A bit late in posting this but I wanted to still share what my son will be working on this school year. So here it is our 6th grade curriculum choices:
Bible- He is on the last book for AWANA‘s TnT program.
We also will be doing Daniel/Revalations at CBS (Community Bible Study).
Math: Teaching Textbooks 6 and 7. We started TT6 in May so he is half way through already. He will be starting TT7 in January.
Science: In our co-op he will be doing both Apologia Astronomy and Botany. The teaching ladies decided to devote half a year to each. So by the end of this year, he will have done all 6 of the Apologia Day of Series.
Writing: We are continuing with Writeshop! We found a curriculum that is great for dyslexics. At least, this dyslexic. I shared on our 2013-14 curriculum post that we were trying it out last year with level D. I saw such wonderful growth in him! We are doing Level E with our co-op.
Spelling- Barton Spelling & Reading Program. Again, this is a great program for dyslexics. I love it!! He is on Level 4 and, Lord willing, will be in Level 5 by end of year.
Reading- I am doing a lot of audio books. We were introduced to Learning Ally which is a site dedicated to kids like my Buddy! He is listening to his books this year. Yes, he is reading as well-but mostly listening. Here is the list:
The Great Horn Spoon
Corey’s Underground Railroad
The Cricket in Time Square*
My Side of the Mountain*
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Frankweiler*
He is also doing three Total Language Plus study guides. These are marked with asterisk. These we use for comprehension, vocabulary and learning literary devices. We enjoyed them last year.
Grammar- is included in Total Language Plus and also in Writeshop.
History- We are on year 2 of the US History Study in My Father’s World-1850 to Modern Times. This year we are learning states and capitols!
We loved last year’s study and hope to love this one. So far we do!
Typingweb– a great website I found that he likes.
Spanish- I am teaching a co-op class and he will be my “helper”. He is very unwilling to learn/speak Spanish so hopefully this will help. I am using this website as part of my spine. So check it out: Spanish For Beginners
Critical Thinking with Games- another co-op class that a friends is putting together. They will be playing strategy games. Not sure which ones, but I’m sure they will be fun!
Etiquette/Health- another co-op class. I am teaching 1/2 semester of Etiquette and another mom is teaching Health.
PE- Continuing in Martial Arts he is now a blue belt. He also will do tennis, football, and we will be training for a 5k.
Phew! That’s a wrap.