6th grade officially started for James last week and we are easing back in to a full schedule slowly. I think we've come up with a good mix this year. Last year we tried a few new things which completely bombed and ended up going back to the tried and true mid year. I just realized I never posted a wrap up of 5th grade.
|Voyages in English|
|Spelling Workout F|
For 5th grade switched to Learning Language Arts through Literature for Language arts and it was way too casual. James needs a lot more structure and so do I. We switched back to Voyages in English and Spelling Workout mid year. Going to continue with the 5th grade book for VIE since the only difference between it and 6th grade is exposure versus mastery. Starting Level F for Spelling Workout
|Outlining, Note Taking and Report Writing|
James loves to create and write stories both longhand and for his blog which is fun for him, so take care not to criticize and only give feedback. We will be working on the tools and mechanics of writing with Wordsmith Apprentice in which he will be a writer for a pretend newspaper
Father is responsible for teaching science but needs a bit of handholding. I plan it out, he teaches it. Casual living history and science books just don't feed James mind enough and I don't have time to write up a full plan. Found a great secular earth science program through Saxon Homeschooling which provides lesson plans and worksheets. Yeah!
Great comprehensive study of California including making a history notebook. We started 2/3rds of the way through last year and going to finish it this year.
Math is James most difficult subject but he is getting it now. We'll be working to get him caught up to grade level hopefully by the end of this year.
Love, love, love this art course Drawing Basics by Thomas Kinkade. We completed one unit so far and James is picking up a lot of pointers and using them in his drawings.