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Sunday, August 9, 2015

2015-2016 Curriculum Choices

It's that time of year again!  We're officially starting back to school on Tuesday with a 12th grader, 9th grader, and 7th grader - oh boy!

Since there are two in high school this year, everyone is kind of doing their own thing but we still love our family time together too so here's our plan.


  • Memorize Bible verses together that go with My Father's World (MFW)
  • Continue reviewing States, Capitals, and Presidents
  • We will use the following MFW read aloud books:
    • Courage to Run
    • Corrie ten Boom
    • Hudson Taylor
    • Across Five Aprils
    • Brother Andrew
    • Sergeant York and the Great War
  • Spelling:  Weekly practice sheets for review mainly & Spelling You See
  • Writing:  IEW B&C levels
  • Grammar:  Fix It Grammar daily sentence
  • Reviews through out the year
12th Grade
  • Computer:  Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Foreign Language: continue Spanish 1 (Rosetta Stone unless I can find something we like better)
  • Literature: Illuminating Literature
  • Math:  reviews
  • Home Ec:  menu plan, budget, shop, and cook meals for the week once a month
  • Electives:  to be added  ( I know reading I Kissed Dating Goodbye and The Money Matters Workbook)
9th Grade
  • Notgrass Exploring America for Bible, History, and English
    • Lit Books: The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
    • Narrative of the Life of David Crockett (David Crockett)
    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass)
    • Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
    • Co. Aytch (Sam Watkins)
    • Humorous Stories and Sketches (Mark Twain)
    • In His Steps (Charles Sheldon)
    • Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington)
    • Mama's Bank Account (Kathryn Forbes)
    • Miracle in the Hills (Mary T. Martin Sloop and LeGette Blythe)
    • To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
    • The Giver (Lois Lowry)
  • Spanish 1 (same as above)
  • Saxon Algebra with Art Reed DVD's
  • Apologia's Physical Science
  • Vocabulary Cartoons
  • Logic - The Fallacy Detective and The Thinking Toolbox
7th Grade
  • MFW 1850 to Modern Times
  • Continuing with reading Little House Books


  1. How exciting, Melissa! Since your youngest is doing Expl-1850 and will move to 1850-Modern Times next year, will you be stretching out Exploring America over 2 years with your high school children, to keep them together with history?

    1. Oops!! We are doing 1850-Modern - fixed it now! :)


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