Schedule and Curriculum (C)

C is currently 11 years old. She’s just beginning the transition to more independent schooling and will still require a bit more instructional time with me than N will.

Her weekly schedule follows:

Monday – Math, Spelling, Composition, Reading, Bible (with N and S), Chemistry (with N), History (with S), Geography (with N), Spanish, and Ukulele.

Tuesday – Math, Spelling, Composition, Reading, Bible (with N and S), Chemistry (with N), History (with S), Social Studies (with N), Spanish, and Ukulele.

Wednesday – Math, Spelling, Composition, Reading, Bible (with N and S), Chemistry (with N), History (with S), Geography (with N), Spanish, and Ukulele.

Thursday – Library, Art (with N), and Ukulele.

Friday – Math, Spelling, Composition, Reading, Bible (with N and S), History (with S), Geography Review (with N), Spanish, and Ukulele.

I wasn’t going to give C a list of assigned Great Books for her reading class, but she saw N’s list and asked for one of her own (proud homeschooling mama moment there). Here is the curricula we are using:

Math – C will continue to use Saxon Math Homeschool. She will be working on level 6/5 this year.

Spelling – C will finish up Spelling Workout C and move on to Spelling Workout D this year.

Composition – C will continue to do assignments from Unjournaling, correcting errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Reading – This year, C will read Robinson Crusoe (abridged), Gulliver’s Travels (abridged), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (abridged), Les Miserables (abridged), The Three Musketeers (abridged), Great Expectations (abridged), Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (abridged), 20,000 Leagues under the Sea (abridged), A Christmas Carol, East of the Sun and West of the Moon, and Oliver Twist (abridged).

Bible – C will continue using Foundations 2 homeschool curriculum by Anne Elliott. Memory verses are included in the curriculum.

Science: C will finish up Chemistry II by Noeo Science this fall and will begin Physics II by Noeo Science in the spring.

History: C will spend the year going through Story of the World Volume 3: Early Modern. She’ll do the mapwork that goes along with her study, and will do some activities as well. I will try to work in some videos on the topics that are covered. Amazon Prime is wonderful for educational videos.

Geography: C will continue studying the countries of Africa while learning their location on a map. I’ll continue to use the websites Time for Kids, National Geographic Kids, and CIA World Factbook to get information. After Africa, the kids will learn about Canada and then do more in-depth studies on each of the fifty states.

Social Studies: C will focus on current events in America and around the world this year.

Art: C will use a variety of media to create her own art, taking direction from the Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas. She will also study some of the great artists of the Early Modern time period.

Spanish: C will work independently on her Spanish using Rosetta Stone Homeschool Spanish (Latin America) this year. Once she completes the five levels of Spanish, she wants to study Japanese. If Rosetta Stone works out, I’ll have her use the homeschool Japanese course in high school.

Music: C will finish up Alfred’s Kids Ukulele Course Complete and will move onto Ukulele Songbook: In Notation and Tablature and The Ukulele Songbook: 50 All Time Classics. For reference, she will have Alfred’s Ukulele Chord Dictionary on hand.

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I was an education major in college, but I hated teaching. And then I started homeschooling. Good days, bad days, I love them all! It's a great adventure with my favorite people in the whole world.

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