And Thus Begins a New School Year

I have been working furiously on updating my lesson plans and my binder to begin the 2006-2007 school year tomorrow. This will be my first year homeschooling a high-schooler!

We will also be trying a new curriculum for History and Bible — Mystery of History. I'm excited! If any of y'all have used this for older children, please let me know. I'm in search of ideas.

Here is a list of the resources I plan to use this year:

Audrey (9th Grade)

    World History, Geography, & Bible – Mystery of History Vol. 1
        – The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Audio)
    Math – Saxon Algebra 1/2 (finish) & Saxon Algebra 1
    Science – Biology Unit – Study of Oceans & Sea Life
    Home Ec. & Life Skills- Sewing & Carpentry (Stitches and Pins, Buckles & Bobbins, Easy Carpentry Projects for Children, Housebuilding for Children, and Carpentry for Children
    Foreign Language – Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) Level 1
    Music – Music Theory – Music Ace Deluxe
    Phys Ed. – Swimming, Cycling

Gator (7th Grade)

    World History, Geography, & Bible – Mystery of History Vol. 1
        – The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Audio)
    Math – Saxon Math 76 (finish) & Saxon Algebra 1/2
    Science – Biology Unit – Study of Oceans & Sea Life
    Home Ec. & Life Skills- Sewing & Carpentry (same as above)
    Foreign Language – Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) Level 1
    Music – Music Theory – Music Ace Deluxe
    Phys Ed. – Swimming, Cycling

Ant (5th Grade)

    World History, Geography, & Bible – Mystery of History Vol. 1
        – The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Audio) a>
    Math –
Math-U-See (finish), Saxon Math 5/4
    Science – Biology Unit – Study of Oceans & Sea Life
    Home Ec. & Life Skills- Sewing & Carpentry (same as above)
    Foreign Language – Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) Level 1
    Music – Music Theory – Music Ace Deluxe
    Phys Ed. – Swimming, Cycling

Tumblina (3rd Grade)

    World History, Geography, & Bible – Mystery of History Vol. 1
        – The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Audio)
    Math – Math-U-See (finish)
    Science – Biology Unit – Study of Oceans & Sea Life
    Home Ec. & Life Skills- Sewing & Carpentry (same as above)
    Foreign Language – Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) Level 1
    Music – Music Theory – Music Ace Deluxe
    Phys Ed. – Swimming, Cycling

Lefty (1st Grade)

    World History, Geography, & Bible – Mystery of History Vol. 1
        – The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Audio)
    Math – Math-U-See
    Science – Biology Unit – Study of Oceans & Sea Life
    Foreign Language – Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) Level 1
    Reading – Sing, Spell, Read and Write : Level 1
        -  Read, Write & Type
    Music – Music Theory – Music Ace Deluxe
    Phys Ed. – Swimming, Cycling

Boo & Cricket (Pre-K)

    Speech Therapy – Straight Talk
    Phonics – Sing, Spell, Read and Write : Kindergarten
    Reader Rabbit Preschool

Comments

  1. JeninNB says

    We’re still struggling through THIS year! We have a good 6 or 7 weeks left, and my oldest’s Science might take wayyy longer than that if we decide to finish the book (Apologia General Science) this grade (8). Of course, we generally start our new school year in September so maybe I’m not too far behind– although I certainly feel like we are.

    I’m thinking of Mystery of History for next year too– my older 3 match up grade wise with yours, then a gr2 and a K. It looks so much more fun to use than some of the other textbook-y ones I’m so comfortable using!

    My oldest used Saxon 87 this year, and I’m debating whether to use 1/2 or 1… or go to something different for a time. She struggles so with math. For English maybe Landmark’s Freedom Baptist Curriculum. Maybe.

    Been driving myself crazy over all this!!!

    Jen

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  2. dawilli says

    It’s inspiring to see such a great plan in place, I’ve been working a bit here and there on mine as we pretty much school year round and are finishing up 7th grade with my oldest.

    I have Mystery of History and love it so far, though I’m only using the middle school and younger activity suggestions. We also use Tapestry of Grace, which is a lot more meaty, and has a lot of good upper level stuff in it including discussion questions scripts with expected answers so you know what it is they are supposed to have gleaned from the lesson and stay on the same page with your older students without having to do all the studying ahead of them. The teacher’s notes are so thorough it’s almost daunting, but it’s such good stuff and all right there so you don’t have to pull out several dozen encyclopedia volumes and the like and hunt it all down yourself.

    Anyway, I wish you a blessed start to another school year, you seem so organized, you’ll do grrrreat!

    ali

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  3. ClagettsFLStyle says

    You go girl. WOW! I’m impressed. I’m still praying over some things. I have most of what I want to do, but haven’t made definite decisions yet.

    Are you going to the FPEA convention?

    Miss chatting with you? Hows the new house!!

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