Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Our Plans for 2015-2016!

I know I already did a basic curriculum post for the upcoming year, but I have added a few new things! I was able to attend a few local homeschool book sales, and I have added a few more classes to Big Brother's list. I also have something for Little Brother now, too!

So here is an updated list for Big Brother's 3rd grade year:

Math - R&S Exploring Arithmetic Grade 3

Spelling - R&S Spelling by Sound and Structure Grade 3

Reading- R&S 3rd Grade Bible Nurture Readers (along with at least 30 minutes of D.E.A.R. time each day...Drop Everything And Read!)

English - R&S Beginning Wisely for 3rd Grade & ABeka Oral Language Exercises

History/Geography - ABeka Our American Heritage

Science - ABeka Exploring God's World 3rd grade & Christian Liberty Grade 3 Nature Reader

Handwriting - ABeka Writing with Phonics 2 (Cursive)

Health - ABeka Developing Good Health 4

Art - Abeka Art Projects 3

Music - Madonna Woods Piano Course for Christians

Bible - Daily Quiet Time & Scripture Talk program with our Co-op (More on Scripture Talk in a later post!!)

P.E. - Daily Exercise, Speed Cup Stacking (with our Co-op), & Horseback Riding lessons

Computer - Once per week I will be teaching him basic typing skills, word processing, and perhaps some Powerpoint skills.

Little Brother has not been left out! I have purchased ABeka Nursery Arts & Crafts for ages 18 months to 2 for him. There are basically 2 simple arts and crafts projects for me to do with him each week geared toward helping him learn colors and shapes. He will still get lots of free playtime throughout the day and be read to A LOT! I also hope to have him join in as much as possible with the more active parts of Big Brother's Morning Memory Hour each day to maybe learn some songs, Scriptures, new ASL signs, and maybe even some Spanish. We shall see what he picks up! ;)

Our new school year will officially begin August 3rd. I am excited!! We took advantage of some back-to-school sales earlier this week and stocked up on school supplies. I also purchased a small coil binding machine that I have had my eyes on for a long time (oh the possibilities!).

Our homeschool group has a Back-to-School Ice Cream Social planned for later in August, and our weekly co-op classes begin September 3rd. Big Brother is really looking forward to having some fun and learning with his friends! We will probably be participating in monthly field trips with our homeschool group as well. We are really blessed with a smaller, more intimate group here. :)

Are you making plans to homeschool this year? I would LOVE to hear your plans and ideas!! Feel free to comment below!!!

I hope to post as soon as possible about our new homeschool schedule. Stay tuned!! :)

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