While we homeschool year round, we typically shift gears a bit in summer and take a lighter approach to our studies. We then kick it into high gear for the start of the traditional school year in August.
Here is a complete list of all the curriculum content we are using this school year. This post contains affiliate links.
We are continuing with double digit addition and subtraction, 2D and 3D geometric shapes, time, money, measurement, place value, and starting simple multiplication.
We are covering grammar, poetry memorization and recitation, spelling and vocabulary, reading comprehension, and print handwriting. Kyri is also very excited to start learning cursive!
Following the classical schedule, we will be learning about Earth Science and Astronomy this year.
We will be learning about exploration and colonization of the “New World” through the Gold Rush of the 1840s.
We are continuing with the literature selections of FIAR Volume 2. We will spend 2-3 weeks on each selection, and will be putting together a lap book for each row.
We will continue working on basic Spanish – phrases, alphabet, vocabulary. We are also adding in Beginner Hebrew, which should be quite exciting!
Nature journaling using The Outdoor Hour as inspiration, and participating in monthly Growing Up Wild co-op will round out our Nature Studies. We are also using Herb Fairies, along with other resources, to learn about herbalism and natural health.
Art and Music Appreciation
We have really enjoyed Harmony Fine Arts. We will be completing Grade 1 this year and starting the Grade 2 material.
Kyri loves the various activities contained in Lollipop Logic. We will also play various games that strengthen critical thinking skills. I previously detailed our critical thinking lesson approach here.
We will be participating in AWANA again this year – Kyri returns as a Spark. This is a weekly club at a local church that teaches basic Christian principles through Bible verse memorization, games and activities.
Be sure to check out what what other homeschoolers have planned for this school year. Head over to the Not Back-to-School Hop at iHomeschool Network!