I must confess, planning for this next school year’s homeschool curriculum was much less difficult than it has been in the past. We had so much success this year that I had little to research and change. And while it was very nice to have those decisions pretty well made, I kind of missed the search-and-find part of the process. I’m thrilled that we’ve found the pieces that fit just right for us. It’s been a great fit this year, a perfect balance. So, here is our master list for next year’s plans, our homeschool curriculum in 2015-2016 (4th grade, 2nd grade, and preschool).
Plans for Grade 4:
Christian Light Publications Grade 4 Math
Spelling Power, 1st edition
Visual Latin 1 (second half)
Legends and Leagues geography (North, South, East—one for each school term)
My State Notebook, A Beka
Tapestry of Grace year 4, Upper Grammar (with Draw through History and Time Travelers Pak activities)
Plans for Grade 2:
Christian Light Publication Grade 2 Math
Legends and Leagues (original book and workbook)
Tapestry of Grace Year 4, Lower Grammar (with Draw through History and Time Traveler Pak activities)
We’ll also be studying Norman Rockwell and Kandinsky for art, as well as jazz and Louis Armstrong for music.
Plans for “Preschool” (3 year old)
Nothing heavy here, trust me. But I have to plan something to keep Little Man out of trouble. And he loves “plojects.” Honestly, I’m aiming for exploration. And while I don’t have anything finalized, I expect to use a lot of Pinterest ideas, some resources from Letter of the Week (COAH), and some inspiration from The Homegrown Preschooler. I also want to implement a lot of Montessori activities with him.
Littlest is such a sponge. He does a lot of counting, can recognize a few different letters, and knows his colors pretty well with absolutely no formal instruction from me. He’s too little to have a learning style just yet, but he clearly loves to explore rather than pursue anything structured. I’m really okay with that for now. I love setting out the supplies and letting him explore them on his own.
We do have a “summer school” schedule that I’ll post more details about soon. And I can’t wait to get into that learning mode. In the meantime, I’ll have to satisfy my curriculum-hunting instincts by delving into some preschool pinterest boards.