Each year, I post our intended curriculum for the school year. Usually, I do it around the time when I send our notification to the school district. I got that project done last week, so now I'll post for you to see what we're going to be up to this year.
Intermediate Language Lessons
English from the Roots Up
A Reason for Handwriting C: Cursive
Math-U-See Gamma (4 units) and Delta
Five in a Row Vol. 2 and 3 (This covers everything but reading and math)
Pathway Readers (We have 3 levels of these plus one workbook)
Explode the Code 2 and 3
Memoria Copybook 1
My Father's World Creation to the Greeks (covers Bible, history, science and a few odds and ends)
Nazarene Bible Quizzing (studying 1-2 Samuel)
God and the History of Art
My Father's World has lots of great books and resources scheduled for us to use this year. The Children's Homer, Aesop for Children, Dinosaurs of Eden, Celebrating Biblical Feasts and so much more are on the list. I am super excited about studying Biblical feasts together this year. The only glitch we have found in this plan is the fact that the Columbus Metro Library system doesn't have most of the book titles that are suggested by our curriculum to use as supplements. My kids enjoy our book basket books so much, so I decided I needed to find a way to get at least a few of these titles. Since I occasionally have a crafty idea, I researched and discovered that I can get a Bexley library card (and why is Bexley NOT part of the metro system anyway? It is right in the middle of Columbus, after all.). Bexley happens to have a large Jewish population. Because of that, their library carries books about Jewish feasts and traditions, so I can get many of the titles there according to their card catalog. Does anyone else find this to be interesting?
We'll be starting our school year reading the Narnia books aloud. Lukas could not be more thrilled with this plan. I also plan to read Charlotte's Web again this year since Ava was so little the last time we read it, and I'm going to introduce the kids to Ramona as well. Other than that, we'll plan our read-alouds as we go. It's one of our favorite parts of our school year! Anyone have some great titles to suggest to us?
I still need to plan Lukas' first scheduled reading for the school year. There's so much great children's literature out there that it's sometimes difficult to decide what he should tackle next. Any suggestions for great books that a 4th grade boy would love? He's an advanced reader, so the grade level does not need to be 4th grade. Please share some of your favorite titles in the comments!
Our school year will begin the week of Labor Day. Labor Day is Lukas' actual birthday. I'm not sure if we'll be starting school on Tuesday or Wednesday that week. I won't decide that until we know Eric's work schedule. I'm ready for some fluency in our schedule, though I'm not sure that we'll get that even with school starting. I hope that we do. I do believe that we need it!