I do so love a blog hop, especially one where I get to peek into other homeschooler’s lives and see what they have going on. Heart of the Matter is hosting the Not Back-to-School hop this year for the next 4 weeks. This week we share about curriculum choices. I posted in June about the decisions I made for ds3’s 4th grade, but that was based on our failed attempt at year-round schooling and I have since revised our plans.
Math Mathletics We tried this out for a while last year and ds did well with it. We needed some time away from workbooks and ds enjoys computer work.
Language Spectrum Grade 4 I am a big fan of Abeka for language arts but this Spectrum series does a fine job as well. Used it last year with ds with great success. It’s thorough but not too repetitive.
Reading I always have my boys read classic books and do some comprehension questions and various activities with them. For the first nine weeks we will cover Stone Fox, Charlotte’s Web, James and the Giant Peach, Boxcar Children, Chalk Box Kid, Mouse and the Motorcycle, and Muggie Maggie.
Science McWiz Kid I’ve covered life and earth sciences with ds so far and this series is a fun way to approach the physical science subjects. Lots of hands on experiments that are fun and informative.
History Story of the World We did the first few chapters of this during our summer studies and so far I like it a lot!
Geography a study of the 50 states I’ve put together a post detailing this and will put it up soon.
Nature Outdoor Hour
Writing Write Shop C This looks so promising for ds, a very reluctant writer.
I am getting pretty excited about this year with ds3. When we started homeschooling with ds1 oh so many years ago it was his 4th grade year, so this will be my third time to teach 4th grade! I am back to the drawing board with ds4, however, so I won’t be posting my plans with him just yet. I look forward to hopping around and seeing what everyone is doing this year. :)