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Monday, August 2, 2010

Homeschool Curriculum 2010 - 2011

We are getting all geared up for our first year of homeschooling here at The Bagel Factory! We've been entrenched in the process of research and accumulation of curricula and now have only to organize (pray for us) our purchases. We are really excited, really ambitious, and really new to all this so this year will definitely be one of trial and error. Hopefully we've chosen our resources well and will have a blast! So without further adieu, here's what we've got on our plate for this school year.
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Kindergarten
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Daily Devotional with prayer, singing, Articles of Faith, Book of Mormon studies, monthly calendar and daily weather chart, and Pledge of Allegiance

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Reading:

I will read select titles from The Read-Aloud Handbook & Honey for a Child's Heart
Happy Phonics from Love to Learn
Poems for Memorization
He will also be working through a personal reading list in order to earn a new bike.

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Writing:

K-5 Journal and Language Arts Program from Love to Learn
Explode the Code Books 1, 2, & 3
A Reason for Handwriting, Kindergarten

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Math:

Singapore Earlybird Kindergarten Math, Textbooks A & B

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History:

I Love America, Part 1
Wee Sing America
Am History Literature titles from Turning Back the Pages of Time
US History Timeline

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Science:

Our Father's World
The World God Made
Apologia's Young Explorers Series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy

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Geography:

Expedition Earth from Confessions of a Homeschooler

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Art:

Around the World Art & Activities
Discovering Great Artists

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Music:

Recorder Fun
Beginning Piano

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PE/Extra Curricular:

On Stage (Theater Games)
Hopscotch, Hangman, Hot Potato, and Ha Ha Ha
Bouncy Ball
Club Soccer

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Preschool
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Daily Devotional with prayer, singing, Articles of Faith, Book of Mormon studies, monthly calendar and daily weather chart, and Pledge of Allegiance.

Note: Much of what my preschooler will do will follow the Kindergarten curriculum above with age-appropriate modifications.

Reading:

I will read select titles from The Read-Aloud Handbook & Honey for a Child's Heart
Letter of the Week Curriculum from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Happy Phonics from Love to Learn

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Writing:

Explode the Code Primers A, B, & C
K-5 Journal and Language Arts Program from Love to Learn 
(He will draw and tell me what to write, then trace my letters.)

Math:

Numbers, colors, and shapes through file folder games, lapbooks, and free online printables

History:

I Love America, Part 1
Wee Sing America
Am History Literature titles from Turning Back the Pages of Time
US History Timeline

Science:

Our Father's World
The World God Made
Apologia's Exploring Creation, Astronomy

Geography:

Expedition Earth from Confessions of a Homeschooler

Art:

Around the World Art & Activities
Discovering Great Artists
Clay, Playdough, Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Pastels, Scissors, Glue, Stickers, etc. 
(You name it, we've got it!)

Music:

Recorder Fun

PE/Extra Curricular:

On Stage (Theater Games)
Hopscotch, Hangman, Hot Potato, and Ha Ha Ha
Bouncy Ball
Gymnastics/Tumbling

5 comments:

Jeanette said...

Looks great! I am sure it will be a fun year for all of you.
I am going to have to look into the book list from Turning Back the Pages of History.

Nichole said...

That looks great! I have a kindergartner and a preschooler, too. :)

Joey said...

We loved Discovering Great Artists. The Hopscotch, Hangman, Hot Potato, and Ha Ha Ha book looks fun! I'll have to check that out. Have a great year.

Laurie said...

I haven't commented for so long, Congratulations on an adorable new little boy! I hope all is well.

Jen said...

Love how you have it all laid out like that to share. I am very much slacking in my blogging abilities, in so many ways I am techically illiterate, I use to be ahead of the game, but it's all surpassed me....I'm Dan's friend by the way...he is passing my blog link along to you. I'll def be checking yours out more often. We start K this year!