This year the girls are starting Kindergarten and Second Grade. Below is a list of my curriculum choices for the year by subject and how often we will be doing them each week.
One change I made this year was to purchase the My Father’s World – Adventures program with the lessons plans designed for me! (can I scream YEA!) My other big change was to join a co-op on Monday mornings. (How do I get out the door at 8 on Mondays?)
Bible: NiRV Discoverer’s Bible for Young Readers: We are going to study the names of Jesus throughout the year; The Bread of Life, The Lamb of God, and more! ~ daily
History & Geography: We are going to enjoy U.S. History this year along with a brief trip around the 50 states. We will be creating a U.S. Notebook which will include: our state study, handwriting, art, and geography lessons. ~ 3 to 4x/wk
Science: Our science experiments will be so fun for the girls using the Usborne books Science in the Kitchen and Science with Air. Our Nature studies and walks each week will include lessons from Birds, Nests and Eggs. We are also completing our studies with Apologia’s Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day as well. ~ 3x/wk
Art: The girls (and I) will develop our art skills – drawing, colored pencils, colored markers, and beginning painting – using I Can Do All Things. We are also going to continue to use the Draw Write Now series for copy work and art. ~ 3 to 4x/wk
Spelling: The girls will continue in their program All About Spelling - Level 1. ~ 5x/wk
Language Arts: I found this great program from Christian Light Education at a convention in April called Learning to Read. I am starting it with Marissa, who is in kindergarten. Arianna is completing it soon, along with their LA program and next level reading called I Wonder. Arianna will also be ready to begin a new program this year called Learning Language Arts Through Literature – Red book series… should be a fun program! ~ 5x/wk
Math: I can’t say enough good things about MathUSee! The girls love the manipulative blocks and brief lessons. Marissa is completing MUS Primer. Arianna will be completing both Alpha and Beta this year. ~ 5x/wk
Writing: Arianna is completing her lessons in First Language Lessons of the Well Trained Mind - Level 1 then she will start the LLATL – Red book. Both girls will also do copy work with their Bible verse of the week and from the Draw Write Now Book series. We get our copy work verses from the Homeschool Creations blog!
Independent Reading: Marissa is reading from BOB Books and other easy readers from programs like Sing, Spell, Read and Write, Rigby Sails series and LLATL Blue book. Arianna is enjoying reading Junie B. books with mom.
P.E. and Music: We are joining a co-op this fall which will offer the girls classes in music, dance and gym! (I still want to know your ideas for getting out the door at 8 am on Mondays – eek)
If you would like more information on a curriculum, I have included links to most of the programs or just send me an email.
Comment on your curriculum choices this year ….or link your blog post in a comment!