2011-2012 homeschool curriculum choices

this year we've changed things up a bit.  we made some extra money this summer and purchased our own homeschool curriculum instead of doing online school.  and even though we've only been in school 3 days, i think the new curriculum is a hit.  my kids have been up and running before 7 am two days in a row!  

i'm not lying.  i've got photographic evidence!

serioulsy, what is happening in the world?  can new books really make this much of a difference?  we'll see how long this lasts!!

this year hunter is in the 5th grade.  his curriculum for the year is:

daily 6 trait writing grade 5
editor in chief a-1{not pictured}
critical & creative thinking activities grade 5
sequential spelling level 4
word roots a-2
handwriting without tears: cursive success {not pictured}
teaching textbooks {math} grade 5
daily math word problems
apologia science:  land animals of the 6th day
{he'll be doing this with his sister at our homeschool co-op}
all american history vol. 1 the explorers to the jacksonians
daily geography
ivy is in the 4th grade and her books for the year are:

daily 6 trait writing 
sequential spelling level 3
word roots a-2
handwriting without tears: cursive success
teaching textbooks {math} grade 4
daily math word problems
building thinking skills level 2
apologia science: land animals of the 6th day
{she'll be doing it with her brother at our homeschool co-op}
story of the world volume 4:  the modern age
{we are going to be studying this with another co-op family and doing projects together a few times a month which all of my kids are really excited about!}
daily geography

wylder is a 2nd grader and he's doing:

daily 6 trait writing
a reason for handwriting level b
sequential spelling 1
mathmatical reasoning grade 2
teaching textbooks {math} grade 3
daily math word problems
building thinking skills level 1
apologia science:  exploring creation with botany
story of the world volume 2:  the middle ages
daily geography 

i got some of these books at a used homeschool curriculum sale.  i bought some off co-op friends and the others i got on sale online!  

last year i picked up a really neat bible lesson to do with all of the kids and we just never did it.  this year, i plan to do it at least 3 times a week.  the kids have asked if we could start and so i'm excited that they are excited!! it's called picture this and i read along portions of the bible while the kids color in a picture showing that particular book of the bible.  i'll post some photos once we've finished genisis!

i'm linking up to gussy sews today!  
Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!

that's so weird i can't get the button to center!  arghhh!



Simply. Splendid. Living. said...

Wow, it looks like you have your hands full! I stay busying trying to give my 4 and 2 year old school/good input while my 6 year old is in school.

Lil' Momma @ Five in Training for HIM said...

What a great list of curriculum. I am just doing that thing homeschool mom's do looking at eveyrone's curriculum. We love Story of the World, specially the audio version. I have seen the Word Roots before I might have to check into that. We have not commited yet to a forign language. My son really wants to learn sign language. So we will see. Thanks again for the great list. Good luck on your new school year.

Blessings From
Lil Momma
Homeschooling mom of a kid whose main educational goal is to one day beat her at hangman. (Ain't ever gonna happen, btw)
Five in Training for HIM

Alicia said...

i LOVE your picks. it's always fun to see what other people are doing. glad you're having a great year so far. :)

angie @ the cellar door stories said...

wow, looks overwhelming to me! i don't know if i'd have the motivation to homeschool but i think it's great!

thanks so much for your comments on my blog - i really appreciate it! i have never make a crock pot cake, but i'll have to try it!!

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