Here are my plans for the 2009/2010 school year. I really love Charlotte Mason's approach to education. You can read about her here. I have attached a link to all of the books.
For Family Time: History, Science, Literature, Bible, and Character Training we will be using Konos Volume 1 Unit Studies and going to a co op every Tuesday with about 10 other families.
The Units we will be doing this year are:
For the orderliness character trait we will be studying: Counting/Measuring/Calendars/Seasons/Planets/Moons
For the Obedience character trait we will be studying:
Kings and Queens
For attentiveness and Patience we will be studying:
For Stewardship we will be studying:
We will be using a lot of library books and doing a ton of hands on activities with each unit and we also have a field trip planned for each unit. I'm really excited to get the co op started! It will be a lot of work but I think it will be so much fun for all of us!
For P.E. we will be going to Athlete's In Training which is a homeschool P.E. class every Friday morning.
Hymn Study: "Hymns for a kids Heart" working on each hymn for a few weeks.
Composer/Artist study: Learning about a new composer and Artist every 6 weeks using the library as a resource.
Italian: possibly Rosetta Stone, not sure yet.
Shakespeare: Reading "A Midsummer's Night's Dream" and "Twelfth Knight" by "Shakespeare Can Be Fun!"
Art: Artistic Pursuits
Nature walks and nature journaling.
In the evenings Daddy is reading through the "Youth with a Mission" series "Christian Heroes:Then and Now" out loud to us. We are reading "Gladys Aylward" right now.
Now for each child's curriculum for the year.
Marina age 5/6 1st grade:
Explode the Code 2,3,4 Online
Bible: Scripture memory and reading out of her children's bible.
Girls swimming and art club once a week
Julio age 8/9 3rd grade:
Bible: "Discover 4 Yourself" inductive bible study for kids and scripture memory.
Boys Lego club once a week and, Lord willing, piano lessons.
WOW! That seems like a lot when it's all written out like that! I won't be doing every subject every day so my schedule really isn't that crazy. Some things are only once a week and some subjects only take 10-15 minutes. You'd be surprised how much a child can learn in just 10 minutes a day if it's done consistently and one on one!
I hope you enjoyed reading what our plans are for this year. I'm looking forward to a blessed year with my blessings!