Thursday, January 27, 2011

Our Current Home School Curriculums

It's been a while since I shared what we are using for our home school.  Here's an update of where we are right now.

This year, for each of the kids’ subjects, we decorated a spiral notebook to journal in.  When we add to our history notebooks, we just turn the page, and when they have a writing or grammar assignment, they use their notebooks.  I like that they are easily all kept in one place.  At the end of the year, I can put a ring in the holes and put the notebooks together.

All Kids:
A doing a Bible Lesson with Kv in the morning.
·       Bible: We are currently memorizing the Romans Road, reading “Leading Little Ones to God,” and the girls do the Wonder Devotions on their own.
·       History: I am following Beautiful Feet’s Early American History Guide and Journal/timeline suggestions, but I’m adding in books from Truth Quest and Sonlight.  For example, right now we are reading the D’Aulaire book “George Washington” as suggested in Beautiful Feet, but I am also working through the historical novel “Johnny Tremain.”
·       Science: It was my goal to do an experiment 1/week, but I have not been faithful with this.  We do them about 1/month.
·       Gym: They are in a gymnastics Class.
·       Extra: The girls are learning to knit and crochet from a lady at our Bible Study Class, and we go on American History related field trips at least 2/month.

9 & 7 YOs:
·       Copy Work:  I created my own American History Copy Work that they do daily.  I should make this into a pdf and put it out there for others to use.
·       Journal:  For creative writing, I ask them questions each week that they respond to in their journals.  They could be anything from "What memory did you enjoy most over Christmas" to "If you were able to spend all day with a friend, who would it be and what would you do?" 
·       Reading Comprehension:  I found these reading comprehension worksheets that I printed out for them.  http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/3rd-comprehension.html
·       Geography:  The girls are learning their US Map facts via this online site: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm#Games

A, Age 9:

A Science Experiment
·       Reading: I am having her read books from American History as suggested in the Sonlight Catalog, such as “George Washington’s Breakfast” and “And Then What Happened Paul Revere?”
·       Spelling:  Spelling Wisdom
·       Grammar:  Primary Language Lessons
·       Math:  Shiller, book 3, and drill worksheets I print from various websites.  We learned our multiplication tables with Time Tales

K, Age 7:
 ·       Reading: I am having her read books from American History as suggested in the Sonlight Catalog, such as “George Washington’s Breakfast” and “And Then What Happened Paul Revere?”
·       Handwriting:  K just completed these free cursive lessons:  http://www.kidzone.ws/cursive/index.htm
·       Grammar:  Primary Language Lessons
Play Dough
·       Math:  Shiller, she just started book 3, and drill worksheets I print from various websites.

N, Age 5:
 ·       Reading: We are using Funnix Reading Lessons and the worksheets that go along with it.

Kv, Age 1:
·       Play time! :)  His favorite activities are playing with water in the sink, reading books, tearing up our Math Manipulatives, eating and peeling crayons, and playing with play dough.

2 comments:

Cristi L said...

Hi Becky,
What are the devotions you show that are on the computer? Thanks!

Becky said...

They are online Bible Lessons from:
http://www.kidstime4jesus.org/kids_club.html

We did about half of them, and then took a break.