Over at The Well Drained Mind, we are having a little Homeschooling fun. Go check it out!
The idea is that everyone is going to write a post on their own blog on a certain daily topic Randi has come up with regarding Homeschooling. This will start next Monday the 6th and go for a week.
To get the juices flowing, I thought I’d start this week by posting what I am planning on using for each of my kids this next school year.
Today we’ll start with my 3rd grader.
A is the baby of the family. She is 8 years old and in 3rd grade. A is dyslexic and will be going to a dyslexia remediation program at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. This program is 4 days a week, 2 hours a day, for 2 school years.
I have done this program before with G and it is intensive. With this in mind I have made my decisions about her school year. So here goes…
Language Arts – All of her LA will be done at Scottish Rite (SR). She will read aloud to me at home and do her homework from SR daily. She will continue to do her journal writing daily. (I love the Love to Learn Daily Journal)
Math – Bob Jones 3rd Grade and Calculadder
History – Sonlight Core 3 along with G & E. I’m not sure how much of the reading she will do, I may have her sister read the readers aloud to her as she is not quite on the level of 3rd grade readers and while E is a very good reader, she needs the reading aloud practice.
Geography – Simply stated. I posted a while ago about this. I am very excited about this study. I think it will be a lot of fun. You can go check out that post if you like.
Science – Various unit studies. We watch a lot of documentaries, and she loves to get various science related picture books at the Library.
Typing – She has just started a typing program on the computer. Spell Write Type is the name.
Spanish – We have access to the full program of Rosetta Stone through the library. It will get too tough for her pretty quickly, but for now she is having fun with it.
Classes at the Homeschooling Co op –
American Girl – This is a hands-on classed based on the books. They do two dolls a year. There is also a play at the end of each semester.
Book Club – I teach this class. It is based on the Five in a Row model which I love (I used FIAR at home when my kids were younger and loved it!). Obviously we don’t do it for five days, but we have a lot of fun with the picture books.