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We use an eclectic approach with carefully chosen curriculums and a unique writing approach. 

I have both James (5th grad) & Lauren (2nd grade) working on the same material.  James is doing more intense studies and writing assignments than Lauren but they are still learning the same information. 

  • Math:  Math U See (Zeta for James) and (Gamma for Lauren)
  • Reading:  various books from the library (from animals and aircraft to biographies and Hank the Cow dog) – at least 30 minutes a day
  • Latin:  Memoria Press, Latina Christiana I
  • Writing:  Practice writing stories, book reports, poems, reports, etc.  We work on various writing techniques, spelling, punctuation, etc.
  • Bible:  Studying character traits from within the Bible (i.e. humility, gratefulness, honesty, etc.).  They then write every few weeks a report on what they’ve learned (either through poems, drawings or reports). These then go into their Character Journals.
  • American Government:  We’re using the elementary version from American Heritage (it’s free!)
  • Apologia’s Exploring Creation:  Flying Creatures of the 5th Day




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  1. lisa permalink
    May 1, 2011 8:49 pm

    oh thank you for the character traits! Everyone one wants so much money for these or they make it neutral! We started on alertness but kinda fell off… thanks!

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