Welcome! So I guess this is the official start of the 2013-2014 school year, huh? I can't believe it's a new year already! If you are new here, we use the classical method of education, and I have one student just beginning the grammar stage and one still at the pre-school level. We did not take a long summer break this year, so a lot of what we are doing is still the same, but I always find it nice to start fresh...so here we go!
Veritas Press NT, Greece, and Rome (moving on to the Middle Ages if we finish)
A Journey Through Learning lapbooks (read my review)
Heritage History Young Readers Curriculum (Enter to win your own this week!)
Reading and Writing Resources
I love using the Writing Road to Reading method for teaching how to read, so we will be reviewing/memorizing the phonograms and rules from that book, but I am wondering if I should add an actual spelling program in as well. We will see how it goes.
- McGuffey's Primer
- Poetry for Kids copywork pack (to go along with PLL)
Ray's New Primary Arithmetic
Classic Curriculum Workbooks (read my review) series 1 for my daughter and series 2 for my son.
Song School Latin (read my review)
Kingfisher First Animal Encyclopedia
Living books like:
Among the Forest (Meadow, Pond, etc.) People
Art and Music
Harmony Fine Arts
Drawing with Children
Piano lessons - if we are able to get a piano this year =)
Co-OpI am a part of a relaxed, once-a-month co-op with some friends where we go on field trips and do fun theme-based lessons.
This year we will be participating in a twice-a-month co-op where my son will be learning about geography (using Leagues and Legends), poetry, and have a PE class. My daughter will be in the preschool class doing something fun!
Well, that's about it! I'm sure I'm missing something or other on this list, and I didn't include all the little books that will be used to supplement history, science, etc. or the books that my son will be reading for fun and the great children's literature that I will read aloud, but this gives you a good idea of what we will be doing. If you have any questions about any of these resources, please ask! Some of them are new to me, but most of them I am familiar with.
What curriculum will you be using this year?
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