Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What's on our bookshelves this fall? (Back to Homeschool Blog Hop)

Actually, I should be asking, "What books did I pack in boxes to put in the back of the van when we moved instead of letting the movers take it with them?" We may be living in temporary housing for a few months before we move into our new home, and I wanted to make sure I had all of the homeschool materials we'd want to use right away. Thankfully, I have a pretty good idea of what I want to work on this school year and what we'll need before we settle into a house somewhere. I'm also thankful that all three very heavy boxes of books fit into the van and didn't have to be mailed to Arizona.

(Side note for anyone following our moving saga: We're still in Arkansas. The dealer told us today that the van will be ready late tomorrow afternoon. Who knows? I sort of feel like I'm in Groundhog Day and that I've heard "tomorrow" before.)

Anyway, back to the topic at hand. Here are our curriculum choices for next year:

Addison (9th grade)

Bible: Sonlight Core 100 and Apologia's I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist and workbook
Algebra II: Math U See Algebra 2
ChemistryApologia Chemistry with an online class at Virtual Homeschool Group
US History: Sonlight Core 100
English 1: Sonlight Core 100 and Institute in Excellence in Writing materials (High School Essay Intensive and The Elegant Essay)
German 1: Tell Me More Homeschool German
Computer Programming: Teencoder Java and Android
PE (self-directed) and Fine Arts (hopefully a new choir to join)

Brennan (6th grade)

Bible: to be decided; perhaps God's Great Covenant New Testament
Pre-Algebra: Math U See Pre-Algebra
Science: Christian Kids Explore Science series, either Physics or Biology or parts of both
US History: Sonlight Core D+E
Language Arts: readers and read-alouds from Sonlight, Wordly Wise, Phonetic Zoo (spelling), IEW composition materials (perhaps All Things Fun and Fascinating), Growing with Grammar
Other: review materials, Boy Scout merit badges, and other fun things I find

Lauren (1st grade)

Bible: continue through Egermeier's Bible Story Book, one story per day
Math: Math U See Alpha
Reading: IEW's Primary Arts of Language: Reading
Writing: IEW's Primary Arts of Language: Writing; our favorite part of this program is the daily journal entries that we work on together
Spelling: All About Spelling (finish level 1 and move on to level 2)
Grammar: Growing with Grammar
Science: lots of read-alouds, primarily drawing from the Sonlight Science materials that I used with her big brother and sister
Other: Sonlight read-alouds, other chapter books, home exercise programs for occupational and physical therapy, review products, computer activities (HearBuilder, Always Icecream, Reading Kingdom), ideas from SchoolhouseTeachers.com, and probably more

This post is part of the Back to Homeschool Blog Hop, be sure to stop by a few other blogs and see what other members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew are saying about Homeschool Curriculum.


1 comment:

  1. I heart Sonlight! Lots of great stuff in your homeschool.



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