Thursday, August 28, 2008

Homeschool Memoirs: Agendas


Homeschool Blog Awards is hosting a weekly meme called Homeschool Memoirs.  This week we are to share our plans for the school year.

Well, I have 3 grade levels this year.  This is our 4th week of school and I've already changed my mind about some of the curriculum I had picked out, especially for ds2, my 8th grader.  Here is what we are using so far.

DS2 8th Grade:

Math  Abeka Pre-Algebra
Reading  Various classic novels with lessons prepared by me
Writing  Spectrum Writing 8
Science  McWizKids Science
Geography  Globalmania
Art  Usborne Introduction to Art and Masterpieces to Color
Nature Study  Outdoor Hour
Spelling Natural Speller

I am on the hunt for history for ds2, thinking about Story of The World.

DS3 2nd Grade:

Math  Abeka
Reading  FIAR
Science and History  Monthly themes with lapbooks and unit studies
Art  Abeka
Nature Study  Outdoor Hour
Spelling  Natural Speller
I have a couple of workbooks ds is using for writing and language

DS4  Preschool:

Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons
Everything Preschool Workbook
Nature Study  Outdoor Hour
Various lapbooks

I am taking a more relaxed approach with schooling this year and trying to incorporate more hands-on and fun things.  Lots more lapbooks, unit studies, field trips, etc.  And I can't recommend the Outdoor Hour Challenges enough...they have been super fun yet the kids (and I) have learned so much!  Can't wait to see what everyone else has on their agendas this year. 


  1. That sounds like a great plan! I have heard great things about Story of the World. I want to incorporate the Outdoor Hour but so far we haven't been able to. Hopefully by the end of October. I pray you have a blessed year.

  2. Hi,

    Thankd for reading my Agenda blog.

    And while this is being written as you take a hiatus, I want you to know I am thinking of you as well as the family of whom I think you spoke. How wonderful of you to take time back for yourself and for your family!

    Warm wishes,


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