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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Curriculum for the 2012-2013 School Year

Really creative title, right?  A fellow Crew Mate at Blessed Beyond a Doubt is hosting a link-up for curriculum called:


So I decided to link up.  Mostly, I'm doing it to get myself organized ;-).  But I'm also doing it because I know I love to see what other people are doing, and so in that same spirit I'm sharing my plans.

Scott-  9th Grade

Algebra 1- Pearson Algebra 1.  One Credit.  Can't say enough good things about this.  Read my Pearson Review.

World History- One Credit.  Selections from Mystery of History 1 and 2 combined Truth Quest Age of Revolution 1, 2, and 3.  Timeline by History Through the Ages.  Adding in readers from Sonlight/Illuminations and Heritage History.  Oh, and maps by TimeMaps.

Art- Draw and Write though History.  Half Credit.  I'll sneak this in WITH History so he won't notice, and then I'll augment this with some other technical drawing stuff, and have 1/2 credit of drawing when I'm done.  Still figuring that one out...may drop it.

Economics: Economics for Everybody.  Half Credit.  Doing the accompanying workbook and adding another worktext.

English 1.  One Credit.  Switched on Schoolhouse.

General Science.  One Credit with lab.  Apologia.

Piano.  One Credit.  Taking lessons and performing at least 2x a month. 

Business Computer Information Systems.  One Credit.  Switched on Schoolhouse.

Christian Keyboarding.  Half Credit. 

Creative Writing.  Half Credit.  Time4Writing combined with Creating Better Writers.

Bible-  One Credit.  Not sure exactly.  He may do the adult Precept Revelation study with me...or not.   Either way, it's a given that he'll be doing some daily Bible study.

Yes, I know that's 9 credits out of my NON academic child.  We'll see which ones stick.  We'll probably do more of a block schedule so he won't do each of these every day.  He's currently doing Keyboarding, Economics, Algebra 1, Time4Writing, and Piano. 

He's carrying forward American History Core 100 Sonlight from last year for one credit . 


Mimi- 7th Grade

History/Lit: Mystery of History- Volume 1 Creation to Christ with some readers from Sonlight and Illuminations.

Grammar: Language Mechanic, Critical Thinking Company

Science:  Christian Kids Explore Chemistry.  Our first non-Apologia science, but she really wants to do Chemisty and Apologia's younger version isn't written yet. 

Math:  Mastering Math Essentials (The Great Courses) and then Teaching Textbooks 7, with a LOT of prayer..., and some games from RightStart

Bible:  Who am I?, Apologia

Writing: Creating Better Writers-paragraph, and daily handwriting practice.

Keyboarding:  Christian Keyboarding, Elementary Edition

ARTistic Pursuits for art.

Anything else we get chosen to review :-)


TJ- 5th Grade


History/Lit: Mystery of History- Volume 1 Creation to Christ with some readers from Sonlight and Illuminations.

Grammar: Language Mechanic, Critical Thinking Company

Science:  Apologia Zoology 1 and lapbook 

Math:  Teaching Textbooks 5 and some RightStart games

Bible:  Precepts for kids Revelation

Writing: Creating Better Writers-paragraph, and daily handwriting practice.

Keyboarding: Christian Keyboarding, Elementary Edition

Selected Spears Art projects.

Anything else we get chosen to review :-).


Sari- 2nd grade, but she's definitely a "delayed academics" sort of kid.

All About Reading.  Finish level 1 and move to level 2 when it is available and she is ready.

RightStart Level B.  We may be here forever.  She's definitely a "delayed academics" sort of kid.

First Language Lessons- level 1

Handwriting without Tears- First Grade book

Assorted "Comprehensive Curriculum" workbook pages

Reading Eggs online

Speekee- Spanish online

Always Ice-Cream online

Whatever else we get chosen to review :-)

And of course, my 3 youngest kids will all be doing All About Spelling!
Final thoughts:  I have 4 new-to-me Critical Thinking Co. software "games".  I want to try to incorporate them into school for all the kids.  We will see how I work that out!
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1 comment:

Sarah Avila said...

I love reading these kinds of posts and seeing what others use in their homeschools!

If you are interested in connecting with other Apologia users, I host a link up on my blog. Check it out here:

http://myjoy-filledlife.blogspot.com/2012/07/apologia-blog-role-2012-2013.html

Blessings!