“To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.” ~T. Edwards
Curriculum highlighted in brown has links to it.
Kindergarden age 5
* Vertas K Phonics Museum
* Learning to read in 100 lessons
* Getty and Dubay Italic Writing Book A and Book B
1st Grade age 6
* Veritas 1 grade Phonics Museum
* Getty Dubay Italic Writing Book C
* Saxon Math 1
* Shirley English 1
* Spell, Write to Read (Section A-I) (Section J- L)
* Story of the World Volume 1 (Early nomads up to the the end of Egypt: chapter 1 -chapter 18)
* The Story of the Ancient World of History (This is a very Bible Based curriculum in regards to History)
* Astronomy Apologia Science
2nd Grade age 7
* Getty Dubay Italic Writing Book D
* Saxon Math 2
* Shirley English 2
* Spell, Write to Read (Section J-O)
* The Story of the World History Volume 1 continued (Greeks and Romans; chapter 19 - chapter 42)
* The Story of the Greeks
* The Story of the Romans
* Botany Apologia Science
Read Alouds and Living Books to enhance what we are studying are chosen out of several areas:
1. Rod and Staff. I use them for learning character traits.
2. All through the Ages Book is a book that I adore because it gives extra reading ideas and books that work with Christine Miller's Bible History and also Susan Wise's History. Since, I do both of these Histories I find it valuable.
3. My living books come from these locations and they are sites that list according to grade levels and also subjects. Sonlight, Ambleside , Livingbook Curriculum and Heart of Dakota. It won't take long for you to look at these sites and see that those book which are valuable and wholesome will be on all 4 of these sites!
(Here at the DOD Schools the public and private students have to read for 30 minutes a day with their Parent's signing off that they read at home. Please consider looking at these sites for titles for your school children as well. You can find many of these living books at your local library.)
* Almost all our Family members and many of our Friends do not homeschool, do not agree with homeschool, have no children at all and are simply not interested in every detail of our homeschool life. We also have Friends that do homeschool. And, I have several private/public school teachers that are very interested in what we do during the day! Since, school is apart of our daily life, I try to share our homeschool curriculum through the year on the blog in an every day format. We hope this builds the bridge for understanding in many areas! If you are interested in some of our activities due to us schooling at home and on the road you can find things in many categories on my tool bar.
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