It is hard to believe but the summer is almost over! We are planning to start our school year on Monday, August 13th and I am SO very excited to be using My Father’s World again! In fact, my kids are visiting their grandparents for a week, which means I am busy preparing for school! I can hardly believe that I will have a 4th grader, two 2nd graders, and two kindergarteners! Where oh where does the time go? Here is what we have planned for our 2012-2013 school year:
Bible: The Discipleship Curriculum: The Creator (as our primary Bible study) AND Grapevine Studies (as they tie into our My Father’s World Creation to the Greeks study) AND We Choose Virtues (as part of our calendar time).
Math: Singapore Primary Mathematics 4A-B (will finish up 3B first)
Writing: Writing Strands Level 3
Reading: McCall-Crabbs: Standard Test Lessons in Reading along with various other books & read-alouds
Vocabulary: English from the Roots Up
History/Geography: My Father’s World CtG (includes books shown below) AND African-American History Units (more info coming soon!)
Music: My Father’s World CtG AND piano lessons
Typing: Typing Instructor
Spanish: Sonrisas Spanish School
Bible: I am so thrilled that my oldest three kids will all be doing a lot of subjects together now! That is one of the things I love about My Father’s World! Bible is one of the subjects we will be doing together! See above for more about our curriculum choices!
Math: Singapore Primary Mathematics 2A-B (will finish up 1B first)
Science: See above
History/Geography: See above
Arts & Crafts: See above
Music: My Father’s World CtG AND perhaps piano lessons (we are still deciding on this one!)
Typing: See above
Spanish: See above
Bible: The little boys will be participating in our Bible curricula listed above as best they can. However, Bible is also included in their My Father’s World Kindergarten curriculum.
Math: Although I used Singapore Math Essentials with my other kids for kindergarten, I am still debating if I will use it for my little guys!
Handwriting: My older three kids all have successfully learned cursive in kindergarten, but I’m not so sure my little guys are ready. I plan to use Cursive First, but if it proves to be too much, I will back off and wait until 1st grade.
Arts & Crafts: I will incorporate lots of crafts based on our MFW Kindergarten lessons and our MFW Kindergarten printables.
Spanish: See above