Planning out our curriculum each year is one of the highlights of my summer. The kids and I have been discussing goals we have for this coming year, and the 5th-grader expressed a desire for more field trips. Well, of course, I am totally on board with that idea. She is old enough to know what she likes and what she doesn't, so we formed a partnership this year to come up with her 5th-grade curriculum choices.
To make this page a little easier to navigate, I've split the different curriculum choices into tabs. Just click on the tab to discover what we will be using this year.
- MORNING MEETUP
- LANGUAGE ARTS
- FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Our Morning Meetup
Our Morning Meetup this year will stay roughly the same as in previous years. Our Morning Meetup includes Prayer Journals, Vocabulary and Memory Work, Auditory and Visual Digit Spans, Picture Study and Morning Basket. You can read more about our Morning Meetup by clicking the pictures below.
We are adding a few extra components to our Morning Meetup this year. This is the time of day when we are all working together, so I try to include all of our Family Work in our Morning Basket.
This year's Morning Basket:
This year we are trying out a brand-new program from Be The Hands. This new curriculum teaches global issues from a biblical perspective. We are starting with the Hunger in America Unit. I was intrigued by the way the author (a homeschooler as well) blends together Biblical teachings with practical ways to deal with real-world issues. And, I love to support other homeschool moms!
We're also adding a new biblical stewardship curriculum from The Timothy Plan. This is an excellent resource for teaching your children about financial responsibility with a biblical understanding. Plus, it comes with a really cool hi-liter and black light for reading the secret words.
Geography is one of those subjects that often gets pushed to the side during the course of the year. This year I am intentionally focusing on geography with the Beautiful Feet Book's Geography Through Literature. I was able to hear the author, Rea Berg, at a Wild + Free conference last fall and fell in love with her approach to a Charlotte Mason homeschool.
This curriculum combines classic books like Paddle-to-the-Sea with beautifully drawn maps. As we read through the books, we locate the areas on the map and label them. We also do a bit of drawing and coloring for fun.
Picture Study, Vocabulary and Memory Work
Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…