Our Curriculum for 2011-2012

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I have been asked what curriculum we are using for this school year.  So I thought I’d put it up.

Bible

We are doing daily devotions using, “100 days to a radical change.”  I’m looking into some other devotion books to continue with.

Language Arts:

Grammar: We use ACE

Spelling:  I am using spelling list with a combination of spelling rules, sight words, and words from her science or history.

Reading:  In reading we are in a small co-op book club, plus she is doing the American Girls Club online.   

Writing:  I have found a wonderful website:  www.homeschoolfreestuff.wordpress.com   Many of the free online resources I have found, I have found here.  For Writing, we are using a textbook I found on this site.  It is called The Young Writers Workbooks.

 

Math: We are using ACE.  My daughter loves the smaller PACE books.

Science:  For science I found this great free textbook.  The website is:  http://eequalsmcq.com/classicsciinfo.htm   So far we are really enjoying it.  We are also doing this with the small co-op.

History:  We have just started “The Story of the World”.  We got both the book and the workbook.  I like it very much.

Geography:  I have explained our Geography in the post just before this one.  So please look at it.

You can click on any of the pictures and go to the website for that particular resource.

If you have any questions, please ask.

Blessings.

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U.S. Geography Curriculum

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Large US map. Ours is 4 pages by 4 pages.

 

I’d like to tell you about my U.S. Geography curriculum.  We are loving it.  After you get started, its actually pretty much a project your child can do on their own.  I would say from 3rd grade on up.  You take one state per week.  After the child is taught how to do the research, they can then do it on their own.  You first decide what state you will be visiting next, then you use “Googlemaps” to find the route from the state capital that has just been finished to the next state’s capital.  On a large wall map, the child marks the route down.  We found a great website, Your Child Learns, to print out the maps.  At this website you can print all kinds of maps from one page to 8 pages x 8 pages.  The child then fills out a “report” for each state, this is where the research comes in.  Some of the questions on the report are: captial, largest cities, population, rivers, state bird and state flower.  They will draw the state flag, figure out how much gas it will take to get there, and look up a famous person from the state and much more.  Your child will also make a flashcard for each state with the capital and abbreviation.  This is the only information along with the location of the state that I am personally having my child memorize.  On Friday, your child will color in the state on the big map  and put a star on the capital.  They will also put a state stamp in their “passport”.

If anyone is interested in the curriculum, please email me and let me know.

Here are some pictures of our “travels” so far.

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