Thursday, August 2, 2007

What in the World Are We Going To Do This Year? Part 2

*****I did not add links this time because most of the link's are in Part 1. If you want to know more about any of the things I use, leave me a comment and I'll point you in the right direction*****

Today I’ll tell you what I am doing with E my very studious 5th grader. She is so easy to teach. It is a good thing God did not give me only her or I’d be an arrogant homeschooler. I think I could just give her a library card and she’d learn everything she needs to know (except math).

She asked me to get her bird, flower, and insect books specific to Colorado for our trip. She spent much of the vacation telling us what every flower and butterfly was named.

Her aunt gave her a hummingbird feeder and a book on hummingbirds for her birthday and she brought it to CO and had a great time identifying the Hummingbirds that came to the feeder. I’m telling you this child is so easy to teach.

So here is what she will be doing next year.

Language Arts – I will be using the new and improved Sonlight LA 3 with E & G. She will also be taking a writing class at Co op. She will continue to do her journal writing daily, using the Love to Learn journal I mentioned in A’s post.

Spelling – I don’t worry too much about spelling with E. She is a natural speller (See! I’d be totally arrogant if she were my only child.) She wants to do Spelling Power so she can get better. We do it as I have time.

Math – Bob Jones 5th Grade and Calculadder

History – Sonlight Core 3 along with A & G. She will read the readers aloud to A. The readers will be a bit easy for her but I will be adding more reading to her schedule with the Geography study.

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. E will be doing a lot of independent reading on the various states.

Electives –

Typing – She has just started a typing program on the computer. Spell Write Type.

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.

Writing - This is the first year she will be taking the writing class.

Science – She will be taking a hands-on science class at co op.

Art – E is quite a talented little artist. She has been taking art classes with the same teacher at co op for 3 years. Next year will be her 4th year to take art. It is one of her favorite classes


Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

I'm so envious of people who get kids that basically teach themselves. My boys avoid the library and books at ALL costs!!

Tricia said...

Kathleen, just wait till tomorrow's post on my 7th grader. It'll make you feel better. :o)

He is a smart kid, just not in the academic way I want him to be.

The kid can't spell worth anything and would not read a book unless forced. But he can fix just about anything and figure out how to work most things mechanical.

If I could just get him to do his math!!!