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.


  1. We love the Apologia books. We've done the astronomy and the flying creatures. :-)

  2. Yep---we adore almost anything by Apologia!

    The fine arts products from Confessions of a Homeschooler sound intriguing!


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