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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fifth Grade curriculum choices- 2013-2014

My 5th grader is enjoying her curriculum so far this year.  For science we're using...

Apologia Land Animals of the Sixth Day  We're using the Notebooking, too, and it's a great way to reinforce learning with pictures and narration.  

Easy Grammar is always a hit at my house.  We used to shy away from grammar but this book simply and thoroughly explains everything you need to know.  Memorizing all the prepositions (as directed) before the first activity is sheer brilliance.  

Time 4 Learning is fun.  Seriously.  And now they even offer High School classes.  We're using it for 5th grade Math and are quite pleased.  

Our choice for English this year is Total Language Plus.  Our first selection is The Cricket in Times Square.  Sweet story and this guide covers vocabulary, comprehension questions, writing, dictation, and more.

We are in love with our History program.  Veritas Press self-paced history is pricey but if you can get in on a group purchase, do it.  All on-line, educational and entertaining at the same time.  LOVE.

To round things out (and give me a bit of a break) she's also taking Geography, Arts & Crafts, Science Experiments and History classes all taught by other teachers.  Ballet and pointe classes are nestled in her weekly schedule, too, as well as AWANA at a local church.  

I'd like to attempt Heart of Dakota at some point.  Have any of you used this curriculum?

1 comment:

Angela said...

We have used all of those, but TLP. We really enjoyed the Veritas Press online course!

I would love to know how you end up liking TLP. I am already trying to figure out what to do for Anna next year, and TLP guides are definitely on my list of possibilities. :-)