19 August 2015

Our {home}school Curriculum Plans for '15-'16 {5th & 7th grades}


I love this time of year!  Having our curriculum plan for the coming school year ...and reading about others' plans is always exciting to me.  I've gotten some great educational leads by checking out what others are using.  Today I'm sharing our choices for the '15/'16 school year.

For The Princess...

...who is now....gasp!...a 7th grader!  That means we've been truly homeschooling now for at least 8 years.  Wow.  That sounds like I'm a veteran, but really I learn new things every year.  And now that we're moving into secondary education I've got a lot more to learn about.

Bible Study & Christian Character:
~The Pilgrim's Progress curriculum
~Our 24 Family Ways
~Child Training Bible

Math:
~Teaching Textbooks 7 (primary)
~Life of Fred (supplemental)
~Khan Academy (supplemental)

Language Arts:
~Learning Language Arts Through Literature Green (grammar)
~SchoolhouseTeachers.com (spelling/vocabulary)
~Total Language Plus focus guides (literature/vocabulary)
~Getty-Dubay Italics (handwriting)
~Various weekly writing assignments
~Keyboarding

Foreign Language:
~SchoolhouseTeachers.com (Spanish)
~Mango (Spanish)

History & Geography:
~{finishing}Story of the World 4
~Kentucky state history
~World geography (beginning with Africa)
~Current Events using WORLD magazine and CNN Student News

Science:
~Christian Kids Explore Chemistry
~Biology labs with our co-op

Health & PE:
~SchoolhouseTeachers.com (Health 101)
~PE class with our co-op
~Various activities with our family

Music:
~Piano lessons (from a local teacher)
~Guitar lessons (with SchoolhouseTeachers.com and local tutor)

Art:
~Various artist studies using multiple resources (books, art flash cards, online lessons, etc)

Clubs, Etc:
~Book Club (with local homeschool friends)
~Yearbook Club (with our local homeschool group)
~4H

Whew...that looks like a lot to me!  But I know that not everything will be done every day.  And that there will actually even be more that isn't listed here but that adds to her education.

Now for Mr. B!  He's going into 5th grade this year.

Unbelievable!  Seems like he should still be so little.  So proud of how he is progressing!

Bible Study & Christian Character:
~The Pilgrim's Progress curriculum
~Our 24 Family Ways
~Child Training Bible
~Grapevine Studies (Old Testament)

Math:
~Teaching Textbooks 5 (primary)
~Life of Fred (supplemental)
~Khan Academy (supplemental)

Language Arts:
~Easy Grammar 5 (grammar)
~Total Language Plus (literature/vocabulary/spelling)
~SpellingCity.com
~Getty-Dubay Italics (handwriting)
~Various writing exercises
~Keyboarding

Foreign Language:
~SchoolhouseTeachers.com (Spanish)
~Mango (Spanish)

History & Geography:
~{finishing} Story of the World 4
~Kentucky state history
~Galloping the Globe (geography)
~Current Events using WORLD magazine and CNN Student News

Science:
~Apologia Zoology III--Land Animals
~Entomology with our co-op

PE:
~Class with our co-op
~Various activities with our family

Music:
~Piano lessons (from a local teacher)

Art:
~Various artist studies using multiple resources (books, art flash cards, online lessons, etc)

Clubs, Etc: 
~Lego Club (Currclick.com)
~4H

And, of course, there will be more things not listed here that are a part of his total education this year, but basically that's our game plan.  I'm so glad to have it all down in writing!

Now to get busy with lesson plans before our start date of September 8th!

How about you?  If you are a homeschooler, do you have your plan ready to go?  Have you started school yet?  If you're a public schooler, have your children started back yet?  


5 comments:

Gayla Beimer said...

Looks like a fun year!
We have already started a few days ago...and it's going well.
I am interested in the guitar lessons you mentioned. My son is in 5th grade. Have you already been using this or is it new for your family? What is your opinion of it?
Thanks

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Hi, Gayla,

We have not yet begun using this program. I've just been checking out these lessons since starting our subscription and am looking forward to starting it next month.

Gayla Beimer said...

Ok. Thanks for your reply.
I'm looking into it and I am considering subscribing.

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Gayla,

This is our first year to use it but I am really excited about incorporating it into our regular routine. They have a lot on there!

Gayla Beimer said...

How are the guitar lessons? I have not subscribed yet, but I have looked at it.
Thank you for the helpful input.
-Gayla