Sunday, July 17, 2011

Next Year’s Curriculum

We’ve been enjoying a relaxed summer. Emily has been doing about an hour a day of math and some science experiments. We’ll start our next school year in mid-August. This is what our curriculum choices look like for 6th grade:


Singapore Primary Math 6

Language Arts: My main focus is to have Emily do a lot of writing this year, much of it coordinating with history. I’ll incorporate spelling and grammar instruction into her writing. We’ll also use--

Wordly Wise

Write With the Best


History:  In the fall, we will complete our World Cultures studies by learning about South America and Europe. In January, we will begin Diana Waring’s world history series. I have the first edition which I used with my older kids. I don’t think it’s as structured as the current edition, but I found it very easy to include all the extra resources we have or will borrow from the library. I love all the activity and writing ideas included.

Science: I have a hodge podge of science planned, including some of the Curiosity Files, Classic Life Science, and TOPS  Magnetism. I’m hoping to receive something interesting  as a member of the TOS Crew, too!


Rosetta Stone Spanish

Building Thinking Skills


We will start off the year by doing a couple of units from Beyond Five in a Row—Cricket in Times Square and The Saturdays.

All of this is pretty flexible and subject to change and modification as we use TOS Crew review items throughout the year.


  1. Looks like a great year. I just love checking out everyone else's curriculum. =o)

  2. We are using Diana warings RRR this year.

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