This will be our fourth year to homeschool, and my children are age 6 and 8 starting out this year. My son is in 3rd grade, and my daughter is in 2nd grade. We have a little review to cover from last year in our books, but we will be in those grade level Math, Language and Phonics books by the end of September. We use Konos as our main curriculum. Konos covers everything except Math, Language (although many of our Language projects stem from our unit studies), and Phonics. I had to get my schedule done today so that I could box up my office. I have 3/4 of my book shelves boxed, and I managed to get this schedule done for the school year, so I would call this day a success! Here's our 2005-2006 line up:
As of June '06, we've accomplished the things written in brown.
School Starts – Sept.6 th
UNIT: OBEDIENCE - Consequences of Disobedience/Crime & Punishment – (2wks) Sept. 6-16th
UNIT: OBEDIENCE - Friction/Resistance & Action/Reaction – (1wk) Sept. 19-23rd
UNIT: OBEDIENCE - Military – (2wks) Sept. 26th – October 7th
UNIT: INQUISITIVENESS - Explorers – Columbus – (only 1wk – week 5 of 9) Oct. 10-14th
UNIT: TRUST - Floating and Ships – (2wks) Oct. 17-28th
UNIT: TRUST - Flight/Airplanes – (2wks) Oct. 31-November 11th
UNIT: “THANKFULNESS” - Thanksgiving – (1wk) Nov. 14-18th
Thanksgiving Holiday – Nov. 21-25th - I'd say it was a holiday... we moved in October, took the entire month of November off (living in a hotel and looking for houses)...
UNIT: TRUST - Good Shepherd/Sheep/Weaving – (3wks) Nov. 28th-Dec. 16th
Christmas Holiday – Dec. 19-30th - very short few days off and a January trip to Texas
UNIT: ORDERLINESS – Rock Classification – (1wk) Jan. 2-6th
UNIT: ORDERLINESS – Animal Classification – (2wks) Jan. 9-20th
UNIT: ORDERLINESS – Calendars/Seasons/Counting/Measuring/Solar System (4wks) – Jan. 23rd-Feb. 17th
UNIT: STEWARDSHIP – Ecology/Conservation - (1 wk – finish up/field trips) Feb. 20-24th
UNIT: STEWARDSHIP – Budgeting Time - (1 wk – finish up/field trip & projects) Feb. 27th-March 3rd
UNIT: STEWARDSHIP – Money/Possessions/Careers – (2wks – finish up) Mar. 6th-17th
UNIT: PATIENCE – Plant Growth/Gardening – (2wks) Mar. 20th-31st
UNIT: ORDERLINESS – Plant Classification – (2wks) Apr. 3rd-14th
Easter Holiday/Spring Break – Apr. 16-21st
UNIT: STEWARDSHIP – Nutrition/Rest/Exercise/Fun – (4wks) Apr. 24th-May 19th
UNIT: PATIENCE – Grain/Bread/Yeast – (2wks) May 22nd-June 1st
UNIT: PATIENCE – Animal Birth/Growth – (2wks) June 5th-June 16th
UNIT: PATIENCE – Human Birth/Growth – (2wks) June 19-30th
July 4th Holiday – July 3-4th
Standardized Testing – July 5-6th - Kaden took the Iowa Skills Test in April (Full Battery)
Last Day of School –
Graduation Ceremony – July 8th, or not?
Reward Field Trip –
Wow. Moving out of state really threw a kink in my year. We have another three weeks in June and three weeks in July to get Seasons finished, give Morgan her end-of-year tests, and do the Ecology, Time and Money wrap-ups. That ought to be good before Summer. I will get Kaden's standardized tests back from the State of Arkansas this July.