Saturday, May 25, 2013

2013/2014 (Rough Draft)

And it begins.  It seems like I was just planning for the 2012/2013 school year, and now it's time to get ready for the 2013/2014 school year.  I'll be teaching 9th, 8th, 6th, 4th, and 2nd this year.

A few things are still up in the air.  I've decided to skip from Ancients to US History for this year, which I'm planning to keep in in the context of world history. Our pattern has been wonderful ancients, pretty good middle ages, decent early modern, and hurry-up-we-need-to-restart-ancients-to-keep-on-schedule modern.  Jacob, Micah, and Nicholas will be together, but I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to do with Luke & Ezekiel.  There are some outside options I'm weighing, but it's very possible I'll just teach them US History & Literature at home.  Regardless, I'm excited to spend some time on America and more modern history.  Also, I might scrap the So You Really Want to Learn Science and BJU Science 3 and do Christian Kids Explore Physics with the younger 3 boys.

Here is what I've got planned:

Luke:

  • Saxon Algebra 2
  • Conceptual Physics
  • Rod & Staff English 8
  • Rod & Staff Spelling 7 (word root study)
  • Argument Builder and/or Rulebook for Arguments Workbook
  • Henle/Lingua Latina/Visual Latin
  • Elementary Greek 3
  • American History & Literature
  • Windows to the World

Ezekiel:
  • Saxon Algebra 1
  • Conceptual Physics
  • Rod & Staff English 7
  • Rod & Staff Spelling 7
  • Argument Builder and/or Rulebook for Arguments Workbook
  • Henle/Lingua Latina/Visual Latin
  • Elementary Greek 2
  • American History & Literature
  • Windows to the World

Jacob:
  • MCP Mathematics, Mathematical Reasoning, & Patty Paper Geometry.  Once these are done, we might do Knowing Mathematics Green Level.  We're filling in some gaps, and once this is done, I'll have him take the Saxon placement test.
  • So You Really Want to Learn Science Level 
  • American History & Literature (I'm building off of Veritas Press' last 2 card sets & Sonlight's D & E reading list)
  • Mosdos Silver
  • Rod & Staff English (finish 5, move to 6)
  • Rod & Staff Spelling (finish 5, move to 6)
  • Fallacy Detective
  • Visual Latin
  • Greek Alphabet Code Cracker & Elementary Greek 1

Micah:
  • Saxon 5/4
  • BJU Science 3
  • American History & Literature
  • My Book House books
  • Rod & Staff English (finish 3, move to 4)
  • Rod & Staff Spelling (finish 3, move to 4)
  • Writing With Ease (finish 2, move to 3)
  • Prima Latina
  • Various Logic workbooks & games
  • Draw Write Now

Nicholas:
  • Saxon 3
  • BJU Science 3
  • American History & Literature
  • Sonlight Readers & My Book House books
  • Rod & Staff English 2
  • Rod & Staff Spelling (finish 2, move to 3)
  • Writing With Ease (finish 1, move to 2)
  • Prima Latina
  • Various Logic workbooks & games
  • Draw Write Now

I'll be doing Trail Guide to US Geography with Student Notebook and Institute for Excellence in Writing Student Writing Intensive B with all five boys.  They'll continue with piano, Judo, and gymnastics.


We'll be doing school over the summer:  3 weeks in June and 3 in July.  During this time I plan to have Luke and Ezekiel read Study is Hard Work & go through Super Star Student again, in addition to finishing up what work we can from this year. I've also got How to Read Literature Like a Professor for Kids for the boys to read (this turned out to be just awful.  You can read my Amazon review here).

Next year is my first with a student in high school.  I'm nervous, but excited.  It's so amazing to watch the boys grow and learn!


1 comment:

RockerMom a.k.a. Jennifer said...

It sounds like such an awesome plan!