Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Curriculum 2011- 2012

3rd Grade(7yr)- Girl

Hebrew Studies- Various Resources

Math- Singapore Math 2A and 2B

Reading-  Pathway Readers 3rd Grade and Required Reading List

Spelling- Sequential Spelling level 1(finishing up last few lessons) and level 2

Grammar-  Rod and Staff English Grade 3

Latin- Song School Latin(we didn't start Latin this last school year like we thought so we are going to start with this program that got such great reviews)

History/ Geography- Asian History Cycle 2, Kingfisher History Encyclopedia(spine text)

Course of Study Asian History Cycle 2

Middle East
  • Hittites
  • Babylon
  • Assyrians
  • The Hebrews
  • Babylon Revived
  • Persian Empire
  • Judea
  • Parthians and Sassanids
  • Islam 622- 750 A.D.
  • The Seljuk Turks
  • Israel 1948- 1949
  • Indus Valley
  • Aryan India
  • Maryan Empire
  • The Gupta Dynasty
  • The Moguls
  • India in Transition
  • The British in India
  • Indian Independence/ Gandhi
  • Shang Dynasty
  • Zhou Dynasty
  • The Qin Dynasty
  • Han Dynasty
  • Sui and Tang China
  • Song Dynasty
  • The Mongol Empire
  • Ming Dynasty
  • Qing Dynasty
  • Trade in China
  • The Opium Wars
  • The Boxer Rebellion
  • China 1911- 1935
  • China and Japan at War
  • Communist China
  • Japan 300 B.C.- 800 A.D.
  • Fujwara Japan
  • Shoguns and Samurai
  • Japan and China 1467- 1644
  • Japan in Isolation
  • Japan and Southeast Asia
  • Japan 1853- 1913
  • The Ottoman Empire
  • Russia 1462- 1613
  • The Ottoman Empire 1602- 1783
  • Russia 1917- 1924
  • Russian Expansion 1613- 1725
South East Asia
  • The Khmer Empire
  • Southeast Asia 1800- 1913
So we are going to do history 3 days a week. 1st day is reading from the history encyclopedia and doing mapwork, 2nd day will be extension readings we get from the library or education videos or trips, then the 3rd day will be notebooking and lapbooking.

Science- Earth Science and Astronomy Cycle, Apologia Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Usborne Science Encyclopedia, DK Rocks and Minerals, Galileo for Kids God's Design for Heaven and Earth

Handwriting- Handwriting Without Tears Grade 4 cursive
(this was a success from last year that we are sticking with)

Writing- Writing Strands Level 3

Art- Discovering Great Artist

Music- Usborne 1st Book of Recorder and Rod and Staff Music Grades 1 and 2

First Grade(4yr)- boy

Hebrew Studies- Various Resources

Math- Singapore Math 1A and 1B

Reading- Pathway Readers Grade 1,  Easy Reader Reading List(building fluency since buddy boy finished is phonic already) also some Literature Lapbooks

Grammar- First Language Lessons level 1 and Explode the Code level 2

Handwriting- Handwriting Without Tears 1st Grade

He will be sharing Latin, History Geography, Science, Art and Music with his older sibling so that is the same as above.

Preschooler(2yr)- girl

Her curriculum is going to be more Montessori based and focused mainly on life skills and basic letter and number recognition. I joined some great Montessori make your own Yahoo Groups as well finding some step by step instruction sights that are going to be helpful with this endeavour.
Here they are:
Montessori Makers
Montessori by Hand
Montessori Primary Guide

Practical Life-

Button, zip and buckle
lacing and beading
setting the table
fixing snack
cleaning up

Language Arts-

letter sounds
short vowel words
letter recognition
classical children's read aloud's w/ lapbook activities


Writing in rice, sand or beans
forming letters with play dough
cookie letters
cutting and pasting paper
drawing lines, circles, swiggles and zig zags
tracing letters on paper


number recognition( sand paper letters)
patterns(blocks, cubes, and toys)
counting with manipulatives
abacus math


days of the week
months of the year
animal life cycles(butterfly and frog)
sprouting seeds
animal habitats


Our World

So this is the "PLAN" hopefully we follow something close to this. I have most of this stuff bought already with the exception of a few that I am waiting on Grandma to pitch in and get the rest for us. Those used curriculum sales really helped a lot.And I have a friend that helped me discovery Ebay and Half as well that might have to be the works. If I cant get the final items though there is always supplementing with my all time favorites Lesson Pathways and the Public Library.


  1. Wow! I'm impressed, Erin!! I'll be listening to hear how the year develops. :D

  2. Sis you don't know how blessed we are to have come across your youtube site and your blog!! The curriculum sounds great gives me some good places to start especially in history! Thank you again for sharing your knowledge!!

  3. Thanks Sis! If you have been following you know we spent this last year focused on Ancient and Medieval African Studies and now we are moving into Asia. Next year will be Europe and Austrialia. Finally we will be in The Americas(north and south). Then we will go back through again. Its been lots of fun.


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