Homeschool Curriculum Choices for our 6 Blessings 2013-2014

So I have finally finished putting together a list of our homeschool curriculum choices for the 2013-2014 school year. This year just like the last couple years we are tailoring each child’s curriculum to what fits them best, I will say that being part of the TOS crew has helped us to try and find curriculum we wouldn’t have found other wise and helped dramatically with our homeschool curriculum costs. For them I am very grateful!!!  You can read about our curriculum choices for last year if you would like!

Serena ~ 14 ~ 10th grade:

Wow where has the time gone, my adorable little girl is growing into a beautiful young lady! Last year we were skeptical about homeschooling our first high schooler but we made it and it has been such a rewarding journey.

Math ~ Math-U-See Geometry ~ We reviewed this program for the Schoolhouse Review Crew and have finally found a program for Serena she doesn’t complain about!! Serena loving math is something I never thought would happen 😉

Science ~ High School Chemistry ~ Another Schoolhouse Review Crew item, one that was very unique and that in the beginning I thought Serena was not going to like, surprisingly she has loved it and will be using it for the year.

Foreign Language ~ Latin Alive! Book 1 ~ Serena is not looking to be extremely fluent in any 1 language but she wants to focus on a few different languages last year was French, Latin this year, and Greek next year, Her last year she will do a second year of her favorite one.

Writing ~ Serena is always writing stories on paper, her computer, her blog, anywhere she can get her thoughts written out. She will continue to write when ever she wants about any topics she chooses. I will continue to help her proof read and edit the stories.

Bible ~ We read from the bible for most of our bible stories, learn memory verses about what we are reading for the week. We also use Grapevine bible studies a few times through out the year as a group bible lesson which even the youngest kids love and enjoy!

Missionaries ~ We read the YAM series books, every year I pick a book from each continent and while we are learning about that continent we read about the missionary who has made a difference in that area. These have been loved stories by all the kids and myself, since we found the the year we did My Fathers World!

History ~ MOH Vol II finish up with all the rest of the boys, Road Trip USA with the boys, and also work on American History this year. She is very much looking forward to learning American History. History is her second favorite subject.

Physical Education ~ Family Time Fitness ~ Something we do every morning as a group and she participates in, even though she isn’t very happy about it 🙂 We will be alternating our Family Time Fitness lessons with some Yoga classes with the Move With Me Action Adventures we are reviewing!

Handwriting ~ Each of the kids will write out their bible verse daily to help with memorization and also work on proper handwriting skills.

 

Dustin ~ 13 ~ 8th Grade

Math ~ Life Pack 8th grade curriculum ~ Dustin gets overwhelmed when he has a big math books, and if he has to print off workpages he just doesn’t do them unless I remind him tons of times to get it done. So this year we are trying Life Pacs which consist of 9 short workbooks to use for the year. Hoping it helps!!

Science ~ Supercharged Science ~ This was a Schoolhouse Review Crew Review that he has continued to enjoy so we will let hime use this program as his main science through the end of our 1 year membership. He will also be participating in any group science topics we are talking about.

Foreign Language ~ Flip-Flop-Spanish ~ This is an upcoming Schoolhouse Review Crew review that all the boys will be using to learn more spanish.

Bible ~ We read from the bible for most of our bible stories, learn memory verses about what we are reading for the week. We also use Grapevine bible studies a few times through out the year as a group bible lesson which even the youngest kids love and enjoy!

Missionaries ~ We read the YAM series books, every year I pick a book from each continent and while we are learning about that continent we read about the missionary who has made a difference in that area. These have been loved stories by all the kids and myself, since we found the the year we did My Fathers World!

History ~ MOH Vol II finish up with all the rest of the boys, Road Trip USA as a group, and also work on some American History this year.

Physical Education ~ Family Time Fitness ~ Something we do every morning as a group and she participates in, even though she isn’t very happy about it 🙂 We will be alternating our Family Time Fitness lessons with some Yoga classes with the Move With Me Action Adventures we are reviewing!

Handwriting ~ Each of the kids will write out their bible verse daily to help with memorization and also work on proper handwriting skills.

 

Cody ~ 11 ~ 6th Grade

Cody is for the next 6 months using Time4Learning online 6th grade program, yes another Schoolhouse Review Crew review (see what I said about them being a huge blessing!!)

He will still be working on MOH, Bible, Foreign Language, Physical Fitness, and Handwriting as a group with the rest of us, but with the fact he loves working on the computer so much I thought it would be a fun way to see how it would work for him!!

Foreign Language ~ Flip-Flop-Spanish ~ This is an upcoming Schoolhouse Review Crew review that all the boys will be using to learn more spanish.

Bible ~ We read from the bible for most of our bible stories, learn memory verses about what we are reading for the week. We also use Grapevine bible studies a few times through out the year as a group bible lesson which even the youngest kids love and enjoy!

Missionaries ~ Each year I read out loud to the kids the YAM series books. Each year I pick a book from each continent and while we are learning about that continent we read about the missionary who has made a difference in that area. These have been loved stories by all the kids and myself, since we found the the year we did My Fathers World!

History ~ MOH Vol II finish up with all the rest of the boys.

Physical Education ~ Family Time Fitness ~ Something we do every morning as a group and she participates in, even though she isn’t very happy about it 🙂 We will be alternating our Family Time Fitness lessons with some Yoga classes with the Move With Me Action Adventures we are reviewing!

Handwriting ~ Each of the kids will write out their bible verse daily to help with memorization and also work on proper handwriting skills.

 

Anthony ~ 9 ~ 4th Grade

Math ~ Multiplication made easy ~ and other math printable from online to help improve any problem areas in math.

Grammar ~  Grammaropilis ~ Next year is the official year we will add in grammar concepts. This year we are adding in a fun online learning program we have a lifetime membership for. My other kids loved this program, so we continue to use it.

Spelling ~ All About Spelling Level 3 ~ He has finished level 1 and 2 and has had great sucess with this program so we are sticking with it again this year with the 3rd level.

Reading ~ Lots of reading with mom we have a HUGE library so we will take turns choosing the book that we read together. I will ask questions about the story and just make it fun.

Foreign Language ~ Flip-Flop-Spanish ~ This is an upcoming Schoolhouse Review Crew review that all the boys will be using to learn more spanish.

Bible ~ We read from the bible for most of our bible stories, learn memory verses about what we are reading for the week. We also use Grapevine bible studies a few times through out the year as a group bible lesson which even the youngest kids love and enjoy!

Missionaries ~ We read the YAM series books, every year I pick a book from each continent and while we are learning about that continent we read about the missionary who has made a difference in that area. These have been loved stories by all the kids and myself, since we found the the year we did My Fathers World!

History ~ MOH Vol II finish up with all the rest of the kids, Road Trip USA as a group, and a few bits of American History.

Physical Education ~ Family Time Fitness ~ Something we do every morning as a group and she participates in, even though she isn’t very happy about it 🙂 We will be alternating our Family Time Fitness lessons with some Yoga classes with the Move With Me Action Adventures we are reviewing!

Handwriting ~ A Reason For Handwriting Level ~ My younger kids do a handwriting program until they have mastered manuscript and cursive. Anthony is on his second year of cursive and I think after this year he will not be needing a handwriting program anymore. He will also work on the Draw Write Now series with all the boys. Each of the kids will write out their bible verse daily to help with memorization and also work on proper handwriting skills.

 

Ethan ~ 5 ~ Kindergarten

This will be Ethan’s first year in full time homeschool with us he has been in Early Childhood Special Education for the last 2 years part time. He is my kiddo who THRIVES on routine and structure so will have to structure his school with that in mind. He will be given many hands on learning still and have sensory diet implemented through out the day to make his days as best as possible.

Reading, Handwriting, Spelling ~ Foundations Level A ~ Which will cover a large range of subjects and is very hands on (the way he learns best) This is another schoolhouse Review Crew item for an upcoming review.

Math ~ Montessori math ~ we have used it in the past and it works great for Ethan so we will continue using it for him since we know it is a good fit. We will also do lots ofit for him and keep him engaged.

Bible ~ We read from the bible for most of our bible stories, learn memory verses about what we are reading for the week. The younger kids love the coloring pages to go along with our stories. The younger kids are read to from the Children’s Bible before bed every other night as well. We also use Grapevine bible studies a few times through out the year as a group bible lesson which even the youngest kids love and enjoy!

Missionaries ~ We read the YAM series books, every year I pick a book from each continent and while we are learning about that continent we read about the missionary who has made a difference in that area. These have been loved stories by all the kids and myself, since we found the the year we did My Fathers World!

Physical Education ~Family Time Fitness ~ Something we do every morning as a group and she participates in, even though she isn’t very happy about it 🙂 We will be alternating our Family Time Fitness lessons with some Yoga classes with the Move With Me Action Adventures we are reviewing!

 

Gabriel ~ 3 1/2 ~ Preschool

When my kids are little I do about a half hour of school with them at least 4 days a week, it gets them used to sitting, plus most of the stuff they do is hands on learning and fun anyway. I will be using Letter Of The Week curriculum with him along with other things I put together I think he would enjoy. I try to “follow his lead” so we will see where he leads us this year.

Bible ~ We read from the bible for most of our bible stories, learn memory verses about what we are reading for the week. The younger kids love the coloring pages to go along with our stories. The younger kids are read to from the Children’s Bible before bed every other night as well. We also use Grapevine bible studies a few times through out the year as a group bible lesson which even the youngest kids love and enjoy!  The younger kids are read to from the Children’s Bible before bed every other night as well.

Reading ~ We will continue to do lots of reading to him, both new books and the ones we read over and over many many times 😉 We will have themed books with the seasons and upcoming holidays, as well as ones that go along with our letter of the week curriculum!

Physical Education ~ Family Time Fitness ~ Something we do every morning as a group and she participates in, even though she isn’t very happy about it 🙂 We will be alternating our Family Time Fitness lessons with some Yoga classes with the Move With Me Action Adventures we are reviewing!

 

What are your school plans for the year? Leave a comment with a link to your back to school curriculum post I would love to see it!!

 

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