In our homeschool, sixth grade remains very similar to the previous years, though I start to expect more independence with the checklist.
In 7th grade, students begin to commonplace, start a Book of Centuries, receive new art and school supplies, and have class homework for which they are responsible. Our 7th grade year includes ancient history and literature, history of scientific discoveries, Art of Argument, Grammar of Poetry, Bible Survey (2-year program), language (Latin or choice), written & drawn narrations, and nature study. They also continue making progress in Math-U-See, based on mastery, as well as progress in piano.
8th grade is a continuation, with the added responsibility of managing some work as weekly tasks so they have opportunity to practice (which means learning through experience & failure) time and task management. In 8th grade, the plan includes medieval history and literature, Bible Survey, chemistry or earth science, Introductory Logic, language (Latin or choice), essay writing & written narrations, and nature study. They also continue making progress in Math-U-See and piano.
9th grade looks similar to 8th grade, but with leveled-up books and studies. Our 9th graders study modern history and literature, Understanding Great Music (Teaching Company), biology, Intermediate Logic, practical Christian living, persuasive essay writing & written narrations, and a choice of language study. They also continue making progress in Math-U-See, based on mastery, and in piano.
11th Grade & Beyond
Our family’s current plan is for our children to attend the local community college as high school juniors through the state’s Running Start program.
In 2018, my oldest will be in 10th grade and my youngest in K1. Check back for these plans in June 2018.
In 2017, my oldest started high school and my youngest started phonics. Click here to see our plans for this year.