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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday Thoughts... which one?

Help! Having a hard time deciding, as usual. For my boy, who will shortly be 11. And yes, this choice will affect my 9 year old as well. I'm basing our general course of study for 6th grade off this post.

VERSION A
  • Main: Further Up & Further In (has science, crafts, art, cooking, some history, good literature, etc.)
  • Supplemental History: Our Island Story OR A Child's History of England
  • Supplemental Language Arts: Grammar Land, Natural Speller, English From the Roots Up, and either Brave Writer Lifestyle OR Intermediate Language Lessons
  • Math: Either LOF Fractions and Decimals & Percents with Math Mammoth OR Teaching Textbooks 6
  • Logic: Harry Stottlemeier's Discovery or Mind Benders
  • Literature: Good Books

VERSION B
  • History: Either continue with American history through good books, or start world history with good books
  • Science: Elemental Science's Logic Stage Biology
  • Language Arts: Grammar Land, Natural Speller, English From the Roots Up, and either Brave Writer Lifestyle OR Intermediate Language Lessons
  • Math: Either LOF Fractions and Decimals & Percents with Math Mammoth OR Teaching Textbooks 6
  • Logic: Harry Stottlemeier's Discovery or Mind Benders
  • Literature: Good Books

1 comment :

  1. Do your kids enjoy in-depth study based on novels, or do they prefer to enjoy the novel simply for the pleasure of it?

    The folks who publish Further Up & Further In also created The Prairie Primer, based on the Little House books. We started that with great enthusiasm but honestly grew tired of it after 2 or 3 books (don't remember exactly; it's been a while).

    That doesn't mean it's not a good fit for your kids, but to suggest you think about the way your kids respond to literature. Do they like answering comprehension questions and such? Or does that suck the life out of a book for them?

    Thinking that over might help you decide which way to go. I hope it helps, anyway, and doesn't just complicate things for you!

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