Every year our homeschool looks different and with military life we just have to roll with the changes. It’s actually something I thrive on. It’s good to recreate ourselves and look at how things can be done differently. Each year we must breath new life into our homeschools. Especially after having homeschooled more than ten years now, it’s important for me not to get board or complacent. Instead my goal is to stay inspired and to keep challenging my child.
As we head into the middle years I want my son to develop skills for research and improve his writing skills. I also expect more independence in the daily homeschool routine as opposed to sitting down with him for every subject all day. My role will switch more to facilitator; giving feedback for improvement while providing resources for learning.
5th Grade Curriculum for an Eclectic Homeschool
Apologia World View Training – from Apologia.
Catholic Catechism (CCD) and Weekly Adoration Devotion- I’m teaching 5th grade CCD for our parish this year and Eucharistic Adoration is a regular weekly devotion of ours.
English 5- Seton Home Study School- Seton has excellent English courses. We actually enrolled in the course because I needed some accountability. It’s not my students strong point so I wanted something forthright and concise.
Composition will also be added as part of a co-op we will be participating in this year.
Zoology 1- Flying Creatures of the 5th Day– This is our first time using Apologia for science but I am very excited as it looks like a wonderful program. This will also be part of our co-op.
This year I am having my son fill out these FREE State Notebooking Pages. So for this year we’ll be studying all 50 states.
History and Literature:
Most of our history this year will be through Kansas Filed Trips or historical fiction selections. In addition I plan to write some unit studies and use them as well. Here are some literature selections for this year so far:
Cooking- with our co-op
P.E.- Tae Kwon Do
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