This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 15th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Literature based approach.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Back to Homeschool ~ Curriculum plans & GIVEAWAY


Welcome back! On day 1 I shared with you our Homeschool method. Today it’s all about curriculum, my favorite! My plans are set and final (let’s hope so) changes have been made. Come August 20th we are ready to begin. So without further ado here is  my updated 2012 – 2013 Plan of Study. *** For some reason it is posting jumbled together, click the link above for a neater view.

Marie ~ 10th grade

Bible History, 1 cr ~ Sonlight Bible Apologetics 200

English & Composition 2, 1.5 cr

~Classics of Literature 200

~ Excellence in Literature, Honors

History of God’s Kingdom, 1 cr ~ Sonlight Core 200

Math, 1 cr ~ Teaching Textbooks Geometry

Science (Honors), 1.5 cr

~ Honors Apologia Chemistry with Red Wagon Tutorials

Foreign Language, 2 cr

~ Alpha Omega Life Pac Spanish 2

~Latin: Henle 2

Logic, 1 cr

~ Traditional Logic 1

Health, .5 cr (1st semester)

~Alpha Omega, Life Pac High School Health

Drivers Ed, .5 cr (1st semester)

Home Ec, .5 cr (2nd semester)

~ Christian Light Press Home Economics I

PE, .5 cr

~ Competitive cheerleading, 2X’s a week

PSAT/SAT/ACT prep 1 hour/day

Total credits: 11 credits

Madison ~ 6th grade


~ Sonlight Bible G

~ morning recitations


~ Sonlight Core G: World History, part 1

~ notebooking, map work, outlining

Language Arts

~ Rod and Staff Grammar 6

~ Rod and Staff Spelling 7

~Writing with Skill

~ Word a Day vocabulary 6

~ reading lists


~ Saxon 7/6 w/ DIVE

~ Family Math (for Middle Schoolers) Fridays


~Planning my own program studying Earth Science, Chemistry, and Physics for 12 weeks. We will be using a combination of Elemental Science and Christian Kids Explore. Yes, I know this looks like a lot of science this year, but this child has requested lots of science focus because she wants to be either a chemical or mineral engineer.


~ Red Herring for Science, A1

Latin / Foreign Language

~ First Form Latin

~ Spanish 4 Children, Primer A

~ Homeschool Spanish Academy (Spring 2013)


~ Sonlight Health, Medicine, and Human Anatomy


~ World’s Greatest Artist ( picture study/art projects), 1 hr week


~World’s Greatest Composers Vol. 1


Level 6 gymnastics team 22+ hours/week

Mikayla ~ 4th grade


~ Sonlight Bible D

~ morning recitations


~ Sonlight Core D ~ Intro to American History, part 1 (notebooking what we read)

~ Road Trip USA (over 2 years)

Language Arts

~ Rod and Staff Grammar 4

~ Rod and Staff Spelling 4

~WWE 3 or ???? (still trying to figure this one out)

~ Word a Day vocabulary 4

~ A Reason for Handwriting, book D

~ reading lists


~ Saxon 5/4 w/ DIVE (pick up where we stopped)

~ CapJaxMathFacts

~ Family Math Fridays


~ Otter’s Elementary Science: The Human Body


~ First Form Latin


~ Rod and Staff Happy Health Habits


~ World’s Greatest Artist ( picture study/art projects), 1 hr week


~World’s Greatest Composers Vol. 1


Level 7 gymnastics team 22+ hours/week plus 2 hrs of TOPs training

Montana ~ Kindergarten / 1st


Sonlight Bible B

Memoria Press K/1 recitations


Sonlight Core B

notebooking what we read


Study animals, the human body, and plants the WTM way


Reading good books working way up to 30 minutes independently.


Saxon 1 * finish up book

Mathematical Reasoning, Level A

Family Math Fridays

CapJaxMathFacts, addition

Language Arts

Explode the Code, 1,2,3

A Reason for Writing, Book A

Short copy sentences


Level 4 gymnastics team, 12 hours/ week plus 2 hrs of TOPs

McKenzie ~ Pre-K3

Teach Me Joy ~ Animal Play

Letter of the Week

Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready

Mathematical Reasoning ~ Beginning 1

Books, books, and more books

PE ~ Tumble Bunny gymnastics 1 hr/wk

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