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Monday, August 3, 2009

Our Plan for 2009/2010

Life with my 3 Boybarians is hosting a Not Back To School Blog Hop. This weeks feature is curriculum. So, I figured now would be a good time to post our complete plan for the upcoming year. After a lot of back and forth, I finally have decided on what we're doing and completed all purchases.

My oldest son just graduated , and the youngest is not yet school age, so for the first time in a while, I will only have two "doing" school this year.

Our hands down favorite History/Literature curriculum is Sonlight. We have used this for most of our twelve years of homeschooling. This will be our second time using Core 5, which is the Eastern Hemisphere. I am looking forward to it even more this second time around as I was our first. This is by far my favorite core in the program. While complete as is, I chose to supplement with some items from Geography Matters and Amazon to make it a little more hands on for my younger child.

Geography Through Art:

Global Art:

Eat Your Way Around The World:

Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book:

So, both boys will be working on these together as well as their Bible which consists of; Training Hearts Teaching Minds.

And Luther's Small Catechism:

While I love combining as many subjects as I can, so both boys are working together, it is getting more difficult with the age difference. So, for the remainder they will each work on their own subjects, with individual help from me when needed.

For 7th grade:

Language Arts: Learning Language Arts Through Literature(Green Book)

Math: ACE Paces

Science: Apologia General Science

For 4th Grade:

Language Arts: BJU English, Spelling, and Reading. Handwriting without Tears.

Math: Rod and Staff

Science: Exploring Creation With Zoology 2

So, we are all set for the new year to begin, although we are still working on completing some loose ends from this past year. I am looking forward to starting afresh soon with all new materials. One thing I am most excited about was a brand new to me recent find:

The Well Planned Day Planner! This is great! I will probably write a full review here in the next day or two, but let me say, THIS is the planner I have been waiting 12 years for! I am so excited about it. I just received it in the mail this weekend and have been going over it. It has everything you will need for planning your school year(for up to FOUR children!) all in one handy place, as well as space for personal and household items as well. The layout is beautiful. You can go to the site for sample pages to download. The price is more than reasonable for all it includes. My personal opinion is that this is a homeschool MUST!(no, I am not affiliated with the company in anyway, nor do I personally know the makers, I am just one extremely happy customer!)

Be sure to check out all of the blogs participating in the blog hop, you are sure to gain new ideas whether you are a new homeschooler or seasoned. Plus, it's just fun to read what others are doing!



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Luke said...

Very cool that you are coming back around to Core 5! Enjoy [smile].


Vicki said...

I love the extra cooking and art book ideas!!

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Amanda Petite Mommy said...

Ooh, I love the Geography Through Art book. Where can we purchase that?

SamuraiMom said...

Amanda Petite Mommy,
The Geography Through Art book can be found at Geography Matters:

I believe Rainbow Resource also carries it.
Tara B(SamuraiMom)

Anonymous said...


Robin E. said...

I'm doing Core 5 too, although this is our first time through it. I'm doing Core K for the second time, however, with my younger crowd. Thank you for sharing on the Blog Hop!

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knit1kids4 said...

What's with the weird looking comments?

We are SL users. Core 4 this year. And the planner I'll have to look into!

knit1kids4 said...

Can you give me the link for the planner? The one on your blog isn't working.

SamuraiMom said...

I am not sure what is up with those comments, but I have to admit to being quite annoyed with them by now....

Try this for the planner:
I hope you like it as much as I do!

We are just finishing Core 4 and LOVE it! Although Core 5 is still my favorite.