Curriculum

Kindergarten

Literature, natural history, geography and social studies–Five in a Row

Phonics–Hooked on Phonics K-1st, The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading

Math–Horizons Kindergarten, Books and 2

Latin–Song School Latin

Penmanship–Handwriting without Tears

First Grade

History, geography, literature, sacred studies, fine arts–Tapestry of Grace and recommended books

Language arts–First Language Lessons, Writing with Ease, Spelling Power

Math–Math U See Alpha

Science–Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia, Christian Liberty Science Readers, Dr. Frankenstein’s Human Body Book, Janice Vancleave books

Latin–Latin for Children*

French–Le Français Facile*

Sacred Studies–Ergermeier’s Bible, Anglican Book of Common Prayer, King James Bible

Art & Music Appreciation–suggestions from The Well-Trained Mind and Tapestry of Grace

*Not sure if we’ll do one, both, or none of these during the coming year.  Having majored in Linguistics in college, I’m a big proponent of NOT WAITING if you want your kids to really speak another language, or even to have a good capacity for learning languages later in life.  The younger the better!  That said, I have to be always on my guard for taking on too much or getting our priorities out of order.  After all, it’s more important to be able to add and read than speak French, as great as that is.

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2 Responses to “Curriculum”

  1. Carine Kimberly Vinck Geerman March 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    I grew up with this same curriculum from the Alpha Omega Academy. Now, as I study in Bogota to be a Licenciada in Bilingual Education, I find myself still referring back to those same books for some linguistic classes! Definitely, the best choice my parents ever made…

    • Michelle March 25, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

      Glad to know they served you well. We really liked them, too! How neat to be able to do your coursework in Bogotá. Do you plan to teach in the States when you finish?

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