Ha! Did I say I had planned our 2013-14 curriculum? I lied. I went to order some of the books and when I looked over them again I realized that Brady had already inferred or we had already covered a lot of the material so I’ve done some revising (ok a LOT of revising :-p) and here’s where we stand now. Please note: many of these books I already own, I dvr’d “Liberty’s Kids”, Kahn Academy is free as are the K12 materials. I’m not spending nearly as much as this probably makes it look like I am, but I wanted to share the resources I’ve found (and these are not affiliate links so feel free to click through)
K12 Language Arts Blue includes:
K12 Phonics Works Basic
K12 Read-aloud Treasury
K12 World Magazines
K12 “All About Me”
Reading: I’m going to go ahead and call the library our reading curriculum this year, I’m not particularly worried about this child reading lol
Creative Writing: Rip the Page
Math+ K Blue
After going back and forth between Saxon and Math-u-See we finally decided to go with:
as well as The Complete Book of Math Grades 1-2 (to make sure we aren’t missing anything since Miquon does not follow the typical scope-and-sequence)
We made this decision because I was worried Saxon’s spiral would be confusing and/or boring for Brady and, while I thought their manipulative kit looked fun, we already have many of their hands-on materials. Miquon’s cuisenaire rods seem similar to Math-U-See’s manipulatives, but the initial investment is lower so I won’t feel as bad about changing if it doesn’t work for us.
We will also use Khan Academy for review and extra practice.
And that’s probably way more than enough. 🙂