Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Curriculum Plans

I have been talking to a few home school moms about plans for next year. I have noticed an increase in talk on message boards and the home school chat on twitter next month is about curriculum. Is the spring air that makes us start thinking about the next school year? My hubby would say it is because I like buying books a little to much, he might be right:)

After all this talk of what curriculum are you thinking of, how much is your budget, what books did you hate, which ones do you love, etc... I sat down and made a list of what curriculum I wanted us to use next year. I was pleased with almost everything I used this year so it was easy for me to make a list.

The only book I still need to research is grammar. We are using First Language Lessons this year. It does not work for us real well, it is very repetitive and LittleBit does not care for repetitive work. I will say, it is easy to use, and there is little doubt he will remember everything he has learned. If I do not find a better option I will finish the book next year, I do already own it and that is good for the budget.

I have started a list of reference books I would like to add to our library. I am also looking for new and interesting reading material. Since he loves to read I want to encourage it and his interest in learning new things.

I think we will start some type of music lessons next fall, not sure which though. On top of TaeKwonDo, bug club, field trips etc. we will have more than enough to keep us busy.

Here is the list of curriculum I have made for next year. I hope to find some of the books at book sales and curriculum fairs. Although most can be purchased through for an excellent price and it ships right to your door, I love

History - Story of the World 2 with activity book and maybe cds.
Math – Singapore Books 2A and 2B
Science – Apologia Science (not sure which one, either zoology or anatomy)
Spelling - Spelling Workout Book B/C
Geography – Galloping the Globe
Grammar - First Language Lessons?????
Bible – Lifepac Bible
Handwriting – A reason for Handwriting
Foreign Language - We will use live mocha again

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