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Not Back-to-School Blog Hop: Curriculum Week

Not Back to School Blog Hop

It’s Not Back-to-School Blog Hop time.  Time to share what homeschool curricula we’re using here in our homeschool for the 2010-2011 year.  Links below will bring you to my reviews of the curricula for your convenience.

For both children:

Organizational:  Sue Patrick’s Workbox System and Homeschool Tracker (free version)

Core Curriculum:  Tapestry of Grace – Year 2 (includes Language, Literature, History, Geography & Bible)

Art:  Mark Kistler’s online classes plus our ongoing Nature notebooks (inspired by Jill Novack)

Music:  Music For Young Children – Moonbeams II classes with me

For my 11 year old:

Math: Teaching Textbooks Math 7

Science: Earth Science & Astronomy this year using How the Universe Works, How the Earth Works & our telescope

Logic: finishing up the Mind Benders series and starting Critical Thinking Book One then Two

Foreign Language: Latina Christiana II/Lingua Angelica/Henle Latin
First Start French
Gaelic – no formal curriculum, just through various community gatherings & online resources

Computer Science: Simple Basic – free program from Microsoft

Our 6 year old:

Phonics/Spelling: continuing with The Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading

Math: We don’t do formal curriculum at this age, but she does play on the Star Wars Math CD-Rom

Science:  The Usborne First Encyclopedia of Our World, The Usborne First Encyclopedia of Space, Spotter’s Guide: The Night Sky, The Stargazer’s Guide to the Galaxy, More Mudpies to Magnets, Glow-in-the-Dark Constellations & our telescope 🙂

Foreign Language: Prima Latina – no written work though, just oral, with some Lingua Angelica thrown in because she LOVES to sing
She also picks up on some Gaelic & French because her brother’s studying it

Other than Tapestry of Grace, all our curriculum resources were found in the pages of The Well-Trained Mind 🙂

Both my children also take part in a bunch of extracurricular and volunteer activities 🙂

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Love, Luck &


Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.