I love planning each new school year. I love the smell and feel of new books, even though I buy as many as possible "gently used!" This year's planning has been sporadic, at best. I have had a basic idea of where we were going, but had to rely on outside sources to pull it all together. Outside sources like Dalton State College, where Matt and Melissa will be dual-enrolling this year as seniors!
Matthew and Melissa - 12th graders... SeNiOrS
English 1101 and 1102: These are both mandatory English classes at the college. These courses will count as their 4th year of high school English credit as well as college credits.
Notgrass Exploring Government and Exploring Economics: This will complete their 4 years of high school history.
Anatomy and Physiology (Hilger Higher Learning)
British Literature: She will read 4 classical British Lit books each from a different time period utilizing the Progeny Press study guides.
College Algebra: This is Dalton States's class. For Melissa, this will be her 4th year of math for high school and will receive college credit, too!
Varsity Sports: Melissa continues to be a defender/goalie on the CSTHEA Varsity Soccer team. Go Patriots!
Pre-Calculus: In the fall semester at Dalton State College, Matt will complete this and earn a 5th high school math credit along with college credit.
Physics: In the spring semester, he will complete Physics at DSC for his 4th high school science class and college credit.
Intro to Theater: Matt will be reading 4 theatrical plays and utilizing the Progeny Press study guides. The first playwright he is learning about is Arthur Miller and will read Death of a Salesman. He will also read through Theater: Brief Edition (seventh editon) to learn the history of the theater all the way through modern theater. This will cover his 5th high school literature course or possibly an elective. Hmmmmm, choices.
Physical Education We use the eclectic approach to PE. Matt will be logging hours as he completes numerous Boy Scout Badges, plays disc golf, and other sporting-type activites.
Michael - Sophomore:
Writing program: The Write Foundation. Last year we used TWF's Paragraph Writing and loved it. It was comprehensive and Michael's writing improved greatly. I am beginning the new school year by reviewing the last 2 months of teaching from Paragraph Writing. Then we will begin the third level, Essay Writing. The program has 30 lessons with lesson plans for either a one- or two-year format. We will be using the 2-year format. Go on, click on the links and find a great writing program!
World Literature. We will be reading books and completing 4 book studies using Progeny Press or Total Language Plus. One of the studies will be the Intro to Poetry unit by Progeny Press.
Grammar: I'm not sure how I'm going to handle grammar this year. I don't think we will be using a separate program.
Notgrass World History This course pulls together 3 credits: 1 History, 1 English, and 1 Bible credit. I will "loosely" be following their literature course as Michael has already read some of the books they use. This English credit will include grammar and writing. He will earn a second credit for literature.
Biology (Hilger Higher Learning)
Geometry Saxon Geometry or Teaching Textbook's Geometry Why two choices you ask? We own both of these programs. Remember, my daughter and Saxon didn't mix well! And the winner is.... Saxon Geometry!
Physical Education We use the eclectic approach to PE. Michael will be logging hours as he completes numerous Boy Scout Badges, plays disc golf, and other sporting-type activites.
Total Health If we have the time, I would like Michael to complete the first half of this book this year, and finish it next school year. I have purchased the program through My Father's World along with their lesson plans. He will also read I Kissed Dating Goodbye for this course.
Link directly to your 2011-2012 Curriculum post so others can find it easily when they visit your blog. A link back here is nice but not required. If you don't have a blog, leave a comment highlighting your curriculum. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else is using!