Our Curriculum2013_14

This school year brings our first go around at homeschooling high school! I can’t believe I will even have a child of high school age, let alone homeschooling one! I have done a whole years worth of planning for this new stage in our lives. Hopefully the 4 Year High School Plan that she and I have planned out together will set a good foundation for whatever she would like to go on and pursue in her life. I created the 4 Year High School Plan in a customizable spreadsheet for you to download, change, print, save for yourself.

With the coming of 9th grade Chloe will be totally independent. If she needs help she always has me here, but in general she will be responsible for herself and her own work. She will be spending more time doing work at her desk in her room as not to be distracted by the other two (she likes to parent them).

High School (9th Grade):

One of the biggest changes is that we are switching from me laying out Chloe’s day to day schedule, to Chloe being responsible for that. We are going to have a “Planning Meeting” every Sunday night to go over her plans for the week. She will have a skeleton list of what needs to be covered each week and from that she will plan out what she gets done when based on our schedule for that week.

hs4yearweb01For this task I decided to go to a paper planner for her and then I will transfer it into my Homeschool Tracker which is what I use for all our homeschool scheduling, attendance, grading, and transcript needs.

The planner I chose was the 4 Year High School Planner from Well Planned Day. I like having all 4 of her high school years together in one place, and I liked how it spread out things to think about and do pertaining to high school and college preparation throughout the 4 years as things need to get done.

English/Language Arts

Lightning Literature & Composition:
American: Early to Mid 19th Century
Lightning Lit  - American Early to Mid 19th Century

American: Mid to Late 19th Century
Lightning Lit - American Mid to Late 19th Century

Online High School Writing Course – Essay Rock Star

Mathematics – Algebra II

Teaching Textbooks Algebra II
Teaching Textbooks Algebra II

Science

We are using DIVE Integrated Physics & Chemistry  this year which is a combination of Physics & Chemistry and is supposed to be the new standard in 9th grade science.

History/Geography

America The Story of Us
Resources:
http://tribeof11.blogspot.com/2012/09/american-history-part-1.html

http://journey2excellence.blogspot.com/search/label/America%3A%20The%20Story%20of%20Us

High School Electives

Digital Photography:
Amanda Bennett Unit Study Digital Photography
Jessica Sprague Online Composition Class

Computer Programming

Having completed Kid Coder – Windows Programming last year and really liking the set up and content, we decided to keep going and move into Game Programming and then Java for this year.

Kid Coder – Game Programming

Kid Coder - Game Programming

Teen Coder – Java Programming

TC-JP2_MED

Latin

vocabulary vineWe decided on Latin this year for multiple reasons which I talk about in this post about Choosing Latin as a High School Elective & Foreign Language.

There are multiple programs that I am interested in, and I am planning on choosing a more complete and extensive program for sophomore year. In the end, for freshman year, I decided on Vocabulary Vine: A Spiral Study of Latin and Greek Roots. I felt this would be a good starting point with vocabulary and roots and I love the note card study system it helps the student to set up.


Elementary Overview: Grades 2 & 5

Mathematics

Jayden:
Teaching Textbooks Grade 7
Ava:
Singapore Math 2B & 3A

English/Language Arts

Jayden:
Growing With Grammar Grade 5
Zaner-Bloser Spelling Connections Online Grade 7
Ava:
Growing With Grammar Grade 2
Soaring With Spelling Grade 2

History/Geography

Jayden:
Simple Schooling American History
Ava:Story of the World Volume 2 The Middle Ages

Science

Both Jayden & Ava:
Simple Schooling Online Classroom


Ava’s Full 2nd Grade Curriculum for 2013-2014

2ndgrade13_14

Jayden’s Full 5th Grade Curriculum for 2013-2014

5th Grade Curriculum 2013 - 2014


iHomeschool Network’s Not Back to School Blog Hop 2013 Schedule

Not Back To School Blog Hop 2013
Week 1: Monday August 5 – Curriculum Hop
Week 2: Monday August 12 – School Room Hop
Week 3: Monday August 19 – Student Photo Hop
Week 4: Monday August 26 – Day in the Life Hop

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