I am already planning for the 2015 school-year, however, so I thought I'd share my plans. I am afraid that my choices won't be any surprise, since I am sticking with our current programs.
Josiah (4th grade)
Language Arts ~ The Phonics Road to Spelling & Reading level 3.
Arithmetic ~ Abeka 3.
Hadassah (1st grade)
Language Arts ~ The Phonics Road to Spelling & Reading level 1, starting at week 5.
Arithmetic ~ Abeka 1.
Language Arts ~ The Phonics Road to Spelling & Reading level 1, working through the first 4 weeks.
Arithmetic ~ Abeka K5.
- We are still dabbling in Spanish, and Latin is included in our Language Arts program. All of the kids have been learning American Sign Language (ASL) this year and I plan to continue with it.
- Art, Music, Science, History, etc. will be done "free-style" in whichever form we decide at the time... using real life/hands-on and Netflix/DVDs and books and online resources.
- Cursive will be more front & center for Josiah in 4th grade than it has been.
- Practice reading aloud from the Bible will be something I hope to have Josiah do everyday (he does only once in awhile this year).
I have a collection of what I call "pre-school" stuff that I let the little kids take out and play with during school time. This includes a magnetic alphabet set, blocks, puzzles, coloring books, etc. Everyone is kept busy learning/playing during our school time. I feel so blessed to teach my kids and participate in their joy of learning!