"The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong." ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
I have completed all decisions and orders for our 2008-2009 home school year! Yee-haw! We now return to our regularly scheduled summer. ;-)
6th grade curriculum Bible - Bible Class Books Bible Curriculum on-line lessons I was thrilled to find this - what I have been looking for for years! Math - Horizons Math 6 Making a switch from Saxon for my 6th grader who's excited to be trying a new format. Spelling - Spelling Skills 6 We've used this curriculum every year. Vocabulary - Wordly Wise 6 I'm very excited about Wordly Wise's new on-line instruction and games that correspond to the work books. Handwriting - copy work Grammar - Simply Grammar, supplemented by Spectrum Language Arts Grade 6 Writing - Writing Class "From Sentence to Paragraph" Fall Semester and "From Paragraph to Essay" Spring Semester These are outside the home classes taught by a teacher and held at our local home school bookstore. Reading - Pathway Reader 6, books from Beyond 5 in a Row book list, books from Christian Liberty Press 6th grade book list, Core Knowledge Series Book Grade 6 History -Mystery of History Volume 1 Creation to the Resurrection, The Complete Book of Presidents and States Studied the presidents last year, completing the states part this year. Geography - Daily Geography Practice Grade 6 Science - Considering God's Creation Grades 3-7, My Nature Journal Planning to finish half the book this year. Health - Switched On Schoolhouse Health Quest Grades 4-7 This is a course completed on the computer. We're trying out this format with the thought that we might do other classes like this in the upper grades. Physical Education - city soccer league fall and spring seasons, Running Group meetings, Home School Sports Day meetings Electives - Computer Keyboarding for Beginners workbook, Let's Meet Famous Artists, Conversational Spanish Class, piano lessons, 4H club, chess club, home school library reading club, possibly some Prairie Primer activities This will be our second year taking Spanish. It is also taught at our local home school bookstore.
3rd grade curriculum Bible - The Children's Day by Day Bible To be read independently. Math - Saxon Math 5/4 My 3rd grader is a year ahead in math so we will only plan to complete half this book during the 3rd grade year. Spelling - Spelling Skills 3 Vocabulary - Wordly Wise 3 Handwriting - Writing with Grace Grammar and Writing - Spectrum Language Arts Grade 3, journaling Reading - Pathway Reader 3, books from 5 in a Row book list, books from Christian Liberty Press 3rd grade book list, Core Knowledge Series Book Grade 3 History - Mystery of History Volume 1 Creation to the Resurrection Geography - Daily Geography Practice Grade 3 Science - Considering God's Creation Grades 3-7, My Nature Journal Health - Steck Vaughn Health Grade 3 Physical Education - city soccer league fall and spring seasons, Running Group meetings, Home School Sports Day meetings Electives - seasonal arts and crafts, Conversational Spanish Class, boy scouts, chess club, home school library reading club, possibly some Prairie Primer activities
When we began homeschooling, one of my first questions to veteran home schoolers was, "What curriculum do you use?" The answers I received were as different as each home school. Some home school's use a package curriculum - one click and you've ordered your school year. :-) Some don't order any curriculum and use free on-line sources and library books. I like to pick and choose from all of the options available. When you start homeschooling, you realize that the curriculum choices are endless!
1 cup sugar 1/3 cup baking cocoa 1/4 cup flour pinch salt 2 1/4 cups water 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 pastry shell, baked whipped cream
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, flour and salt. Gradually add water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into baked pastry shell. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles!