8th Grade: What are we using?

Our oldest is going into 8th grade and she is excited about challenging herself this year. She made a lot of progress in English, grammar, and spelling last year and she wants to push herself more this year. She decided she wants to do 8th grade English and grammar to get better at reading and writing.

We make photocopies of books to write or have a separate notebook for writing the answers so we can use them for our other students. So what did we decide to utilize for our 8th Grade Kit?

English

Math _ Undecided

  • Math-U-See Algebra
  • Horizons Pre-Algebra
  • Saxon Algebra 1/2
  • Saxon Algebra 1

Science

Social Studies/History/Geography

Art

STEM/Thinking Skills

4th Grade: What are we using?

We decided to challenge our 3rd grader and move her to 4th grade. She excels in English and Math. We figured she could do 5th and 6th grade Math. We still have arts and craft activities suitable for her age but other subjects we did the next grade or 2 up.

We make photocopies of books to write or have a separate notebook for writing the answers so we can use them for our other students. So what did we decide to utilize in the 4th Grade Kit?

English

Math

Science

  • Sassafras Science Botany & Earth Science
    • Workbook, Textbook & Lab Kit

Social Studies/History/Geography

Art

STEM/Thinking Skills

  • Gravitrax Set
  • Critical and Creative – Grade 4
  • Chasing Fireflies
  • Gridblocks
  • Color Catch

1st Grade: What are we using?

Last year our 1st grader was in a combo class for Kindergarten and 1st. She progressed on all of the Kindergarten curriculum and she did very well in 1st grade math. We decided to do another year of 1st grade to help with the English portion. We will focus on Reading comprehension, spelling, understanding word concepts such as over and under, and reading. We also worked on some second grade Math at the end of last year and decided she will do a combo class for math, 1st and 2nd grade so she gets a stronger foundation.

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We feel that learning through nature and the world around her will help her develop more and influence her to learn through doing.

We make photocopies of books to write or have a separate notebook for writing the answers so we can use them for our other students. So what did we decide to utilize?

English

  • Oak Meadow Curriculum Book (Language Arts)
  • All About Spelling Level 2
  • Daily 6-Trait Writing Grade 1 (continued from Summer School)

Math

Science

  • Oak Meadow Curriculum Book (Science)

Social Studies/History/Geography

Art

  • Oak Meadow Crafts for Early Grades K-3
  • Doodle Washington D.C
  • Painting
  • Knitting
  • Drawing

STEM/Thinking Skills

  • Building and Thinking Skills Level 1
  • Chasing Fireflies
  • Gridblocks
  • Apple Twist
  • Smart Cookies

Additional Texts

  • Music: Beginning Recorder
  • Healthy Living from the Start K-3
  • Oak Meadow Guide to Teaching the Early Grades K-3
  • Word Families

Kindergarten: What are we using?

We are so excited about our youngest to begin Kindergarten. She enjoyed learning her Abc’s and counting last year as well as some emotional intelligence and smart games with her sisters. She will officially begin school in August this year!

We saved books from our Kindergartener/1st grader last year by making photo copies so we could use the books multiple years. So what did we decide to utilize?

English

  • All About Reading Level 1
  • Spelling you See Level A
  • The Reading Lesson
  • What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know
  • My Epic Life Word Book

Math

Science

Social Studies

Art

  • Aquarellum Animal Postcards
  • Painting
  • Knitting
  • Drawing

Geography

STEM/Thinking Skills

  • ThinkPlay Gears Extreme
  • Can You find me Kindergarten
  • Visual Perception Building Book 1
  • Kumon Thinking Skills
  • Smart Games

June 7th – June 11th 2021 – LAST WEEK!

Week 30 we are working on these lessons for our students/kids:

Pre-K

  • All About Pre-Reading Lesson 28 (will do more over summer school)
  • Mindful Monday – New Books
  • Kumon Logic K 1 Lesson
  • Channie’s My First Letters (2-4 pages)
  • Smart Farmer & Goblet Gobblers
  • Art (watercolor painting)

1st Grader (doing some Kindergarten work as well)

  • Review of numbers and skip counting
  • All About Reading Lesson 53 (Final Lesson)
  • Spelling You See A Lesson 35D-36E (Final Pages)
  • Kumon Logic K 1 Lesson
  • Think Play Gears (STEM)
  • The Story of the World Volume 1: 1 Chapter
  • All About Spelling Level 1 Lesson 24 (Last Lesson)

2nd Grader

  • Math-U-See Gamma lesson 28-30 A&E Test on Friday (Final Lessons)
  • Mosdos Pearl (1 Story with Lesson sheets) Honors English
  • Daily Writing 1 Lesson
  • Step-by-Step Drawing
  • The Story of the World Volume 1: 1 Chapter + Workbook
  • Building & Thinking Skills 11 pages
  • Wordsmith

7th Grader

  • Math-U-See Pre-Algebra Lesson 30 (A-G) & Test, Unit Test & Final Exam on Friday
  • Mosdos Pearl 2 Stories & workbook pages
  • Easy Grammar 6 (Pages 415-440)
  • HISTORY – TESLA 369 THEORY
  • Bear Grylls Survival Camp (Final Pages)
  • Usborne Creative Writing
  • Mechanic & Static 2 (Final Build)
  • Wordsmith

June 1st – June 4th 2021

Week 29 we are working on these lessons for our students/kids:

Languages are now Spanish (2 days a week) and Sign Language (2 days a week) & Music Lessons

Pre-K

  • All About Pre-Reading Lesson 27
  • Mindful Monday – New Books
  • Kumon Logic K 1 Lesson
  • Channie’s My First Letters (2-4 pages)
  • Smart Farmer & Goblet Gobblers
  • Art (watercolor painting)

1st Grader (doing some Kindergarten work as well)

  • Review of numbers and skip counting
  • All About Reading Lesson 52
  • Spelling You See A Lesson 34-35C
  • Kumon Logic K 1 Lesson
  • Think Play Gears (STEM)
  • The Story of the World Volume 1: 1 Chapter
  • All About Spelling Level 1 Lesson 23 (additional words)

2nd Grader

  • Math-U-See Gamma lesson 25-27 A&E Test on Friday
  • Mosdos Pearl (1 Story with Lesson sheets) Honors English
  • Daily Writing 1 Lesson
  • Step-by-Step Drawing
  • The Story of the World Volume 1: 1 Chapter + Workbook
  • Building & Thinking Skills 11 pages
  • All About Spelling Level 2 Lesson 25 (Last lesson)
  • Wordsmith

7th Grader

  • Math-U-See Pre-Algebra Lesson 29 (A-G) & Test on Friday
  • Mosdos Pearl 2 Stories & workbook pages
  • Easy Grammar 6 (Pages 373-414)
  • HISTORY – TESLA 369 THEORY
  • Bear Grylls Survival Camp (5 pages)
  • Usborne Creative Writing
  • Mechanic & Static 2 (STEM)
  • All About Spelling Level 2 Lesson 25 (Last Lesson)
  • Wordsmith

May 24th – May 28th 2021

Week 28 we are working on these lessons for our students/kids:

Languages are now Spanish (2 days a week) and Sign Language (2 days a week) & Music Lessons

Pre-K

  • All About Pre-Reading Lesson 26
  • Mindful Monday – New Books
  • Kumon Logic K 1 Lesson
  • Channie’s My First Letters (2-4 pages)
  • Smart Farmer & Goblet Gobblers
  • Art (watercolor painting)

1st Grader (doing some Kindergarten work as well)

  • Review of numbers and skip counting
  • All About Reading Lesson 51
  • Spelling You See A Lesson 30-33
  • Kumon Logic K 1 Lesson
  • Think Play Gears (STEM)
  • The Story of the World Volume 1: 1 Chapter
  • All About Spelling Level 1 Lesson 23

2nd Grader

  • Math-U-See Gamma lesson 20-24 A&F Test on Friday
  • Mosdos Pearl (1 Story with Lesson sheets) Honors English
  • Daily Writing 1 Lesson
  • Step-by-Step Drawing
  • The Story of the World Volume 1: 1 Chapter + Workbook
  • Building & Thinking Skills 11 pages
  • All About Spelling Level 2 Lesson 24
  • Wordsmith

7th Grader

  • Math-U-See Pre-Algebra Lesson 28 (A-G) & Test on Friday
  • Mosdos Pearl 2 Stories & workbook pages
  • Easy Grammar 6 (Pages 354-373)
  • HISTORY – TESLA 369 THEORY
  • Bear Grylls Survival Camp (5 pages)
  • Usborne Creative Writing
  • Mechanic & Static 2 (STEM)
  • All About Spelling Level 2 Lesson 24
  • Wordsmith

May 17th – May 21st 2021

Week 27 we are working on these lessons for our students/kids:

Languages are now Spanish (2 days a week) and Sign Language (2 days a week) & Music Lessons

Pre-K

  • All About Pre-Reading Lesson 25
  • Mindful Monday – New Books
  • Kumon Logic K 1 Lesson
  • Channie’s My First Letters (2-4 pages)
  • Smart Farmer & Goblet Gobblers
  • Art (watercolor painting)

1st Grader (doing some Kindergarten work as well)

  • Review of numbers and skip counting
  • All About Reading Lesson 50
  • Spelling You See A Lesson 28-29
  • Kumon Logic K 1 Lesson
  • Think Play Gears (STEM)
  • The Story of the World Volume 1: 1 Chapter
  • All About Spelling Level 1 Lesson 22

2nd Grader

  • Math-U-See Gamma lesson 16-19 A&F Test on Friday
  • Mosdos Pearl (1 Story with Lesson sheets) Honors English
  • Daily Writing 1 Lesson
  • Step-by-Step Drawing
  • The Story of the World Volume 1: 1 Chapter + Workbook
  • Building & Thinking Skills 11 pages
  • All About Spelling Level 2 Lesson 23
  • Wordsmith

7th Grader

  • Math-U-See Pre-Algebra Lesson 27 (A-G) & Test on Friday
  • Mosdos Pearl 2 Stories & workbook pages
  • Easy Grammar 6 (Pages 334-353)
  • HISTORY – TESLA 369 THEORY
  • Bear Grylls Survival Camp (5 pages)
  • Usborne Creative Writing
  • Mechanic & Static 2 (STEM)
  • All About Spelling Level 2 Lesson 23
  • Wordsmith

May 10th – May 14th 2021

Week 26 we are working on these lessons for our students/kids:

Languages are now Spanish (2 days a week) and Sign Language (2 days a week) & Music Lessons

Pre-K

  • All About Pre-Reading Lesson 24
  • Mindful Monday – New Books
  • Kumon Logic K 1 Lesson
  • Channie’s My First Letters (2-4 pages)
  • Smart Farmer & Goblet Gobblers
  • Art (watercolor painting)

1st Grader (doing some Kindergarten work as well)

  • Math-U-See Beta SKIP COUNTING & lesson 4
  • All About Reading Lesson 49
  • Spelling You See A Lesson 27
  • Kumon Logic K 1 Lesson
  • Think Play Gears (STEM)
  • The Story of the World Volume 1: 1 Chapter
  • All About Spelling Level 1 Lesson 21

2nd Grader

  • Math-U-See Gamma lesson 15
  • Mosdos Pearl (1 Story with Lesson sheets) Honors English
  • Daily Writing 1 Lesson
  • Step-by-Step Drawing
  • The Story of the World Volume 1: 1 Chapter + Workbook
  • Building & Thinking Skills 11 pages
  • All About Spelling Level 2 Lesson 22
  • Wordsmith

7th Grader

  • Math-U-See Pre-Algebra Lesson 26 (A-G) & Test on Friday
  • Mosdos Pearl 2 Stories & workbook pages
  • Easy Grammar 6 (Pages 312-333)
  • HISTORY – TESLA 369 THEORY
  • Bear Grylls Survival Camp (Page 88-91)
  • Usborne Creative Writing
  • Mechanic & Static 2 (STEM)
  • All About Spelling Level 2 Lesson 22
  • Wordsmith

Yeah, we have a Patreon Page now!

We are excited to embark on a new journey with videos and lessons for english, math, science, and art.

Our Patreon page link is listed below.

https://www.patreon.com/WCCB

Over the next few weeks we will be adding videos and enabling anchor episodes on spotify for parents and students based on the lessons we have been learning in our school.

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We hope these videos will help students learn math, break down stories for comprehension, and allow them to be taught in a variety of ways by myself and the students.

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Learning should bring out creativity, thoughts, and develop thinking skills! Even if there is something you do not understand we hope to help break down the learning step-by-step for all students!