…MOST things I already have! I ordered a few things (some used). And I’m borrowing several things from my neighbor! I am set for the year!
I haven’t been super consistent with this in the past, but I’m going to try again :-). I have so many great resources that I want to use! I will do this on a loop schedule. Literature and poetry, fine arts, geography, and Bible.
Math (Math U See)
For the boys
They will be doing The Good and the Beautiful for phonics, reading, grammar, spelling, art appreciation, and geography (levels 2 and up). The boys are starting with level 1, and Karis will be starting with level 3 because it’s very advanced. They need the spelling and grammar from the lower levels.
Karis will be doing IEW Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons.
Ethan and Levi will be doing Writing With Ease Level 2 (this is narration, dictation, and copywork).
All 3 kids will also read novels and library books and do a reading response journal using these:
I will also use this list of “book reports” to have them report on the books that they read in a creative way.
Here are a few pictures of the reading response questions that we will use:
This is a rubric to go with the menus.
Science (Apologia Astronomy)
I had this for this past year but I wasn’t consistent with it. We’re going to use it this coming year. We will add field trips to it! The McDonald Observatory, the Scobee Education Center Planetarium, and NASA. It’s going to be so much fun!
We’re borrowing Story of the World Volume One: Ancient Times from my neighbor.
I bought these to go with it. The encyclopedia has internet links to go with it.
These will be our read alouds… one per month.
Handwriting (Handwriting Without Tears)
Nature Studies and Poetry Memorization
I think this is everything :-). It seems like a lot, but many things we will not do everyday.