Well we have successfully completed our first official year of homeschooling. Now it’s time to plan the next! So here are our choices:
As our core we will be Exploring Countries and Cultures with My Father’s World. Typically we would be doing Adventures with My Father’s World for 2nd grade, but we have the opportunity to continue our co-op with my sister and some dear friends. So we are choosing ECC this year and looking forward to it!
We will be traveling the world exploring different countries and their cultures!!!
ECC includes lessons for Bible, history, geography, science, read alouds, art/crafts, cooking, nature study, and music!
Every Thursday our co-op will meet to complete ECC projects, crafts, cooking, geography games, memory verse games, science projects, etc.
Geography supplements we are using: (Since some of the books that came with ECC seem to be to advanced for a second grader, we will be supplementing with more age appropriate books. We will use the other items in 5 years when we travel with ECC again.)
Some added read aloud resources:
Math-U-See Beta and Gamma
Learning Language Arts Through Literature Red Book and Readers
All About Spelling Level 2
American Sign Language- I took 7 classes of ASL in college (which was a VERY long time ago). I pulled out my old resources and am working on word cards to add to our morning board.
So what will little ladybug be working on?
Well I am throwing a few things together to keep her busy. She wants to do “school work” and coloring just doesn’t cut it! If she is not cutting and pasting, then she thinks she isn’t doing “school work!” So we will be using:
Before Five in A Row- We will be reading age appropriate books and adding hands on activities that go with the book, such as, lapbooks, cooking, crafts, and games. Check out Delightful Learning’s great rowing posts!
Learning the letters of the alphabet. Little Ladybug is working on learning the alphabet song, but that’s as far as we have gotten in this area. So she will be learning a letter a week, or every two, depending on her readiness to learn.
And Little Lizard will be joining in as we go.
So for now I am busy planning and setting up a file workbox system. I am excited that all the planning will be done in advance and everything will be printed and ready to go, week by week.
Check out the details for setting up this great system at Discover Their Gifts.
You can also check out what others are planning for their 2011-2012 school year here!