August 22, 2008

2008-2009 Curriculum Plan

This topic for this week's Heart of the Matter Online Meme is What We Are Using This Year.

Our 2008-2009 Curriculum Plan

Kathryn, grade 4:
Allyson, grade 6:
Jordan, grade 8:
  • Math: Teaching Textbooks 7
  • Science: Physical Science with a focus on Electronics (we are developing our own program using Science Scope, by Kathryn Stout, and various books and Internet sites - lots of hands-on)
  • Copywork, Dictation, Spelling: Spelling Wisdom
Nathan, grade 9 (we are still working on this, but it is pretty much complete; course names may change):
  • English I: Tapestry of Grace Year 3 Literature & Writing components, 1 credit
  • Algebra I: Algebra 1: Expressions, Equations, and Applications, by Paul Foerster (see Maria Miller's article about this), 1 credit
  • Western Civilization: the 1800's: Tapestry of Grace, 1/2 credit
  • U.S. History: Tapestry of Grace, 1/2 credit
  • Earth Science: We are developing our own curriculum together, 1 credit
  • Government Studies III: Tapestry of Grace, 1/2 credit
  • Spanish I: Speedy Spanish I and supplements, 1/2 credit (Speedy Spanish I & II will be done over 1-2 years and will furnish Nathan with 1 credit for Spanish I)
  • History of Fine Arts: the 1800's: Tapestry of Grace, 1/4 credit
  • Church History: the 1800's: Tapestry of Grace, 1/2 credit
  • Music: Guitar, 1/2 credit
  • PE: The President's Challenge, 1/2 credit


  1. Andrea ~

    You always do such a good job of putting together the perfect plan for your family. It looks really great. Do the boys like th Teaching Textbooks math program? I'm thinking bout it for Richie.


  2. I should have known you would have your list together and organized. LOL You are the queen. :)

    Looks great!