I am a bit late at joining Homeschool Memoirs. This weeks theme is sharing your 2008-09 homeschool agendas and plans.
I sort of have 2 schools in one at our house. My oldest homeschool child is in 12th grade this year. He has a full time day job and does his school at night mostly on his own. This year he is taking:
Bible : Books not yet chosen! I have a few in mind and need to preview.
English: Houghton Mifflin Grammar and Composition We have used these since 7th grade and find them to be very good. I got the whole set for free ( 7th through 12th grade) several years ago.
Vocabulary: Wordly Wise
Economics: Using a college level text.
Guitar: starting year five
Music Theory : starting year two
Work Experience ( he is learning how to use technical programs for screen printing and art)
Our second school is very eclectic. My girls are in 7th and 9th grade. We will do several classes together.
Bible: Daily Devotions and MOH bible study. Each girl also has their own private devotion as well as books we choose for them to read throughout the year. Still working on this list!
Science: Apologia Physical Science Our focus will be on hands on stuff.
History: Mystery of History 3 This is a very hands on curriculum.
Geography: World Geography using a simple Rand McNally workbook. We need to work on this area!
Art of the Renaissance Period using a CM approach.
American Sign Language : Using books and a free on line program.
Old World Literature: using their grandfathers college books!
English Houghton Mifflin Grammar and Composition
Vocabulary: Wordly Wise Both gals wanted a workbook this year. We usually just do vocabulary and spelling along with history and science.
Chinese : Using two free on line programs.
Piano: year two
English: Houghton Mifflin Grammar and Compostion
Vocabulary: Wordly Wise
Piano: Year six
Voice: first year
French: using two free on line programs
We do the together stuff in the morning. The girls work on their own after lunch. We are very flexible and will even do stuff on Saturday if "life" happens to throw something our way.
MOH will be MW Th
Science will be MTF
This year has been full of so many blessings. We live on a very small income. There is no cash for school yet every need has been met above and beyond . Gifts of kindness, small jobs here and there, really good deals at our local homeschool bookstore, free on line resources, bartering, and borrowing. Most important has been learning to listen to the Lord on what to do for each child. Taking time to talk with each child about what they want to do. I learned just yesterday that my 12th grader wanted to take Music Theory again as he felt he needed to understand some stuff better.
Our verse: Christ who is our life. Col: 3:4
Christ must be first in all we do and that includes planning our school year. I forged ahead on my own over half the summer before I stopped and listened! Shame on me! But God is oh so good. He is the best guide and knows my children better than I do.