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Well, thhe little boys are off to public school and already doing well in their new classrooms. It seems odd to have some kids at home and some not...but I am convicted that for now this is where they all need to be. The little guys have so many special needs...they need to touch of every hand they encounter at Unionville. We already love our new school, the teachers and staff.
The BIGS...they are starting 8th grade this year! I don't know how it is possible that we are starting our seventh homeschool year. The time has flown! We are super excited to get going this time because we are starting our first courses for high school credit! Yay! I hope this is the beginning of a wonderful high school career for each of them!
Best Homeschool Academy – 8th Grade
Math: Saxon Algebra 1 ***
History: All American History 1 by Bright Ideas Press ***
Social Studies: North Star Geography by Bright ideas Press *** (World Geography)
Science: Exploring Creation w/Physical Science by Apologia Science
Language Arts: Saxon Grammar & Writing 7
Bible: We are using the Picture Smart Bible for OT curriculum with all five kids this year.
Documentaries: We use Netflix and Amazon Prime to search and find documentaries to go along with our science and history curriculum each week.
Art &amp;amp; Music: We use Amazon Prime again to search and find composers to listen to and study each week. We use Fine Art Pages from ClassicalComposersMonthly.com to study some of the great artists of the past.
Reading/Literature: We keep a running list of grade level appropriate classic literature to choose from. We try to pick something to read each week that is either written or set in the time period we are studying in history. Other time we pick a more current grade level appropriate novel. We read minimum of two chapters a day but usually much more.
*** For High School Credit
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