Friday, August 3, 2012

2012-2013 Curriculum


I am so excited to begin this new school year!  I am excited about all the new books, starting history, and obviously seeing my little ones grow and learn!  We do not use a boxed curriculum, I usually pick items off of the options at Classical Christian Homeschooling.

This year my son is four and my daughter is two.  Last year my son learned the basics of reading and some foundational math concepts, so we hope to expand those and then add history.  All summer my son has been asking questions like "What people do a long long long time ago before they had windows?" so I thought what better time to start history =)  Now I'm not talking about worksheets and tests for my four year old, I'm talking about reading lots of stories about the beginning of time!  Classical education is a big advocate of living books, so you will see a lot of them on my list.

 

Reading/Writing/Language Arts

 

Math

 

History

 

Extras



I'm sure that I am missing something, but that is the bulk of it!   My two year old will sit with us and do a variation of whatever we are doing.  I will give her pages to color or things to count, and she will listen along while we read.  When my oldest was two we did a set program, but I am seeing that is not needed for my second child who learns just as much (or more!) from simply observing and participating as she can.

Make sure to stop over to the Not Back to School blog hop (starting on Monday) to share what you will be doing this year and to check out many other family's plans!

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19 comments:

  1. You have a lot of books I have never heard of. I'm off to investigate lol =)

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    1. Hope you find something you like!

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  2. It looks like a great curriculum. I wonder how my kids would react to the McGuffey Reader.

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    1. Thanks! If you are really interested in McGuffey, you can always try it out free first because it's public domain. Check out my copywork tab up top and there is a link in there to print it free (or use on an e-reader).

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  3. Ah, the days when we had just littles were so sweet and fun. We still get to do the littles stuff at my house but we've got some olders now too. My seven are age 11yrs down to 6 mos. We all enjoy the Millers books!
    I shared our curriculum plans here: http://ourbusyhomeschool.blogspot.com/2012/08/curriculum-for-seven-kids-2012-2013.html

    Have a lovely year!

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    1. Glad to hear that you like the Millers books! We've read a few now and are enjoying them so far.

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  4. Wow- I'm going off to find this list of books as well :) thanks for sharing your plans! I'm stopping by from the blog hop!

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    1. Hope you found something you like too!

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  5. Your son must be super advanced! My 2nd grader is just starting with Primary Language Lessons! Way to go Mama!

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    1. We will see how he does =) I'm sure it will have to be at a slower pace, but we are going to give it a shot! He's reading and writing (obviously not perfectly), so I figured that it would be a good next step. I hope you enjoy using it!

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  6. The Writing Road to Reading sounds neat.
    Thanks for sharing about your year's plans.
    Colleen a.k.a. Pinterest Mama
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    Sunrise Learning Lab
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  7. I too am going to investigate. Enjoy you year :)

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  8. So cool you're doing classical education at such young ages.

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    1. Thanks =) I figure there's not harm in starting! It's going to be a lot of reading aloud and memorizing...just what little ones are good at!

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  9. Great Picks! Are you doing anything in particular for your 2-year-old?

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    1. Not any set curriculum. She will color letters, and begin to learn their sounds. She will count objects and learn to recognize numbers. Then she will sit with us as we read and learn lots that way! When my son was 2, I did a more laid out plan, but I don't think it's necessary when it's a younger child who will take part in the other activities going on. We will see how it goes =)

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  10. We love McGuffey Readers. Our girls are in the 12th and 7th grades and still use them. Our son used McGuffey until the 4th grade as he liked a more techie approach.He graduated last year.

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    1. So nice to have a positive opinion from someone who has used them for a while! I have been so pleased with them for my son, who did the primer last year and is in the first reader now. Thanks for the comment!

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