Thursday, June 2, 2011


This is the second entry for the blog hop I'm doing called Who, What, When Where, Why, and How! What we our using is definitely my favorite topic as I'm totally into researching and picking curricula. So with out further ado I will tell you what each of my children is using for the 2011-2012 school year:

Buster 3rd grade
Bigger Hearts For His Glory, in its entirety. 
With storytime selections: Ben and Me, Snow Treasure, Farmer Boy, Balto and the Great Race, The Indian in the Cupboard, Concord Cunningham, By the Great Horn Spoon, Esperanza Rising, and The Whipping Boy!  
Including Cheerful cursive, Singapore Math 3a/3b, and Rod and Staff Grammar 2.
He will also be using Latin For Children Primer A
Draw and Write Through History Pilgrims, Pirates, and Patriots.

Sweetpea K/1st
She has 8 weeks of Little Hearts Left that she will be finishing when we start back up in July.
In September she will start 
With Singapore Math 1a/1b
Storytime Selections: George Washington, The Twenty-One Balloons, Little House in the Big Woods, The Cricket in Time Square, The Railway Children, If You Sailed on the Mayflower, If you Were A Pioneer On the Prairie, The House At Pooh Corner, All of a Kind Family, and A Children's Book of Virtues!
She will also be using Song School Latin,
A Reason For Handwriting A,
Phonics Pathways, Explode the code,
and All About Spelling 1!
When she is ready she will start the Heart of Dakota Emergent Readers.

Buttercup Preschool:
  and some Rod and Staff workbooks.
With Daddy:

We also have a bunch of art and music resources we will take advantage of:
Draw Write Now, Come and Look With Me, Meet the Great Composer's, Artistic Pursuits book 2, Great American Artists for Kids, books on impressionists, art cards, Wee Sing America, and Classical Music!

We will be continuing our State and President study when we get to it with these books: Our Country's Presidents, States, Don't Know Much About the 50 States, Don't Know Much About the Presidents, Yo Millard Fillmore, and Yo Sacramento!

The kids all keep a nature journal, but I pretty much leave them up to their own devices on that. I simply bring them with me when we go on nature walks and let them draw what they choose.

As far as educational games and movies go we use all of the Leap Frog DVD's, Singapore Math games, Reader Rabbit Games, Jumpstart Games, School House Rock, Spanish Games, Planet Earth, Talking Fingers, The Reading Kingdom, Big IQ Kids, Wordy Qwerty, and what ever else we get our hands on or strikes our fancy!

I really do not think of this a s a subject because it is just part of our life.
The kids do swim lessons, soccer, basketball etc.
At home right now we are using GoTrybe Wii Fit, and Nickelodeon Fit!

If you want to join in simply post on your own blog about what you will be using for next school year and then come back here and add your direct link! Please add a link back to my blog so others can join in too.

This linky will be active for 7 days and you can add at any time!

Update: I decided to drop Latin for now and we are focusing exclusively on Spanish! We are using Speekee, Salsa Spanish Episodes, and two Spanish Curriculum's that I am reviewing.


melismama said...

HI Abbie, thanks for linking this up to NOBH. I am working on our schedule for the Fall right now!


Briana said...

You have a lot of great resources. I was too lazy to take pictures of what we use.

Jennifer @ Our Family Forest said...

I am so glad that you thought to do this meme! I just love that there is an incentive to look over what has worked for us and what we would like to do differently next year. This has been a good starting point! Thank you.

Rachel said...

Thanks for the link up again. I love looking at everyone's choices for curriculum.

~Heather said...

I LOVE explode the code!! I'm sad to admit that we abandoned Heart of Dakota this year. We will still be using it for preschool though.

Our Peculiar Lives said...

Looks like a fabulous year! exciting! :) Enjoy!
(visiting from the link up at Training Children up for Christ)
Have a great year!

joelle said...

What a nice line up. I hope you have a great year!

Dawn said...

What wonderful piles of books. Have a wonderful year.