Circle Time: I'm trying to post our weekly Circle Time plans on Mondays. Follow the link for information about the resources we use.
Math (Daily): Mathematics Enhancement Programme
M-girl is halfway through Year 2 and should work well into Year 3 this
year. N-boy is about 40 days behind her, so I expect will also get into
Year 3 in 2013. R-girl is a good way through Year 1 and might be able
to get significantly into Year 2 during 2013. We love this program.
Logic (Independent, Daily during math): Mindbenders, Critical Thinking Activities K-2, Prufrock Press Logic programs.
History (Monday & Wednesday): Story of the World II and hopefully a good portion of III. We use the Activity Guide and supplemental books. The Jim Weiss audiobooks are a great addition, too.
Science (Tuesday & Friday): God's Design for Science Heaven & Earth. We might get into Chemistry & Ecology too. We'll probably continue reading, slowly, through Signs & Seasons as well.
Geography (2nd Thursdays): We finished A Child's Geography last week. We're going to work on drawing the world a la Leigh Bortins' The Core. We're also going to work on Memoria Press' new States and Capitals curriculum (might add Logos School's State Facts Geography). R-girl is working on Evan-Moor's Beginning Geography K-2, which I think is excellent as workbooks go. The others asked to try Evan-Moor's The World Reference & Map Forms 3-6.
Writing (Daily): We're working to integrate Writing With Ease: Strong Fundamentals
into our content areas at the appropriate level for each child. I've
used the workbooks the past couple of years and am excited by this new
Latin (Daily): R-girl is using Prima Latina. N-boy is also using Prima Latina, he got about half-way done last year. M-girl is on lesson 5 of Latin For Children A. Hoping to work this more consistently in 2013.
Grammar (Daily-ish): We use Peace Hill Press' First Language Lessons.
R-girl is in Year 1, the others are in Year 3. We'll work on this 3
days in a week. On any extra "fourth day," we'll also use Michael Clay
Thompson's Music of the Hemispheres; Memoria Press' Poetry for 3rd-6th; and possibly going to pull in some of Sentence Composing for Elementary School.
Penmanship: Both R-girl and N-boy have Cursive First to complete.
Art and Music: We continue using Artistic Pursuits
which I love. The children take Piano Lessons. I'm hoping to add more
Artist Study and Composer Study a la SCM and/or Ambleside.
Gymnasium: We participate in community soccer and baseball/softball. I'd like to do swim lessons. We play.