We have been very excited to get our 2015-2016 year on it’s way. In fact, we started on July 27th! I know. Sounds weird to start school in the middle of summer, but for us it works well because we are then able to have several holidays scheduled throughout the year and still finish by the middle of May.
So what are we studying this year? This year I’m excited to say that we will be approaching many subjects together, only covering the 3R’s (reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic) independently. My girls enjoy studying so much together that I decided to try to make our curriculum work for a 4 and 6 year old as much as possible. We will see how it goes!
For those of you new to homeschooling or looking for curriculum ideas, please do not be overwhelmed by this post. We do not do everything listed every single day and rarely “do school” for more than 2 1/2 hours a day.
- AWANA Clubs Sparks Book 2: WingRunner (alongside our church’s AWANA program)
- English 2: Preparing to Build by Rod and Staff Publishers, Inc.
- Spelling Power
- Peanut will also read aloud every day from books relevant to our current science and history topic
- Primary Mathematics Textbook and Workbook A and 2B by Singapore Math
- Life of Fred Elementary Series, beginning with Apples (just for fun)
- Begin Building Thinking Skills, Level 1 (we will be using this over a 3 year period)
Age: nearly 4
- AWANA Clubs Cubbies Book: Honeycomb (alongside our church’s AWANA program)
- How to Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Engelmann, Haddox, and Bruner
- Eventually we will add a few readers by Shives and other early reading books from the Ultimate Guide to 5-Star Books for Kindergartners
- A Copywork Notebook (see the copywork notebooks here for a free copy)
- Calendar Notebooks (get your free calendar notebook printables here)
History–Early American History
- A lot of living books and read alouds (subscribe so you don’t miss these lesson plans–they are coming soon).
- Several video supplements including Liberty’s Kids, Animated Hero Classics, and Drive Thru History
- Magic School Bus DVDs and classroom activities (subscribe so you don’t miss these lesson plans–they are coming soon)
- A lot of living books
And all the Frilly Stuff (music, art, PE, Spanish, computers, etc.)
- Participation in our local homeschool choir
- Family Time Fitness Core 1 (My husband is teaching this and we are LOVING it! I can’t say enough!)
- Easy Peasy Early American History Music (it’s free!)
- Easy Peasy Early American History Art (it’s free!)
- Elementary Spanish (subscribe so you don’t miss these lesson plans–they are coming soon).
- Learn to Type (subscribe so you don’t miss these lesson plans–they are coming soon).
In addition we also schedule in several iPad and computer games, local field trips, and kid-friendly related movies.
Interested in Our Curriculum in Years Past
Then check these out:
- 2012-2013 Homeschool Curriculum (Preschool)
- 2013-2014 Homeschool Curriculum (Pre-K)
- 2014-2015 Homeschool Curriculum (Kindergarten and Preschool)
And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. (Luke 2:52)