Homeschool Update!

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I recently recorded a new episode of the Savvy Homeschool Moms podcast with my cohost (episode not ready for publish yet, but I’m aiming to have it out soon!)…and one of the things we talked about was what our curriculum and resources look like for the year…so I thought it might also be a good thing to post here!

We are sort of going in an unschooling direction on many days, but these are the things that I have on my list for my kids for this year that I want to at least touch upon when I can…

For my 12yr old son:

Language Arts: Brave Writer: The Writer’s Jungle, Boomerang, Sequential Spelling online, copywork, journal, blog

Math: Math Mammoth, Splash Math, Speed Game, Right Start Math Games, other math games

Social Studies: Civil War study (everything we could get our hands on that looked interesting, in prep for going on a field trip to our local Civil War reenactment), Crash Course World History, historical fiction & picture books, learn about holidays as they occur, projects, learn about current events as they happen

Geography: Mapping the World by Heart (maybe…I’ve been trying to get to this curriculum for years and have yet to succed), Amazing Race (once it comes back on again! We love to watch as a family, and I have a country report that I created to go along with it), puzzles, projects!

Science: Pandia Press Chemistry, Steve Spangler Science Club kits, NOVA, NOVA ScienceNOW, documentaries, nature hikes, Makers Club, projects!

Art: Discovering Great Artists, Great American Artists for Kids , Picturing the Past, projects, art kits, photography/art projects (stop motion, video editing…)!

Music: drum lessons, playing a variety of music regularly

And field trips and friend time!!

For my 17yr old daughter:

Business: Continue working on website (learn more WordPress), continue working on digital art (learn more Photoshop, use YouTube and Lynda.com, as needed.), continue: Micro Business for Teens curriculum, by Carol Topp

Language Arts: Continue: Help for High School by Brave Writer, copywork, journal, blog

Math: Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance, High School Edition for Homeschool

Social Studies: Civil War, Crash Course World History, historical fiction & picture books, learn about holidays as they occur, projects, learn about current events as they happen

Geography: Mapping the World by Heart, Amazing Race, puzzles, projects, learn about current events as they happen

Science: NOVA, NOVA ScienceNOW, documentaries, nature hikes, Makers Club, projects!

Art: Continue pursuing her art and handcrafts

And field trips and friend time!!

 

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