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:

Math: 

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

Editor-in-Chief

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!

Other:

Rosetta Stone Spanish

Building Thinking Skills

Piano

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.

2 comments:

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

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  2. We are using Diana warings RRR this year.

    Thanks for linking up with me. It has been great.

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    http://trainingchildrenupforchrist.blogspot.com/

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