Yup, besides the lists (and lists and lists and recopies of lists in the planner), there have been a couple trips for supplies and a few packages arriving with school books. It's that time. I always hit a point in the summer where I am NOT. READY. for school. BUT I have to start planning. And when that hits I go with it. So we're in a good place, but enjoying the last couple weeks of summer for us.
I've never shared all the stuff we choose before, but I've realized that I quite enjoy when other people list their curriculum - sometimes I find something new. And if you don't homeschool - some of this would be great for supplementing public school (see the dry-erase US state map? Dollar spot at target!).
Anyway, here we go: The boys are 3/4/5 grade (Monkey is 3rd by age, but started early, The redhead is 5th by age, but has delays so...) and the girl is 8/9th (8th by age, 9th because we started her early/ability).
History (Ancients): Books.
For the girl: Beautiful Feet books Ancient History course (and more books - she loves historical fiction / biographies so beautiful feet has worked well for her)
(most of these books we already owned, just gathered a bunch (I'm sure I forgot some) to see what I had)
Science (biology): books. Also Planet Earth, and I hope to get the microscope out more this year.
For the girl: Probably going to use an outline (or two) I found online that
uses the Exploring the Way Life Works book (already had it!) and other
supplements. But I also have the Bio 101 (I think?) texts from Utah
Valley University (free and brand new at a yard sale).
Boys: Life of Fred, Singapore Math, and various other supplemental stuff
Spelling: All About Spelling for the boys
Grammar: Finish Easy Grammar Plus for the girl, Daily Grams for the boys.
Word Roots: English from the roots up (everybody, though the girl has studied this some before with different programs)
Boys: narration, journals, letter-writing, etc. Also will be trying Partnership in Writing through Bravewriter.
Girl: continue Writing with Skill, didn't quite finish level 1 last year, should be done in time for level 2 to come out in October (?)
Geography: continue with Evan-moor books for the boys, various for the girl
Foreign Language: Might try an iTunes U French course or podcasts for the girl, probably continuing First Start French as well.
Art: with me, focusing on printmaking and projects that go with history
Music: continue instrument/composer casual study, piano lessons for the girl and Monkey
PE: Dance, Taekwondo, walks, etc. and Physical Therapy for the redhead
Other: The girl will probably be starting Seminary this year (a daily church class), and I would like to really give the kids plenty of 'Project time'. More on that later. Of course there's always 'Home Ec' and lots of other thinking games/extras around here.
To be continued.