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2017 Booklists

Thank goodness it’s Friday. I love Fridays. We work so hard all week and Fridays are our day to relax and take stock of the week so far. It’s a day for tying up loose ends and preparing for the weekend (and just maybe having sleep-ins!). When I hear a little voice ask me, “Can you push me on the swing?” I can say, “Yes!” When I get asked, “Can you read me a book?” I can say, “Yes”. “Can I make a robot?” “Can I play lego?” and sometimes I may even say yes to “Can we watch a movie?” It is Friday, right?

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We still do school on Fridays but we only do maths, a little writing and whatever they missed during the week. There are no timetables, and the kids are free to decide when they  do their subjects. But of course, there will be no movie if their school hasn’t been done!

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Today the kids have made robots, done electronics, played music, read books, constructed cubbies, designed fairy gardens, rode their bikes, wrote out recipes, wrote out book character names into notebooks and much more.  So much learning occurs even without structured school.

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With much less on the agenda today, I have had a chance to take photos and make a list of all the curriculums that we are using this year. I love seeing what other people use, and it so often gives me ideas for what I would like to use in my homeschool. So here is goes….by grade level.

Year 10 (age 15)

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English: Pearson English 10; Windows to the World; The Elegant Essay; Advanced Spelling.

Maths: MathOnline

Humanities:

Science – Chemistry 101

History – Christ the King Lord of History

Geography – North Star Geography 

Logic: – The Art of Argument

Economics: Continue Penny Candy from last year

The Arts:

Music: Guitar

Religion: Catholicism DVDs, The Teen Timeline

Year 8 (age 13)

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English: Pearson English 8; Windows to the WorldThe Elegant Essay; Life of Fred Language Arts; Phonetic Zoo C

Maths: Saxon Maths

Humanities:

Science –Physics 101

History – RC History – Living books (for another post)

Geography – North Star Geography 

Logic:  The Art of Argument

Business:  Life of Fred Financial Choices

The Arts:

Art: Ever Ancient Ever New

Music: Guitar

Religion: Catholicism DVDsThe Teen Timeline

Year 6 (age 10)

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English: Writing and Rhetoric Books 3 & 4; Life of Fred Language ArtsPhonetic Zoo B

Maths: New Syllabus Primary Mathematics 5A & 5B

Humanities:

Science –Magic School Bus

History – RC History – Living books (for another post)

Geography –Draw Africa & Draw Asia plus living books

Logic: One Hour Mysteries

Civics and Citizenship – Parliament

The Arts:

Art: Ever Ancient Ever New and art classes with a teacher at a friend’s house

Music: Violin

Religion: Catholicism DVDs, Bible reading for history

Year 3 (Age 8)

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English: All About Spelling Level 3; Beautiful Feet Books, All Things Fun and Fascinating

Maths: New Syllabus Primary Mathematics 3A & 3B

Humanities:

Science –Magic School Bus

History – RC History – Living books (for another post)

Geography –Draw Africa & Draw Asia plus living books

The Arts:

Art: Ever Ancient Ever New and art classes with a teacher at a friend’s house

Music: Piano

Religion: 1st Confession & 1st Holy Communion Preparation,  Bible reading for history

Well there it is! As you can see, many books are shared as I teach the kids together as much as possible. So far, the kids are enjoying their schooling for 2017, and I am enjoying teaching them as well 🙂