I do love our Classical threads!
Originally Posted by Jennifer3141
MLW, we added stuff incrementaly. I mean, we started out our school year doing history for a couple of weeks, then added science, then math a little quicker. This means we'll finish HO a bit earlier than everything else but so what? We'll have more time to finish up the CT math books then.
^ That is how we are starting out this year, too, just adding a little at a time.
I originally intended to be year-round hs-ers, but this summer was just too crazy, so I let it go and she had the traditional summer off. But we have lost a lot of ground in the area she struggles with: reading
So we started back hitting Phonics Pathways harder than ever before, starting with page 1--I previously used the book just as a resource, but I am panicking a little because she was struggling with C-V-Cs after making a ton of progress last year! I am beginning to suspect a visual processing issue or maybe something like dyslexia?
I'll save that for another thread, though.
I also found this rockin' Little Critter Spectrum workbook, grabbed the 1st grade one, and she is loving it! So that is a huge relief because she struggles so much with reading, it's hard to find materials that don't intimidate her.
Then we added in our beloved math
we are going through the Singapore 1B book and finishing up anything that was left-over as review while we wait on our Grade 2 stuff to arrive. We have some packets we can work on (money, time, fractions) to keep us busy til our next Miquon/Singapore combo gets here.
Next came our Classical Languages
which is going GREAT
It's our favorite subject. We're using SSL and Hey Andrew Teach...Greek but she makes a main lesson book, we use finger puppets, this is our first week back at it, and she is really retaining a lot!
At the end of the week, we managed to add in Science-just the Human Body.
This year, I'm trying something different in that we are doing Units for everything except Math and Reading, and that I'm setting up "stations" or Montessori-ish shelf areas for the Science, Geography, Biography, and Art---veering a little from the Classical method, I guess. So I'll just periodically "present" stuff to her from the units and then leave the materials out for her to have Choice time in those subjects.
Can't wait to go back over this thread and see how/what everyone's doing!