DD12, dyslexic (and we suspect written expression disorder; psych ed eval in June to verify). Spent the past year not progressing in a private school for dyslexic children. Mathy, science gal, who also loves art. We're aiming for high content, without overwhelming her with texts too difficult for her to read. With that said, I'll likely buy double of every content subject curriculum, and maybe math, so that I can read alongside her to help.
Monday-Thursday are work as usual days; Friday is our "fun" or "light" day - when we have co-op, no work at home, when we do not have co-op, we'll do geography through art, patty paper geometry instead of our regular math, spelling as usual (needs daily), and a literature project, science projects, etc.
Maths: review Pre-Algebra this summer, move into Algebra 1 this fall.
Writing: Basic paragraph formation, essays, outlines
History: Modern World History
Geography: physcial world geography
Religion: Confirmation Prep (maybe) - definitely CCD and youth group at our parish
Curriculum (basic consideration - still making adjustments):
Maths: Jousting Armadillos *series of 3* to make up a pre-algebra review and Algebra 1 program; AOPS Intro o Algebra either in conjunction with the JA series, or as a supplment.
World History: Light to the Nations volume 2 (Catholic School Textbook Project)
Writing: IEW SWI-B
Spelling: Apples and Pears C (and D if we get to it)
Literature: Put together by Mom!
Geography: Mapping the World With Art (Ellen McHenry); Runkle's World Physical Geography (reading from text only; no workbook or mapping)
Religion: CCD at church, maybe Faith and Life online, definitely Friendly Defenders for apologetics
Science: Ellen McHenry's "Cells", "The Brain", "Elements", and "Carbon Chemistry", with biochem plans and labs.
Grammar: IEW's "Fix It!"
soccer, youth group, co-op
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