, 2013

*Updated* 2013-2014 Curriculum -- The Combo Plate

I don't know if this is a good thing or not, but we have just finished a month of school and I'm already altering our curriculum plans.  Well, not a lot, but enough that I need to write it down. {Updates are in italics}

Ben/ 9th Grade: Classical Conversations still provides the spine of everything that Ben is doing this year.  He is progressing through Algebra a little slower than I planned mostly because it is getting pushed to the end of the day after he finishes his CC work.  Time management is still being worked on.  It isn't just time management, however, some of it is just thinking through the writing process.  although Ben's had deadlines for writing assignments, it has never been like this before.  Ben has at least one literature essay due every other week, research for current events articles due, and a report/ presentation of some sort for science. 

I'm hoping that when cross country is over, he will be able to finish his computer programming course.  Spanish?  Well, I'm not sure that is going to happen this year.  I think Ben needs to focus on Latin right now.  I might have him go beyond what is completed in Challenge B to finish a complete Latin 1 course. 

Fifth Grade: 

Classical Conversations' Foundations
Classical Conversations' Essentials (writing, grammar)
Math U See - Delta/ Epsilon
Spelling - Excellence in Spelling level A from IEW
Literature - I mentioned in a recent post that I am going to get some literature guides to keep me accountable for Luke spending some time reading and thinking about good children's literature.  I want to be the kind of homeschooler who can internalize Teaching the Classics, but I just don't have time right now to do it the way I want.  Our first book is going to be Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Science - We are sticking close to the CC science cards and memory work.  Ecology right now, then Astronomy, then Physics. Supplementing with online videos, worksheets, readings, etc.
Bible - Luke and Levi will be using Bible Study Guide for All Ages

Second Grade:
Classical Conversations' Foundations
Math U See - Beta/ Gamma
Spelling - Logic of English
Literature -  Pathway Readers and there is a workbook he'll complete.
Science - Same as above
Composition - Still wanting to use Primary Arts of Language, but I just don't have time right now.
Grammar - Whatever we learn in Logic of English and CC.
Levi needs to take swim lessons this fall or winter.  We just couldn't fit it into the summer financially.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I've changed my plans after starting the school year many times. It's great to get settled into what works the best. That's what makes homeschooling so great! :)