Our Curriculum for 2014

This year seems to be the most organised yet 🙂 As the girls get older, they become more interested and are better able to work independently, which definitely frees up my time to teach other subjects 🙂 This year we are in grade 4, grade 2 and Prep/Kindergarten. Some of our choices are bound to change as the year progresses, but here is our plan. Our curriculum choices for 2014 are:

Grade 4
Math: Singapore 3A/3B (she is a fair way through this level already) 4A
Reading Instruction: McGuffey Fourth Reader
Spelling: All About Spelling Level 3, begin Level 4 about half way through the year
Grammar: Easy Grammar Grade 3 (we only started this in the later half of 2013)
Writing: Writing With Ease Level 3/4
English: Learning Language Arts Through Literature, Orange
Handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting Book D
Science: Abeka Science Grade 4
Australian History – A few Australian History books from our bookshelves

Grade 2
Math: Singapore 2A/2B
Reading Instruction: McGuffey Second Reader and Reading Eggs (almost finished)
Spelling: All About Spelling Level 1 (possibly level 2 by mid year)
Grammar: First Language Lessons 2
Writing: Writing With Ease Level 2
English: Primary Language Lessons, this is probably doubling up, but she really, really wanted to do this book!                                                                                                          Copywork: Beatrix Potter from homeschoolingdownunder
Handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting Book B
Science: Abeka Science Grade 2

Math: Playing with Cuisenaire Rods and Singapore Earlybird Math
Phonics: Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, Reading Eggs and Ready2Read
Sight Words: McGuffey Primer and Ready2Read
Handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting Book A

Our learning style has a bit of Charlotte Mason flair to it, as you will see by some of our together subjects. Most of these don’t take a lot of time, but are covered each week.

BibleFoundations – Christ Our Messiah
HistoryStory of the World Volume 1
ScienceApologia Astronomy
Geography – Map and flag of one country each week
Literature – See my list I have put together
Music – Recorder
NatureHarmony Fine Arts Outdoor Challenge
Composers – World’s Greatest Composers by Confessions of a Homeschooler
Artist – World’s Greatest Artists by Confessions of a Homeschooler
Handiwork – Term 1 finger knitting
Art – Drawing with Children
Australian Book Traveller – Homeschooling Downunder

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