Since my darling Mackenzie is at camp this week, I decided to share what our fifth grade year looks like. Unless it doesn't work out and I totally change my mind. LOL
Our spine for our homeschool has always been Sonlight. We love, love, love, love books and Sonlight's picks have never let us down.
That being said, we're taking a break from Sonlight for one year. We're about to hit Core 5 (or whatever they're calling it today LOL) and I decided to hold off on it. "Rumor" has it that Core 5 is the biggest workload of all the cores and I've decided to save that for middle school and let her last year in elementary school be lighter.
In all honesty, I'm second guessing that decision a bit. The curriculum I've chosen for the year isn't all that I'd hoped. Among other issues, I ordered in March and my order still hasn't been completed.
I'm still going to give it a try with the mindset that it's not fair to compare any other company to Sonlight. LOL Who could compete? I am, however, reserving the right to kick the new curriculum to the curb if it's not providing the education that I'd envisioned for my daughter. In that case, we will start Core 5 and spread it out over a greater period of time.
Social Studies/Readers/Read Alouds
Children Around the World, Winter Promise. A study of world cultures, religions, and celebrations.
The Discover's Bible for Young Readers
Bible Study Guide for All Ages
Personal Prayer & Involvement Journal, Winter Promise. Not exactly what I'd expected so we're going to attempt bits and pieces.
Make Your Own World Travels Diary, Winter Promise
Children of Many Lands, Winter Promise
Working Children, Winter Promise
Fun & Traditions from Many Lands, Winter Promise
Italy: Ah, the Sweet Life (Faces: Places, People & Culture Magazine)
Amazon Adventures (AppleSeeds Magazine)
Australia: G'day from Down Under (Faces: Places, People & Culture Magazine)
Draw Your World, Winter Promise It seems like it could be very confusing and might wind up being tedious busy work. I'm hoping it only seems confusing because I'm old and losing my mind.
Travel With Me Maps and geography sheets, Winter Promise. The maps are cute. Although they came in a tube and I've been trying to flatten them since March. So far no luck. LOL
That hardly seems like enough reading for our family. LOL
Advanced Language Lessons
Writing With Skill
Spelling Power, Fourth Edition
Handwriting Without Tears: Can-do Cursive
Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiology
Piano and Art Lessons at the Young Muscians of Virginia
I Can Do All Things art program~ As a non-artsy person, I cannot praise this program enough. The bundle comes with the book, all the supplies needed, and a dvd instructor. I'm learning right along with my daughter.
How to Teach Art to Children
Artist Study (Details are in the Works): Edgar Degas, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet
Composer Study (Details are in the Works): Mozart, Beethovan, Vivaldi,
Current Art/Music Book/CD List:
Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery
Mozart's Magic Fantasy
Beethoven Lives Upstairs
Mr. Bach Comes to Call
Song of the Unicorn
Bernstein Favorites: Children's Classics
Come Look With Me: Animals in Art
Come Look with Me: Enjoying Art with Children
Come Look With Me: Exploring Landscape Art With Children (Come Look With Me Series)
Come Look With Me: World of Play
A Child's Book of Art
How Artists See Feelings: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Love
How Artists See The Elements: Earth Air Fire Water
Edgar Degas Paintings
Linnea in Monet's Garden
Baby Loves by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Mary Cassat
Boyhood's of Great Composers 1
Mozart Young Musical Genius
Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!
Who Was Claude Monet? (Who Was...?)
Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) Level 1 & 2 Set with Audio Companion
Soccer, Field Hockey, Basketball, and Cheerleading via Beach Junior Athletics