As the New Year approaches, I have been working diligently to compile a curriculum for my four Shining Star Students. I have only spent about $60.00 on curriculum. Since I’m starting in the middle of the school year, I decided not to purchase complete curriculums. I am utilizing many of the free online resources. In addition I’m staying close to the Common Core Aligned Standards since my kids are coming out the school system and plan to reenter in high school (that is the plan for now).
My homeschool approach will be a mixture of school at home, unit study, notebooking and online studies.
Each month we will do a thematic unit where each child will create a notebook with everything related to the theme. Our bookshelf will reflect the theme. For the month of January our theme is Animals of the World and our February theme will be African American History. We will vote for March in January and so forth. My 3rd and 6th grader will have a Language Arts Four week every other month on a suggested reading book. For January the 3rd Grader will read Because of Winn-Dixie and the 6th grader will read Touching Spirit Bear.
To view there complete curriculum for the second semester of the 2012/2013 school year, click here