Monday, August 5, 2013

Curriculum Choices 2013 / 2014

Curriculum Week in the 2013 Not Back to School Blog Hop

Well it's once again that wonderful time of the year that we have to start over! It's the new school year!! Jumping Up & Down - Not!! For our family it's a little different, we school year round and love it. We school 8 weeks on and 2 weeks off all year long. Our start date for our new school year is September 3. 

Being a part of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew has truly blessed my family beyond measure. The items that we get to review have been wonderful. To try new publishers and have things work for my kids better and for the things that don't I give to others so there is no harm.

Our day will start with some basic circle time which might last an hour.

Daily review of bible verses
Calendar Time
Prayer & Devotional
We will be memorizing several items this year and we will be starting with the Presidents & Books of the Bible.
Flash Cards for math facts
States & Capitals review as needed
Read Aloud
We may use Classical Conversations history songs! I love those and so does Lexi.

Kyle - 8th Grade (can't believe this)

Bible Devotions & Study
All About Spelling Level 4 - We will be doing this every other week.
Christian Kids Explore Chemistry
All American History
Math U See - Zeta (half way through)
Guitar Lessons
Growing With Grammar Level 8 (once we finish Level 7 we started it late in our year)
IEW Student Writing Intensive A (*does with Lexi)
Memoria Press Geography 1 - This was a review that we are going to continue using until complete.(*does with Lexi)

Alexis - 5th Grade

Bible Devotions
All About Spelling Level 3 - Every other week
Mystery Of History
Math U See - Gamma (we are 1/3 of the way through)
Classical Conversations PreScripts Writing
Daily Science
IEW Student Writing Intensive A(*does with Kyle)
Growing With Grammar Level 5 (once finished with Level 4, we started it late in our year)
Piano Lessons
Memoria Press Geography 1 - This was a review that we are going to continue using until complete. (*does with Kyle)

Zachary - 3rd Grade

Bible Reading with Mommy
All About Spelling Level 1 (weekly)
ABeCeDarian's Reading Program - We just finished using A and will move onto B in September.
Mystery Of History
Math U See - Gamma (with supplements for basics)
Handwriting Without Tears
Daily Science
Growing With Grammar - Level 2 (once finished with Level 1, we started it late in our year)

And if you missed our post about What Worked & What Didn't 2012/2013 read about it here!! 



  1. One thing I find amusing about so many homeschoolers (myself included) is how often we say, "halfway through this, then starting that" because we understand it's not the end of the world if they don't finish.

  2. I love your list. A couple titles I haven't heard of. I think we using Growing With Grammar as that is by Jac Kris Publishing and I really like it a lot. I plan on getting the writing to go along with it and already use the spelling by them. I have to sit and look at my list before I post it. I might make some last minute changes. I too am thankful for being on the Tos Crew as being able to try the curriculum was a blessing. I have found a few titles that I will stick to using.

  3. A great list.We use the same spelling program.
    Blessings, Dawn

  4. A wonderful list for your year. We use the same spelling program also. Enjoy the rest of your summer.


  5. I'm so glad I saw this! I linked up last year but almost forgot this year!

  6. How cool to see so many review items have made it to the new school year. It's the same for us. Looks like a great year!

  7. we are doing about 1/2 of what you are doing- great choices ; ). We love the Crew too- so many wonderful things to enrich our lives! Love the pics of your adorable kiddos!


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