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2008-2009 Curriculum Choices

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This was a year of big change for our family.  First of all, there was now a baby in the house.  Also, a few months into our school year I sold my business that was taking up about 60 hours a week of my time.  At the same time, I began packing for our move from the USA to Canada.  Importing all our stuff meant that I had to keep a record of what was in each of the 200 boxes that I packed!  Needless to say, schooling was side-tracked for life for several months.  Once we arrived in Canada, we lived for many weeks without furniture.  Formal schooling resumed once we settled into our new home in Canada.  We ended up finishing the school year mid-summer.

For this school year my oldest was in first grade and my younger son was only 4.  My younger son wanted to join in on school time, but it was pretty much optional for him until after his 5th birthday.

1st Grade

Bible: Bible stories, memorize the books of the Bible, Windows on the World

History:  Creation unit study, Native American unit study

Geography: Arctic unit study, USA unit study, Canada unit study, and Scotland unit study

Math:  Critical Thinking’s Mathematical Reasoning Grade 1, Rainbow Rock

Science: microscope exploration, Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry pre-Level I

Language Arts:

Reading and Read Alouds:  Sonlight readers and books to go along with our unit studies.

Spelling and Phonics:  All About Spelling Level 1, Electric Company videos

Handwriting:  Let’s Write Prewriting Beginner’s Level, Italic Handwriting Book A

Writing:  blogging, Write About Me

Typing: Disney’s Adventures in Typing

Music:   Music Ace Deluxe, Instant Piano Fun

Foreign Language:

French: First 1000 Words in French Sticker Book, First Fun with French DVD

Spanish: Spanish Bingo game, 101 Basic Words Sticker Book

Mandarin:  Rosetta Stone Chinese, Early Start Mandarin Chinese with Bao Bei the Panda

Arabic:  Arabic Instant Immersion , Abjad magnetic letters

Koine Greek:  Hey Andrew Teach Me Some Greek Book 1

 

 

Junior Kindergarten

Bible: Bible stories, memorize the books of the Bible, Windows on the World

History:  Creation unit study, Native American unit study

Geography: Arctic unit study, USA unit study, Canada unit study, and Scotland unit study

Math:  Critical Thinking’s Mathematical Reasoning PK and K books (the PK books used to be combined into one book), Rainbow Rock

Science: Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry pre-Level I

Language Arts:

Reading and Read Alouds:  Fun Tales, Read alouds were from our unit studies.

Phonics:  LeapFrog Fridge Magnets and the beginning of All About Spelling Level 1, Electric Company videos

Handwriting:  Let’s Write Prewriting Beginner’s Level

Writing:  blogging

Music:   Music Ace Deluxe, Instant Piano Fun

Foreign Language:

French: First 1000 Words in French Sticker Book, First Fun with French DVD

Spanish: Spanish Bingo game, 101 Basic Words Sticker Book

Mandarin:  Rosetta Stone Chinese, Early Start Mandarin Chinese with Bao Bei the Panda

Arabic:  Arabic Instant Immersion , Abjad magnetic letters

Koine Greek:  Hey Andrew Teach Me Some Greek Book 1

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