Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Curriculum/Scheduling '09-'10

I do have pictures from Buster's birthday and I will post them shortly. I finally recieved all the books I purchased for school next year. I'm really excited about it and wanted to share my plans with you all. Here is a list of what Buster will be using for first grade:

Math: Horizons 1
Phonics: Explode the code books 4-6
Phonics Pathways, Reading Pathways
Science: Apologia Land Animals of the Sixth Day: Exploring Creation with Zoology 3
Christian Liberty Nature Reader, Book 1, Second Edition
Live Butterfly Garden
History: History For Little Pilgrims
Geography: Map Skills, Grade 1
Art: Draw Write Now, Book 6: Animals and Habitats - On Land, Ponds and Rivers, Oceans
I can draw animals, Usborne playtime(I found this at Salvation army for 15 cents because it was 50% off day)
Writing: He will be finishing 1st grade handwriting without tears, and journaling
Spelling: Basic Skills 1st grade spelling, and these two sites http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/spelling-levela.html
http://www.spellingcity.com/
Bible: The Explorer's Bible for Kids: Explore and Live God's Word (Nkjv), The Children's Illustrated Bible
Spanish: so far I have Spanish Write and wipe book, but I hope to find something else to. Buster Keeps begging me to teach him Spanish ever since he heard his soccer coach speak Spanish.

We are doing animal themes that will last 2.5 weeks each. This will coincide with his science book for the most part. I have been collecting a bunch of childrens reading books from thrifts store that go with our animal themes, and we will use the library to fill in what I don't have. Also I plan to do some lapbooks and I will find most of them here:
http://www.homeschoolshare.com/Lapbooks_at_HSS.php
Here is a list of the animal topics:
Animal Classifications
Dogs
Bears
Cats/Rabbits
Marsupials or Birds
Monkeys
Mice/rodents
Elephants
Farm Animals
Reptiles
Frogs
Dinosaurs
Spiders/Insects
Snails/Worms or Fish
A couple of these I am unsure of yet.

I purchased my books from Amazon and CBD

For Sweetpea I will be doing PreK work. For her I have purchased
Get ready for the code, Get set for the Code, Go for the code by Explode the code
Phonics pathways (she insists that she's going to learn to read this year. We will see)
Christian Liberty Nature reader K (It has one story for each letter of the alphabet that goes with an animal) and a mess of little dollar tree workbooks.
For her I will be doing one letter of the alphabet for every 1.5, and she will be making an alphabet notebook. In this order based on her ETC books. Here are some sites I plan to use for her:
http://www.carlscorner.us.com/
http://www.starfall.com/
http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/index.html
http://www.goodnightstories.com/images/alphabet/alphbet1.htm
http://homeschoolcreations.blogspot.com/
http://1plus1plus1equals1.blogspot.com/
http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/
A
B
F
M
K
R
T
E
P
J
I
H
S
N
D
O
C
L
G
W
Y
V
Z
Q
X
U

I will be introducing Buttercup to TotSchool
http://1plus1plus1equals1.blogspot.com/
http://totallytots.blogspot.com/http://

Here is a basic schedule of what subjects we will cover weekly:

For Buster:

Monday:
Phonics
Math
Reading
Spelling
Bible

Tuesday:
Phonics
Math
Reading
Writing
History
Science

Wednesday:
Phonics
Math
Reading
Spelling
Art
Music

Thursday:
Phonics
Math
Reading
Writing
Geography
Science

Friday:
YMCA
Lapbook
Notebook
Special Activities

Sweetpea:
Monday:
Phonics
Math
Bible

Tuesday:
Phonics
Math
History

Wednesday:
Phonics
Math
Art
Music

Thursday:
Phonics
Math
Science

Friday:
YMCA
Alphabet Book
Special Activities


I will keep you posted on how it goes. So far all the books look great ;)
Here are a few more sites I found lately that have been helpful:
http://thehomeschoolclassroom.blogspot.com/
http://www.weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers.com/
http://thecurriculumchoice.com/
http://heartofthematteronline.com/
http://www.ourlifestyleoflearning.com/
http://www.ode.state.or.us/teachlearn/real/standards/#

I couldn't do a homeschool post without a plug for the Old SchoolHouse Magazine.
http://www.thehomeschoolmagazine.com/
Finally here is a site I have found very helpful when choosing curriculums:
http://www.homeschoolreviews.com/







7 comments:

;-) said...

That is a lot of organization, and it is no were near September yet. I am impressed!

5intow said...

thanks for sharing all the website links. Many I am familiar with, but a few I don't know so well.

I don't think I really need information, but for some reason that doesn't keep me from continuing the search. :-)

Cheryl - Somewhat Crunchy said...

Wow, you're so organized. I need to better plan our daily-hour-to-hour schedule.

Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

You're going to have such a fun year! Preschool is one of my favorite times in a child's life -- so much fun stuff to learn and explore.

We love Horizons and ETC. We'll be using them this year, too.

Darcy @ m3b said...

Thanks for participating in the NBTS Blog Hop!

Robin E. said...

I've never heard of Tot School. Intriguing. Thanks for sharing on the Blog Hop.

knit1kids4 said...

Great choices. We are using Apologia this year and love horizons.