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next years curriculum...

Posted by on Jan. 13, 2014 at 5:56 PM
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I have two sons who are old enough for school. Aiden is in 3rd grade and will be 8 yrs old.

I am going to use for Aiden:

Math U See: Gamma with Life of Fred as a supplement
The Mystery of History with some of the Ron Paul Curriculum
Gods Plan For Science (I think that's what it's called) and supplement with Ron Pauls Curriculum
Sequential Spelling
All About Reading with supplement of Explode The Code
Literature from The Ron Paul Curriculum
For LA- I'm waivering between Handwriting w/o Tears, Growing w/Grammar, Writing With Ease

For the Arts:

-We're going to get to know the worlds greatest artists
-I'm gonna get some 'coffeetable books' of the artists
-Learn about and listen to the best classicle masterpieces of the millenium
-I'm going to buy Classic Kids CD series and Music MaSter CDs

Mikai will be 6 yrs and in 1st grade:

All About Reading supplemented with Explode The Code
Math U See/ Life of Fred
Ron Paul Science
Ron Paul Social Studies
Sequential Spelling
Either Writing w/Ease, Handwriting w/o Tears, Growing w/Grammar, or Winning with Writing

Aiden and Kai will do the same Arts curriculum.

Also they both will do some memorizational things:
Geography Songs by Kathy Troxel
Lyrical Science Vol. 1 & 2 by Bobby Horton
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TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 13, 2014 at 6:11 PM
That sounds like a good plan. I purchased our social studies, reading, & science for next year. It's nice to know where you're headed!

We have "Mystery of History" and use it as a supplement for our world history. I'm Old Earth & believe in evolution, but the first few chapters were good for discussion. Now that we're into Sumer, Egypt, and Ancient China in our world history it's been much more useful. She has details (they had flush toilets in Sumer) the world history doesn't have, and a fun project at the end of each lesson.
chotovec82
by Bronze Member on Jan. 13, 2014 at 10:59 PM
Yea I just wish I had a LA curriculum picked out. I just don't know much about the programs. I also have First Language Lessons given to me... I'm a little overwhelmed.

Quoting TidewaterClan: That sounds like a good plan. I purchased our social studies, reading, & science for next year. It's nice to know where you're headed!



We have "Mystery of History" and use it as a supplement for our world history. I'm Old Earth & believe in evolution, but the first few chapters were good for discussion. Now that we're into Sumer, Egypt, and Ancient China in our world history it's been much more useful. She has details (they had flush toilets in Sumer) the world history doesn't have, and a fun project at the end of each lesson.
AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Jan. 13, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Sounds like a good plan! I'm already planning for next year too :P

I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff:  we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee















AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Jan. 13, 2014 at 11:16 PM
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Your language arts choices all encompass different (necessary) parts of ELA; there's no need to waver between them - each is a separate component of ELA, none are all encompassing. Do them all!

Quoting chotovec82: Yea I just wish I had a LA curriculum picked out. I just don't know much about the programs. I also have First Language Lessons given to me... I'm a little overwhelmed.

Quoting TidewaterClan: That sounds like a good plan. I purchased our social studies, reading, & science for next year. It's nice to know where you're headed!



We have "Mystery of History" and use it as a supplement for our world history. I'm Old Earth & believe in evolution, but the first few chapters were good for discussion. Now that we're into Sumer, Egypt, and Ancient China in our world history it's been much more useful. She has details (they had flush toilets in Sumer) the world history doesn't have, and a fun project at the end of each lesson.


I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff:  we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee















chotovec82
by Bronze Member on Jan. 13, 2014 at 11:52 PM
I thought Writing with Ease focused on sentence structure, punctuation, and some grammar. So wouldn't it be silly to do 3 curriculums that work on the same thing?

Quoting AutymsMommy:

Your language arts choices all encompass different (necessary) parts of ELA; there's no need to waiver between them - each is a separate component of ELA, non are all encompassing. Do them all!

Quoting chotovec82: Yea I just wish I had a LA curriculum picked out. I just don't know much about the programs. I also have First Language Lessons given to me... I'm a little overwhelmed.



Quoting TidewaterClan: That sounds like a good plan. I purchased our social studies, reading, & science for next year. It's nice to know where you're headed!





We have "Mystery of History" and use it as a supplement for our world history. I'm Old Earth & believe in evolution, but the first few chapters were good for discussion. Now that we're into Sumer, Egypt, and Ancient China in our world history it's been much more useful. She has details (they had flush toilets in Sumer) the world history doesn't have, and a fun project at the end of each lesson.


AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Jan. 14, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Writing With Ease is writing; its sister program is First Language Lessons and focuses on grammar, but WWE isn't a grammar program on its own by any means, and neither contain handwriting instruction (i.e. your HWOT consideration). You would need separate programs for spelling, grammar, writing, and handwriting with your choices, as none encompass all of them.

Quoting chotovec82: I thought Writing with Ease focused on sentence structure, punctuation, and some grammar. So wouldn't it be silly to do 3 curriculums that work on the same thing?

Quoting AutymsMommy:

Your language arts choices all encompass different (necessary) parts of ELA; there's no need to waiver between them - each is a separate component of ELA, non are all encompassing. Do them all!

Quoting chotovec82: Yea I just wish I had a LA curriculum picked out. I just don't know much about the programs. I also have First Language Lessons given to me... I'm a little overwhelmed.



Quoting TidewaterClan: That sounds like a good plan. I purchased our social studies, reading, & science for next year. It's nice to know where you're headed!





We have "Mystery of History" and use it as a supplement for our world history. I'm Old Earth & believe in evolution, but the first few chapters were good for discussion. Now that we're into Sumer, Egypt, and Ancient China in our world history it's been much more useful. She has details (they had flush toilets in Sumer) the world history doesn't have, and a fun project at the end of each lesson.



I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff:  we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee















chotovec82
by Bronze Member on Jan. 14, 2014 at 12:09 AM
Ok so for spelling I'm using sequential spelling.
For grammar; I'm using Growing with Grammar.
So HWOT, WWE, and 1st Language lessons with what I am doing should be adequate?

Quoting AutymsMommy:

Writing With Ease is writing; its sister program is First Language Lessons and focuses on grammar, but WWE isn't a grammar program on its own by any means, and neither contain handwriting instruction (i.e. your HWOT consideration). You would need separate programs for spelling, grammar, writing, and handwriting with your choices, as none encompass all of them.

Quoting chotovec82: I thought Writing with Ease focused on sentence structure, punctuation, and some grammar. So wouldn't it be silly to do 3 curriculums that work on the same thing?



Quoting AutymsMommy:

Your language arts choices all encompass different (necessary) parts of ELA; there's no need to waiver between them - each is a separate component of ELA, non are all encompassing. Do them all!

Quoting chotovec82: Yea I just wish I had a LA curriculum picked out. I just don't know much about the programs. I also have First Language Lessons given to me... I'm a little overwhelmed.





Quoting TidewaterClan: That sounds like a good plan. I purchased our social studies, reading, & science for next year. It's nice to know where you're headed!







We have "Mystery of History" and use it as a supplement for our world history. I'm Old Earth & believe in evolution, but the first few chapters were good for discussion. Now that we're into Sumer, Egypt, and Ancient China in our world history it's been much more useful. She has details (they had flush toilets in Sumer) the world history doesn't have, and a fun project at the end of each lesson.



AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Jan. 14, 2014 at 12:19 AM

I would nix Growing With Grammar (it's pretty weak compared to First Language Lessons, which is also a grammar program, and both would be grammar overkill). Otherwise WWE, FLL, HWOT, and Sequential Spelling sound like winners :)

Quoting chotovec82: Ok so for spelling I'm using sequential spelling.
For grammar; I'm using Growing with Grammar.
So HWOT, WWE, and 1st Language lessons with what I am doing should be adequate?

Quoting AutymsMommy:

Writing With Ease is writing; its sister program is First Language Lessons and focuses on grammar, but WWE isn't a grammar program on its own by any means, and neither contain handwriting instruction (i.e. your HWOT consideration). You would need separate programs for spelling, grammar, writing, and handwriting with your choices, as none encompass all of them.

Quoting chotovec82: I thought Writing with Ease focused on sentence structure, punctuation, and some grammar. So wouldn't it be silly to do 3 curriculums that work on the same thing?



Quoting AutymsMommy:

Your language arts choices all encompass different (necessary) parts of ELA; there's no need to waiver between them - each is a separate component of ELA, non are all encompassing. Do them all!

Quoting chotovec82: Yea I just wish I had a LA curriculum picked out. I just don't know much about the programs. I also have First Language Lessons given to me... I'm a little overwhelmed.





Quoting TidewaterClan: That sounds like a good plan. I purchased our social studies, reading, & science for next year. It's nice to know where you're headed!







We have "Mystery of History" and use it as a supplement for our world history. I'm Old Earth & believe in evolution, but the first few chapters were good for discussion. Now that we're into Sumer, Egypt, and Ancient China in our world history it's been much more useful. She has details (they had flush toilets in Sumer) the world history doesn't have, and a fun project at the end of each lesson.




I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff:  we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee















AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Jan. 14, 2014 at 12:22 AM

ETA:

My recommendation of FLL for grammar is assuming that your child is an auditory learner; I'm not sure how well it would work for a visual learner. It's a very strong program, but very dependent on a child's auditory processing skills, imo; my visual learner didn't do well wth it, even though *I* love it.


I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff:  we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee















chotovec82
by Bronze Member on Jan. 14, 2014 at 12:27 AM
We use Growing With Grammar right now but I'm not so sure that he's doing well with it. I mean he is if you count that he doesn't seem to miss anything but I'm not too sure he's retaining it. A friend suggested that I try 1st Language Lessons. I thought I'd give it a few weeks and see how it goes. I have all the books of it free anyway.

Quoting AutymsMommy:

ETA:

My recommendation of FLL for grammar is assuming that your child is an auditory learner; I'm not sure how well it would work for a visual learner. It's a very strong program, but very dependent on a child's auditory processing skills, imo; my visual learner didn't do well wth it, even though *I* love it.


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