Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beat the Back to School Jitters Showcase: Angela's Not Back to School Blog Hop

Not Back to School Blog Hop

We are not "officially" schooling again until after the Heart of the Matter Conference BUT I know exactly what we're using for curriculum! Last year I did not get to participate in the NBTS Blog Hop and missed out on all of the fun. It has been an absolute blast "thumbing" through all of the participants web pages-- so many creative people out there on the web!

We have 4 children ages 13, 11, 9, and 8. Under each heading you will see what I am using overall instead of individually.

Okay getting to it...

For English, vocabulary, spelling, etc.

Handwriting Without Tears Grade 1
Those who know me are probably thinking--what? She has no first grader. What gives? First, there will still be tears. My 4th grader has dysgraphia and hates to write and sometimes it even hurts physically to write. However, until I can read his handwriting HWT it is. My 3rd grader is severely dyslexic.. she could use the practice.

Explode the Code 2
We will not use sight words, we will not use sight words--seriously, we will NOT use sight words. Wanna know why I hate them? I'll have to blog about that some other time. I love ETC because it is phonics based and therefore for my struggling readers it as been a long road, but has paid off in the long run because they can sound out their words.

Wordly Wise 3000
Level 3Level 6Level 9

Reading Strands
Understanding Fiction

Writing Strands
Level 2Level 3

Alpha Omega LifePac
Grades 3  and 4


Math-U-See all the way! It is the perfect fit for our family.


Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology: Flying Creatures
Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology
Pretty much everything Science Jim comes out with--my kids love him.


Story of the World Vol. 3, Early Modern Times


Visual Latin. I love this program... as a mom of mostly visual children it is so much better than audio only programs.

Foreign Language

Rosetta Stone: Italian Level 1 continued

Enrichment and Extra-Curricular

Hands of a Child Lapbooks
Journey through Learning Lapbooks
Beyond Five in a Row
Above and Beyond Five in a Row
Tons of field trips
A gajillion books-- for schooling they are all classics
Arts and crafts
Trampoline Jumping
Netflix Documentaries

We stay very busy! As you can see we have transitioned from Montessori to more of a Classical approach over the last year. Posting and then going to continue reading through everyone else's awesome contributions!

1 comment:

Sockitmama said...

I'm not an "official" homeschooler because my kids go to a regular school, but I am blown away by these resources and all the links that those parents posted. My kids do require a little bit more prep, however, so I'll be looking through some of these resources to see if there's anything that can benefit them. I've always frontloaded their work and am always on the lookout for anything I can do to supplement their learning so that they stay on top of the game.




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