Sunday, January 24, 2016

6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices



Recently I shared the resources we will be utilising for our son's 9th Grade home schooling year. Today I wanted to share with you what we have chosen to use as our base curriculum and resources for my 11 year old who is entering her 6th grade year.

I must point out though that we DO NOT USE STANDARD GRADES in our home school. We simply meet each child where they are at and do the next thing.

This is very apparent with my beautiful girl whom has greatly struggled with her reading over the years. We know and understand that these issues are in the family and have deliberately chosen to move slowly, at her pace with this.

During the past year we have seen much progression YAY! I believe mostly due to maturity on her behalf and a real desire to be reading. So please be aware that not everything on the list below is actually aimed at a 6th grader according to standard levels, they are simply programs/books that we have chosen to use this year.

So without further ado here they are.

Morning Basket:

Daily Notebooks: Quick practice work to reinforce learning
Family Read Alouds
Art Appreciation
Nature Study

Math:
Math U See Gamma
Timez Attack
Multiplication Games & Manipulatives

Phonics:
Fitzroy Reading Program
Explode The Code
Easyread Learning System

Plus lots of reading aloud


Grammar:
Fitzroy Reading Program


Spelling:
Easyread Learning System
Spelling You See


Literature:
COAH Literature Units
Aussie Book Adventures
Schoolhouse Teachers


Writing: Daily Journals

Science: Units via co-op

History: Renaissance & Reformation from Homeschool In The Woods


Geography: Units via co-op

Art: Art Teacher and via many of our other units 

Health & PE:

Cooking & Home EC Skills
Body Awareness
Bike riding
Running around with friends
Swimming
Boogie Boarding
Surfing
Bowling
Sailing
Just generally being active
Horse Riding during the winter months

Technology & Design
Safe Internet use
Mavis Beacon Typing Tutor
Robotics with a tutor

Micro-School Learning

Once or twice a week, four times a year we meet with what I have coined our micro-school because in reality that is what it is. We only plan term by term but so far she will be completing a unit using the book If The World Were A Village, exploring Australian Flora, traveling the globe with some cultural round the world units and spending some time learning about Famous People of the world.

Co-op Learning

Once a week in six week blocks, four times a year we will meet with our co-op group. This is a little more relaxed and we have a larger number of families that participate in this group, plus the families are fluid with not all of them coming along all year. Again we tend to only plan per term and so far we have scheduled Art classes, Robotics and some Intro To Engineering workshops.



Extra Curricular Activities

Once again this year she will immerse herself in Drama, Surfing (during summer), Horse Riding lessons (during winter) and we are looking at a series of Self Defense Lessons also.

I have a wonderful feeling that this is going to be a big year academically for this young lady. Can't wait to see it all unfold.

Happy Homeschooling,
Kylie


2 comments:

Ticia said...

That does look like a big year.

I'll be interested to see how you like Homeschool in the Woods, I loved the theory of it, but it didn't work for us, but I've seen so many people who love it.

Angelic Scalliwags said...

Kylie, that looks incredible! I am exhausted just thinking about it. It looks like your daughter will be having a huge amount of fun and a huge amount of learning this year :)

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