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Simply Homeschool…Planning for Fall

This fall I will have a 5th grader3rd grader, 1st grader, and a pre-schooler!
I am really excited about the new year!

It seems like just yesterday I was struggling with the decision to homeschool, and here we are beginning our 6th year!  God is so good!


I have been finalizing all of our plans and here is what I have so far.  I have changed and updated from my last post on planning for fall…see what a difference a month makes! 🙂


Besides life learning everyday, this is the formal work I have chosen:


Together Work

Science- Although I love Apologia Science, we are taking a break to use Sandi Queen’s  Discovering Nature books for one year.  I am ordering Discovering Nature Series: A Nature Walk With Aunt Bessie.
History- Continue TruthQuest Volume II.  We will start with pioneers and Indians. We will also create a notebook from A Journey Through Learning’s Binder Builder.
Artist Study- Rembrandt, using Simply Charlotte Mason’s new Picture Portfolios.  Really excited about this!
Geography- Ann Voskamp’s A Child’s Geography, Volume I
Spanish

I am also thinking of purchasing this to supplement math.

Grace’s Work (5th grade)

Math- Life of Fred, fractions
Easy Grammar 5th grade
Reading using Pogeny Press Literature Guides beginning with:
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Secret Garden
Creative Writing
Fine Arts- Drama, Dance, Violin, Orchestra-local program for homeschoolers
Toastmasters Public Speaking/leadership class for 8 weeks with local homeschoolers

Luke 3rd grade

Math U See-Gamma
Language Lessons for Little Ones Volume 1, Sandi Queen
Creative Writing
Reading using  some of Pogeny Press Reading Guides, beginning with:
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Charlotte’s Web
Ralph Mouse
Little Pear
Cursive
Computer Art
Power Point
Fine Arts: Studio Art, local fine arts program for homeschoolers

John, grade 1

Math U See- Alpha
Explode the Code followed by Language Lessons for the Very Young, Sandi Queen
Handwriting
Reading through Frog and Toad, Amelia Bedielia, etc.

Ethan-pre-school

Lots of hands on pre school fun
beginning writing
lots, shapes, colors, etc.

My last step before finalizing everything is to pray, pray, and pray some more.  Because ultimately, God is in charge of our homeschool.  I will pray over all of our choices and see where He leads…
In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

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