Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Our Curriculum choices for the Year

Not Back to School Blog Hop

Found this fun blog hop and thought I would join in. I have done a couple of posts about curriculum that I love and thought I would show what our choices are for the upcoming year.

Tapestry of Grace

This year TOG will be our spine for history, literature, geography and writing.  I am excited to use this program and am almost ready to get started with it.  We will be studying Year 1 which covers the time from Creation to the fall of Rome.  This has various readers and writing assignments based on their age and level so even though they will all be studying the same time period they will have reading and writing assignments that are appropriate for their ages.

First Language Lessons and Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading

Grammar study for the year.  We will be using three different levels of FLL this year.  Also two of the boys will continue to work through OPG which is a great phonics program.

Math U See

All of the boys will be using different levels of MUS this year.  Graham is switching back after almost of a year of a different math program. 

Classic Science Life

This is our first year trying this science program but I think it will be a good intro to the scientific method for the boys. 

Italic Handwriting

Great handwriting program that all the boys will be using this year.  I really like how legible their handwriting is with this program. 

They will also do art and typing.

For extracurricular I am hoping to get them in some type of music lessons and they play soccer and baseball.


Kristal@knit1kids4.wordpress.com said...

I love First Language Lessons!

Have a great year.

joelle said...

It's me again, love your blog so I stayed a bit. Plus we have a lot in common, except I only have 2 boys. My husband is a pastor as well. We did use Classic Science Life last year and my 6 year old enjoyed it. We also did FLL and it was very good. I am going to start it with my soon to be 5 year old. Just like you , again, we are starting TOG year 1 this year. I am very excited too. How old are your boys? I hope to get to know you better. BTW Happy 20th. That's a nice milestone.

Robin said...

Thanks for stopping by girls!

Joelle, I am glad to hear you liked Classic Life Science. We have been pretty relaxed with science and I really think that this will be a good intro to the scientific method for the boys. Our boys are 10, 8, 6, 3 and will all have birthdays in the fall/winter.

We are excited about using TOG this year. I love history and love how this will tie everything together for us.

L2L said...

glad to see i'm not the only one doing the italic thing,lol.. I'm excited about looking into Classic Life Science... we still haven't found THE Curriculum for science yet so i'm excited that there are so many more choices than i realized out there. Have a wonderful year!!!

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

It looks like you have a great year planned. Enjoy!

I really like MUS, by the way.