Sunday, September 8, 2013

Our School Curriculum

Just in case you are a home-schooling mom and are struggling to decide what curriculum to use, I am writing this post for you.  Our children are 12 and 10, or the grade equivalent of 7th and 5th grade.

Of course, every child is different and I would encourage you to choose work that is appropriate for your child's education level, not his/her age and the grade level he/she "should" be in.

(If you are thinking about homeschooling, you may want to read this book.)

Sequential Spelling  (5th grader)
Language Arts
Creative Writing & 4 research papers (7th grader)
Explode the Code (Book 7 & 8 – 5th grader)

In addition, they will be doing State Fact Sheets for all 50 states and compiling them in a notebook.

As my little gems aren't so little anymore, I am encouraging them to do as much work independently as possible.  Not only is my goal that they learn, but that they learn how to learn on their own. 

One last thing.  If you try something and it doesn't "work" for you and/or your student(s), try something different.  My goal is to make learning an enjoyable process and to hopefully instill in each of my children the joy of learning.

Here's to a great school year!

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