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Friday, July 1, 2011

Curricula Fun!

O.k., I admit it. I'm a little weird. Researching home school curricula and planning a year of learning is actually fun for me. As I mentioned in this post, I have many friends who have been homeschooling for many years that offered me support, guidance and wisdom in putting this curricula plan together.

Here is what I have come up with so far. Some of it may change as I continue to learn about homeschooling and maybe even after we start and need to make adjustments. If you are a homeschooler and have any comments about any of these curricula or any others you love, please share!

In the coming weeks, I'll try to share a little about each curriculum and why we choose them.  If you really want to check them out for yourself now, I've linked to each below.  Remember, TS1 refers to our son entering fifth grade and TS2 refers to our son entering second grade.

Humanities Core:
Includes History, Geography, Church History, Music and Art Appreciation
TS1& 2- Tapestry of Grace- Year Two, Units One and Two, Medieval Times

Language Arts
TS1- Growing with Grammar, Level 5 (Grammar)
TS1- Institute for Excellence in Writing: Student Writing Intensive, Level A (Composition)
TS2- Explode the Code Online (Phonics and Spelling)
TS2- A Reason for Handwriting (Handwriting)
TS2- Writing with Ease, Level 2 (Composition)
TS2- First Language Lessons, Level 2 (Grammar)

TS1- Math-U-See Delta Level (for multiple digit long division only) and Epsilon Level
TS2- Math-U-See Beta Level

TS1 & TS2- Apologia: Exploring Creation Through Astronomy

TS1- Precept Ministries How to Study Your Bible
TS2- Studying God’s Word, Book B
TS1 & 2- Apologia: Who is God?

Foreign Language:
TS1 & 2- Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America)- Homeschool Edition

TS1- Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing

Science Lab/Art/Music/PE:
Activities within Tapestry of Grace
Weekly Homeschool Co-op (Three Group Classes on Fridays with Other Local Homeschoolers)
Community Sports

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