Category Archives: curriculum

First Quarter Review

I scheduled this week off from school, knowing we’d need a break about now. It was also the end of our first quarter, so I’d theoretically have time to file some papers, do a little more planning for second semester, … Continue reading

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Teaching Two with Spell to Write & Read (SWR)

This year, my oldest is moving onto a Vocabulary/Spelling combo program call Megawords. However, the next two will be using Spell to Write and Read again. I’m going to attempt to teach them both together, even though they are over … Continue reading

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Fall 2011 Curriculum Plans

When I listed them, it didn’t seem as overwhelming as when I was planning them. I’ll have a separate post on my US History plans because I’m putting those together myself. Child #1 – “5th Grade” Math: A Beka Arithmetic … Continue reading

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ReWriting A Story from Writing Tales

DD#1 is using Writing Tales I this year to help her with her writing skills. It gently works on grammar, spelling, and dictionary skills while helping the student learn how to rewrite a story in their own words. This isn’t … Continue reading

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New school year – final checklist

It is almost time for us to start our new school year. As Child #3 isn’t ready to start Kindergarten yet, I am once again only teaching two kids. I’ve worked out our tentative schedule and figured out our curriculum. … Continue reading

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Spell to Write And Read (SWR)

Our spelling curriculum is Spell to Write & Read – otherwise known as SWR. Don’t confuse it with another product named similarly but which starts with “Sing to …” Totally different things. I was drawn to this program when several … Continue reading

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Science . . . Again

As I continue in our science studies this year, I can’t help but think about next year. I already know I’m not going to continue to use God’s Design, even with the new (full color) design because the Physics level … Continue reading

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