Curriculum Choices 2012-2013


This year, we have 4th grade, 2nd grade, and Kindergarten. We will be utilizing our local library throughout the year for Literature, Science, Health and History supplements. I also have a few other resources on hand for use with my kindergartner. (The grade levels in parenthesis just indicate which child I am using the materials with.) One last note: We use The Well-Trained Mind as a curriculum guide, feeling free to add and omit as needed.

English/Grammar
Rod & Staff: Building with Diligence (4th)
First Language Lessons, 2 (2nd)

Phonics/Reading
Plaid Phonics by Modern Curriculum Press, Level B (K)
The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading (K)

Writing
Writing Strands:
Books 3 & 4 (4th)
Book 2 (2nd)
My Printing Book (K)
Printing Power (K)
Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Books 2C (2nd) and 4(4th)

Spelling
Spelling Workout (2001 Editions):
Levels B & C (2nd)
Levels D & E(4th)

Math
Math-U-See:
Primer (K)
Beta (2nd)
Delta (4th)

History
Biblioplan Family Guide Year 2 (Medieval-All)
Story of the World, Volume II (All)

Science
Physics Experiments for Children (4th)
Encyclopedia of Our World (2nd)
Encyclopedia of Space (2nd)
Night Sky Spotter's Guide (2nd)
First Encyclopedia of Science (K)

Latin
Latina Christiana (4th)

Music
Piano (2nd & 4th)
Flute* (4th)


I ordered most of these items from Rainbow Resource Center, where most homeschooling items can be purchased at a discounted price. However, as a courtesy to the companies, I've linked directly to their sites, if available. I ordered the following items directly from each company: Biblioplan, Math-U-See, Zaner-Bloser, and Rod & Staff. Biblioplan is also offered at Rainbow Resource Center for a small discount, but ordering directly frm Biblioplan ensures that I can receive free updates to any of the materials I've purchased.

I know this information may be a little late, considering most homeschoolers are in full swing by now. But, hopefully it can still be of help to someone out there!


*We are blessed to receive lessons from a local university student who is a Music Education major. She has been a blessing to my daughter who is having so much fun learning the flute. This might be something to check out in your area because it is a great, cost-effective way to have private lessons!

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