It feels a bit like putting my heart on my sleeve to layout my curriculum plans to the world. After all the time and effort I put in, trying to match my children's interests and learning styles to a curriculum that already exists, to know you might think, "Wow. That stinks." about my brilliant plan gives me a bit of trepidation. However, I enjoyed looking back in my last post at how our year had changed from my first plans.
There was a lot to learn from last year. I greatly underestimated my children's abilities and they suffered from boredom or at least a lack of challenge. I am hoping this year will provide challenges, interesting material and lots of laughter.
Anneliese, age 8, 3rd grade
Teaching Textbooks 4 has been ordered, but I've been having lots of second thoughts. I'm considering going back to Singapore Math, really I don't know yet.
Geography - Trail Guide To Us Geography
Latin - Getting Started with Latin
Trevor, age 6, grade 1
Spelling - All About Spelling Level 2
Handwriting - Handwriting Without Tears Printing Power
Reading - Complete The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Reading
Teaching Textbooks 3 is ordered, but like with Anneliese I am having second thoughts and may go back to Singapore Math.
Geography - Daily Geography Practice Grade 1 by Evan Moor
Latin - Song School Latin
Together they will both do:
History - History Odyssey Ancients Level 1
We will be doing memorization similar to Classical Conversations, which uses Veritas Press History flashcards. I am making my own flashcards which will cover history, science, grammar and literature. I would join Classical Conversations if there was a secular option.
Music - We will continue playing the recorder, autoharp and listening to classical music regularly.