I can hardly believe that I just graduated one child, and now only have two more left to send through the system. Our system, of course, seeing that we homeschool. This fall we will have a 4th grader and a 9th grader! It is mind boggling. Considering I have a crate full of books for each grade, K-12th, you would think that this school planning thing would get easier.
If nothing else, it is more complicated now than it ever has been. For one, it seems that I have about one of everything available in my possession. Seriously. Add to that the fact that I review homeschool curriculum and new stuff is released every day, it gets rather confusing at times. Oh, and there is that curriculum junkie syndrome, but that is a whole different post!
There is just not enough time in the day nor kids in our family to use all that I would like to use. Each year I have to reevaluate, pick and choose, and pray that God covers my inadequacies. There are good things I used for the girls that are just not the best fit for the boys. As the years go by I see more and more often that just because I love a product does not mean that it is necessarily the best fit for a child's learning style. I have learned that the hard way in a few cases, and so am working hard to tailor what I choose to each individual child, not to me. I am a slow learner! ;)
So, that being said here is the current plan for 2016-2017! If they are highlighted, then they are linked to a review or post I have done in the past in case you are interested!
Salem- 9th Grade
Teaching Textbooks Algebra
IEW- Level C
Traditional Logic 1/2 Semester
Music Appreciation 1/2 Semester
Science Shepherd Biology
Vocabulary from the Classical Roots
Dave Ramsey's Foundations
Colby- 4th Grade
Veritas Press Self Paced History, Third Year
Memoria Press Literature & Penmanship
All About Spelling
Writing- Here to Help Learning
Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids
Science Shepherd, Introductory Science
Veritas Press Bible
Music Appreciation (with Salem)
Teaching Textbooks- 4th grade
I am sure I have missed something and I am sure something will change between now and September, but at least I feel like I have a handle on most of it. For the moment!
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