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Now it is time for the “big kids” curriculum. Caspian will be doing 4th grade work, and Aurora will be doing 2nd grade work. Most of what Caspian and Aurora do is together, but just at their own level. I know this looks like a lot of things, but we are typically done with all school work by lunch time(except for their 30 minute literature reading). And we only do most subjects Monday through Thursday, which leaves Friday open for other fun activities. So I promise I don’t have them doing school work all day every day:)

*You can read about our “rotation” here. This covers extra Bible (books of the Bible and Hymns), health, art, geography, artists/composers, and interactive notebooking.

*For Bible, we use a combination of Sword Fighting

and Character Journal

*Our morning “warm-ups” consist of a few short activities including:          -Memory Work taken primarily from Living Memory (subjects include poetry, Bible, grammar, science, history, and math)Living Memory

           -Daily questions/activities taken from the following Scholastic eBooks: Daily Word Ladders

200 Math Word Problems

5 Minute Daily Geography

Science Question of the Day

Vocabulary Word of the Day

-Read alouds from McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers

-Cursive practice using Write Through the Bible

*Writing instruction is done with a combination of

Writing with Ease

and All Things Fun and Fascinating

*For Spelling we use Writing Road to Reading

*For grammar Caspian uses Fix it! Grammar

and Aurora uses KISS grammarKISS_Cahen

-they also use some other workbooks from Scholastic and here

*for literature they each have a list of books to read

*For Math we use Math Mammoth blue seriesmm-cover-Addition_1-m

and Friday fun math with Right Start card gamesright start

*For Latin we use Getting Started with Latin

*For Logic we use Scholastic Logic Posters, Problems, & PuzzlesLogic Posters, Problems, & Puzzles

* We are currently in the middle of our Magic School Bus science, and should finish around Christmas time. At that point we will move on to   Earth Science/Astronomy.

*History is one subject where Aurora and Caspian are doing different things…for now. Aurora is currently reading The Story of the World: Volume 1 but she does also join Caspian as he uses A Child’s Geography: Volume 3. After both of these are finished (again, probably around Christmas) they will work together to study the Middle Ages.

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Whew! I think that just about does it! Again, these are our starting points. We may end the year using this same things, or we may not! The beauty of homeschooling:)