I am anxious because my oldest will be a 7th grader and I feel like that is "real" school and I need to be more serious. This was our first year hsing, overall it has been successful. Here are my plans so far, please feel free to give recommendations, guidance, advice, anything! We don't have a huge curriculum budget, so the more frugal the better, but I am willing to look and invest in things that will really work/help.
7th grade/age 12/boy/advanced 1-2 years
Math: Algebra (most likely BJU as we used this for prealgebra and it has worked so far)
Vocab/Spelling: I don't know....he is a natural speller, so something more focused on vocab/roots/etc
Foreign Language: Spanish, we have a quick study guide, but would also like some audio
Geography: half the year doing world geography and the other half doing US geography..but I don't know what we will use for it yet.
6th grade/age 11/girl/just on grade level, possible dyslexic
Math: Probably using CLE grade 6 (if you have experience with this, will grade level be ok for a child that hasn't completely mastered the times tables yet? Is there some review built in?)
Spelling: Finishing up with Apples and Pears probably by December. I'm not sure what will come next, but she definitely could use a spelling program still. Has anyone used gradespelling.com?
Foreign Language and Geography:Just picking up on whatever DS is learning, she won't have formal instruction for thos subjects yet.
History: Early Modern...we have SOTW but I would like to look into something a bit older for them.
Science: Half a year doing biology/anatomy, the other half doing astronomy...no idea what curriculum we will be using though
Music:?? Maybe piano lessons for DD but I'm not sure what else.
So I guess I am looking for suggestions for middle school for Early Modern History, Biology, Anatomy, Astronomy, Vocab, Spanish, Geography, Spelling, Art, and Music.....oh boy, now I am even more overwhelmed. Give me all your advice!