2014-2015 Curriculum (2nd and Tot School)

I am so excited for a new school year! This year I’ll “officially” have two children in school, but the youngest will be joining us for tot school. Our school days will be full of activity! It’s hard to believe I’ll have a child in 2nd grade, Kindergarten, and in Tot school!

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2014-2015 Homeschool Curriculum choices for 2nd grade, kindergarten, and tot school. Great List of ideas!

Second Grade Curriculum Choices

Jonah is so excited to be in 2nd grade! We are continuing with My Father’s World and will be doing Adventures this year. We have been so pleased with My Father’s World! I highly recommend it!

 

Bible: Learning the names of Jesus, reading the Bible, Awana memory verses

History: My Father’s World Adventures in U.S. History–focuses on United States History (early settlers, founding fathers, pioneers, etc,) and United States Geography.

Science:
Science with Air
Science in the Kitchen
Birds, Nests, and Eggs
First Encyclopedia of Science
Fun with Magnets

Reading:

Jonah is a fantastic reader already! He will hide and read all afternoon (like his momma). We will be working through several read alouds for comprehension skills and he will have daily reading activities with his Book Basket.

Language Arts:
Language Lessons for Today (Grade 2)

Spelling:
All About Spelling, level 1

Writing:
No specific curriculum. Most of our writing is integrated into other subjects: science journal writing, history notebooking, etc.

Music:
Patriotic Songs of the U.S.A
Introduction to Tchaikovsky and the Nutcracker Suite

Art:
I Can Do All Things

I’ve made a YouTube playlist for My Father’s World Adventures in U.S. History. We will be watching videos to go along each unit.

My Pinterest board for Adventures where I’ve gathered ideas and resources to use
Follow Sara’s board MFW Adventures in U.S. History (2nd Grade) on Pinterest.

Kindergarten Curriculum Choices

Lily will be in Kindergarten! Our new daughter is a bright little girl that is already well on her way to reading! Lily will be starting My Father’s World Kindergarten curriculum. While Lily doesn’t really need to do the letter of the week activities, she does desperately need the basic Biblical truths that are woven throughout My Father’s World Kindergarten. My goal for this first year with Lily is to just bathe her in God’s Word & Biblical truths…the other learning will take care of itself.

Unit Studies:
My Father’s World Kindergarten

Math:
Math-U-See Primer

Science:
We will study all sorts of things for science with each unit of My Father’s World. We will be doing lots of hands-on science explorations, nature study, and field trips to our local zoo, aquarium, and farm. We will observe caterpillars turning into butterflies, ants digging tunnels, and more!

Reading:
My Father’s World Kindergarten phonics, leveled readers, library books, iPad apps, and a bunch of other things! Lily already knows over 30+ sight words and is sounding out words, so she is already on her way to reading.

Tot School

Asher will be tagging along for calendar time, read alouds, games, and music. I have decided to include him in the ABC fun each week and will have some tot-friendly activities for him to work on while I work with the big kids. He will have some “mommy & me” time each morning where I work on skills he needs to learn, but for the most part, he is free to tag along as much as he wants and then go play when he isn’t interested.

Want to see what other homeschoolers are using? Check out the 6th Annual NOT Back-to-School Blog Hop!

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