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2015-2016 Curriculum Choices - Grade 5 & 7

The years are really mounting on me, as my boys are entering grade five and grade seven. Both are sort of in Middle School and the time has come for more rigorous school, with High School and College or University in mind.

It is so hard to believe we are entering our 8th/9th year of homeschooling. The end is starting to peek in the horizon and so does the urgency of getting all of these goals straight.

So what are our choices for this upcoming year?

Grade 5:

History: Tapestry of Grace  UG/D levels Year 2: The Middle Ages

This covers History, Literature, Geography and Church History

CTC Math and extra practice with workbooks still to be determined.You can read my review here.
Life of Fred: Decimals and Percents followed by Pre-Algebra books.
Stinky Kids Math ( TOS Review coming) 

Language Arts:
Grammar Basics and EnglishSmart Grade 5 both of which we started last year.
WorldBuildOnline: Review here
Phonetic Zoo if I get chosen for the review
Writing & Rhetoric Book 4&5: Review here with a giveaway too!

Foreign Languages
First Start French from Memoria Press

Logic: Brain teasers from the library and Super Teachers Worksheets (Review Coming)


History: Tapestry of Grace Year 2: Dialectic Level and online co-op group discussions.
 This will cover his History, Literature, Geography and Church History as well.

Unlock Math : Review item
Life of Fred: Decimals and Percents followed by Pre-Algebra books.

Language Arts:
Analytical Grammar 
Writing and Rhetoric books 4 &5
Poetry for Beginners from Classical Writing
The Vocabulary of Literature from Michael Clay Thompson
The Magic Lens from Michael Clay Thompson as well
Phonetic Zoo from IEW, if chosen for review

Foreign Languages: Duolingo 

Logic: The Art of Argument

 Subjects Done Together

Science: Visuals learning Systems  Review here

A Child's Introduction to Art
Meet the Great Composers Book 1

Bible Road Trip Year 2: Upcoming Review
Copywork from Intoxicated for Life
Firmly Planted by Real Life Press. Review here
See all the great Firmly Planted resources.
The Bible is God's Word by Katherine MacKenzie
Taking God at His Word by K. Young
Everyone is a Theologian by R.C. Sproul 

"Not" Back to School Blog Hop 2015


I see some of the same books on your stacks. How are you planning to use A Child's look at Art? After our summer travels I want to do some art history and just need to decide how.
Joelle said…
We just read through it, one topic at a time, Beth.
Leah Courtney said…
Some of these look familiar. :-)

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