Y.A.E. – Mid-Year Brief Overview

Since it is just about mid-year for us, I am sharing just a brief overview of the curriculum we are using for the 2016-2017 School Year:

Group Learning: A Devotion I creating which goes over many of the important events and people in the Cepher – including Yashar (Jasher), Chanok (Enoch) and Yovehilym (Jubilees)!!!

Geography: A Trail Guide to Learning/Galloping Through the Globe – we are in year two of the study and just starting to read Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne.

History: We have been using the Charolette Mason style with lots of read alouds, videos and projects for U.S History.  This year is our last year in U.S. History and we are currently in the time period of 1900-to present.  Though I have kind of liked this approach, it is a bit overwhelming to find everything needed.  Next year we will be using from Adam to Us (making historical corrections and adding things that every curriculum misses).

Read Aloud: Our child love to be read aloud to!  So immediately after I finish eating lunch, I start reading aloud for about 30 minutes.  Our current read-aloud is: Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of Nimh, the kids love this book.  They sit and listen quietly, often giggling, I love it.

Home Etiquette and Economics (H.E.E.) is a program I put together to teach the girls about kitchen skills, manners, table setting, sewing, laundry, personal grooming and other things.  We are also going through Kay Arthur’s “50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know.”

Reading – Our kids are avid readers and we visit the library nearing every week!

Now by grade level:

7thJump In for Grammar and Writing, Apologia General Science, Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra (our oldest daughter tested out of TT7 in the first 2 weeks – YEAH!!!!),  Spelling, and Independent Devotion (which I created that goes through the Renewed Covenant), Guitar (the girl is self-taught and is truly truly blessed)

5th Teaching Textbooks 5, Writers Express Skills Book, Spelling, an Independent Devotion (which I created that goes through the Renewed Covenant)

2nd Shurley English 1, Horizons Math 2, Joy of Handwriting, an Independent Devotion (which I created that goes through the Renewed Covenant)

Our 5th grader and 2nd graders do science together with Science Shepherd

KHorizons Phonics K, Horizons Math K, Various Handwriting Activities, Reading, Read Alouds, Legos, Legos, and more Legos, lots of crafts

PreK – Teach Your Child to Reach in 100 Easy Lessons, Various Handwriting Activities, Read Alouds, Legos, Legos, and more Legos, lots of crafts

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