Monday, November 19, 2012

Our Curriculum Plans

Jennifer asked what I'll be using.  She probably remembers that I used to be a Sonlight user when we homeschooled until 2010.  We won't be using Sonlight this year.  It really is too much stuff and overwhelming.  We want to keep things simple this year so we are doing this:

History:  Medieval times (by student request).  Beautiful Feet medieval history.  This will provide us with a good spine and lots of good reading (not too much).  It has projects to do and links to further learning resources on the internet.  I've also ordered one or two Usborne books to go along with it just for fun.

Science:  Right now we have a science program, but I think it may be a little too hard for Jaedyn to do as an independent study, and her daddy isn't going to have a lot of time to do other stuff.  So this subject is still up in the air.  We may depend on internet sites a lot and let her study stuff she is interested in until we figure it all out.  She has an interest in geology and rocks, so we'll start there.

Math:  The Life of Fred Math.  She will be doing PreAlgebra, but may start earlier just to get the hang of it.  Last week she did the Teaching Textbook tests to see what level she is ready for, and she could do either preAlgebra or 7th grade math.  We didn't try any higher.  Perhaps she could have been ready for Algebra, but again, I don't want any pressure this year.

Home Ec/Art:  She is planning and will prepare Thanksgiving dinner this year.  I will teach her other household skills and her dad will do things with her in the kitchen.  We'll also enroll her in an art class locally if we can find one.

English:  The Beautiful Feet history program will offer suggestions for vocabulary development.  She'll also do some writing projects with her history program.  For grammar I'm looking at "Caught Ya" but I'm not completely sold on it.  Any suggestions you've liked for 7th grade?

Typing:  She is learning to keyboard with Mavis Beacon.


JoAnn said...

Looks like a great list. Glad u have a direction to go in. :)

Letitia said...

I pray things go great having her back learning at home. I"m sorry your older ones have had such a struggle. My oldest was lonely a lot growing up and shy. God has pulled her out of it a lot as a young adult and put her in leadership positions. She has seen ways God has used her loneliness to encourage other young girls. I pray God will fill your daughter's loneliness, and use it for His good.

Thanks for your comment. My exhaustion never left unfortunately. Just when I try to do anything, it gets much worse. Thanks to the Lyme, my adrenals don't function, so by body never recharges and causes chronic fatigue. We have finally been able to begin treatment on my adrenals this past week, so we are praying that God heals them and restores their function!

Illinois Lori said...

Hi Carol,

Hope the homeschooling is going alright for your daughter :-) Our fav for grammar is Winston Grammar. Very hands-on, great for visual/right-brained learners. Both my guys did really well with it, but Bryan (my dyslexic ds) really took off using this one, where others had failed. This will sound like a shameless plug, but I'm selling my old set...all my used curriculum (save but a few precious things) is for sale, most is high school but there's also some jr. high level. It's here: if you're interested.

We're almost to the winter solstice...seems so dark so long, it must be something else where you are!

Praying blessings on you and yours!