So this year as we are doing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade work
Here is a run down of our curriculum plan....along with whats listed we are using a lot of books from the library, online resources, and lots of "living books"
A Child's Geography- Volume 1
Evan Moor- Beginning Geography, k-2nd grade
The Story of the World- volume 1
The Story of the World activity book- volume1
No real curriculum here. We are using Evan Moor Daily science- 3rd grade, lots of experiments, montessori activities, and other resources. Science is one of her favorites so its not hard to spark her interest here.
For math we are not really using a curriculum because she is all over the place. I am going back and hitting a few things to make sure she has a really strong back ground such as making sure that she has math facts memorized etc., since she can do fairly advanced math in her head, but I want her to have that strong backbone. She is currently doing multi-digit addition with carrying, multi-digit subtraction, and basic multiplication and division, has started to adding fractions, etc. So as I said, no math curriculum, but we are using manipulative and some montessori materials, although really just hand her paper and pencil and a 5 sec. explanations and she gets it. Amazing to me. I think we will continue on this way until it gets beyond elementary level and then switch to Stanford EPGY. I am thinking we have maybe another 2 years before it is beyond my ability LOL.
Reading- Really we are going for comprehension here. I tested her reading level today and she is according to the test high 6th grade-low 7th. The test only tests up to 7.0, so it was unable to say with accuracy exact level. Her fluency level, the level of reading she can do without hesitation is 5th grade 1st month. We are using the Abeca books that I have been able to score in the library giveaway room. Mainly I like them because the passages are short, only a few pages, which she can then narrate to me. A likes them because they have great moral stories, and as she said to me after explaining how we are like sheep, "God is our Shepherd. He forgives us and takes care of us.", she said "I love talking about God mama."
We are also studying Aesop fables, fairy tales, and lots of poetry.
Copywork- just working on handwriting still by copy sentences I write. I hope to progress later this year to copying from books she is reading.
Literature- For literature we are working our way through the classics. I read a chapter a day to her during school and she narrates. Other times during the day I may read these to her as well, but she does not have to practice narration during this time. And I have to say we read a lot here LOL. And well, A reads alot. She always has her head in a book, so this is just a little time at the end of our school day, before lunch, that we can snuggle together and enjoy each other.
So that's pretty much it. Our curriculum for this year in a nutshell....all subject to change of course LOL