Sunday, September 13, 2009

2009-2010 School Year - Resources and Description

This year we are continuing through Polished Cornerstones for Bible/Devotions. We spend a week on each lesson, whether we end up doing school 5 days that week or 2 (sometimes if we have 2 weeks of 1 or 2 days in a row I'll use the same lesson for both weeks).

Our main curriculum is Prairie Primer. We'll be spending this whole school year doing this unit study on the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It's designed for grades 3-6 so we'll be picking and choosing, and adapting, as necessary to bring it down to a K-1 level (IF the state had a right to ask me what grade the girls are in this year, which my state doesn't, until age 8, I would have them in K this year, but in some areas I think they're not quite there yet and in other areas they're probably more of a 1st-2nd grade level, the beauty of homeschooling is that works LOL).

Additionally, a month or so ago, A decided she wanted to get back to using a reading book to improve her reading skills, so she is continuing through the McGuffy readers that we started using last winter, she recently finished the Primer and started the First Reader (which starts back with VERY SIMPLE words/lessons, so she's reading 2-3 lessons per day until we get back up to level).

And in a nutshell, that's what the plans are for this year. I will list resources (from Polished Cornerstones & Prairie Primer) here as we use them, as well as anything else we decide to add in.

Polished Cornerstones; Projects for Daughters on the Path to Womanhood

The Prairie Primer: Literature Based Unit Studies

McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader, Revised Edition

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