Ooooh…I *love* curriculum sharing posts. At least I love reading what others are using. I’m always a little hesitant to post my own, since I can tend to be a bit of a curriculum junkie and maybe a wee bit indecisive about my homeschool curriculum. Perhaps if I post it, I will feel more compelled to follow-through with the plan so as not to look flaky! LOL
A bit of explanation might be needed for a few of these things. The 5th grader is a strong reader but struggling speller and the 3rd grader is a struggling reader so we are working through Phonics Road levels 1 and 2 at an accelerated pace. We should be done with level 1 in about 5 weeks and then my hope is to work through level 2 at double the pace doing 2 weeks of work in 1. I am already seeing an immense improvement in spelling and reading confidence so I am excited at what the next level will bring to us. I feel they could both use some more narration and dictation practice as well, so we will use WWE. I think the foundation that it will lay for organizing their thoughts will be so good for them! Mr.. Fix-It just turned 6, is an older Kindergartener and I am excited to get him on the road to reading this year with Phonics Road. I am confident that I will not need to go back and remediate when he is older by using this program now. We will do minimum seatwork, lots of hands-on and plenty of trips to the trampoline to jump the wiggles out.
So, here it is: 2010-2011 Homeschool Plans!!
Miss J – 5th grader:
Mr.. Lego – 3rd grader:
Mr.. Fix-it – Kindergarten:
Miss Paya – Pre-school:
- Biblioplan Ancients – covers history and geography
- Outdoor Hour Challenges and State Conservation Activities – science
- The Tutor – Charlotte Mason fine arts
- I Can Do All Things
- Piano lessons for the older 2
I think that about sums it up. Lots of trips to the library, read-alouds, memory work and “life skills” will round out our year!