Our Curriculum 2009 – 2010

Science:

Exploring Creation with Zoology 1, 2, and 3 – Apologia

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History / Geography:

American History for Young Students III (1865-2000) – TruthQuest

Learn the States and Postal Abbreviations – Joy Miller

Trail Guide to World Geography – Geography Matters

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Language Arts:

Spelling Wisdom Book 1 – Simply Charlotte Mason

Student Writing Intensive B – Institute for Excellence in Writing

Editor in Chief – The Critical Thinking Co. – note: would not recommend

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Bible:

Discover 4 Yourself God’s Amazing Creation (Genesis 1-2) – Precepts

Tricky, Sticky Bible Riddles – Carson-Dellosa Publishing

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Math:

Math 6 – Teaching Textbooks

Math 7 – Teaching Textbooks

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Decimals and Percents – Life of Fred

Beginning Algebra – Life of Fred

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Foreign Language:

Big Book of Lively Latin Volume 1 – Lively Latin

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Fine Arts:

Drawing Basics with Thomas Kinkade – Alpha Omega Publications

Complete-A-Sketch Perspective – Insight Technical Education

Play Flute Today! – Hal Leonard – Rebecca only

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Typing:

Dance Mat Typing (free online resource) – BBC

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Physical Education:

Tae Kwon Do

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Our children are only 18 months apart in age, so much of their learning occurs together.  In most subjects, while they’re learning from the same materials, I simply adjust my requirements and expectations to suit their respective learning levels.  Right now, our only exception to this practice is that Christian (12 years / 6th grade) and Rebecca (10.5 years / 5th grade) study separate levels of math.  Oddly, neither of them are using curriculum that is specifically labeled for their “official” grade level 🙂

I’ve incorporated handwriting practice into spelling practice for the past 2 years.  Our students are expected to demonstrate proper cursive penmanship when they write out their Spelling Wisdom lessons.  If they fail to produce appropriate cursive handwriting, they write the offending letters again.

For daily reading materials, we rely heavily upon our library system.  Some silent reading selections are chosen from our TruthQuest History guide listings.  I also incorporate suggestions from Sonlight although we no longer purchase their guides.  Otherwise, Rebecca and Christian choose their own reading (after passing mom’s approval, of course) from our weekly library visits.

Please ask if you have questions about how we implement these resources.  Or simply leave a comment for the fun of it!

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3 thoughts on “Our Curriculum 2009 – 2010

  1. Cynthia says:

    I LOVE your lineup. And, I LOVE the listing without the reviews and here’s why. I’ve been meaning to post what we’re using, but I keep getting bogged down with writing a review of each thing. I LOVE how you posted everything without the need for a review, although I would sure love to read any review you would write. Perhaps you’ve given me the freedom to post our curriculum without the lengthy task of reviewing it at the same time.

    • Heather says:

      I’m glad you approve, Cynthia! You’ve identified the reason why I’m so behind in posting our photographs–I feel compelled to write a lengthy description with every event. I should instead just throw those photos up here naked:)

  2. Kristine says:

    I really liked how you posted this too, not wordy, but lots of pics.

    I love hearing what curriculum others are using, even when it’s bare bones like this.

    No naked pictures, please.

    😀

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