Friday, July 24, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up: Share Your Curriculum Edition

Here's the curriculum we're planning to use for the upcoming school year.

History & Geography
-The Story of the World: The Middle Ages, Susan Wise Bauer
-Children and Games in the Middle Ages, Lynne Elliott (and others in the Medieval World series)
-Geography from A to Z, Jack Knowlton and Harriet Barton
-Geography Songs CD
-Continent puzzles
-Various books related to our history study, including fiction, nonfiction and poetry

Spectrum Spelling Grades 3 & 4, School Specialty Publishing

-Finish Language Lessons for the Elementary Child
-Daily Language Review Grade 3, Laura B. Williams
-Better Sentence Structure Through Diagramming Book 1
-The Complete Book of Grammar and Punctuation, School Specialty Publishing

-Penmanship: A Reason for Handwriting, finish book C and move on to book D
-Dictation: Spelling Wisdom
-Narration/Composition: Writing with Ease, by Susan Wise Bauer
-Letter writing at least twice a month
-Creative Writing as Lucy wants to

Math U See, finish multiplication and move on to division

Bible & Character
-read aloud from The Golden Children's Bible
-read aloud from The Book of Virtues, William J. Bennett
-A Virtuous Girl workbook
-Bible story coloring pages

Church History
-After Jesus: The Triumph of Christianity, editors of Reader's Digest
-An Introduction to the Liturgical Year, Inos Biffi
-Various books about important people in church history

-Prima Latina

Art History & Appreciation
-Art of the Middle Ages, Jennifer Olmstead
-How Artists Use Shapes, Paul Flux (and others from the "How Artists Use" series)
-A Child's Book of Prayer in Art, Sister Wendy Beckett
-Various books about artists, related to history study

-Hymns for a Kid's Heart, Bobbie Wolgemuth
-History based music study: Early Music CD, Thomas Tallis CD
-Piano instruction

-Real Science for Kids, Chemistry
-reading aloud from The Storybook of Science, Jean Henri Fabre
-Various science books as Lucy desires and related to history study


SmallWorld at Home said...

Would you believe that A Virtuous Girl is written by a mom in our support group? She used to be my son's soccer coach, and she is a wonderful lady! That reminded me that I meant to use her study for boys!

Cheryl - Somewhat Crunchy said...

Biggest did Latin, it was wonderful to have that base language! And anything set to music is great for us. My son can still name almost all the Middle East countries he learned YEARS ago through a song.

Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

Sounds like a great line-up! I'd be curious to hear what you think of Real Kids Science. I saw lots of them at our curriculum fair this weekend, but didn't look closely since we already have our science curriculum.

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

It was really fun to look through what you'll be using for next year! It was also nice to see someone else who also has a big list. ;)

Tracy said...

We love d the Geography Songs CD! Have a great year!

Giggly Girls said...

It looks like a great year!

I just LOVE MUS and First Language Lessons.

Darcy @ m3b said...

Thanks so much for participating in the NBTS Blog Hop. Hope you'll join us in the weeks to come!


Robin E. said...

I have A Virtuous Girl sitting on my shelf, ready to use, but I probably won't start it until later in the year.

Thank you for sharing on the Blog Hop. Your choices look like a wonderful Classical year. Have fun!

knit1kids4 said...

Those are some great items you are using! I'm going to look up the virtuous girl book.