Here are our curriculum choices.
daily Bible reading as planned out by SL Core B
Our 24 Family Ways (Clarkson) for family devotions
AWANA and CC Bible memory verses.
Reading and History -
Sonlight Core B. We will continue to read Story of the World 1 until we finish it and I may buy SOTW 2 for bedtime or for next summer’s reading. Bear will read most of the read alouds as readers or we will take turns with chapters.
Language Arts -
her favorite subject – no pulling teeth for this one, she often writes and reads all day as “play.”
All About Spelling (we are loving the Writing Station portion that starts in level 3 and AAS is definitely her favorite thing after reading)
First Language Lessons
Writing with Ease
her own writing (like reading, this is something she just does that I don’t worry about, but do read with her and use for teaching grammar, mechanics, and word choice).
Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding (BFSU)
R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Life, and Space and Earth. (RSO) to match up with CC
Sonlight Science B
This looks like a lot of Science. I read BFSU and decide on a few “conversations/discussions” I want us to have, or living books I want us to read. RSO is what we will do Wednesdays for a Science and Art class I am offering from my home to families in our CC community. Sonlight Science B is for us to do daily because I feel we don’t put enough emphasis on Science at home. SL Science B is mostly astronomy and the human body. We memorized the human body memory work last year with CC but didn’t do any activities to go with that so I am excited about this science.
Family-Time Bible in Pictures with go along activities from the SL P4/5 Core
SL P4/5 memory verses and AWANA and CC Bible memory.
All About Reading level 1 , All About Spelling level 1, The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading and Montessori type lesson.
Finishing up My Father’s World Kindergarten (if we ever do).
Montessori style lessons as per the Gettman book.
ChildUp cards and app (I reviewed the counting cards here and my, does J-jo look little.)
MEP Reception Year, which is a nice, snuggle-up-on-the-couch-and-do-math kind of curriculum that involves lots of discussion. It’s great for language development.
My big goal is for him to know his numbers up to one hundred by the end of the year (counting and number recognition) and be able to do some adding of one digit numbers.
SL Science B with his sister.
Read alouds -
every day at breakfast, mid-morning, lunch, nap and bedtime. (He loves books.) We’re working our way through Sonlight Core P4/5 books but not following the schedule so much and we are reading anything he brings me. He likes to choose his own books at the library and has a strong opinion of which books he will permit me to read to him.
see Bear’s list
Music Appreciation -
listen to various CDs at lunch and quiet time
Since J-jo is still mostly interested in playing with his little people and cars, we do his schooling mostly at breakfast and lunch – he can’t go anywhere while he is eating!