Our Curriculum

When I first researched curriculum, it seemed there wasn't much out there. As it turns out, I just wasn't looking in the right spot. Another homeschooling mom turned me onto The Well-Trained Mind Forums, which turned out to be a bubbling pot of homeschool know-how and curriculum gold!

In the beginning, we were extremely limited by Tessa's inability to read and write. I had to find things that involved a lot of circling, underlining, coloring, etc. After a few short months of handwriting instruction, she could write! Acquiring this skill opened many doors.


Assigning grades is ambiguous in the homeschooling world. Some do, some don't. We started kindergarten-level curriculum with Tessa at the age of four years, four months. To keep it simple, I've listed our past and present curriculum by traditional grade and age classifications.


Tessa currently schools about 5-6 hours a day, five days a week from August to May, plus summer enrichment.



Fourth Grade - Fall 2016 (Age 9)

World Wise 3000: Book 4
New American Cursive 2: Famous Americans
Christian Light Education: Language Arts, Grade 4
Christian Light Education: Reading, Grade 4
Story Grammar for Elementary School: A Sentence Composing Approach
All About Spelling, Level 4
Touch-Type Read and Spell
Didax Daily Mental Math, Grade 4
Singapore Math 4A & 4B
Modern History - WWII to Present
Geography - North America
50 States Study
U.S. Presidents Study
Getting Started With Spanish
Analogy Challenges: Level A
Perplexors: Basic Level
Music Appreciation/Composer Study
Art Appreciation/Artist Study
Deep Space Sparkle (Art)

Third Grade - Fall 2015 (Age 8)

World Wise 3000: Book 3
New American Cursive 1
Rod & Staff: English, Grade 3
Christian Light Education: Reading, Grade 3
All About Spelling, Level 3
Didax Daily Mental Math, Grade 3
Singapore Math 3B
Modern History - Civil War to WWII
Physics
Getting Started With Spanish
Analogy Challenges: Level A
Perplexors: Basic Level
Music Appreciation/Composer Study
Art Appreciation/Artist Study
Home Art Studio: Second Grade
Deep Space Sparkle (Art)


Second Grade - Fall 2014 (Age 7)


A Word a Day, Grade 2
Rod & Staff: English, Grade 2
Writing With Ease: Level 1
Writing With Ease: Level 2
The Elson Readers: Book One
The Elson Readers: Book One, Teacher's Guide
The Stories Julian Tells: An Instructional Guide for Literature
General Reading/Literature
All About Reading, Level 3
All About Reading, Level 4
All About Spelling, Level 2
Spellwell A
Spellwell AA
Didax Daily Mental Math, Grade 3
Singapore Primary Math Textbook 2B STD ED
Singapore Primary Math Workbook 2B STD ED
Singapore Primary Math Home Instructor's Guide 2B STD ED
Singapore Math Intensive Practice US ED 2B
Singapore Math Challenging Word Problems for Primary Mathematics 2
Singapore Math Extra Practice for Primary Math STD ED 2
Singapore Primary Math Textbook 3A STD ED
Singapore Primary Math Workbook 3A STD ED
Singapore Primary Math Home Instructor's Guide 3A STD ED
Singapore Math Intensive Practice US ED 3A
Singapore Math Extra Practice for Primary Math STD ED 3
Chemistry
History Odyssey: Early Modern, Level 1
Historical Fiction
Song School Spanish
Primarily Logic
Analogy Challenges: Level A
Perplexors: Basic Level
The Story of the Orchestra
Picture Study Portfolios: Giotto
Picture Study Portfolios: Velazquez
Home Art Studio: First Grade


Second Grade - Summer 2014 (Age 7)

The Modern Speller (Dictation)
Rod & Staff: English, Grade 2
The Elson Readers: Primer
The Elson Readers: Primer, Teacher's Guide
All About Spelling, Level 2
Spellwell A
Spellwell AA
Singapore Primary Math Textbook 2B STD ED
Singapore Primary Math Workbook 2B STD ED
Singapore Primary Math Home Instructor's Guide 2B STD ED
Singapore Math Intensive Practice US ED 2B
Singapore Math Challenging Word Problems for Primary Mathematics 2
Singapore Math Extra Practice for Primary Math STD ED 2
Singapore/Fan Learning Publications Process Skills in Problem Solving L2
Song School Spanish


First Grade - Fall 2013 (Age 6)

Daily Phonics, Grade 1
Daily Reading Comprehension, Grade 1
Grammar & Punctuation, Grade 1
Language Fundamentals, Grade 1
Vocabulary Fundamentals, Grade 1
A Word a Day, Grade 1
Daily 6-Trait Writing, Grade 1
General Reading
All About Spelling, Level 1
Super Simple Independent Practice: Language Arts, Grade 1
Reading & Writing with Picture Books, Grade 1
Singapore Primary Math Textbook 2A STD ED
Singapore Primary Math Workbook 2A STD ED
Singapore Primary Math Home Instructor's Guide 2A STD ED
Singapore Math Intensive Practice US ED 2A
Singapore Math Challenging Word Problems for Primary Mathematics 2
Singapore Math Extra Practice for Primary Math STD ED 2
Singapore/Fan Learning Publications Process Skills in Problem Solving L2
Math Mammoth Blue Series, Addition 1
Math Mammoth Blue Series, Subtraction 1
Math Mammoth Blue Series, Add & Subtract 2-A
Math Mammoth Blue Series, Add & Subtract 2-B
ScienceWorks for Kids, Grades 1-3 (EMC 857 - Geology, 853 - Solar System)
Investigating Science, Grades 1-3 (TEC 30224 - Weather)
History Odyssey: Middle Ages, Level 1
Song School Spanish
Analogies for Beginners, Grades 1-3
Logic Safari: Book 1, Grades 2-3
Atelier Art, Level 1


Kindergarten - Fall 2012 (Age 5)

Hooked on Phonics – Learn to Read, Second Grade

Singapore Primary Math Textbook 1B STD ED
Singapore Primary Math Workbook 1B STD ED
Singapore Primary Math Home Instructor's Guide 1B STD ED
Singapore Math Intensive Practice US ED 1B
Singapore Math Challenging Word Problems for Primary Mathematics 1
Singapore Math Extra Practice for Primary Math STD ED 1
Singapore/Fan Learning Publications Process Skills in Problem Solving L1
Singapore/Fan Learning Publications Math Express Speed Maths Strategies 1
Singapore Math Math Sprints Workbook 1
R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey: Life, Level 1
ScienceWorks for Kids, Grades 1-3 (EMC 854, 855, 856, 858, 859) 
Investigating Science, Grades 1-3 (TEC 30220, 30221, 30222, 30223)
History Odyssey: Ancients, Level 1
Teach Them Spanish!, Grade K
Teach Them Spanish!, Grade 1
Atelier Art, Level 1


Kindergarten - Summer 2012 (Age 5)


Hooked on Phonics – Learn to Read, First Grade

Beginning Geography


Preschool - Fall 2011 (Age 4)


Handwriting Without Tears - Letters and Numbers for Me

Handwriting Without Tears - Kindergarten Teacher's Guide
Handwriting Without Tears (Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn CD, Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters, Slate Chalkboard, Blackboard with Double Lines, Gray Block Paper, Wide Double Line Notebook Paper, Little Sponge Cubes)

2 comments:

  1. I love love love your lists! I am a bit of a compulsive list maker myself. :)

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    1. LOL! It's my way of staying organized and keeping track of what we do/use. Much easier to access and more fun than printed lists in a binder somewhere. :o)

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