And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Monday, August 8, 2016

4th Grade Curriculum Choices



Around the time we really realized homeschooling was going to be a long term lifestyle for us, I decided (being the frugal person I am) that it was going to work out great because Speedy would be able to use all the same curriculum Apple used for each grade. Hahaha. Isn't it funny how we decide we are experts so quickly? While Speedy does use some of the same materials that his sister used, he has a different learning style and different abilities than she had at the same age. Plus we joined the Crew a couple of years ago and that gave us access to so many new choices and books.

When I began planning for the 4th grade, I did look back at what we used a few years ago for Apple. Then I checked out what all we had on the shelves and on the computer before I made a list for Speedy. I have all our choices listed on the Curriculum tab, but I will give you a rundown here as well.

Language Arts

Logic of English B (finishing the last few lessons)

Fix It! Grammar The Nose Tree

Here to Help Learning Flight 3 Paragraph Writing (completing)

Phonetic Zoo

Lingusitic Development through Poetry Memorization

Cursive Writing (using various resources)

Literature with Unit Studies
The Sword in the Tree
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Farmer Boy
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Because of Winn Dixie
The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Math

Math-U-See Epsilon
CTCMath 4th Grade

Science

Science Shepherd Introductory Science
Apologia Exploring Creation with Astronomy

History

Checks & Balances from schoolhouseteachers.com
Lighting the Way from schoolhouseteachers.com
Wonders of the World from schoolhouseteachers.com

Government Co-op

Bible

Veritas Self-Paced Old Testament 1

Electives

Health- WAY Comes Home

Speedy is also using other resources like MaxScholar and Essential Skills Advantage. I am also using sites like Notebooking Pages, Homeschool Copywork, CHSH-Teach, and others to print supplemental pages for both students. My big goals for Speedy this year are to improve his handwriting (cursive and print) and to help him with completing assignments in a timely manner.


5 Days of Homeschool 101

This week the Crew will be hosting a different homeschool topic Blog Hop each day. Today is the kickoff and the topic is Curriculum. I'd like to invite you to Hop around and explore other posts on curriculum choices.


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