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Monday, August 2, 2010

our curriculum...

This week at Heart of the Matter, we're discussing curriculum. I'm very comfortable with the curriculum we're using this year for both my kids. It feels very organic.

History

I'm "doing" History @ the same level for both my kids. This is what we're using...


History Odyssey from Pandia Press

and...


Story of the World from Peace Hill Press

History Odyssey uses SOTW and CHOW as well as Usborne for the spines. H.O. also has it's own activities. I use some of them and don't use others. It's just nice to have the activity book for SOTW for additional activities.

Math


Math-U-See

We've used MathUSee since the beginning. I love, love, love this curriculum.

Language Arts


Rod and Staff


All About Spelling


Bob Books

The first is Rod and Staff's Beginning Wisely. It's a very thorough curriculum for grammar and writing. The next is a repeat favorite, All About Spelling. We're very much about multisensory methods & this suits us quite well. My youngest will be working with Bob Books for reading. Cristian will be using a variety of books that correlate with our History and just for fun.

Science

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey

Again I'll be using the same curriculum for both munchkins. We'll hopefully get some nature study time, too.

Character

Child's Book of Character Building, Book 1: Growing Up in God's World-At Home, at School, at Play by Ron & Rebekah Coriell

Extra Curricular
We've been REALLY happy in our experiences this past year with Roots and Shoots. It was a great combination of service to community and ecological awareness. We'll also be revisiting Popejoy's Schooltime Series. I loved the chance to explore cultural and theatrical experiences with the kids for a really reasonable price. Cristian has expressed an interest in pursuing JOAD again. While Isabella would like to get back into gymnastics.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out our curriculum. Can't wait to do the same for you!

8 comments:

Layton Family Joy said...

Hi! My best friend uses Math U See and swears by it - I've yet to try it. But I am doing All About Spelling this year, and have enjoyed it the 1st week of school!

best of luck this year!!
Stef
http://laytonfamilyjoy.com

Kysha said...

Nice to see you, sweet friend! Your year looks like it's going to be wonderful. Looking forward to reading more.

Beloved's Bride Carmen said...

Thanks for letting us see what you are doing this year. Hope you have a great school year!

Joey said...

Sounds like you'll have a great school year. I wish we had a roots and shoots club by us.

Kendra said...

We use Story of the World, too. We used it with our oldest who is now a Sophomore and he still remembers so much of what he learned from it.

teacher jessy said...

Tina dearie, I salute you for homeschooling your babies! They are so fortunate to have u as their brilliant mummy!!

I am so fortunate to have known you or else I will never get to see awesome cards by you!! Yours are one of it's kind!! Beautiful vintage cards, I wish we have more vintage stuffs in Malaysia :(

You have an awesome week! Xoxo

MissMOE said...

Sounds like a lovely year is planned. I just commented on another blog about the memories I have for BOB books. Those moments when reading clicked for my kids are some of my favorite memories. I love BOB books! :) Enjoy your year!

Melissa said...

Just stopped by from HOTM. I noticed the Popejoy mention, and realize that I must live just north of you (or something like that most likely). We missed last years show due to some snow, but are anxiously waiting to see what the schedule is for the fall.

Great curriculum choices!