Sunday, August 12, 2012

2012-2013 Homeschool Curriculum

Our first day of school will be tomorrow and below is a list of all that I hope to accomplish this 2012-2013 homeschool year with my 4 Cupcakes! I have included links in each subject area in case anyone is interested in finding out more about each resource.  Just click on the text link to get further information.  If you want to peek into our homeschool classroom go HERE since our room continues to be set up the same as years past.

To start off our 2012-2013 we will make and decorate our cross cake that has become a new school year tradition.  We will draw and decorate our "Tee-riffic Summer" t-shirt cut outs at the start of our day too.  I also like to have my kids fill out this All About Me sheet that I slip into the front of their binder that holds all their lesson plans.  My older kids enjoy doing this simple, but fun activity too and it's neat to see how their interests change or stay the same year to year as they fill out the sheet about themselves. 

Family Morning Devotion I call this time "Couch Catechism" because the children and I plan to start each day around 8:30 AM (that's my start time goal anyway) on our family room couch to say prayer intentions, say the Morning Offering Prayer, read a devotion from Jesus Calling while my children look up the scripture to go with each devotion (thanks Melissa for my Jesus Calling book win 2 years ago , we are enjoying this book!), read the saint for each day from Saints for Young Readers for Every Day, Vol. I and Vol. II, and read a Friendly Defenders Catholic Card.

Curriculum for Cupcake #1, 7th grade daughter

Handwriting: Better Handwriting for Young Catholics from Seton

Grammar: Easy Grammar Plus Student Workbook

Religion: Faith Formation for Families, The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2 and HERE is a review of the Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechisms from Cathy Duffy Reviews

Math: Teaching Textbooks 7

Spelling:  Spelling Wisdom, Book 2

Reading/Literature: using Literature suggestions in RC History, Vol. 3

Writing: IEW Writing class

History: RC History, Vol. 3, The Kingdom as the Body of Christ Medieval Through Renaissance History

Science:  Apologia General Science with Companion CD ROM.
I found these great lesson plans for this General Science course from Donna Young's site

Latin:  First Form Latin with Cupcake 2

Map Skills: Maps, Charts, Graphs, Level G

PE:  recreation soccer in the Spring and my daughter enjoys archery too so we hope to get her into some archery classes/lessons since she has her own bow.

Music:  weekly piano lessons with a friend of ours who teaches piano

Curriculum for Cupcake #2, 5th grade son

Handwriting: Cursive Writing Skills for Left-Handed Students

Grammar: Daily Grams Grade 5

Religion:  Faith Formation for Families, The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No.1, Faith and Life (Credo: I Believe)

Math: Teaching Textbooks 5

Spelling:  Spelling Wisdom, Book 2

Reading/Literature: using Literature suggestions in RC History, Vol. 3

Writing: Writing Tales Level Two

History: see Cupcake #1 Curriculum

Science: Apologia Zoology 3: Land Animals of the 6th Day, with Notebooking Journal 

Latin:  see Cupcake #1 Curriculum

Map Skills: Maps, Charts, Graphs, Level E

PE:  recreation soccer team in the Fall and Spring

Music:  weekly piano lessons with a friend of ours who teaches piano

Our son will continue to be involved in his local Boy Scout Troop.

Curriculum for Cupcake #3, 3rd grade daughter

Handwriting: Catholic Heritage Curricula, Level 3 /Cursive and Prima Latina Copywork from Memoria Press

Grammar: Grammar 3 workbook that I bought at Barnes and Noble

Religion:  Faith Formation for Families and Faith and Life (Our Life with Jesus)

Math: Rod & Staff 2/3

Spelling:  Rod & Staff Spelling 4

Reading:  Memoria Press Literature Guides  (The Courage of Sarah Noble, Little House in the Big Woods, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Tales from Beatrix Potter)

Writing:  WriteShop Primary

History: listening to read alouds with Cupcake 1 and 2

Science: see Cupcake #2 Curriculum

Latin: Prima Latina

Map Skills:  Maps, Charts, Graphs, Level C

PE:  recreation soccer team in the Fall and Spring

For Cupcake #4, Pre-K, age 4 year old daughter 

Faith Formation for Families and Memoria Press, Classical Junior Kindergarten Curriculum

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Tiffany said...

Popping over to wish you a tee-rific and blessed start tomorrow! Your mornings sounds very similar to ours...Love your coined term "Couch Catechism":) What a sweet thought to think of all the other families around the country starting their day in a similar way! We will kick off on the Assumption this week. Peace of Christ be with you and Ave Maria!

Mary said...

Looks great Tracy! I am using several same things. I love Apologia science, and we'll be doing Prima Latina, as well as trying IEW this year! Have a great school year!

Unknown said...

You guys will have a busy year! We are using the literature guides from Memoria Press this year for the first time and we are looking forward to it. Many blessings on your year :)

Laurie said...

Your so organized! I am no where near that ready even yet. Hoping you guys have a wonderful and productive year!

Laurie said...

that should be YOU ARE! I always do that. ;)

CC Jen said...

Hope your week is off to a great start! I love the Saints for Young Readers books, we read one every morning over breakfast.

Looks like a good year is planned out.
I am so behind this year with my plan with all the traveling we are doing. I am trying IEW for the first time this year too, boy that was expensive! Hope it is what my kids need to improve their writing. Click a vote for you today

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