Is there really only a month left of summer vacation?

Okay, it’s a little more than a month for us, really. The first day of public school for the local kids is August 25th. So that means we go back the 26th. And that means I’m busy planning our next school year. Mostly we’re all planned. Now I’m doing a lot of pre-reading of the books on three of the kids’ reading lists (which will be another post, hopefully later this week).

One slight change: Cameron is not going to do the virtual school after all. Once Ani decided to be homeschooled again, it really didn’t make sense to be tied to a school calendar for just one kid. So, once again, all four will be home and homeschooled.

The plans… I always start with the oldest and work my way down to the youngest so this time I’m going to start with the little one.

Adrian – age 6, 1st grade
Math: MathSeeds and some math workbooks a friend gave me
Language Arts/Reading: Reading Eggs, PAL: Reading and Writing, Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading, First Language Lessons 1
Science: REAL Science Odyssey Chemistry (along with the other three)
History: History Odyssey Level 1, Year 3 (along with the rest of the boys)
Religion: Hands-on Church History and Discover the Latter-day Prophets (along with the other two boys)
Art: Confessions of a Homeschooler World’s Greatest Artists (along with the rest of the boys)
Music: Confessions of a Homeschooler World’s Greatest Composers (along with the rest of the boys)
PE: Taekwondo… when he does it

Fritz – age 8, 3rd grade
Math: Beast Academy 3, Life of Fred
Language Arts/Reading: Reading Eggspress (maybe), Spelling Power, First Language Lessons 3, Writing With Ease 2, Oral Reading Practice using the McGuffey Readers, Literature Selections, Writing Class Taught by Ani
Science: REAL Science Odyssey Chemistry (along with the other three)
History: History Odyssey Level 1, Year 3 (along with the rest of the boys)
Religion: Hands-on Church History and Discover the Latter-day Prophets (along with the rest of the boys)
Art: Confessions of a Homeschooler World’s Greatest Artists (along with the rest of the boys)
Music: Confessions of a Homeschooler World’s Greatest Composers (along with the rest of the boys)
PE: Taekwondo

Cameron – age 13 (in October), 7th grade
Math: Art of Problem Solving Pre-Algebra
Language Arts/Reading: Spelling Power (maybe), Writing With Style 1, Literature Selections, Hands-on Grammar Activities, Oral Reading Practice using the McGuffey Readers
Science: REAL Science Odyssey Chemistry (along with the other three), Chem C3000 chemistry kit (along with Ani)
History: History Odyssey Level 1, Year 3 (along with the rest of the boys)
Religion: Hands-on Church History and Discover the Latter-day Prophets (along with the rest of the boys)
Art: Confessions of a Homeschooler World’s Greatest Artists (along with the rest of the boys)
Music: Confessions of a Homeschooler World’s Greatest Composers (along with the rest of the boys)
Critical Thinking: Complete Critical Thinker (along with Ani)
PE: Taekwondo and Kickboxing (he does more hours than any of the rest of us)

Ani – age 14 1/2, 10th grade
Math: Life of Fred Geometry
Language Arts/Reading: Literature Selections, Lots and Lots (and lots) of Writing, Teaching a Writing Class to late elementary age kids, Writing group with other homeschooled high schoolers
Science: REAL Science Odyssey Chemistry (along with the other three), Chem C3000 chemistry kit (along with Cameron), Life of Fred Chemistry
History: World History (we put together quite a course using books, Student Handouts workbooks, notebooking, and Crash Course World History videos)
Intro to Psychology – Using MIT OpenCourseWare and Crash Course Psychology Videos
Religion: Seminary(early morning, at the church): Doctrine and Covenants
Critical Thinking: Complete Critical Thinker (along with Cameron)
PE: Taekwondo
Volunteering: Most likely at the library and hospital

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