Homeschooling

CURRICULUM WE USE

2013/2014 School Year

Little Gymnast – 11 years old, Sixth Grade

Karate Kid – 10 in Oct, Fourth Grade

  • Reading - All About Reading Level 3
  • Grammar – Daily Grams 3 and Winston Grammar Basic
  • Math – RightStart Level C then D
  • Handwriting – Memoria Press New American Cursive

Little Bit – 8, Third Grade

  • Reading – Sonlight Grade 3 Readers, Spell to Write and Read
  • Grammar – Daily Grams 3
  • Math – RightStart Math Level B then C
  • Handwriting – A Reason For Handwriting Cursive

Curious Monkey, 6 First Grade and Sidekick – 4, Prek

  • Reading – Finish All About Reading Level Pre-1, My Father’s World K  begin All About Reading Level 1
  • Math – RightStart Level A
  • Handwriting – Handwriting without Tears

And we will do all together:

  • Bible/Science/History/Geography/Literature – Fall - Konos Obedience, Konos Attentiveness
  • Bible – Spring – The Picture Smart Bible
  • History/Science/Geography/Literature – Spring – Moving Beyond the Page

2011/2012 School Year

Little Gymnast – 9 years old, Fourth Grade

Karate Kid – 8 in Oct, Second Grade

  • Phonics and Reading – All About Spelling, All About Reading Readers with some Sing, Spell, Read and Write, Billy and Blaze series
  • Grammar – Sonlight. LA1, First Langauge Lessons Level 1 (began in March)
  • Math – Finish Making Math Meaningful Level 2, Making Math Meaningful Level 3, Life of Fred Apples, Butterflies, Cats, Dogs
  • Handwriting – Handwriting Without Tears My Printing Book, Cursive with printables from LearningPage
  • Copywork – God’s Wisdom for Little Boys: Character-Building Fun from Proverbs
  • Science – Sonlight Science 1
  • Co-op – Fall: Lego Club, Engineering Club, Chess Club/Spring: Ancient Civilizations, Building Bridges, Chess Club

Little Bit – 6, First Grade

  • Phonics and Reading – Complete Sing, Spell, Read and Write Raceway Book, Explode the Code 3Sonlight Grade 2 Readers
  • Grammar – Sonlight LA1, began First Language Lesson Level 1 in March
  • Math – tried Math Mammoth Grade 1 then switched to RightStart Math Level B
  • Handwriting – Handwriting Without Tears My Printing Book
  • Copywork – God’s Wisdom for Little Girls: Virtues and Fun from Proverbs 31
  • Science – Wants to do a little of both
  • Co-op – Fall: Home Ec, Animal Scientists, P.E./ Spring: Five in A Row, American Girl Book Club
And we will do all together:
  • Bible/History/Geography/Literature – Sonlight Core B – Introduction to World History
And the preschoolers will be getting read to from Sonlight P3/4 and Before Five in A Row, playing together and hopefully staying out of too much trouble. Began All About Reading Pre-1 Level in March.

2010/2011 School Year

Gymnast – 8, 3rd Grade

  • Fall Semester – Waldorf Method Christopherus
  • Spring Semester – Sonlight P4/5
  • Spelling and Reading – All About Spelling Level 2, Explode the Code 2
  • Math – RightStart B
  • LearningRx

Karate Kid – 7, 1st Grade

  • Fall Semester – Waldorf Method Christopherus
  • Spring Semester – Sonlight P4/5
  • Math – Making Math Meaningful Level 2 and Level 3

Little Bit – 5, K

  • Get Set, Get Ready, Go for the Code
  • Handwriting Without Tears Preschool
  • Raising Rock Stars Preschool

Curious Monkey – 3, P3

  • Raising Rock Stars Preschool

Spencer – 1, tot school

2009/2010 School Year

  • Ambleside Online Year 1
  • All About Spelling Level 1 with Readers, supplemented with Reading Reflex and Primary Phonics then Explode the Code
  • Finish Making Meaningful Level 1
  • Time4Learning
  • Kinderbach

2008/2009 School Year

The Gymnast – 6 years old, 1st Grade

  • Bible – Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos
  • Language Arts – Writing Road to Reading, LeapFrog Letter Factory and Talking Words Factory
  • Math – Math U See Alpha, switched to Making Math Meaningful Level 1 in January

Karate Kid – 5 in Oct. K4/K

  • Bible – Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos
  • Language Arts – Writing Road to Reading
  • Math – Math U See Alpha, switched to Making Math Meaningful Level 1 in January

Little Bit – 3, K3

  • Bible – The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes by Kenneth Taylor (Little Bit)
  •  Unit Study – Heart of Dakota Little Hands to Heaven

Together

  • Science – WinterPromise Animals and Their Worlds
  • History & Read Alouds – Sonlight K (they hated the history so we dropped it.) and Winterpromise AW
  • Kinderbach

2007/2008 School Year

  • Selections from Before Five in A Row and Five in A Row Vol 1 and 2
  • Reading and Spelling – YesPhonics
  • Math – Math U See Primer
  • Kinderbach

2006/2007 School Year

  • ABC Bible Verses by Susan Hunt
  • Reading and Spelling – YesPhonics

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