Curriculum Week

by Darla on August 22, 2009

in Home Education,Uncategorized

2009-2010 Curriculum

Laura

2007 Home school Graduate
Bachelor of Science in Holistic Nutrition
Clayton College of Natural Health

Courses:  Anatomy and Physiology I, nutrition, orientation, Basic mathematics


Rebekah

Teaching Textbooks – Algebra I
Character Studies: The Book of Virtues by William Bennett
Apologia Biology
Biology Lab Class – Worm, crayfish, clam, grasshopper, starfish, perch, frog
TOG/DE: Yr 3 Dialectic – This curriculum covers:

Literature
History Core and In Depth
Art and Activities
Music study
Geography
Worldview

Grammar Punk – Language arts
IEW and Writing Aids

Virginia

Exploring Creation with Botany
Teaching Textbooks Math 6
TOG/DE: Yr 3 UG

– This curriculum covers:

Literature
History Core and In Depth
Art and Activities
Music study
Geography
Worldview

Grammar Punk – Language Arts
IEW and Writing Aids

Samuel

Exploring Creation with Botany
Teaching Textbooks – Math 3

**Presently using Family Math until this is released late fall 2009
TOG DE: Yr 3 LG

– This curriculum covers:

Literature
History Core and In Depth
Art and Activities
Music study
Geography
Worldview

Grammar Punk – Language Arts
Writing Aids

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1 Angilee August 26, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Have you done Tapestry of Grace for very long? I keep seeing it on blogs, but don’t know much about it. Do you love it? I think I need to spend some time on that website – it always overwhelms me.

2 Darla August 26, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I’ve been using TOG for about 3 months. Many of the books we loved from Ambleside Online were being used in this curriculum so it wasn’t the major shift that it could have been. Actually it has been a bit easier with a schedule of what to read when.

I find some parts of their website overwhelming mostly the flipping bands of information. I dislike those on anyone’s site mostly because it spins too fast. I think if you click on the link below it will work out better because you are getting right to the meat of the program.

Go to this page http://www.tapestryofgrace.com/de/beta/u1.htm and click on Week 1>Curriculum>.
It should open a page that has a box on the right with a selection of Reading Assignments pg 5. Go there.
On that first page, determine what levels your children are or if they are close in age pick one level for history, writing etc and individualize the Literature selections.

On page 6, I write the vocabulary words on the board and discuss them with the children when we come to them.

You can use page 7 or skip it. It works better if I pick a writing assignment, art activity and geography as part of our group studies every day. Unless their is a special interest in one of the writing assignments we all work on the same project at different levels. This time it is a newspaper. We may or may not use the writing exercises that go along with the literature.

That is my recommendation for navigating through the Sample project. Let me know how it turns out.

You might find this article http://outsidethebox.gallew.org/?p=273 helpful as it tells why we picked TOG. I was enthusiastic enough about what I’ve seen to purchase every year that is available in the DE. I will purchase year 4 in the spring or once it is closer to being finished. The kids are thrilled, I have a life that isn’t immersed in planning every single minute. The tough part is to pick one or two good things and let the rest go for the next time.

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