2019-2020 Curriculum Choices
I am down to just one child who is full time homeschooled. MarioFan is going into 10th grade and will go to Co-op once a week. Firedrake is dual enrolled in the local community college (she only needs 4 classes) for her Senior year in High school. She will only be doing piano and Japanese both are with a private tutors at home. So here is the breakdown for our school year.
MarioFan 10th Grade -- 7 credits total
English -- 1 credit which includes the following:
grammar-- We are going to use Easy Grammar 10th grade
|We are trying this for the first year this year and will see how MarioFan likes it|
vocabulary--Worldly Wise 10th grade
still waiting for this book to come in
American Lightning Literature and Composition
We are doing the second half of E.O. Wilson's Life on Earth which is free on iBooks. My husband has already created a syllabus and questions for each chapter along with tests. He will be teaching this class while I will be creating some labs to go with the chapters.
|We did books 1, 2 and 3 last year and called it biology I. We plan to complete books 4, 5, 6 and part of 7 this year for biology II.|
I am going to use a mixture of US history Crash course curriculum and other resources as needed. History is one area where I do not follow a traditional school program. I do not test in this area as I believe knowing The Who, What, and Why of history, from all sides and point of views, is far more important than memorizing dates.
|I printed out the teacher guide and only the student worksheets and placed them all in a binder|
|I will be choosing which additional research and projects we will do as we go along.|
Math -- 1 credit
Geometry -- Teaching Textbooks
|I have an older version which someone gave to me. I may need to get the upgrade one as MarioFan does like to have access to the solutions on the same CD's. We will see how this works out for us this year|
42 Electronics continues with more advance electronics and introducing Python programming. We hope to complete book B, C and D this year in order to earn a full credit
|Packet C is being released this month and Packet D is supposed to be released by December.|
|MarioFan enjoyed book A last year which concentrated a little more on electronics and a intro to coding|
|the next few books continues with electronics and a lot more python coding|
We are doing this with a friend and we plan to use two Great courses to help design the class.
|We will be also be attending a few musical performances this year though our coop and the symphony school performances which are held every year.|
I have already bought the bucket and the drum sticks, just need to research it a bit more before school starts.:) Best of all the entire kit was under $10!! Although the subscription to above programs will cost a bit.
|I am kind of excited about trying this, hoping the two boys will enjoy it too:)|
Piano/theory -- .5 credit private tutor weekly along with additional piano performance throughout the year.
Spanish 2 -- 1 credit Co-op class
Kung Fu -- .5 credit Co-op class
Firedrake 12th grade -- total of 5.5 credits
First semester college classes chosen are, she will be attending college on Tuesday and Thursdays and will be working a minimum of 15-20 a week. We are excited to find out that Firedrake has already earned 6 college credits in her Junior year of high school.
Intermediate Algebra This is the one area we are slightly behind in in our homeschool program so she needs to complete this course before she can move on to College Algebra next semester. I am told this is really high school level Algebra II just not called that at the college. Unfortunately this class credits will not transfer to college of her choice but it is the price we pay for falling behind in this area:(
English Composition II-- since she scored so high on the ACT she was able to skip English Comp I class
Piano -- private tutor weekly
Japanese -- private tutor weekly
The goal for the Second semester is to take College Algebra and possibly sociology
That is our school schedule for the 2019-2020 calendar year. I always post a mid term update on how we are progressing around January:)