Okay… so I know that most homeschool bloggers have already written a similar post about their curriculum. I am a little behind on things… but hey… my husband just graduated from seminary, we just moved to a new state and I’m pregnant… I think I’m doing just fine!

This year I’ll be homeschooling Big Brother (6 years old) and Little Sis (4 1/2).

I’ll start with Big Brother:

 – Adventures in My Father’s World. With a Little help from Grandma, we were able to get the basic package for Adventures. Now.. I do hold a (expired) teaching certificate. I am beyond qualified and capable of writing my own unit studies and lesson plans. However, with all the craziness that defines our lives right now, I think a laid out, step by step curriculum is just what we need. Adventures in My Father’s World is look into American History from a Biblical point of view.

 – Science- Apologia: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day. Although Adventures in My Father’s World does come with some science materials, Big Brother has been completely obsessed with Ocean Animals lately. I showed him the books from Apologia about Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day. He was so excited. In fact, he was so bummed to have the stomach bug yesterday because he had wanted to get started with his “special ocean animal science.” This is my first experience with Apologia. I am excited to see how it will go.

– Spelling- we will be using Super Teacher Worksheets- First Grade Printable Spelling Sheets

– Math- We will be using Math U See– Alpha

And now onto Little Sis:

 Reading- We will be using simple reader books like the ones pictured above. I also picked up a handful of leveled reading books from the Target Dollar section for when she’s ready.

 Bible and Alphabet- I love this book. You can find it here on Amazon. There is a verse for every letter of the alphabet. Not only will Little Sis be memorizing scripture, she will also be working on her letters and character education. Each letter/ verse has a little story that goes with it.

Math- We will also be using Math U See– Primer

And for them both:

 I am not sure what possessed me, but at the Southeast Homeschool Expo, we picked up a couple of recorders and a book. I will be attempting to teach the kiddos basic music reading and how to play a recorder this year. Pray for me. Big brother might also begin piano lessons.

These are our “journal boxes” where the kids keep their supplies.. pencils, crayons, scissors, etc. as well as a journal. This journal is really for their personal use. If we have a science day and they want to write about the experiment… or if we go on a field trip and they want to draw/ write about it… or if they just want to write about their day… the journals are here for them. You can read more about how we do journal time here.

We are excited to take advantage of our local library as well as all the fun field trips the mountains of Western North Carolina have to offer. We have been planning a trip to the Educational Forest near by as well as looking into a nature center in the next town over. It should be a fun and interesting year.

I know I’m a little late with this and that others have already shared their curriculum with the Hip Homeschool Hop… but hey… better late than never!

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Our 2011- 2012 Homeschool Curriculum

4 thoughts on “Our 2011- 2012 Homeschool Curriculum

  • August 16, 2011 at 7:32 pm
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    Just “hopping” over to visit from the HHH. Nice to “meet” you! First of all, congratulations on your husband's graduation and the pregnancy! How wonderful! 🙂

    I love your choices! We are using Apologia for the first time this year, as well. My younger 2 are very interested in animals, so we chose the Zoology 3: Land Animals. They are already chomping at the bit to get started! 🙂

    I, too, am a teacher by trade, and I still don't know if I have “de-programmed” myself from all of the “training” I received through college and teaching in the public schools. The “you must finish so many pages” or “so many books” no matter what mentality has had to go. Those numbers may look good for a district in their reports, but rushing through the material with 35 kids, as I'm sure you know, did them no justice. It has been an education for me, as well, but giving my children the freedom to learn at their pace and with hands-on materials has enabled them to thrive. I am so grateful for the privilege and blessing to homeschool! 🙂

    Many blessings to you and your family!
    Lisa
    http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com

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  • August 17, 2011 at 2:02 pm
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    Looks like a good plan. Hope you have a great year.

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