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June 23rd, 2010, 09:18 AM
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What are you using for your homeschoolers for the 2010-2011 school year?

How do you schedule it? ie.... all subjects everyday, basics everyday and history science etc a few times a week?

When does the new school year start for you?

I will have a 1st grader and a young K'er (she will only be 4 so we are doing it at her pace).

1st grader:
Ordinary Parents Guide To Teaching Reading
First Language Lessons
Writing with Ease
Spelling Workout (I think)
Horizons Math 1
Story of the world + the activity guide
Apologia elementary Astronomy
50 states for geography (I am using a workbook called States and capitals workbook Amazon.com: States & Capitals Workbook (9781575838915): Twin Sisters Productions: Books)
For bible I am considering the Explorers Bible study http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/cms_content?page=1627808&sp=1016&event=1016EBS|162 7475|1016

Ordinary Parents Guide To Teaching Reading
Horizons Math K

She will follow along with her sister's History, geography, science
(if she wants too) and do the same bible as her sister.
Momma to :
E-10.5yrs 11/03
S-7.75yrs 8/06
A-6yrs 3/08
J-4.5yrs 11/09
K 2.5yrs 9/11

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June 23rd, 2010, 09:43 AM
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This year I will have a young 3rd grader and an 11th grader.

For 3rd grade:

Reading/SS: Sonlight Core 3
Math: Singapore 3A and 3B
Science: Sonlight
Spelling: Sequential Spelling 1
Voc: Wordly Wise 3
Handwriting HWT Cursive (I think)

For 11th grade
my dd usually helps decide what to do. We are almost set for next year

Math: Jacob;s geometry
Reading: LLATL gold - British lit
Voc: Wordly Wise
SS: Streams of Civilization 1
Science: We are still deciding...maybe Apologia Advanced Biology
Still need something for grammar too

This will be our first year doing Sonlight. We are hoping it will be more challenging for my almost 3rd grader. We dd LLATL this year and it was too slow paced for her. We also did Horizons, which wasn't bad, but too repetitive.

Forgot to add. Sara Beth, my soon to be 3rd grader, will be doing 5 days for reading/history, math and spelling. Ashley, my soon to be 11th grader, will be doing school 4 1/2 days a week. She has scored a great babysitting job for the fall!

We won't start till Sept sometime. We are still finishing up this year.

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June 23rd, 2010, 10:32 AM
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Connor will be in first and Im doing pre-k with my other two(ages 4 and 2).
Im gonna use Lesson Pathways.

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June 23rd, 2010, 10:54 AM
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I forgot to answer some of my own questions....

We plan on starting just the basics mid-July, full time mid-August.

Basics will be done daily (reading math handwriting bible)
History 4 days a week
geography 2 days a week (states)
science 3 days a week
grammar 3 days a week
writing 4 days a week
spelling will probably be 5 days a week but will be very light.
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S-7.75yrs 8/06
A-6yrs 3/08
J-4.5yrs 11/09
K 2.5yrs 9/11

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June 23rd, 2010, 12:27 PM
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I'm doing 2nd (mostly) with Ben and preschool with Daniel.

Ben -

Song School Latin (almost finished)
Latin for Children A (starting in Aug)
R&S English 2 (and maybe 3)
Sequential Spelling 1
Miquon Math (as far as we can get, no schedule for this one)
Handwriting w/o Tears (Fall)
Possibly Abeka cursive in the spring... haven't decided
Early Reading Comprehension from Varied Subject Matter books C & D (late Spring after English)
Apologia Zoology 2 & 3
Mystery of History 1
Abeka Art 2
My own music curriculum (Fall instruments and Spring composers)
Spectrum Geography 3 (finishing by Aug)
Abeka Health 1 & 2 (already finished)
Spectrum Reading 2 (almost finished)

Daniel -

Leapfrog, Starfall, lots of books, lots of play, lots of bugging his brother and stealing his brother's stuff!

Schedule -

Daniel doesn't have a schedule.

Ben will do science 2 days a week, history, art, and music 3 days a week, and everything else daily (Latin, English, HWT, math, Bible, Spelling). It takes us appx 2 hours per day.


Forgot to tell you when we're starting. First term started the first week of May. Second term starts Aug 16th. Third term starts Jan 3rd.

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June 23rd, 2010, 02:01 PM
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For my kindergartner, we're using My Father's World kindergarten curriculum. We started June 1st and do school every other day, usually 45 minutes to an hour at most, and will keep going until we finish (except for taking off the month of December). The curriculum is based on 6 days for each unit, so we take 2 weeks to finish each unit, as we only do a 3 days per week. We're also working on Spanish (just basics like numbers, colors, names) and some social skills and facial recognition videos.
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June 23rd, 2010, 08:18 PM
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Curriculum for third grade

Life of Fred:Fractions, Decimals & Percent, Beginning Algebra.
Singapore primary mathematics Standards edition workbooks 4B-6B

Noeo Physics II
Physics Matters text book

Social Studies
A history of US

Sequential Spelling
Excellence in Writing: Fables myths and fairy tales.
Daily Grams

I have to talk to him about what he wants his schedule should be
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June 23rd, 2010, 08:48 PM
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2 Abeka workbooks

3rd Grade and 5th grade:
Bible- CLP
Math- Horizons
English- Abeka
Reading- CLP and Abeka
History- Abeka
Science- Abeka
Spelling- CLP
Writing- CLP
Health- Abeka
Art- Abeka

preschooler will do 2-3 days at home; 1 day at a local preschool
3rd and 5th grade- school every weekday.... Bible is only 4 days with completing Sunday School papers on Fridays.... Health starts last term..... Writing is only on Tuesday and Thursday
starting new year August 9th
stay at home, homeschooling momma to Jacob(12), Alisha(10), Andrew (5)

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July 2nd, 2010, 09:28 AM
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We started Kindergarten this week and we are using:

Little Hands to Heaven (Heart of Dakota) substituting Spell to Write and Read for the phonics (learning phonograms right now while continuing to practice current reading level daily) and MEP Reception Year for math. I'm also trying out Miquon and Horizons K for math as I try to get a feel for our preferences (me for teaching, him for learning). We're not using the devotionals or CD scheduled in LHTH.

We are doing that daily and anything/everything else is informal and unscheduled.
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