Home Schooling

Our Curriculum 2016

I always get excited when new school books arrive. I love books! Seeing the kids new school books all in piles is always exciting. We are starting a few new curriculums this year. Here are our plans for 2016.

Jacob books 2016

Jay – Grade 9

RELIGION

My Catholic Faith Delivered – Understanding the Scriptures & Beginning Apologetics 1

ENGLISH

Writing – Centre for Literature & Rockets, Radars & Robotics

Spelling – Advanced Spelling and Vocab

Grammar – Fix It ‘The Little Mermaid’

MATHS

Life of Fred – Beginning Algebra and Advanced Algebra

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

History – Modern: 1700 – present

Text – Light to the Nations: Book 2

Living Books

Science

Apologia – Biology

Economics

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

Geography

Geography Alive 9 – Jacaranda Press

 

LOGIC

Traditional Logic

LATIN

First Form Latin

Dom books 2016

Dom – Grade 7

RELIGION – Preparation for  the Sacrament of Confirmation

My Catholic Faith Delivered – Following Christ  & Chosen DVD’s

MATHS

Life of Fred – Beginning Algebra with Biology & Pre-Algebra with Economics

ENGLISH

Spelling – Phonetic Zoo Level B & C

Grammar – Fix It Grammar

Writing – Writing and Rhetoric Book 5 & Finish SICC A

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

History – Modern: 1700 – present

Living books

Science

Apologia General Science

Geography

Ready Ed Publications – Resources in the World ( Terms 1 – 3)

Where in the World Project – (a research project on finding a different place to live in the world) Term 4

LOGIC

The Fallacy Detective

LATIN

First Form Latin

 

 

Beth Books 2016

Beth – Grade 5

RELIGION 

My Catholic Faith Delivered – Credo – I Believe

MATHS

Singapore Maths 4A

English

WritingWriting and Rhetoric Book 1

Spelling – ZooPhonics A then begin B

GrammarFix It Grammar

English Skills  – Practise Book D

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

History – Modern: 1700 – present

Living books

Science

Real Science for Kids – physics

Geography

Australian Curriculum Geography Year 5

LOGIC

More One-Hour Mysteries

Isaac books 2016

Isaac –  Grade 2

RELIGION 

My Catholic Faith Delivered – Jesus our Life

MATHS

Singapore Maths 2A

ENGLISH

Writing – Writing and Rhetoric Book 1

Spelling –All About Spelling Level 2 and 3

Reading –Reading to Dami every day

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

History – Modern: 1700 – present

Living books

Science

Real Science for Kids – physics

Geography

Program made by me, linked to the Australian Curriculum

LOGIC

Mind benders Book 2

history books 2016

Here is our pile of history books, some have gone missing….I think some people have already taken them for a little sneak peak!

UPDATE:

I found my other history books – yay!

history books more 2016

Home Schooling

Planning, Planning, Planning

I have turned into a little hermit crab, only coming out of my shell for short periods of time. I do enjoy this time of year, even though at times it can feel overwhelming. At every chance I can get I have been planning for our new school year. I know that the more planning I can do now, the more smoothly the school year will begin. I am determined to be better organised this year. This applies to all aspects of my life. I have been sorting cupboards, organising timetables, meal lists, and even trying to do a deep clean of the house (because once school starts there is barely enough time to clean – let alone deep clean!)

With 4 children to homeschool, one little one to keep busy and a husband who works long hours, I need to be organised.

My next few posts will be dedicated to all the planning I have been doing. This will hopefully help me next year to remember everything I did, so it will hopefully not be as daunting when I need to do it all again!

 

Here is our timetable Monday – Thursday.

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Now although this looks pretty exact, it is really a rough plan. If certain subjects take a little longer or a bit shorter then that is fine. Maybe some days we will need to spend more time on a particular subject and another needs to be left for the day – that is fine too.

The two older boys still have school to do on Friday, but I haven’t done a timetable for that. They will be given a checklist and can complete it in any order they like. This will free up our Fridays to go on excursions, do nature study and work on any projects the kids may be doing.

Now that timetables are complete, I am onto finishing the next task…daily checklists! 🙂