Saturday, January 14, 2012

Spring, 2012

This year, the boys are in 7th, 6th, 4th, 2nd, and Kindergarten.  It's a juggling act, for sure.  Last semester was not good.  My plans were too ambitious, and we lost two mornings a week to swim lessons for 5 weeks right in the middle of the fall semester.  The lessons were very needed and well worth the time, but it was really difficult to salvage the afternoon for book work.  We never found our groove.  I reevaluated and reworked our plans the week before Christmas break.

Luke (7th):
  • Saxon Algebra 1 (with DIVE)
  • Singapore Mental Math Levels 5-6
  • Patty Paper Geometry
  • Rod & Staff English 7
  • Mosdos Silver
  • Sequential Spelling for Adults
  • Daily Warm Ups:  Reading, Grade 6
  • Sentence a Day
  • Latin Alive 1
  • Elementary Greek (finish 1, move to 2) 
  • Fallacy Detective
  • Orbiting with Logic
  • Writing With Skill
  • Classical Writing Older Beginners

Ezekiel (6th)
  • Saxon 8/7 (with DIVE)
  • Singapore Mental Math Levels 5-6
  • Patty Paper Geometry
  • Rod & Staff English 6
  • Mosdos Silver
  • Sequential Spelling for Adults
  • Daily Warm Ups:  Reading, Grade 6
  • Sentence a Day
  • Latin Alive 1
  • Elementary Greek (finish 1, move to 2)
  • Fallacy Detective
  • Orbiting with Logic
  • Writing With Skill
  • Classical Writing Older Beginners

Jacob (4th)
  • Saxon 6/5 (with DIVE)
  • Singapore Mental Math Levels 2-3
  • Patty Paper Geometry
  • Rod & Staff English 4
  • Sequential Spelling for Adults
  • Daily Warm Ups:  Reading, Grade 6
  • Sentence a Day
  • Sonlight Grade 4-5 Readers
  • Visual Latin 
  • Getting Started with Latin
  • Logic Countdown
  • Writing With Ease 4
  • Imitations in Writing (Aesop)

Micah (2nd)
  • Saxon 3
  • Singapore Mental Math Level 1
  • Kumon My Book of Telling Time
  • Rod & Staff English 2
  • Sonlight Grade 3 Readers
  • Evan-Moor Spell & Write 2
  • TV Teacher Handwriting
  • Evan-Moor Beginning Geography
  • Primary Analogies
  • Writing With Ease 2
  • Click N Kids Spelling

Nicholas (K)
  • Saxon 1
  • Kumon My Book of Easy Telling Time
  • Kumon My Book of Number Games (finish 1-70, move to 1-150)
  • Sonlight Grade 1 Readers
  • FlashKids The Complete Book of Sight Words (I teach the phonics behind the words)
  • Plaid Phonics A
  • Phonics Pathways
  • A Reason for Handwriting K (finish, move to TV Teacher Handwriting)
  • Can You Find Me? Grade K
  • K5learning.com
  • Click N Read Looney Tunes Phonics

Together
  • Sonlight Core G (finish, move to H)
  • Map Trek
  • The Story of Science (Aristotle, Newton, and Einstein)
  • Milestones in Science 
  • The Complete Book of US History
  • The American Story
  • Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization
  • Art a Day 2012 Calendar

Believe it or not, this is working out very well.  The only thing I'm debating is Rod & Staff English for Luke & Ezekiel--I love the program, but it might make more sense to go with Harvey's, since it's recommended for Classical Writing, and I could keep them together.  

It's hard work; I'm teaching from 8:30 until 4:30 on Wednesday and Friday.  Due to outside activities (academic enrichment program, Judo, piano, and gymnastics), we have to finish by 3:30 on Monday, the boys are gone on Tuesday, and we only have Thursday mornings at home.

2 comments:

HillaryM said...

I don't see many people using patty paper geometry. I saw it in one of my first homeschool catalogs some (5?) years ago and have wanted to use it ever since. I keep thinking it is for middle school/jr high. I see you have your 4th grader using it too. We use Math on the Level so work on different areas of math as our interest and abilities lead us. My children are 5th, 3rd, 2nd and K. I am wondering (after seeing it here) if we could start incorporating some of it now and not waiting. I've never actually laid my hands on it to check it out, but it is one of those that I have "wanted" nonetheless. What are your thoughts?

Oh, newly finding/following you from the TOS Crew. :)

Anonymous said...

Same interest as Hillary in patty paper geometry. And I found you on a TWTM post.