"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Monday, August 6, 2012

Homeschool Curriculum 2012-2013

Well, it's that time of year again!  August--the time of year when I am super busy harvesting/preserving the garden AND planning for the school year.  So now I will share with you what we are using for school this coming year.

AnnaMarie--9th grade:

Bible--Alpha Omega Lifepacs, along with some books from Vision Forum; Character booklets from IBLP

Math--Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra

Language Arts--Alpha Omega Lifepacs & Wordly Wise 9

History--Truthquest Age of Revolution I

Science--Alpha Omega Lifepacs with lab kit

Spanish--Rosetta Stone

Music--continuing with Flute--independent learning

PE--exercise each day (we have a trampoline and bikes, etc)

Abigail--4th grade:

Bible--Alpha Omega Lifepacs, Character booklets from IBLP

Math--Teaching Textbooks Math 4

Language Arts--Alpha Omega Lifepacs, Wordly Wise 4, A Reason for Handwriting Cursive, Typing Instructor

History--Truthquest American History for Young Students 3, Map Skills 4, memorizing states and capitols

Science--Apologia Zoology 3 w/notebooking journal, and lab kit

Music--Clarinet: learning with instructional dvd...hopefully joining band at a homeschool co-op the following fall

Art--Abeka Art A

PE--exercise each day

I got a couple of books for my 2 year old also; he won't be doing anything formal, but he will have something to work in because he will want to be doing what his sisters are doing, and it will help keep him busy so the girls can get some work done.  I bought him Learning Numbers with Button Bear, and Arts and Crafts with Button Bear from Abeka.

I'd like to put in a plug for the lab kits we got this year...they are AMAZING!  I had used a different company in the past, and I like these so much better.  They provide everything you need for each lab, even down to a paper towel or a pair of scissors.  They package everything up in big ziplock bags, grouped by experiment, and labeled.  So when it's time to do science experiment one, you pull out the bag that says "experiment 1", and you've got everything that you need!  I can't tell you how many times I've had to delay an experiment because I was missing something.  The company I used last year provided some items, but not all.  It is a bit expensive; you just have to decide how important it is, if you do have the funding for it.  I am only able to order these because my parents pay for curriculum and school supplies, and they are willing to fund it.

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