My homeschool has up to this point been mainly ‘eclectic’ in style! I lean towards a Christian-based classical style in my mind (not based on the Well Trained Mind, but rather the Charlotte Mason camp)… however, it has yet to really spring forth in my methods at home. I do think we teeter on a little of everything (including worksheets – the least favorite part of their day for sure! – and “Living Books” which are unabridged and wonderful). As the kids get older, I see much more value in the classical approach (which leads me to a long book list of my own for this summer break!).
We homeschool on a shoestring and use the library and field trips with our unit studies as much as we can. I have not listed a bunch of packaged curriculums (as we only use a few workbooks here and there from one or two). I also don’t have any extra-curricular items this year (mainly because we had to scale back a lot due to our new state of residence where there aren’t as many resources available – and due to our finances). No choir or piano this year. Our Spanish studies halted and we did not pick up another language during 05-06.
Below is a short list of things we used for the 2005-6 School Year. If you want to know details about any of these; chances are you can get a more in-depth description of them from the links at the bottom of this post in previous years curriculum posts. We’ve been homeschooling for five years now, and we are still using many of the SAME curriculums (thus I feel that reviewing them over and over each year would be just a repeat for some of the readers who have already “been there, read that” on my blog). I apologize for my newer blog buddies and those who just stopped in. Please do click my previous links to read more about our past years.
I’m sure you can imagine what we used each of these items for, and if you have any questions; please by all means, leave them in the comments section. I love comments.
MAIN CURRICULUM for 2nd & 3rd Grade
KONOS Unit Studies – History, Science, Life skills, Etc. (Christian perspective)
Library Books / Our Home Library (on and off topic per unit study)
DEVOTIONALS/ADDITIONAL BIBLE MATERIALS
Tell Me the Promises – Tada & DiCianni (devotional)
Homemaking by J.R. Miller (Children appropriate sections for devotionals)
Songs of Faith and Praise (Hymn Book)
Biblegateway (internet site – for copy work scriptures)
Church Bible Classes, Small Group and Worship Services
Cheap Sam’s Curriculum Workbooks (for Reading, Grammar, Comprehension, etc.)
Journal (blank spiral notebook – just add creativity!)
Red Rock Ranch Level 6 1972 Reading Textbook (given to us by a friend)
Spelling and Copywork (correcting misspelled words and writing assigned by mom)
Correspondence (pen pals, birthday cards, thank-you notes – weekly)
MATHLeftover Learning Horizons Math Workbooks from previous year
A Beka Math (Grade 2 & 3)
Math videos (from the library)
Cheap Sam’s Curriculum Workbooks (for extra help with areas of weakness)
Multiplication Table Charts (internet free print-outs)
EXTRA HISTORY/SCIENCE/GEOGRAPHY MATERIALS (not required by KONOS)Visualize World Geography by Theresa A. Blain
Enjoying God’s World Science Reader Grade 2 (A Beka)
Up next in the series will be:
Post #3 – Second and Third Grade Field Trips
Post #4 – Second and Third Grade Learning Enrichment
Post #5 – Favorite KONOS Memories from Second and Third Grade
Post #6 – Memories from our KONOS Rock Unit!
Check back in here every day this week for more homeschool records for second and third grades. Don’t forget to hop over to read this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling, too. Tia has done a great job with a Southern Hospitality theme!
Have a super Wednesday!
Buzz Words: academics, reading, second grade, learning, history, homeschool, homeschooling, education, third grade, Christianity, children, workbooks, library, teaching, math, science, character, KONOS, elementary, school, books, elementary, family, parenting, literature, childrens books, kids