Curriculum for Our Third Homeschooling Year: August, 2012 to Spring, 2013
Firefly, age 8
Math: Time4Learning and Life of Fred Elementary Set # 1 : Apples, Butterflies, Cats, Dogs.
History: Early American History
Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears, Cursive
Extracurricular Activities: Lego Club, Piano Lessons
The Queen Bee, age 6
Math: Hands-On Math.
History with American Girl history books and accompanying activities.
Extra Curricular Activities: dance, Daisy Scouts, sports class.
Love Bug, age 3.5
To see all the learning goals that Love Bug will be working on this year for preschool, click here.
He will also participate in a Preschool Book Club once a week, to include some Before Five in a Row selections.
Our Second Homeschooling Year: August, 2011 to Spring, 2012
Firefly, age 7
–Math: Singapore 1A review and 1B (Standards Edition).
–Language Arts: Growing with Grammar, Explode the Code 3, tons of read alouds (completed the Harry Potter series).
–Extra Curriculars- Lego Club, Basketball, Ice Skating Lessons.
The Queen Bee, age 5
–Math: Counting to 100, simple addition with manipulatives, writing numbers, making calendars, etc.
–Reading: Reading Eggs website, Bob Books, tons of read-alouds, our own Learning with Literature books and activities.
–Extras: Starfall, PBS Kids websites. Dance class and ice skating lessons.
–History: The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child; Volume 1: Ancient Times and the accompanying Activity Book , as well as lots of other supplemental books, crafts, websites, museum exhibits and more.
–Science- Continuing with R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey-Life (co-op class), lots of Astronomy learning, and Janice VanCleave’s 200 Gooey, Slippery, Slimy, Weird and Fun Experiments, which includes activities for biology, astronomy, earth science, chemistry and physics.
Love Bug, age 2.5
Colors, shapes, letters, numbers. Play, play, play.
Our First Homeschooling Year, Fall 2010 to Spring 2011
Firefly, age 6
–RightStart Math, Level B.
–Progressive Phonics , Beginner and Intermediate Level.
–Handwriting Without Tears (Kindergarden review, followed by First Grade), copywork for more practice.
–Five in a Row (Five in a Row): Volume 1, one or two books per month.
–Lots of read-a-louds.
–Weekly art class.
–Nature Journaling class at our local Nature Sanctuary
–Our own Science/History unit on Pre-history, Dinosaurs and Evolution.
–Brain Pop Jr., various topics.
–R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey, Life Program and Science in the Kitchen (Usborne Science Activities).
The Queen Bee, age 4
The Queen Bee attended a wonderful home-based preschool in our neighborhood until December, 2010. After the winter break, she joined us at home full time.
–Five in a Row (Five in a Row): Volume 1
–Starfall and PBS Kids.
–R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey-Life and Science in the Kitchen (Usborne Science Activities).
–Lots of read-alouds, counting, maps, fun printables, art and craft projects.
–Gymnastics, art and nature journaling classes.
Love Bug, toddler
Love Bug mastered
–Climbing, Level 1
–Destruction, Level 2