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Monday, August 11, 2014

2014-2015 Curriculum Choices...Sixth Grade

I can't believe I have a sixth grader again!  Sixth grade just feels like such a grown-up age.


This year we are sticking with Heart of Dakota again for Firefly.  It is one that both of us enjoy very much!  I have skipped around a bit for her, so this year we will be working in Resurrection to Reformation, and learning about the Middle Ages, Shakespeare, and all of the things that come with that time period.  Heart of Dakota will cover her Science, Writing, History, Poetry, and Geography.  We will also be using their Drawn Into the Heart of Reading program for reading, comprehension, and literary study.

In addition or substitution, here's what else we'll be doing:

Map Drill and Geography:  We'll be studying the 50 states and capitals this year as a family.

Bible:  We will be doing our own Bible study this year, finishing up Apologia's What on Earth Can I Do, and participating in Community Bible Study as well.

Literature:  We're going to read aloud as a family, and work our way through some fun classics.  Right now we are reading The Secret Garden.

Art Study:  Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler has a collection of the World's Greatest Artists studies.  We are going to do some of that this year.

Math:  Trying to use Math U See this year.  We can't seem to find a good fit for Firefly and Math.

Sigh again.  I hate teaching math.

Grammar:  We will be reviewing IEW's Fix-It Grammar.  I'm excited to see how this goes...

Spelling:  Continuing to work through All About Spelling.  We will start about halfway through Level 3 and just continue to work.  This has been a great fit for Firefly!

Extra:  We will be working a third of the year continuing in Mango French, then moving to Typing, and then attempting Latin.  Or maybe not.  Depends on how ambitious I am.  We are also continuing Firefly's brain exercises five days / week, courtesy of Dianne Craft.  Soccer never ends, and I am looking forward to lots of fun field trips this year.

What does your school year look like?

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