New Year, New Ideas
We have been making some new choices for the new year and we are revisiting some older things. We are also making changes in how we manage our homeschool to be more successful as a working mother.
Managing our Curriculum
The newest thing in our homeschool this year is adding Homeschool Manager. It is an online school scheduling program that gives me the ability to enter their assignments for the week. They have a family password so they can get in and view their work list and mark off what they have completed. When I log in I can see if any thing is overdue and what needs to be graded. Then I can enter grades. We are only on day 4 but so far it has worked really well.
Curriculum Tenth Grade
Joshua has started using Life of Fred for math. Because we were unsure what he was really solid on and what he still was unsure of we have gone back and start with the Fractions book. We will continue to move through the series in the recommended order from here. He had started IEW – Student Writing Intensive B last year as a review but instead of finishing it we decided to start over with SWI – C. As soon as it arrives we also be adding Fix-It! Grammar Book 1 form IEW. Joshua will also continue working through the Phonics Zoo List A using Spelling City. For science he is using Summer by the Sea a biology study by Queens Homeschooling. He will be using Florida Virtual School for Driver’s Ed and we may choose other courses as the year goes on. I’m sure we’ll add more but that is what we are starting with.
- Life of Fred Math
- Student Writing Intensive C
- Fix-It Grammar
- Phonics Zoo
- Spelling City
- Summer by the Sea
- Driver’s Ed
Curriculum Seventh Grade
Hannah will be using Math Mammoth Blue to finish working through Multiplication and Division Topics. From there we will decide what to do next. Possibly a move to Life of Fred. She is also continuing to use Mathletics.com for math enrichment. She will be continuing Language Lessons for the Elementary Child 2. She is restarting Student Writing Intensive B. Online she is using Essential Skills Advantage and Word Builder. For history she will finish the Veritas Press course in Greece, Rome, and New Testament she started in the spring. For science she will finish Nature Walk with Aunt Bessie from Queens Homeschooling and then move on to the next book. Optional learning activities for her will include Homeschool Piano and Lumosity.
- Math Mammoth
- IEW Student Writing Intensive B
- Language Lessons
- Essential Skills Advantage
- Word Builder Online
- Nature Walk with Aunt Bessie
- Veritas Press Online – Greece, Rome, and New Testament
- Homeschool Piano
Time to Start using our Curriculum
I think the act of getting this all laid out in a public forum will help us all to stay committed to this school year. There will be minor adjustments through the year depending on what we are reviewing but this is the base we will work from.
See Other Families Choices
Head over to Ben and Me to see if what other families are choosing to do this year.