Being a new homeschooling mom, making connections with others is so important to me. I am pretty clueless, so reading what others are doing helps me immensely.
Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers hosts a weekly Wrap-Up. I plan to participate in it every week.
This week she is inviting posts about the 2010-2011 Curriculum choices. I have posted about our chosen curriculum before, but thought I would do an official post today.
For Dawson's first year of homeschooling, and my first year at teaching, we have decided to stick to his strengths in our teaching and learning style and do a unit study based on his interests.
Primary Curriculum: A World of Adventure, by Dorian Holt. It will have daily lessons that include Bible, Social Studies, Science, Literature, Writing, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary and Fine Arts all based on the following units ~ Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, The Middle Ages, The Renaissance and Reformation, and The Age of Exploration. I will supplement this with other things I find in research.
You can go here to see our reading list.
Devotion: My World ~ Getting to Know Myself and the People I Love by Michael Kast, and The Rules by Mark Nicholas.
American History: We will do unit studies, that I will create, reading books and watching documentaries and doing projects. We will be starting with Pearl Harbor.
Math: Saxon Algebra 1/2, pre-algebra.
Spanish: We will actually be checking out the materials from his 6th grade Spanish teacher for the 7th grade Spanish curriculum. He liked the style and she said she would be more than willing to loan me the next level's materials and help whenever possible.
Typing: Good Typing, a free online typing course.
Additional Fun: The Curious Boy's Book of Exploration by Sam Martin.
Volunteering: One afternoon a week I volunteer at our elementary school, doing lesson plan copies for the kindergarten teachers. While I am doing that, Dawson will be volunteering for the kindergarten and 1st grade teachers, doing projects and reading to the students.
I am more than certain that we will make revisions to this as we get into it. We have a general plan, and will just have to see how it goes.
I also joined in at the Not Back-to-School Blog Hop.