Show Me Your Curriculum

Mama to 3 Blessings has a blog post- Show Me Your Curriculum. 

We homeschool year round with a quarter in the summer where we do unit studies and more "fun stuff."  This summer we have used:

Bible- Answers in Genesis Egypt Files VBS
Science- Human Body unit study
History- Ancient Egypt Lapbook
Skills practice- Vacation Station books from BJU Press
Ocean Expedition (Vacation Stations)

We've also been reading:
History Stories You've Never Read in School but Should Have
See Through Storms
See Through Storms (See-Through)

We also participated in our library's reading program.

We have finished up our VBS and two unit studies.  I have several books we are continuing with through the rest of August, and the children are finishing up their summer workbooks.


In September, we will begin our fall curriculum.

The older children will using a literature unit study that studies all of the Chronicles of Narnia and incorporates other works by Lewis.- Further Up and Further In.Further Up and Further In: A Literature Based Unit Study Utilizing C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia
This will cover their language arts, history, and science.

The younger girls will be doing Five in a Row Volume 1.Five in a Row (Five in a Row): Volume 1
This will cover their language arts, history, and science.

All of the children will also be listening to Story of the World Volume 3.The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 3: Early Modern Times

We will continue with Latin For Children Primer A which we started last year and then begin B.

Latin for Children Mastery Bundle for Level B--Primer, Answer Key, DVD/CD, History reader, and Activity Book. (Level B)


I am using The Fallacy Detectives with older children to teach logic.
The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning

The little girls are using Explode the Code to practice phonics.
Explode the Code 1

The big kids will be doing cursive copywork while the little girls will continue with Handwriting Without Tears for copywork practice.

We will be using A Child's Geography.
A Childs Geography Explore His Earth

And for picture study,  Art Auction Mystery, which looks to be really fun!
Art Auction Mystery

I am going to let the kids listen to Classics for Kids again this year.  This is a great website with a weekly musical program focusing on various composers and genres of music.

I also plan to incorporate Shakespeare again, but I haven't decided if we are just going to read from Beautiful Stories and Lamb's Tales again or if I am going to pick a play to study.

Wow!  It looks like lots laid out like that.  I am looking forward to a fun year!

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3 comments :

  1. Sounds great, thanks for sharing your post. You have a lot of great curric choices. :)

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  2. Came over from Nicole's blog! We just started Latin for Children and it looks like it has a steeper learning curve than the other Latin programs. I hope I am wrong=). Did you like it last year?

    Just became a follower...look forward to reading your posts throughout the school year=).

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  3. We did like Latin for Children, Karen. All of us, including me, were new to Latin. I went very slow and we only completed half of Primer A last year. I started out without the DVD and quickly figured out we needed it! :-)

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