It was only a few weeks ago that I felt certain about my curriculum choices for this fall. Since then, doubts have set in and I've done some reconsideration. I've also had the opportunity to purchase a few other items that I'm really excited about. Here is the new plan, that I'm still a bit uncertain of.
Anneliese, age 8, 3rd grade
We will not be doing Trail Guide To Us Geography. Instead Anneliese will do Daily Geography Practice Grade 3 by Evan-Moor in addition to the geography we will cover in our history studies.
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
Geography - Daily Geography Practice Grade 1 by Evan Moor
Latin - Song School Latin
Together they will both do:
I purchased Michael Clay Thompson's new literature program Alice, Peter and Mole. It's only three books, so I think we can squeeze this in.
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, poetry 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.
I picked up Suppose the Wolf were an Octopus, both the K-2 and the 3-4 volumes. We will do the K-2 volume this year. I've picked 35 books to cover, 1 a week, skipping the first week of school. Bloom's Taxonomy has me intrigued and I'm interested to see it work.
So, I took out some geography and added in a bunch more read-alouds and some extra science. I uploaded a crude daily schedule to Google docs if you want to see what our day might look like.