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Joy in Alabama
08-26-2013, 04:06 PM
Lay it on me - 9th grade boys, particularly.

Thanks! :D

Hollie in SC
08-26-2013, 04:42 PM
Lit Lessons from Lord of the Rings, Analytical Grammar Year 2 of 2, The Elegant Essay balanced between LOTR essays
MUS Geometry
Switched on Schoolhouse Spanish 1
Apologia Biology w/a local co-op
Music/Art Appreciation at the same co-op
Geography at the same co-op

08-26-2013, 05:58 PM
My dd is doing:
One Year Adventure Novel (at learning center)
LOF Algebra (Beginning and maybe Advanced, too -- we'll see how far she gets)
Notgrass World History
About 6 Notgrass World Lit books to read
Apologia Biology (at learning center)
Advanced Drawing (at learning center)

My ds did:
Hands-On Essays (went through it twice)
An English lit class taught by someone else, which had no writing
Notgrass World History + about 6 Notgrass World Lit books
Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1
Apologia Physical Science
Introduction to Theatre and Technical Theatre

Robin in Colorado
08-26-2013, 07:00 PM
Keep in mind that we start overly big and then pare down. Also, not everything is every day:

Videotext Interactive Algebra
Latin Road to English Grammar
Tapestry of Grace (our first year; we are doing year 2)
Apologia Physical Science
Institute for Excellence in Writing
I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Athiest (worldview)
And the following thrown in lightly: Read for the Heart (literature), Creating a Masterpiece (art), typing (yes, on a typewriter :lol:), Spanish, community service (she is an assistant coach for a soccer team), nature study, driver's ed, and personal safety (for that she has taken the CCL course, and will take hunter safety and various self-defense classes over the next couple of years; it will be an elective credit).

Michelle Pfeifer
08-26-2013, 07:33 PM
Sonlight 200 (Bible, History, Language Arts)
Apologia Physical Science
MUS Algebra 1
Tell Me More Spanish Level 1
Speech and Debate (through 2x month co-op)
PE (1x week co-op and personal strength training routine)

Becky in CA
08-26-2013, 08:21 PM
When my last was in 9th, we did:

LLATL (We also worked in Wordsmith 2-3 times a week.)
TT (I think it was Alg 1.)
World Geography & You (Steck-Vaughn) with missionary studies
ACE Earth Science
ACE Health
Latin's Not So Tough

Kim in IN
08-28-2013, 10:02 AM
ARGH! I hit the wrong button and it erased my post.

I have a 9th grade boy who loves science and is a perfectionist and detailed. He is pretty slow w/ his school work. Here's our line up:

Art at co-op
IEW Narnia unit with brothers and 3 other boys at my house.
P.E. soccer and gym at co-op
Fix-it grammar (and editing at co-op)
Apologia Biology
Beautiful Feet Ancient History, this has Literature, maps, Bible and history all in one. We have never studied Ancient history.
Book club-co-op
Algebra -switching to Harold Jacobs from Math U See (hoping to finish early since a lot is review)

Joy in Alabama
08-28-2013, 11:04 AM
Thanks for all the replies so far!

Gee, I think we're the only people who have not done well with Apologia for the last 2 kids. I'm using CK12 (free!) and Carrie likes it, so Thomas is about to start it, along with Sonlight Core F science. Carrie is doing earth science and Thomas probably will, too.
He'll be doing Easy Grammar and Daily Grams, plus 2 writing assignments per week (dh teaches that subject), Sequential spelling and From the Roots Up
Starting Math Relief algebra I soon and using Kahn Academy for some review
TruthQuest history, finishing up Ren/Ref and will be starting Age of Revolution I by mid-year
Finishing up Around the World in 180 Days
Haven't decided what to do for Bible yet
For fun, he plays fiddle, mandolin and bass, contra-dances and is about to start a ballroom dance class with his sisters (actually we're forcing him because they are short of boys, but I'll let him stop in a month if he hates it. I keep telling him that if he'll learn to dance well, he'll be a chick-magnet. :lol:)

Becky in CA
08-28-2013, 12:09 PM
We're not fans of Apologia either. Your ds really will be a chick magnet if he dances well.

Tricia in TX
08-28-2013, 12:19 PM
Annika's passions are music and children. She wants to get a degree in Music and Education so she can me a music teacher. We are using her high school years to shore up her weaknesses (math and spelling & writing) and let her fly with her strengths.

Story of the world History (Vol 2-3) plus map work & tests and worksheets.
Apologia Biology (at co op)
Teaching Textbooks Pre Algebra (this is the area we struggle)
Sequential Spelling
Essentials in Writing Grade 9 (essays)
Literature list (various classics I have chosen)
Show Tunes Musical Performance Class (at Co Op)
Piano and Voice lessons taken privately
Music Theory CD-ROM class
ASL Sign Language at Co Op
She also works at the Mother’s Day Out on Tuesdays at our church.

08-28-2013, 03:38 PM
I have 2 in ninth this year (16 year old is special needs).
They are both doing:
Bible reading and memorization
TT algebra
Apologia physical science
Monarch geography
IEW + Fix-it + Teaching the Classics lit analysis

Zach is taking a computer class and Boy Scouts
Melissah is in 2 different orchestras with her violin

Beth in Texas
08-28-2013, 08:52 PM
Meaningful Composition
English From the Roots Up
All American History
Life of Fred
And it Was Good
Journaling Through Psalms
Lessons from Leaders
Typing Instructor
Art of Drawing
novel studies...haven't decided which ones yet

Laura JL
08-29-2013, 12:05 AM
Am History Honors -- SL Core 100 mixed w/ selections from Notgrass, older SL Core 400 and a couple projects
Honors Bio -- Prentice Hall Biology, Biology 101, & Queen's Biology
Engligh I -- general lit selections from SL Core 100 and Notgrass along w/ IEW selections and Teaching the Classics
TT - Alg II w/ Logic resources added
Art History - mom created
Spanish I - Rosetta Stone
Driver's Ed
PE - baseball and weight training
Intro to Engineering and Design utilizing PLTW resources and Lego Mindstorm

08-29-2013, 04:18 PM
This is what my ds did in 9th grade ~

Ancient History
Bible and memorization
English Vocabulary
Reading classics
Weight training, swimming, football, and basketball

08-30-2013, 02:29 PM
My oldest son was in 9th last year. He did:

U.S. History (Hakim)
Algebra (ALEKS math)
Earth Science (SOS)
Music History
English 9 (SOS)

Cindy in CA
08-30-2013, 03:40 PM
Nick was in 9th grade last year. This is what he did.

Math: Thinkwell Algebra 1
Writing and Comp:Oak Meadows
French: Powerspeak
Earth Science: Prentice Hall
Health:Prentice Hall
PE Home school PE class, also gym workouts
Bible: Daily bible reading using our church's reading list

09-03-2013, 03:02 PM
John Henry is ninth this year and is doing

English 9 at co op (they are using IEW and Easy Grammar)
Biology at co op (apologia biology...and we both dislike it)
Alabama History using a unit study I recently found written by a local mom
Band at a local music academy
Saxon Algebra 1... May have to go back to MUS???

09-03-2013, 04:26 PM
World History
Spanish I
Logic (co-op)
Mixed Media Art (co-op)
Foundations, a class discussing community and leadership (co-op)

Julie in AZ
09-04-2013, 12:45 AM
American History
finishing Algebra/Geometry
Spanish I (online and immersion)
Old Testament (homeschool class at church)
Computer Programming (class)
Gym membership

DD in IL
09-04-2013, 07:54 PM
Bible along with Hebrew History
Apologia Physical Science
Algebra 1
Eco/Am Gov with Debate

09-09-2013, 09:19 AM
We are doing 9th for the first time with dd. We've had some bumps but after flattening some of them out, this is what we have:

Jacobs Alg I--finishing it up and then moving on to Geometry
Henle Latin
Writing With Skill 2
Tapestry of Grace (loosely using this with Susan Wise Bauer's History of the Ancient World and our own Great Books list)
Traditional Logic
Apologia Biology
Computer Science (cobbling things together on our own)
extensive book list for theology, worldview, science and Canadian literature

laurie in ok
09-16-2013, 10:20 PM
Andie is doing:

ASL 1 (foreign language credit)
World Geography
Freshman English - which includes lit; IEW and grammar
Physical Science - Apologia
Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1
PE - going to the gym 3 days a week