July 28, 2017

6th Grade Curriculum Choices

My son is 11 years old and going into 6th grade for the 2017/2018 school year. These are my curriculum choices for this school year.

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This is new to him this year and I really think he is going to like the layout and how the curriculum works. He will read his lesson on his own and do the assignment in the student workbook each day. I think it will be much better than all of the diagramming we did last year. 

I am very excited about him starting Teaching Textbooks this year. He didn't like Saxon Math last year and he loves his time on the computer, so I think he will really enjoy Teaching Textbooks 6. I like that it will teach him and I will be here if he needs help. 

I had a hard time finding a science program that I really liked this year. I finally found this and fell in love with the program. Each section has experiments. I also bought the activity book for follow up to each lesson so he would have an activity to really grasp what he has read. 

• Spelling- Spellwell D
With spelling last year I just gave him a list and an expectation to use it each day by writing the words three times or writing them colorfully. This year I wanted to have different activities to do with the spelling words and Spellwell really had everything I was looking for. Each week he will have a new list and activities for each day and then on Friday we will do a spelling test. 

This is the subject that both of my boys will do together. I am really looking forward to History this year. I like the fact that I will read the chapter each day and that we will have follow up questions and activities to do that come with the program. We will be using both the Book and Activity Book.

We will be starting off by following directions on a map, to then learning about the United States and the Continents. Both boys will be using the same workbook and we will work together throughout the year. 

Want to see what he used in the past?

This is what we are starting with! I will update if we make any changes and review how we liked everything at the end of the school year! 

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