Year Six! (2016-2017)…and a note about years 4 & 5

We are already into our sixth year of homeschooling and just realized that I never did a little post about years 4 AND 5.  So, I’m combing them here.  These posts are really for me, more than anything.  So that I can look back and reflect on the curriculum we used, the activities we participated in, etc.  So that I can remember where we were and see how far we’ve come.  And my little list, and reflections, might just help someone else in their homeschool journey.

Year Four (2014-2015)

5th Grade

  • Grammar:
  • History:
  • Literature:
  • Math:
  • Science:
  • Spelling:
  • Writing:
  • Extras:
 10th Grade
 
8th Grade
Grammar: Fix It! (Institute of Excellence in Writing)
Social Studies: Government and Economics
Literature: Lightning Lit
Math: Chalkdust Pre-Algebra
Science: Apologia General Science
Vocabulary: Wordly Wise 8
Writing: Write With World
Extras: Keyboarding (Mavis Beacon) and Latin Word Roots A1 and A2
 
I just can’t believe that after this year we have only one more year in elementary school AND that I now have a high school student.  WOW!!
 
We are already months into our Fall semester as I am writing this.  We are again participating in a wonderful co-op.  Our extra-curricula activities this year are:
  • Swim Team  – for both
  • Ballet – Leah
  • Violin – Wyatt
  • Awana – Leah
  • Children’s Choir – Leah sings, Wyatt is helping out with sound and video
  • Youth Praise Band – Wyatt sings and sometimes plays the violin
We are being challenged and learning a lot this year through our hodgepodge of curriculum:
 
4th Grade
Grammar: Abeka God’s Gift of Language A
Science: Answers in Genesis Biology – The World of Animals and The World of Plants
History: The Mighty Works of God Liberty & Justice for All
Writing: IEW – A 
Literature: Learning literary devices and beginning annotation while reading Sarah Plain and Tall, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, & The Cricket in Times Square 
Math: Math Mammoth 4
Vocabulary: Wordly Wise 4
Extras: Latina Christina I
 
9th Grade
Grammar: Step by Step Grammar
Science: Apologia Physical Science
Social Studies: Geography – Around the World in 180 Days
English: Windows to the World
Math: Chalkdust Algebra I
Vocabulary: Wordly Wise 9
Extras: Rosetta Stone Spanish I and Yearbook Class through our co-op