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So... who is thinking about next year and planning?

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I am! I am! I am! (of course, lol)

Autumn will still be at her brick and mortar private school, but Nico will be home and I'll have the Toddler Monster to deal with.

What are you guys planning, curriculum-wise, for next year?

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















by on Jan. 30, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 30, 2014 at 8:21 PM

How handy to have a FIL like that!  Making Music looks like a nice program from their website, and I love adding prayer to music.  The Catholic emphasis is just fine.  I went through RCIA and fully joined the Catholic Church after high school.  Dh was Methodist, and we didn't appreciate each other's denominations (no offense to anyone who is Methodist!).  We chose Lutheran since each of us found it to be similar to our own denominations. 

Pope Francis has won all of our hearts, though, that's for sure!  My girls talk about him every time he's featured on the news (which is often!).

Quoting AutymsMommy:

We're already using Making Music, Praying Twice. It's great. We're blessed that my FIL is a private music teacher and owns a music shoppe up north, so he sent the suggested instruments (which are minimal but FUN).

It is a Catholic program, and I know that may be an issue for some. The CDs are split according to the liturgical year according to the church; the CDs all have normal, fun, classic children's songs, and also some prayers, chants, and catholic hymns. The home instructor's manual and song books are great too.

Quoting TidewaterClan:

Me too!  Me too!  LOL :)

Pearson had the following on sale during Christmas, so these are waiting on our new bookshelf:

4th Grade Purchases for next year:

Scott Foresman Science

Scott Foresman Social Studies, Video Field Trips for Social Studies (we've already watched these twice!), and Colonial Williamsburg interactive CD-Rom.

Reading Street


7th Grade Purchases:

Science Fusion - Unit C - the Human Body

My World Geography

Reading Street


The Great Homeschool Convention will be in Cincinnati April 24 - 26.  I'll pick up Second Form Latin from Memoria Press, our Math in Focus from Harcourt, and bring a rolling suitcase to shop at Rainbow Resources. :)

They just announced Cathy Duffy herself will be there, so I'm extremely excited about going.


Have you used Making Music, Praying Twice yet?  If so, do you like it?

My girls LOVE SongSchool Latin.  They sing the songs all the time, even while we're working with First Form.



TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 30, 2014 at 8:27 PM

I would absolutely love to!  I'll send you a PM so I don't rattle on too much about it in Aimee's post. :)

Quoting redhead-bedhead:

We are going to the GHC this year. Maybe we can meet up if we go the same day? 

Quoting TidewaterClan:

Me too!  Me too!  LOL :)

Pearson had the following on sale during Christmas, so these are waiting on our new bookshelf:

4th Grade Purchases for next year:

Scott Foresman Science

Scott Foresman Social Studies, Video Field Trips for Social Studies (we've already watched these twice!), and Colonial Williamsburg interactive CD-Rom.

Reading Street


7th Grade Purchases:

Science Fusion - Unit C - the Human Body

My World Geography

Reading Street


The Great Homeschool Convention will be in Cincinnati April 24 - 26.  I'll pick up Second Form Latin from Memoria Press, our Math in Focus from Harcourt, and bring a rolling suitcase to shop at Rainbow Resources. :)

They just announced Cathy Duffy herself will be there, so I'm extremely excited about going.


Have you used Making Music, Praying Twice yet?  If so, do you like it?

My girls LOVE SongSchool Latin.  They sing the songs all the time, even while we're working with First Form.



debramommyof4
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2014 at 8:37 PM
We will have my 7 and 8 year old home for sure. My 4 year old wants to go to k in public school but I am not sure if I am letting him go or not. Plus he has to use the restroom first. My 3 year old will probably go to preschool. She wants to and it will give me more time with the others but again I do not know.

Math- dd8- teaching textbooks 5
Dd7- Math U see beta
Ds4- Math U See Alpha
Dd3- Saxon k

Lit- dd8 and Dd7-Chronicles of Narnia
Ds4 and dd3- Classic Fairy Tales

Handwriting- Dd8 and Dd7-iew intensive A
Ds4 and dd3- handwriting workbooks

Spelling- All about Spelling but I need to look up levels

Phonic- Ds4 and dd3- sing spell read and write

History- American History but I do not know what I am using.

Science- life science still looking up stuff.

Spanish- dd8- Little pimple and Spanish song school

Signing-?
LostTheSlipper
by Bronze Member on Jan. 30, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Ugh. Let me survive the day first. Maybe in a few months I can think about next year.

Mommy2Phenley
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2014 at 2:14 PM
I am! The bug hit me earlier this week and once that happens I obsess until I've ordered!

DD will be in 1st next year. I've had a general idea what we'd use for over a year but I'm tweaking.

Finish up OPGTR if we haven't already.
Singapore Math 2 (maybe finishing up 1b)
FLL 1
WWE 1
HWT 1
Either AAS or SS, or wait. Undecided.
SOTW 1 and AG
RSO Life
Artistic pursuits book 1
Major composers study from confessions.

I already have sotw and AG. I ordered RSO yesterday when they had a sale. Everything else I still need.
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Silverkitty
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2014 at 3:24 PM

How is reading street and science fusion?

Quoting TidewaterClan:

Me too!  Me too!  LOL :)

Pearson had the following on sale during Christmas, so these are waiting on our new bookshelf:

4th Grade Purchases for next year:

Scott Foresman Science

Scott Foresman Social Studies, Video Field Trips for Social Studies (we've already watched these twice!), and Colonial Williamsburg interactive CD-Rom.

Reading Street


7th Grade Purchases:

Science Fusion - Unit C - the Human Body

My World Geography

Reading Street


The Great Homeschool Convention will be in Cincinnati April 24 - 26.  I'll pick up Second Form Latin from Memoria Press, our Math in Focus from Harcourt, and bring a rolling suitcase to shop at Rainbow Resources. :)

They just announced Cathy Duffy herself will be there, so I'm extremely excited about going.


Have you used Making Music, Praying Twice yet?  If so, do you like it?

My girls LOVE SongSchool Latin.  They sing the songs all the time, even while we're working with First Form.


mem82
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Oh poo! I didn't know they had a sale going on. 8(

Quoting TidewaterClan:

Me too!  Me too!  LOL :)

Pearson had the following on sale during Christmas, so these are waiting on our new bookshelf:

4th Grade Purchases for next year:

Scott Foresman Science

Scott Foresman Social Studies, Video Field Trips for Social Studies (we've already watched these twice!), and Colonial Williamsburg interactive CD-Rom.

Reading Street


7th Grade Purchases:

Science Fusion - Unit C - the Human Body

My World Geography

Reading Street


The Great Homeschool Convention will be in Cincinnati April 24 - 26.  I'll pick up Second Form Latin from Memoria Press, our Math in Focus from Harcourt, and bring a rolling suitcase to shop at Rainbow Resources. :)

They just announced Cathy Duffy herself will be there, so I'm extremely excited about going.


Have you used Making Music, Praying Twice yet?  If so, do you like it?

My girls LOVE SongSchool Latin.  They sing the songs all the time, even while we're working with First Form.


mem82
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2014 at 3:46 PM

I'm not ordering, yet, but I"ve started browsing.

mem82
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2014 at 3:50 PM

We enjoy the SOTW series. 8)

Quoting MamaDearie:

I certainly have been thinking and planning. This is the current list of what is to be bought when we get our tax refund. It is subject to change but I think I really have finally figured it out. :-)

For Keiler:

CLE Bible, Reading, Language Arts, Math, Music, Art

Notgrass' America the Beautiful

Story of the World Volume 1

A Reason for Science E

Horizons Health 5th Grade

For Ruby:

CLE Bible, Reading, Language Arts, Math, Music, Art

Bede's History of US

Story of the World Volume 1

A Reason for Science A

Horizons Health 1st Grade

For Lucy:

Rod & Staff Bible Stories to Read/Bible Pictures to Color

MFW Kindergarten God's Creation A to Z


TidewaterClan
by on Jan. 31, 2014 at 9:17 PM

I LOVE Reading Street.  I bought all of ours on Amazon "like new" for about $10 each.  The name switches to Prentice Hall Literature for 7th grade, but it looks to be the same format.  Here is a picture of the 6th grade and 3rd grade versions:

There are tons of different types of stories (fiction and non-fiction), and in between each long story is a short writing assignment if you want to use it, and/or information on Homonyms, Homographs, etc.   Those are followed by a short one-page story to practice finding those types of words.


SciencFusion is very colorful, and detailed.  My older daughter loves it.  My younger daughter really likes it, but enjoys a book she can hold, so that's why she'll use Scott Foresman next year.  It's a bit of a pain getting used to the setup, and looking at the teacher's edition online instead of a book you can just pop open too.  I'd say it was the one with the biggest learning curve for me (this is our first hs year).

Here is a screen from Module A for 6th:


Here are the soft workbooks (6th on top, 3rd on the bottom); the girls both love having everything in one place:

 


All of the lab instructions for set up are great, and there is a huge glossary in each and extras too.  For 3rd that's a load of online books, and we've read through a lot of them.  For 6th (-8th those are Modules A - K) there are online resources like this:


I purchased ours from Pandemoniumbooksellers.  They give 20% off and free shipping; they just rearranged their whole website and it's not as easy to navigate.  This is the Harcourt branch of their website.  ScienceFusion is down towards the bottom.  I clicked on that and then clicked Grade 6, core curriculum.  The 6th-8th grade modules are $17.20.  Those $90+ prices are for teacher's books!  They must have just added those.  

Pearson has a similar science program, and it's less expensive for the younger grades.  I've never used it, but it sounds nice.  This is their website.


Quoting Silverkitty:

How is reading street and science fusion?

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