So we’re already 3 weeks into our school year and I haven’t even done a curriculum post yet! Oh the shame of it! 😉
Of course I’m remedying that right now.
For the high school sophomore:
We’ve switched it up from last year. That’s no surprise–we switch it up A LOT. For history we’re doing Notgrass’ Exploring America. We’re liking it so far! I picked up the optional literature package as well.
She’s doing a high school girl’s Bible study from Lifeway called Obsessed: Making Christ the Desire of Your Heart.
It has 6 lessons which she is working through, one per week. I’ll be picking focused studies like this (with input from Hannah) throughout the year.
Math this year is Teaching Textbooks’ Algebra 2. We moved away from Math-U-See and I think this will work well. She’s already mentioned that she likes it better.
For writing we picked up Apologia’s Jump In. Can I just say, “Yes!”?
We’ve transitioned to something new in science this year as well. As much as I’ve loved Apologia (and still do!) for science, I knew that their Chemistry book was just not going to work for us. I began seeing reviews, like this one from For This Season, of a Chemistry curriculum that was just a little different from most others available. It seemed perfect for us. I deliberately say “us” because I wasn’t sure how I was going to handle teaching this subject!
So we are now three weeks into Chemistry 101, and we are both learning so much. It definitely was the perfect choice for us!
For first semester co-op classes, Hannah chose photography, cake decorating, and femininity. Good stuff.
And then we’ve got THIS, which I’m having a hard time believing she’s ready for:
And now for the 7th grader:
She is using Notgrass history this year as well. This set is designed for grades 5-8 and includes history, geography, and literature.
To round out “English” for her, I picked up something that I am so excited about–and something we are both really enjoying!
Cover Story is from the creators of The One-Year Adventure Novel (for high school) and is everything I hoped it would be.
Emily started with Teaching Textbooks for math last year, and is continuing this year with Pre-Algebra. So far, so good!
Her Bible study right now is an in-depth look into the book of James. It’s a book of the Bible that she’s been interested in for a few months, so I was glad to find a study book to go along with it that is actually written specifically for young teen girls.
General Science by Apologia is what she’s working through this year. It’s tougher than anything she’s done in the past, so we’re going to take it somewhat slowly.
Emily’s first semester co-op classes are art, Bible, and calligraphy–her choices.
School has actually been running quite smoothly so far, so I think we might have picked some winners this year!