What's your plan for the school year?

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  1. gypsimama

    gypsimama in a state of flow

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    My 12 yo is going to a co-op for a writing class and a science class. She'll be using MBTP for her core and then TT for math with some Life of Fred thrown in because she really likes it.

    10 yo and 8 yo will be using the same MBTP. 10 yo will use TT for math as well as starting cursive. We're a little late to the game but she is really eager to learn. 8yo will be using Abeka for math as well as Life of Fred.

    Not sure what I'm going to do with the twins, possibly Before Five in a Row or something similar. I just need a reminder to do certain things with them, they play really well together and I sometimes forget that I want them to learn certain skills or even to read to them.

    So what are you doing?
  2. TeriMomOf4

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    13 year old:
    Rosetta Stone for German
    MBTP 12-14 Literature
    National History Day project for History + America: The Story of Us DVD series and other embellishments for American History
    Future City (Engineering competition)
    Life of Fred and Khan Academy (Trig)
    RSO Biology 2

    Almost 12 year old:
    BBC website for Spanish (sort of between things for her)
    MBTP 12-14 Literature
    National History Day project for History + America: The Story of Us DVD series and other embellishments for American History
    Future City (Engineering competition)
    Life of Fred and Khan Academy (pre-algebra/6th grade math)
    RSO Biology 2

    Almost 11 year old:
    Live Mocha for Chinese
    MBTP 12-14 Literature
    National History Day project for History + America: The Story of Us DVD series and other embellishments for American History
    Future City (Engineering competition)
    Life of Fred and Khan Academy (Algebra 1)
    RSO Biology 2
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    lovencloth Amity's Focus Member

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    We use Sonlight for the main core, Apologia for science, Teaching textbooks for fourth grade math, Singapore for second grade math, A reason for handwriting and I wanted to use Rosetta Stone for French, but I may now wait a few years for that.
  4. Christi

    Christi Perpetually NAK'ing

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    Well, I actually haven't even ordered the curriculum I want, I thought we would be settling into our new home in FL by now so I packed what we DO have. I was just going to do Unit Studies for the first few months while we live in limbo-land but today I discovered this site and the kids seem to like it.
  5. MissNairne

    MissNairne All new, with added NAK!

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    Other than continuing to home school, I have no idea. eek

    My brain has not been particularly engaged in the planning of our year, what with a tiny one in the house. :) I guess I had better start thinking and taking stock of what we need. We probably won't start the school year until September 9 or so.
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    Chels~ Moment by Moment

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    I'm working on our plans right now.. I've got 8th and 10th this year. So far I've got:

    Teaching textbooks pre-alg and geometry
    ck-12 mental math for drill FlexMath - Home

    America: The Story of Us DVD (History Channel, check from library)
    (1st semester; 4x week) US History I History 103: US History I Course - Free Online Video Lessons | Education Portal
    (2nd Semester; 4x week) US History II History 104: US History II Course - Free Online Video Lessons | Education Portal
    (1x week) Mapping the world with art by McHenry
    (1x week) Cartoons for the Classroom Cartoons for the Classroom :: AAEC - Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
    ??iCivics iCivics | Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics
    ??Finance in the classroom Lessons/Activities K-12 - FITC

    Essentials in writing with Mathew Stephens (new to us this year)
    English Grammar 101 English Grammar 101 - Foreword
    American lit. from the library
    American Literature 102 English 102: American Literature Course - Free Online Video Lessons | Education Portal
    Literature and Language Ted ed Lessons TED-Ed | Lessons
    ??Not sure for spelling or Vocab.

    Otter’s Biology using CK-12
    Textbook Link Otter's Christian High School Biology Curriculum
    Schedule Otter's Christian High School Biology Curriculum
    Workbook Otter's Christian High School Biology Curriculum

    Spanish:
    (1x week)Education Portal http://education-portao Languagl.com/academy/course/spanish.html
    (4x week)Duolingo Duolingo | Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and English for free

    Still Working on electives.... Some ideas we have:
    Introduction to Engineering ( 1 semester) Read section. assignment or questions. CK-12 Foundation | Engineering: An Introduction for High School (free)
    Ted-ed Talks for go with Technology and engineering TED-Ed | Lessons
    Health articles Body & Health | Science News for Kids (once a week)
    M.I.T. Intro to computer science Introduction to Computer Science and Programming | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | MIT OpenCourseWare
    Handicrafts http://simplycharlottemason.com/timesavers/handicrafts/
    Elements of music Elements of Music Videos - Free Intro to Music Tutorials & Lectures
    Music Teacher Music Tech Teacher, Music Quizzes, Games and Worksheets
    (optional 1xweek) Sketch Tuesday Blog | Harmony Fine ArtsHarmony Fine Arts
    (2x week) Typing Learn Touch Typing Free - TypingClub
  7. KimberMama

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    I've got one in 8th, one in 9th. Resources we're planning to use:

    Brave Writer
    Daily Grammar
    SAT Vocabulary Lightning
    Teaching Textbooks Algebra
    Rosetta Stone Spanish
    Short Lessons in World History
    Make:Electronics
    Make:Getting Started With Arduino
    Make:Getting Started With Raspberry Pi
    Classic Science Elementary Chemistry

    Novels/Books:

    O Pioneers!
    Great Expectations
    Emma
    A Separate Peace
    Romeo and Juliet
    Jane Eyre
    Kon Tiki
    Childhood's End

    (They will read far more than this, of course; these are just the books selected by me.)

    Music is piano for one, guitar for the other.
    P.E. is a variety of things, with a focus on mountain bike racing.
    Health is covered during science.
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    Christi Perpetually NAK'ing

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    MissNairne All new, with added NAK!

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    Thank you!
  10. harvestgirl

    harvestgirl escape to chimp eden!

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    we have pretty much moved to unschooling... love reading everyones lists here though.... great ideas & plans!
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    djmdj Changing the world!

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    College, college, and college! LOL! Blessings for great school years for you all!
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    The last few weeks have been NUTS, so beyond their Math, we've been I schooling.

    Once this last week of the garden is done and we've returned from a religious convention the kids and I are going to, we're buckling back down to:
    Bible (and devotional)
    Math (Teaching Textbooks)
    Science (Apologia)
    Grammar (Shurley)
    Reading (10yo: Learning Language Arts Through Literature, 7/8 year old: McGuffey 3rd)
    Handwriting (AmblesideOnline method of 5 minutes a day)
    History (Story of the World and Mystery of History)
    Logic (10yo: Thinking Skills)
    Spanish (Discovering Languages, Play and Learn Spanish)
    Misc. Homemaking, woodworking

    It looks so nice, all written out like that, makes me look like I'm one of those super-organized and confident homeschooling mamas! :hahaha:
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    We are relaxed Homeschoolers. I find materials for whatever my kids are interested in. All free(well except for Netflix, but we are paying for that anyway). Plan goes day by day. We use Easy Peasy All In One Homeschool, Netflix and the Library for anything the kids are interested in learning. :)
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