Homeschool Plans 2016-2017this post may contain affiliate links.
Planning our homeschool year
I am just getting everything together now for our new school year, which will start in September. We are going to have a 10th, 8th, 6th, and 2nd-grader. I can not get over the fact that I only have one elementary student left! (waaaah!) 😉
I will be sharing as I plan, and I have actually begun using Facebook LIVE to show you what I am doing live and in person. You can see the first few videos below:
Here is what we have so far: (please note we study the Bible as a family every day and are reading through the entire Bible. You can read about that here.)
We are using Sonlight, somewhat 😉 I have the Instructor Guide for Core 300 and will use it for Bible (some of it…we study Bible together, but some of the books I like added in) History, and Literature/Language Arts.
Fine Arts- Drama, Cello, Orchestra, Choir, Dance- all at our local homeschool fine arts program
PE/Health- Basketball and other activity
Latin- unsure of the resource yet
History- I am making a list of books to read aloud that take place throughout different countries. I want to learn about various countries this year as I incorporate history and geography for the boys. We are also going to do Eat Your Way Around the World for fun.
Computers- Graphic Design and Claymation at local homeschool program, PLUS this boy is already working on his own at home on various programs and actually interns for my husband’s business. He is a graphic design whiz! 😉
Language Arts- Queen Publishing Language Lessons book… PLUS a book list for reading literature that I still need to make
Journal Writing every day
History (same as above for 8th)
Handwriting Without Tears Cursive for extra practice
Journal Writing every day
Reading LOTS of easy readers and hopefully progressing in levels this year
Journal writing every day
History/Geography with the boys (see above)
I will share my book lists when those are complete. That is really my next step in finaliazing all of these plans.
Share your plans below!
I would love to read about them and exchange ideas!
We also do lots of real life learning here on our little hobby farm. There’s chicken and duck care, coops that always need cleaning and fixing, gardens to tend, things to fix, etc.
**UPDATE: I have added the following book lists as of 8.17 but am still looking for more! I am also planning on adding 1 report/project for each child per semester.
Easy Readers- we will take a trip to the library to pick out some favorites.
We will also be reading these together that we have loved with our olders: