So now that you are all caught up... Here we are... 8 weeks in. I am more organized (mostly) this year. As I said I printed my planner pages this year and it is so much easier to keep up with. I will post photos later. Our curriculum is similar to what we had last year. I never got around to actually posting what that was though, so here is what we have this year:
All our text books are workbooks put out by Carson-Dellosa publishing. They have a great selection and they don't cost a fortune. One of my favorite features about this company is that you can preview the entire workbook online for free to make sure that it is what you will need for your child.
Math: We are starting out doing Fraction, Decimals, and Percents and when we finish that workbook we will be moving onto Geometry. I don't have the Geometry book yet but will link it when I do.
Spelling, Language Arts, and Vocabulary: These are all pretty basic workbooks. One lesson each per day. Although she has worked ahead in Vocabulary and is actually about to start the Fifth grade book soon.
Spanish: This one is difficult to teach since I don't know much Spanish AT ALL! Two years in High School and I can find the library and the bathroom. Thanks! But I found this book in the "bargain bin" and thought it might be a nice introduction. She actually loves this book.
Science and American History: These two subjects get a bit more complicated to go into and really each deserves it's own post. I have put together my own lessons for these two. Well, to be honest, it is an ongoing thing. I plan out several units in advance and wait until we are caught up to do more. I am striving to make these two subjects as hands-on as possible and we have interactive notebooks for each.I really do want to help other homeschool parents find good materials for their kiddos, so I am going to do my best to post the Science and History lessons. I don't own any of the materials though, so I will have to find my original sources. Usually when I see a printout or lesson I want to use online I just save it to my computer. I need to do better at keeping a source list. Learn as you go.