Monday, August 17, 2015
2015 Curriculum Overview
Our school year has already started and we're two weeks into 2nd grade with both Ash and Garrett so I thought I would share what curriculums we are currently using.
Math - CTC online Mathematics (Grade 1 and 2) - We started using this for a review for and will continue to use it. We are about halfway though the Grade 1 curriculum and will be switching over to 2nd Grade most likely in December. We're also working our way through A Beka Arithmetic Levels 1 and 2.
English/Language Arts - Horizons Reading and Phonics Grade 2 and BJU English 2 Writing and Grammar, and IEW's Writing Lessons in Structure and Style: Bible Heroes. Literature selections will be Tales from the Odyssey (Books 1 and 2), Because of Winn-Dixie, Stone Fox, The Cat of Bubestes and The Phantom Tollbooth.
Science - Apologia's Exploring Creation with Astronomy followed with Apologia's Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the 5th Day.
History: Mystery of History Volume 1: Creation to the Resurrection will be our main history text while also introducing American History with A Beka's My America and My World (Grade 1) and Our America (Grade 2). We are also currently doing a unit study while reading from Youth With A Mission's HEROES OF HISTORY Captain John Smith: A Foothold in the New World.
Art: Tuesdays - Madcap Logic's Creativity Express Online Thursdays- Artistic Pursuits as well as World's Greatest Artists Vol 1 Study from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Foreign Language - French: We will be using both Middlebury Interactive Languages Elementary French 1 for Grades K-1 as well as the French Essentials course through Schoolhouseteachers.com as well as using Duolingo for French for practice.
Music: Music Theory 1 from Schoolhouseteachers.com as well as World's Greatest Composers from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Bible: In addition to the studies presented by Mystery of History, we will also be doing Calvary Curriculum's 325 Studies through the Bible Children's Curriculum.