So, has anyone else done a complete 180 in their plans for next year (I have, lol!)?
Well, for some things I have. I'm sticking with most of my plans for DS5, as we started months ago, but are breaking for summer (too much going on to consistently keep going). His plan remains the same at:
Math: CLE and Miquon
Phonics/Reading: PAL Reading w/ Little Angel Readers
Handwriting: Seton Handwriting K
Spelling: Apples and Pears A
Religion, history, science are literature based. If his handwriting is up to it, I'll add in PAL Writing second semester.
But for DD12, my plans have changed a bit. The modern world history text I want to use, is too far above her head, reading ability-wise (dyslexic), and I'm not willing to sacrifice the pleasant narrative style OR the catholic content, so we're going to wait another year for that. I've also changed writing, grammar, and math (a bit):
Maths: Review pre-algebra with Jousting Armadillos this summer. This fall we'll start AOPS Intro to Algebra three days a week, and Patty Paper Geometry once a week (we take off Fridays).
Science: a lovely mama on another board wrote a great plan for my science loving gal. This year we'll be pooling from different resources to creat a discovery based, project based plan for studying astronomy, biology, and some chemistry. DH will also do some electrical engineering/computer science with her.
Spelling: Apples and Pears books B and C
History: United States History 8 for Young Catholics (Seton Press). Second semester we will add some government/civics related literature.
Literature: Garlic Press' community bundle (The Giver, Lord of the Flies, and To Kill a Mockingbird - I think). This will be "team reading", so that it isn't overwhelming for her. She also has some history related literature that she chose - The Diary of a Young Girl, and some other WWII era/Holocaust books.
Writing: Classical Academic Press' Writing and Rhetoric: Level 2
Grammar: Seton English 7 for Young Catholics
Religion: Faith and Life 7, literature (the Ablaze books, saint stories; My Muslim Friend, and My Jewish Friend for comparative religion)
and an ASL class through Homeschool Connections, I think.
I've ordered almost everything, so I won't be as tempted to change my mind - again ;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