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NEW CURRICULUM PICKS for 11th, 9th, and 4th Grades

It’s already time to share our new curriculum picks for the year! I hope your summer has been great so far. I’m still enjoying these last few weeks of summer, but I’m still really excited to share what we’re using for homeschool this year!

So here are our curriculum choices for the new school year 2022-23. This year I’ll be teaching my 11th grade son, 9th grade daughter, and 4th grade daughter. Included in the post I have everything we’ll be using from morning meeting to electives to extra curricululars.

Keep reading for videos on our new curriculum picks too!

OUR HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM PICKS FOR 2022-23: GRADES 11, 9, and 4

I have written many of these curriculum picks posts! If you want to check out all the curriculum we’ve used over the years, you can check out these links:

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OUR HOMESCHOOL PLANS FOR 2022-23

Morning Meeting Plans and Resources

We love to start our mornings with a family meeting. Here’s what we’ll cover in our Morning Meetings this year, we won’t do all of these things each day, but here are the resources we’ll use:

  • Daily Calendar: I like to go over what our week looks like on Mondays, so we look over the calendar together.
  • Morning Time Plans from Brighter Day Press: This is a new resource for us! I’m not great at following daily plans like this, but when I read the book list and saw all the different topics covered, I was super excited to try it! We got volume one.
  • Bible:
    • We are always working through a book of the Bible. We read several chapters and then discuss. Right now we are in Isaiah.
    • We also read one Proverbs each day to coincide with the day of the month.
    • Truth and Grace catechism books
  • Read Aloud
  • Multiplication Practice

WHAT WE’RE READING THIS YEAR:

I always like to pick our family read alouds for the year, even though it hardly ever goes as planned and we deviate from the plan sometimes. That’s ok! We usually get around to reading most of them! This year I picked our read aloud choices based on the Morning Time Plans from Brighter Days Press. I love that each term offers several read aloud choices in the plans so you’re not stuck with something you don’t want to read.

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OUR FAMILY READ ALOUD CHOICES:

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AFTER THE MORNING MEETING, OUR WEEKS WILL LOOK LIKE THIS:

  • Daily:
    • Math lessons
    • Language arts
    • Electives for the high schoolers
  • Homeschool band one day/week
  • History 2x/week
  • Science 2x/week
  • Art 1x/week or more!
  • Fridays: this year, for my 4th grader, we are going to get our work done M-Th and use Fridays for art and catch-up and other fun learning activities like cooking, projects, sewing.

OUR HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM PICKS BY SUBJECT:

MATH + LOGIC

We love doing logic each day in our homeschool. Sometimes we do this in the morning during our Morning Meeting. Other times, we do this instead of a math lesson or in addition to. We use a combination of workbooks and games.

For my 11th grader, he will be doing something different this year with Dave Ramsey’s online class and learn about personal finance.

For my 9th and 4th grader, we’ve tried many different math curricula, but we always come back to Saxon. Math used to be so much harder for all of us, but then we discovered Nicole the Math Lady and everything changed!

We also use My Math Assistant to help make grading math easier!

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My 11th grader will use:

Jack’s high school credit: 1 math

My 9th grader will use:

Sophia’s high school credit: 1 math

My 4th grader will use:

High School Electives:

My high schoolers will be working on two elective credits this year.

Apologetics: Creationism/Evolution

I will read them a lesson from the text each day and they will have some questions to answer and some discussion will go along with it as well.

Economics 101

My 11th grader will be doing this course as an elective. He’ll be using a variety of resources. The video course will be used for the first semester and the remaining resources will be used in the second semester.

Jack and Sophia Elective credits: 2 credits

New CURRICULUM PICKS FOR LANGUAGE ARTS:

We are trying a few new things for language arts this year.

My 11th grader will use:

Jack’s high school credit: 1 credit

My 9th grader will use:

Sophia’s high school credit: 1 credit

My 4th grader will use:

Literature

Since the high schoolers will be studying American history, I’m adding a handful of classic books by American authors and adding in some writing projects and movie viewings and they’ll get a credit for American literature. I haven’t decided exactly what we’ll read but here are a few I’m thinking about using.

  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Moby Dick
  • The Great Gatsby
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Up From Slavery

Jack and Sophia’s literature credit: 1

My 4th grader will use:

Years ago, when my oldest was in early elementary, we learned about the Caldecott Medal and used some fun activity books with fun ideas to go along with the books.

HISTORY

For my 11th and 9th graders:

This was a hard decision for my high schoolers! We loved using Masterbooks last year, so I purchased their American History for grades 9-12 for this year. Buuuut then I remembered I had Mystery of History on my shelves. So even though I really love Masterbook’s history, we are going with Mystery of History vol. IV because it’s really great as well and I already owned it 🙂

Jack and Sophia’s high school credit: 1 for history

For my 4th grader:

I found way too many awesome things for Vera’s history this year! She’s going to listen in to the big kids reading Mystery of History. She’ll be focusing mostly on the time period between Westward Expansion and the Civil War or so.

SCIENCE + NATURE

I am not a great science mom, I fully admit it, for the last two years, we have finished a full science curriculum! Read about it here and here!

This year my 4th grader will be skipping curriculum altogether and simply using the No Sweat Nature Classes that we already love. There are two live classes per month so we will just use all the resources that come with those and nature journal. I’m really excited for this!

For my 4th grader:

My 9th and 11th grader will use:

Jack and Sophia high school credit: 1 for science

We also will use:

ART + MUSIC

Art is my favorite! I almost always make my own project right alongside the kids when we do our art. Usually we find time to do an art project on Friday afternoons. Here are a few resources we use.

EXTRA FUN STUFF

  • Homeschool band for all three kids
  • Piano lessons for the girls
  • American Heritage Girls
  • Field Trips
  • Doodle Crates
  • Church groups

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Here are our new curriculum picks for the new homeschool year for our 11th grade, 9th grade, and 4th grade kids!

YOUR TURN! LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS WHAT YOU’RE MOST EXCITED ABOUT TO USE THIS YEAR!

8 Comments

  1. I’m curious how YOU do Mystery of History with your kiddos. Do you just read it? Or do you complete the projects/assignments as well? Just wondering.

  2. Love all the curriculum picks! My favorite read aloud of all time is A tree for Peter! I think it’s time we reread that one!

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