We started our homeschool journey using Sonlight’s literature based curriculum. Last year, after reading A Well-Trained Mind, I was convinced that I had to give up Sonlight in order to pursue a classical curriculum model. This year, I am returning to my first love, Sonlight, as our core curriculum and adding in the pieces of Classical education curriculum as a supplement.
I am sure that this is the way forward for us as a homeschool family.
Sonlight fits into many of our family goals in homeschooling. I love their comprehensive curriculum. I love the way that missions is incorporated in learning about our world in Geography. I love that I know they will see me all the way through our homeschool journey.
I do love the structure of classical education, especially when it comes to language arts, so I’ll be adding those pieces in.
Here is our curriculum plan for the 2012-2013 School Year.
EA & MC: (2nd Grade)
Core (includes History, Readers, Read-alouds, Language Arts, Public Speaking & Memorization, and Bible): Sonlight C
Math: Saxon 2
Science: Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Botany
Language Arts Supplements:
Language: First Language Lessons 2
Spelling: All About Spelling Level 2
Writing: Institute for Excellence in Writing
Handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting B w/a possible switch to Transition mid-year
Music: Piano Lessons (MC); Flute Lessons (EA)
MC will also complete The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading
Core (includes History, Readers, Read-alouds, Language Arts, Public Speaking & Memorization, and Bible): Sonlight A
Math: Saxon K
Handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting K
Remember…you control your curriculum, don’t let it control you! Make this homeschool year enjoyable for you and your children by choosing a curriculum that fits within your family’s goals, mission, and lifestyle.
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