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missydawn 12-04-2012 02:59 PM

What are you using for curriculums?
There are so many different curriculums out there to choose from. So the question is what are you using this year.

For us -
J- (fifth grade)
Language Arts: Learning Language Though Literature
Math: Saxon
History: Time 4 Learning
Science:Local homeschool science class

A- (first grade)
Reading: Learning Language Arts Through Literature
Math: Saxon
Soc Studies: Time 4 Learning
Science: Local Science Class

T- (preschool)
Reading: Footsteps for Fours
Math: Saxon

croark 12-04-2012 03:10 PM

Re: What are you using for curriculums?
For 5th grade:
Math U See
Bringing the Classics to Life (reading)
Spelling Workout
Five Finger Paragraph (for writing)
Mystery of History
InquisiKids Discover and Do Science

For K:
A mix of Explode the Code and Lifepac
Math U See

tallanvor 12-04-2012 03:18 PM

Re: What are you using for curriculums?
7th Grade:
Math-U-See pre-algebra
Rod and Staff English
Progeny Press for literature
Apologia General Science
History Revealed

4th Grade:
Math-U-See Epsilon
Rod and Staff for English and reading
Apologia Astronomy
History Revealed
Reason for Handwriting

Sing, Spell, Read, and Write
Math-U-See Alpha
Reason for Handwriting

jen_batten 12-04-2012 08:45 PM

Re: What are you using for curriculums?
We are using My Father's World 1st Grade for Keegan and Rachel. Kennah is too young for anything formal (IMO).

rverrone11 12-04-2012 09:19 PM

Re: What are you using for curriculums?
The Reading Lesson: Teach your child to read in 20 easy lessons
Singapore Math

luvof3boyz 12-04-2012 09:47 PM

Re: What are you using for curriculums?

Originally Posted by rverrone11 (Post 16006927)
The Reading Lesson: Teach your child to read in 20 easy lessons
Singapore Math

I taught both my older 2 with 100 Easy Lessons. Never got past lesson 75 though. Now my neighbor is using my book. For a $5 garage sale find 3 are learning to read.

firstlynn 12-04-2012 09:56 PM

Re: What are you using for curriculums?
Pre-K/K level:
Singapore Essential Maths A & B
Reading/phonics: leapfrog videos, pbs kids, other online phonics reading material
Writing: Dictated words & DS writes it in his 'journal'...normally just 1 to 2 sentences a day.

iris0110 12-04-2012 10:15 PM

Re: What are you using for curriculums?
5th grade
Spelling-Spell By Color
LA-Scott Foresman 5th grade grammar
Reading-free choice novels and McGraw Hill literature book
History-Lesson Pathways
Science-Mr Q Life Science

2nd Grade
Math-Math to Learn, Learning Number Concepts with Unifix Cubes, manipulatives
Reading-Funnix2 (comprehension portion)
LA-we are supposed to be doing Scott Foresman but we aren't, I am encouraging him to at least try to do free writing or journaling once a week. I did a complete overhaul of his curriculum at the beginning of the year when he decided that he wouldn't do any school work, this is our compromise. I read classic literature to him daily.
History-Lesson Pathways
Science-Mr Q Life Science
Extra-Dog Training

PE-TKD for both and roller derby for Tharen (2nd grade). I am seriously considering changing to a waldorf style curriculum but I'm not sure if that is possible at this point or how hard it would be. We have changed our curriculum style so much this year already and I know it needs to change more for both boys to get the most out of their education.

AbbieJack 12-04-2012 10:25 PM

Re: What are you using for curriculums?
Abbie (1st)

Math-Horizons grade 1
History- Story of the world volume 1
Science - Singapore Early bird science and Evan Moore Daily Science
Social Studies - Complete Curriculum
Geography-Evan Moore Beginning Geography
Spanish - Salsa and other workbooks
Bible - Discover Gods word and Bible Bees
Art- Normally a craft related to our weekly topic.
Handwriting - New American Cursive
Daily Journal -First Writing prompts
Language arts
Grammar - First Language lessons and Scott Foresome Grade 1
Reading -Explode The code & The Reading Lessons
Spelling -Week by Week Spelling
Literature -Fairy Tales (We read a several different versions of the same fairy tale and compare them.)

DS (Pre-k)
We are doing a letter of the week curriculum that I have pieced together from internet sources. He also tags along in history and science

Here is what this month looks like . It is a short month because we are taking a two week break for Christmas.


Theme Printables: Christmas - 2TM, Nativity-OTBM
Music : Handel's Messiah
Caldecott Book: Polar Express -Van Allsburg
Sensory Bin: Christmas
Field Trip: Santa land (To look at lights)

Weekly Letters:
1: J is for Jesus - COAH
2: C is for Christmas - COAH
Holiday Break (2 Weeks)

Weekly Books:
1: The story of Jesus - Little Golden Book
2: What is Christmas - Adams

Weekly Shape or Color:
1: Cross
2: Star

Monthly Fairy Tales :
1: The Elves and the Shoemaker

Monthly Read-Aloud
Big Susan

This is the month of January's plan and more of a typical month

Theme Printables: Winter - 2TM
Music : DeBussy- Children's Corner-The Snow is Dancing
Caldecott Book:The Snowy Day - Keats
Sensory Bin: Winter
Field trip: Sweet Shop

Weekly Letters:
1: S is for Snowman - COAH
2: Y is for Yarn - COAH
3: Q is for Quilts - COAH
4: G is Gingerbread - Prekinders

Weekly Books:
1: The biggest snowman ever - Kroll
2: Extra Yarn - Barnett
3: The Quilt Story - Johnston
4: The Gingerbread man - Aylesworth

Weekly Shape or Color:
1: White
2: Pink
3: Circle
4: Rectangle

Monthly Fairy Tales :
1: Princess and the pea
2: The Gingerbread Man

Monthly Read-Aloud
Little House in the Big Woods

AVeryHappyMama 12-05-2012 05:13 AM

Re: What are you using for curriculums?
My son is 3, almost 4. I am using Flowering Baby age 3-4 as my jumping off point for daily ideas. Language wise he seems to have passed where FB age 3 suggests (matching letters to objects, which we now sometimes do for review/practice) and is sounding out CVC words on his own. I'm using what I learned from spending a few years teaching RIGGS to informally as the situation arises teach phonics, and really jumping off the ideas in "Teach a Child to Read With Children's Books". His birthday is coming up, so I'll be getting Flowering Baby age 4, and at least Kitchen Table Math, probably something more depending on his interests, and of course keep plugging along as he shows interest in reading. Really I'm into following my child's cues. For kindergarten I already own and plan to use as my jumping point Living Books Curriculum Foundation Years.

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