Monday, August 10, 2015

School Day 1 - And Curriculum Choices

traditional first day of school breakfast: scrambled eggs and cinnamon rolls

Why yes that is a toddler on the table driving us all insane!!
So day 1 of the 2015-2016 school year is over.  Ben and Anna worked steadily and got through their school work accurately and quickly...with nary a whimper for either of them.

Beatrice and Lucy on the other hand.  Whoa baby!  They seriously may not make it through this school year alive.  There was much screaming, complaining, wailing, peeing in pants, and demands.  I am considering velcro and duct tape for tomorrow.

So our curriculum choices for the year.  We sort of loosely follow Mother of Divine Grace as our backbone or jumping off point.  As you will see there are a lot of modifications though.

Annabella Grade 1 -
Religion: St. Joseph First Communion Catechism as well as a few other little books we will read together
Math: Abeka Arithmetic 1
Phonics: Little Angel Reader B and Workbook B.  We are just finishing up this from last year and will soon be moving to C.
Poetry: recommendations from MODG syllabus
Handwriting: Writing Our Catholic Faith Gr. 1

Benjamin Grade 3 -
Religion: St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism No. 1
Math: Singapore Primary Mathematics 3A and 3B
Language Arts: Primary Language Lessons
Poetry: Recommendations from MODG 3rd grade syllabus
Latin: Prima Latina
Science: Exploring Creation With Botany with the Junior Notebooking Journal
History: How Our Nation Began along with a long list of biographies and living history books that you can find on the MODG website or in the syllabus
Handwriting: New American Cursive

1 comment:

gobbagram said...

thought ben was grade 3