Friday, September 7, 2012

Our School Plan for 2012-2013

We are starting our fifth full year of homeschooling this fall, and it is the first year I have everything pre-bought and nearly planned out for the WHOLE YEAR. I am a go with the flow type of person, but I have learned that if I don't have a plan, I will not get much taught. So I have been planning for a month!  We decided to wait until after we moved to start our book schooling, so our first day of school is September 10th. And honestly, it is a toss up as to who is more excited this year. My kids are excited about their courses!

The decision to bring our kids home was an emotional one.  And each day is still that way.  Homeschool is the most time intensive  and emotionally demanding task to date.  My husband and I were both public school attendees, and this is foriegn territory for us. But having our children by our sides, shaping them, molding them, watching them grow is beyond worth it.  It is a rich, rewarding blessing, and we are thankful for the opportunity.

So, without further ado, here is our curriculum for the school year.

Malcolm - Freshman

Math- Saxon Algebra II
Science-Apologia Biology
History-Veritas Press Omnibus II/Omnibus III
Writing-IEW Student Writing Intensive Combo Pack Level C
Latin-Memoria Press First Form Latin Year 1
Art-God and the History of Art
Bible-Apologia "Who is God?"
Character-Character First, Series 1

Jeffie Jean - 7th grade

Math- Saxon Algebra 1/2
Science- Apologia General Science
History-Veritas Press Omnibus I
Writing-IEW Student Writing Intensive Combo Pack Level B
Latin-Memoria Press First Form Latin Year 1
Art-God and the History of Art
Bible-Apologia What We Believe Series "Who is God?"
Character-Character First, Series 1

Daniel - 6th grade

Math-Saxon Algebra 7/6
Science-Apologia Zoology I with Journal
History-Veritas Press NT/Greece and Rome
Writing-IEW Student Writing Intensive Combo Pack Level B
Latin-Memoria Press First Form Latin Year 1
Art-God and the History of Art
Bible-Apologia What We Believe Series "Who is God?"
Character-Character First, Series 1

Heath Jr. - 4th grade

Math- Saxon Math 3/Saxon Math 5/4
Science-Apologia Zoology I with Journal
History-Veritas Press NT/Greece and Rome
Writing-IEW Student Writing Intensive Combo Pack Level A
Latin-Memoria Press First Form Latin Year 1
Art-God and the History of Art
Bible-Apologia What We Believe Series "Who is God?"
Character-Character First, Series 1

Terry - 1st grade

Math- Saxon Math 1
Science-Apologia Zoology I with Junior Journal
Writing-IEW PAL:Writing
Reading-IEW PAL:Reading
Bible-Apologia What We Believe Series "Who is God?"
Character-Character First, Series 1
General-My Father's World, First Grade

Paulee Rea - Kindergarten

Math-Saxon Math 1
Science-Apologia Zoology I with Junior Journal
Writing-IEW PAL:Writing
Reading- PAL:Reading
Bible-Apologia What We Believe Series "Who is God?"
Character-Character First, Series 1
General-My Father's World, First Grade

Anderson- Pre-school


Overall-My Father's World Kindergarten (maybe not everything)

Discovery- Hands on activities, signing, puzzles, etc.




Georgia Beth- Toddler

Toys- We have lots of school-time only toys
Discovery-Colors, shapes, puzzles, signing. Just fun stuff!






It looks like we are going to be very busy.  This is actually a pared down version of everything we liked and would love to do if we had more hours in the day. But the Lord gave us 24 hrs, and we will be diligent with those hours.