Monday, November 16, 2009

Next Year Plans

I know, you're thinking, ALREADY???? One of the benefits (or downsides depending on how you look at it) of living overseas is that it costs alot to ship books, so if someone is coming to visit and they are willing to bring books, you jump on the opportunity! Our friends are coming in January, so that means that get a whole six months with my new stuff before I actually get to use it! It also means that I will have lots of time to become familiar with the material and have time to plan out next year before the baby comes. Because of the holiday mailing season I decided to order now to make sure they receive it before they leave. So, since the orders have been made I thought I'd share what we plan on doing.

Language Arts:
  • Writing: Classical Writing Aesop A-I am so excited about this one because I have been drooling over this the last year and a half, hope it doesn't disappoint!
  • Grammar: We'll just use what's in Classical Writing and from our Latin program
  • Spelling: Spelling Workout B & C-I'm learning that princess needs a more systematic workbook style approach to spelling, so we're going to try this one out.
  • Reading: Books that tie into history (mostly) for both readers and read-alouds.


  • Singapore Math: Don't fix what ain't broke! This program works for us, so we are sticking with it.


  • Chemistry for the Grammar Stage: This one was easy to figure out :)!


  • Story of the World 3 with the Activity Guide: Another if it ain't broke, don't fix it. SOTW just really work here! We are going back to having the activity guide, not sure why I didn't order it this year as I really missed having it. I'll post my plans after I finish them.
  • 50 State Notebook Study: I'm working on putting this together. I plan on doing this over the next two years. I'll post what I have when I'm done.


  • Latin using Prima Latina: I'm also excited to start this, but alittle nervous about adding another language to princesses studies.
  • Chinese with our tutor: Not a choice, she's got to learn to communicate.
  • Art with Art Adventures at Home: I've got it so I'm going to use it.
  • Artist/Composer Studies: We'll be studying famous artist and composers from the Late Renaissance. I'll post our plans when I get a chance.
  • Music: Recorder-I'm going to better about this next year!
  • Shakespeare: This is just a continuation of what we have been doing for the last two years.

It looks like alot all laid out, but it is her third grade year and we've been gradually stepping up.


Rhonda said...

Looks absolutely wonderful Paige! I've been working on our plans too-I plan to do a big order in February.
I like that you're using Latin for your grammar. I plan to use our Latin more for that person beginning in January.
Love your plans-they are well thought out!

Merri said...

Good job, Paige. You are so thorough. Can't wait to hash out our next year with you.