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--
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.