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The kids got a short break in July between school “years” and on August 1st we began easing back into lessons again. I have a lot more planned for them this year as they enter 10th, 7th and 2nd grades respectfully.

Which essentially means more work for me :)

Here’s what we have lined up.

For My 10th Grader

  • PreCalculus – aleks.com
  • Honors Chemistry – using an online syllabus and text by Chang
  • Honors Chemistry Lab – Kronos & Thames Chem3000 kit
  • Music – guitar / youtube videos
  • Foreign Language – Better Chinese, Discovering Chinese vol I
  • Culinary Arts I – Nutrition and Cooking (teacher’s assistant)

Language Arts:

  • Grammar – Education Portal’s English GED videos online
  • Vocabulary – vocabtest.com
  • Writing – dialectical journal and SAT essay prep work
  • Reading – US historical fiction & British literature booklist
  • Typing – typingweb.com advanced lessons

Social Studies:

  • Geography – seterraonline.net
  • History – People’s History of the US con’t
  • Current events – TED talks, various sources

For My 7th Grader

  • PreAlgebra – Learn Math Fast vol 3, ixl.com
  • Science – Bill Nye the Science Guy videos and worksheets/quizzes from Teachers Pay Teachers, lab assistant for Chemistry
  • Art – Masters and Silicon Valley Art Lessons
  • Foreign Language – Better Chinese, Discovering Chinese vol I
  • Culinary Arts I – Nutrition and Cooking

Language Arts:

  • Grammar – Education Portal’s English GED videos online
  • Vocabulary – vocabtest.com
  • Writing – various assignments
  • Reading – booklist
  • Typing – typingweb.com intermediate lessons

Social Studies:

  • Geography – seterraonline.net
  • History – People’s History of the US

For My 2nd Grader

  • Math – Maths Games For Dyscalculics, ixl.com,┬ávarious logic games and puzzles
  • Science – Bill Nye the Science Guy videos and worksheets from Teachers Pay Teachers
  • Art – Masters and Silicon Valley Art Lessons
    Foreign Language – Better Chinese, First Chinese Reader vol I
  • Culinary Arts – Nutrition and Cooking

Language Arts:

  • Grammar – First Language Lessons
  • Spelling – All About Spelling vol 2 & 3
  • Writing – Cursive First
  • Reading – booklist
  • Typing – typingweb.com beginner lessons

Social Studies:

  • Geography – seterraonline.net
  • Girl Scouts

The first few days were heavy travel days coupled with some sour attitudes which has made for a rocky start. But that’s to be expected; there’s an adjustment period for everyone.

This year I ordered all of my school and teaching supplies online. I love Amazon! I had them shipped to our relatives in Idaho. It will be like Christmas when we arrive! I spent an entire day printing lessons and they are waiting to be organized in binders in Idaho.

There are so many curriculum options out there it was hard to choose!

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  1. Your choice of options is awesome–to say nothing of spreading yourself around all of them. Congratulations to you all. Blessings and grace. Martha P (And hello to the Idaho residents!)

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