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J is my main “student” starting 1st grade this year and L is still in Preschool, however instead of putting her in our normal co-op she’ll be home with me. I loved using Preschool in a box with J, so that is what I plan on using again this year with L. It will give her a lot of crafts, books, and an environment to call her own.
Our main curriculum with J is from Classical Conversations. This is our first year with the program, J as a student and myself as a tutor. We will start in Foundations
Which will include memory work for Latin, English grammar, Science, History, Geography, Timeline, and Math.
Cycle 3’s focus is American History, Anatomy and Chemistry. I purchased a wall map, The Story of our World vol. 3 & 4, and a few Anatomy helps along the way.
This book if beyond his level, but it will be a great addition to our family reading time.
These cards are for all Cycle 3 memory review.
The timeline goes from Creation to Modern America, and he will have memorized it all by the end of 24 weeks.
These books will be used for science, art, music, and Bible studies. As the tutor I need these books to successfully tutor a Foundations Cycle 3 class.
Classical Conversations should only take up a few hours of our day. With Geography and review of new memory work using maps, music, and repetition. After we are done with the review we will use Saxon Math 1, and Saxon Phonics for our supplements. As enrichment I choose the Storybook collection from Memoria Press for his reading and comprehension exercises.
In order to make this all work I created a map of what my days might look like. From 6 am to bedtime I have a guideline of where I would like us to be, however I know that life happens, so if days do not look this way then I will change accordingly, but here is what it looks like.
And for all J’s work plus household management I used The Well Planned Day planner last year and loved it, so this year it will be what keeps our school work from spiraling out of control.
After one year of homeschooling over with I am pleasantly surprised how grateful I am that God has allowed us to continue this education.