I have taken an extended break from posting, wrapping up an especially tiring pregnancy and adjusting to life as a mother of four (yes, four!) children.
We have maintained a light school schedule through all of the new baby chaos, focusing on Math and Spelling, and a little Science for good measure. But I have been in full planning mode, getting ready for the Fall term, and I figured our curriculum plan for the new school year would be the perfect first post after my hiatus.
Though we do school year round, I typically “promote” at the end of Spring. We spend our summer keeping up with Math and Language Arts, and then move into our full schedule in the Fall.
I’m excited for this new school year! Kyri is becoming more independent in her school work, which frees up time to work on early preschool material with Ender. We’ve changed our Science and History curriculum for this year, and I’ll be posting more details on both as we get into them in the coming weeks.
Kyriandra – 3rd grade (age 7)
**we switched to Saxon 5/4 middle of this past year, and will continue.
** we switched to a new curriculum late Spring. This year’s focus will be on Chemistry!
History – U.S History
**we have opted to take a break from the Story of the World sequence, and this year we will be focusing on American History.
**we will be continuing our study of Hebrew this year, with mastery of the alef bet (recognition and writing) as well as some basic vocabulary and phrases.
Health and Wellness
** we will continue focusing on maintaining our health and wellness through preparing wholesome foods as well natural products for health and home. We will incorporate running and hiking, as well as healthy cooking, into our weekly schedule.
** we are continuing to read and discuss Old and New Testament scripture and history with Bible Road Trip, as well as work on scripture memorization and building character through participation with AWANA.
** we are taking a more relaxed approach to Art Appreciation, exploring well-known works of art and having some fun with art projects inspired by these pieces.
Ender – Early Preschool (age 3)
**Ender enjoys practicing his ABCs and 123s, and so we will be using content from LotW to work on letters, numbers, shapes and colors. Excellent reading selections, including those listed in Before Five in a Row, will be a large part of our weekly schedule.