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Our curriculum plans for the 2013-2014 school year

2013-2014 School Year Plans
For the 2013-2014 school year I will have a 6th grader, 4th grader, and a Kindergartner.  I have an eclectic mix of materials and methods that I try to customize for each child.

 

6th Grader
6th
 

Bible – Science and the Bible

Math 
Art of Problem Solving Prealgebra
Zome Advanced Math Creator 4with Zome Geometry

Science
Finish Physical, Earth, and Space Science: An Integrated Approach

Geography –
Complete Middle Eastern unit study (covering Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia)
Start Human Geography by Norton

History – Medieval time period – Documentary based study

Language Arts
Classical Writing Aesop and Homer for Older Beginners
Harvey’s Elementary Grammar
Handwriting
NaNoWriMo in November

Literature
Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis
Excellence in Literature guides to different books

  • Reading: The Time Machine, Tarzan of the Apes, The War of the Worlds, Favorite Poems Old and New, A Child’s Garden of Verses, 101 Great American Poems, Stories from Shakespeare by McCaughrean, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Gulliver’s Travels, Kidnapped, The Count of Monte Cristo

Arabic
Arabic for Life
Arabian Sinbad

Mandarin
New Practical Chinese Reader Vol. 1
Lots of Mandarin DVDs from the library

Ancient Greek
Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek Book I
Westcott-Hort Greek New Testament: with Dictionary

French
Contacts by Valette
DVDs of French children’s shows from the library

Music – Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Grade 1

Art –  A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels

Logic
Finish Orbiting With Logic
Finish Philosophy for Kids
Start The Examined Life: Advanced Philosophy for Kids
Finish MindWare Grid Perplexors: Level C
Start MindWare Grid Perplexors: Level D

Computer Skills –
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing– finished when typing an average of 40 wpm

4th Grader
 

Bible
The War is Over Study Guide with discussion
Bible reading

Math 
Finish Singapore 5 (Standards Edition)
Challenging Word Problems 5
Master math facts
Math Express Speed Maths Strategies
Zome Advanced Math Creator 4with Zome Geometry

Science
MaKey MaKey Original Invention Kit projects
Living books, activities, and investigations that align with brother’s Physical, Earth, and Space Science: An Integrated Approach
Snap Circuits with Student Guide

Geography –
Middle Eastern unit study (covering Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia)

History – Medieval time period – Documentary based study

Language Arts
Classical Writing Aesop
Rod and Staff English 4
Visualizing and Verbalizing 4
AVKO Individualized Spelling
Excavating English
Handwriting with StartWrite Handwriting Software
NaNoWriMo in November

Literature
Practiced visualizing grade-level chapter books.

Arabic
Alif Baa
Arabian Sinbad

Mandarin
New Practical Chinese Reader Vol. 1
Lots of Mandarin DVDs from the library

Ancient Greek
Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek Book I
Westcott-Hort Greek New Testament: with Dictionary

French
DVDs of French children’s shows from the library

Music – Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Grade 1

Art –  A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels

Logic
Finish Logic Countdown
Logic Liftoff
Finish MindWare Grid Perplexors: Level B
Start MindWare Grid Perplexors: Level C
Building Thinking Skills® Level 3 Figural

Computer Skills –
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
Scratch

Kindergarten
kinder
 

Bible
Draw to Learn the Life of Jesus
Bible story book at bedtime
The Kids’s Bible on CD Dramatized CEV New Testament – Audio Bible on CD

Math 
Singapore 1 A (Standards Edition)
ACTIVE Primary Mathematics in Rainbow Rock
Cuisenaire rods using Education Unboxed videos
Zome Advanced Math Creator 4play

Science
Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry pre-Level I
Somebody Board Game
Learning Resources Primary Science Magnet Kit

Geography –
Middle Eastern Unit Study (covering Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia)
Cultures Around the World Study

History
Creation Unit Study
Prehistory Unit Study 

Language Arts
Explode the Code 2-3

Steck Vaughn Phonics A
Write About Me
Handwriting with StartWrite Handwriting Software

Literature Read Alouds
Finish picture book list
Chapter book list:  Fairy Tales, Raggedy Ann in the Deep Deep Woods, Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales, The Real Mother Goose, A Bear Called Paddington, Paddington Abroad

Arabic
Arabiah app
Youtube alphabet song
Arabian Sinbad

Mandarin
My First Chinese Words (Set of 36 Books and CD)
Lots of Mandarin DVDs from the library
iPad apps

Ancient Greek
Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level One

French
DVDs of French children’s shows from the library

Music
Land of Music

Art 
A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels

Logic
Maze and dot to dot books

 

10 Comments:

  1. Could you tell me what Curriculum you did with your youngest one when she was 4 and 5 years old?Esp. Language Arts ,Maths and Science?Thanks……

  2. I would like to ask that does your elder one watch AOPS Pre algebra videos on the site and does it help him in understanding and doing exercises in the book?

    • Eclectic Homeschooling

      Yes, he watches the videos after the problems and before the exercises. It is his favorite part of AOPS and it does help aid his understanding.

  3. Finally I can see the whole system. Thank you for introducing me to Loop Schedule!

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  5. God Bless you for putting up all this information. I am starting to homeschool my children and your blog is an excellent resource

  6. Oooo, I love your blog header with the photo of all those books! Thanks for sharing on the NOT Back-to-School Blog Hop.

  7. Great books listed in your literature lists. Have a wonderul year.
    Blessings, Dawn

  8. Wow each child has a full plate this year. Can’t wait to hear how it turns out.

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