When we first stared homeschooling, we thought we would pick out one curriculum, use it for every subject and then pass it on down the line to the next child. Our learning curve was quick in realizing that each of our children learns a bit differently and responds to different ways that material is presented to them. We have some readers, some listeners, some watchers, and some doers. Do we cater to each child in every subject? That would be a resounding NO, because spelled a little differently this would mean sheer exhaustion and INSANITY for mom. We combine some subjects we are doing this year with the boys in science, we pass down some curriculum in honor of living on a budget, and we do customize when there is a good reason to do so. Without further ado, here is what we are using this year at the True Light Christian Academy from the top down. Our high school students had a lot of say in the planning of our new year, while Dad and I laid out the plan for the boys.
**Please be sure to click on the links to read our review of these curriculum choices.
11th Grade (drumroll…)
American Literature and History – Notgrass Bible – Incorporated in Notgrass and Apologetics class from co-op Advanced Mathematics – Saxon Easy Essay Writing – Bridgeway Homeschool Academy (review to come) Grade 11 Essay Writing and Research Paper – Excellence in Writing Discovery of Deduction (Deductive Logic) – Classical Academic Press French – Auralog Tell Me More Science – we are still considering an option for this year in reserving physics for her senior year Financial Concepts – Dave Ramsey (taken at co-op) Communications & Journalism (taken at co-op) SAT/ACT Preparation – Kaplan
10th Grade (drumroll maestro…)
World Literature – studying Pride and Prejudice, The Screwtape Letters, and a Day No Pig Would Die using the Progeny Press Study Guides. Writing Fiction in High School – Sharon Watson Advanced Algebra – Life of Fred Series World History – Bob Jones Press Introduction to Agriscience – Christian Light Publishing Biology – Bridget Ardoin’s Science for High School French – Auralog Tell Me More Piano Suite – Adventus Bible – Apologetics class at co-op Critical Thinking – class at co-op
8th Grade (huge drumroll…)
Literature – biographies from Christian Heroes: Then & Now Series (Youth With a Mission) to correspond with our study of Geography. Stay tuned for our review coming soon. Grammar – Easy Grammar Plus Spelling 5 – All About Spelling Teaching the Story: Writing Fiction for Grades 5-8 supplemented with materials from WriteShop Math – Essentials in Math (Middle School/High School book 2) World Geography – Teacher Resource Materials research guide to World Geography and Global Art Oceanography – Apologia’s Zoology 2 and Supercharged Science Because You are Strong bible study – Doorposts Woodworking Anatomy – class at co-op Creative Ministries – class at co-op Hunting & Survival Skills – class at co-op
4th Grade (drumroll with a flare)
Reading 4 – Bob Jones Press Grammar and Writing 4 – Bob Jones Press Spelling 4 – All About Spelling Cursive Success – Handwriting without Tears Math 5/4 – Saxon Oceanography – Apologia’s Zoology 2 and Supercharged Science Heritage Studies 4 – Bob Jones Press Beginning Piano – Adventus Kids Theatre – class at co-op Equine Science – class at c0-op We are excited that the kids will also be playing sports on the Georgetown Crusader teams and through Upward Sports. They will also continue pursuing their own special interests. Our family has been blessed to be a part of the TOS Review Crew this past year. The reviews highlighted in this post are curriculum we received as a part of being part of this great team. If you are a blogger and homeschool, I will be happy to share more about how your family can be a part of this team during their next review year.