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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Curriculum 2014-2015

So I will be teaching a 5th grader, 1st grader, and a 4 year old Pre-K.  I have a board for ideas, but
here's the 'list' (keep in mind this is unofficial because I haven't bought anything yet):

5th Grade
English/Grammar/Spelling: Queens Language Lessons for the Elementary Child Volume 2
All About Spelling 3 (continued from 4th grade, then onto level 4)

Math: Teaching Textbooks 5

Reading: Whatever Books we can find--maybe some literature study units from Confessions of a Homeschooler

Vocabulary for the Gifted Student
Word of the Week Volume 1

Jump In

Unlocking Analogies
Critical and Creative Thinking


Story of the World Volume 2

Christian Kids Explore Biology

Art: Teach Art to Children

1st Grade:

English/Grammar/Spelling: First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind
All About Spelling 1 (starting halfway through the year when he's ready)

Reading: All About Reading 1 (continuing from Kindergarten)

Math: Math U See Alpha

Thinking: Critical and Creative Thinking

Writing: Draw the Write

Fun: Make a World


ABC's: Confessions of a Homeschooler's Letter of the Week
Rescue Bots Learn the Alphabet

123's:  Rescue Bots Learn Counting

Also, whatever fun activities I have pinned here

 Hopefully I get to buy and start planning soon!!!

Friday, August 1, 2014

New School Room

Well I've decided to move our school room to my mom's house this year. We are going to try it out anyway. She only lives about 1/4 mile away, so we won't have to travel too far. :) I'm looking forward to having a designated school space that isn't mixed with living room/dining room/ kitchen, like it is now. I'm keeping an open mind. We might end up loving it, but we mind end up hating it. We will see. So far I can see it will have more advantages than disadvantages. So here's my list.

More space
A designated school space
We will 'go' to school-- so when we are there it will be school time, not get distracted by the kitchen and snacks that are 3 feet away time.
No housework distractions--when I'm there, I'm teacher only. :)

Having to get up and get out of the house when it's -20 in the winter
Having to keep the Preschooler busy while the other two are finishing school without 'home' resources.

I will post some pictures when I get it set up. I still haven't bought my curriculum yet.... This year is getting off to an interesting start. :) (whenever it starts)