It’s that time of year again. As much as I’d like summer to last forever, I can’t remain in denial. The new school year is right around the corner and for many, it has already started.
I’ve received all our books and curriculum and am excited about this year’s lessons. We use My Father’s World and this year we are doing ancient history. We actually started some of it in June and have enjoyed learning about Egypt, pyramids, and mummies.
Like all homeschoolers, I enjoy sharing the curriculum that we use:
1. For language arts we will continue using First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 3 Instructor Guide (First Language Lessons). It’s worked well for us the past couple of years so we will stick with it.
2. For spelling we will continue with A Reason for Spelling – Level D: Student Workbook. As I’ve posted before, I love this curriculum!
3. We are starting Latin and Greek roots this year using English from the Roots Up, Vol. 1: Help for Reading, Writing, Spelling, and S.A.T. Scores. For writing, we are going to try Writing Strands Level 3 (Writing Strands Ser).
4. Another new curriculum for us is a computer programming curriculum we found to get my oldest started on learning the basics. I found it here.
5. We will also continue with Rosetta Stone Spanish, Singapore Math, A Reason for Handwriting, and Typer Island.
6. I always like to supplement our MFW curriculum to dive deeper into what we are learning. I love these history pockets, History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations, Grades 1-3. They are kind of like lapbooks and a fun addition to our lessons.
7. I found this fun book on the orchestra, Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music! We will be listening to the works of Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart as well as learning about their lives.
8. Our homeschool co-op will be doing Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day — Young Explorers Series (Young Explorer (Apologia Educational Ministries)) this year. We did ocean creatures last year and loved it. I’ve ordered the lap book that goes with it for my kids to do as well.
Are you trying any new curriculum this year? What is your favorites that you’ll never stop using?