This year, I will be homeschooling my 2nd grade daughter, my kindergartener son, and occupying my 2 (almost 3) year old son and my baby son. It is going to be a busy year! Believe it or not, I actually feel MUCH more encouraged to get going with homeschooling and motivated to do well with 2 “in school”. We had a great year last year with my daughter doing 1st grade work, but I was preoccupied with a pregnancy and a move during most of it. Regardless, we were able to complete a solid math and solid reading program to prepare us for this year!
Here are our basic plans for the year:
Grace will be completing Math Mammoth 2A and 2B for her math curriculum. She will complete level 1 of Winning With Writing, Soaring With Spelling, and Growing With Grammar (we started these late in the year last year, so I want to finish them!) and I will implement spelling with the book Spelling Plus. We will also have a daily reading time of 15 minutes per day the first semester and 30 minutes the second semester. This is just the scheduled amount of time. The actual amount of reading that will be done will far exceed this, I’m sure, as it usually already does. I just wanted to make sure and get it on the schedule!
I’ll also be doing Learning Through Literature with all 3 of my older kids. We will basically be taking fun children’s books and making fun unit studies out of them. This book I’m using to help guide me is for pre-k through 2nd grade, so it will work well for all of my kids.
I have several science experiment books that I’ll be using this year and science is still sort of up in the air as I may purchase kits to help in this area. We’ll also be competing Health, Safety, and Manners 2. This will likely be done as a whole family as well.
History this year will be Story of the World, Volume 1. I’ll be doing this with both big kids and will be using the activity book and maybe the tests as well.
Finally, we’ll be finishing up our kindergarten book of Handwriting Without Tears (we never finished this book fully, and she has been reverting to bad writing habits, so we’re hoping to retrain!) and where we left off with Writing With Ease Level 1.
|A small sampling of the resources my daughter will be using this year.|
Now that my son is Kindergarten aged, we’ll be doing some work with him as well.
|My Kindergartener’s writing curriculum.|
Even my 2 (almost 3) year old will have some activities planned this year!