Today I am joining in with Heart of the Matter for their Not Back to School Blog Hop!
The Week's Topic is Curriculum.
We don't have a lot of money to spend on curriculum, that's one reason why I love the Charlotte Mason approach. It doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg.
I'll start with my 16 year old who will be going into the "11th" grade.
She had been doing the Far Above Rubies Curriculum for the past 2 years and loves it.
It is all inclusive (except Math) and you definitely utilize the library A LOT!
For Math she's been doing Business and Consumer Math from Abeka and she is doing a CD-ROM for Spanish.
She plays the guitar and she loves to sew and cook as well.
She is truly turning into a beautiful young woman!
The next in line is my 8 year old son.
He thrives in math. That is his strong point. Reading has been more of a struggle but he's moving forward in it so that's good.
This year we are using:
Math: Math Mammoth
Copy work: Leaves of Life Daily Copywork by Sheri Graham
Phonics and Reading: Hooked on Phonics 2nd grade
Art: ArtPac by Rod and Staff
We also do random Lapbooks. Last year we did one on the Moon, The Planets and the Weather.
I also got him a workbook for 3rd grade from Sam's Club to supplement some things.
For history I read different books to them and have them dictate back to me or sometimes act it out.
The last in line is our 5 year old.
He was a late talker and so we are just getting the phonics thing rolling.
He'll be using Hooked on Phonics for Kindergarten
Art: Artpac with the rest of us.
I got him a Kindergarten workbook from Sam's Club that we are using for the rest of the stuff.
He has a very short attention span so less is more with him right now. But on the up side, he does think it's "fun" right now. We'll see how long that lasts.
For Bible time we all do a devotional together in the morning to start things out.
Well that's it for now.
Thanks for stopping by!