I only have one child I would consider a Middle. She’s going into the 6th grade (I think…funny how difficult it is for homeschoolers to keep track of exactly where they are grade wise! 😉 )
Looking back over last year’s curriculum, I realized how only a few things have changed.
We decided to do Proverbs People with all the kids first thing in the morning.
Megan also reads in her Bible based on the history curriculum we are currently using. Which brings me to another point…
Last year, I was determined to piece together my own history curriculum because I had had enough of wishy-washy history and books I had to edit all the time. However, without a set guideline in my hot little hands, I quickly realized we were getting nowhere. We just weren’t moving along like I wanted to and the lessons seemed rather disconnected. So, I pulled out a very old copy of KONOS Ancient World History that I had gotten free at a homeschool swap and started working through it.
This is where I admit other people do a better job than I do at writing curriculum. I should just leave it up to them. 😉
I am sure I will still have to edit and choose to avoid certain books altogether, but TOG is NOT a wishy-washy curriculum and that is one reason it has managed to last so long on my shelf.
Megan is currently doing Horizons math, but will be moving to a computer based math curriculum called A+. This is going to simply be a trial time for us to see if this is something we like or if we need to take the same direction we did with our oldest son…Saxon and then Teaching Textbooks.
Megan is very close to finishing up the last of the Apologia Elementary Science books. She reads these on her own and has learned so much. We LOVE these books. I will need to decide this year if we will move on into General Science or take a Science break for a year.
Megan is still working through Rosetta Stone Spanish.
She’s becoming quite fluent and has well surpassed my meager Spanish skills. Her goal is to get through the Spanish then move on to Chinese or Swahili. There is no doubt in my mind she could manage to tackle both!
Megan will continue in piano lessons and she’s also begun to really be a huge help around the house with her home management skills. She’s also considering guitar lessons, but for now has decided to teach herself. She is an avid author, artist, and photographer and we encourage those gifts every opportunity we get.