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Beth in Texas
03-23-2009, 07:31 AM
Wow! Sixth Grade! I'm in the planning stage still but it's quickly approaching.

What are you doing or what have you got planned?

Heather W
03-23-2009, 07:49 AM
I'll have a 6th grader next year too.:eek:

I'm planning on the following:

Beyond FIAR (last year of it. He has four titles left)
Horizons math 6- whatever is left. He began math 6 last week.
Life of Fred- he's working on Fractions now and will do decimals and percents next year
spelling power- been doing this for years though I may skip it. He's a great speller.
grammar- continue doing dictation for grammar using the What your 6th grader needs to know for benchmarks
latin- our foreign language introduction (we barely started this year)
independent studies/unit studies other than FIAR- I usually do at least one of these a year whatever the kids are interested in
homeschool co-op and PE through community athletics and the Y


Pretty much the same as this year and the year before;)

If I need to tweak it I will, but this is the plan.

Kelly K
03-23-2009, 08:13 AM
Math U See Z (escapes me right now!)
IEW for writing
Faith Factors Bible devotion
Rosetta Stone Spanish
piano
Spelling - probably a mix of Spelling Power and other stuff
Handwriting
Real Sci 4 Kids
whatever history we choose to study

Christi in OH
03-23-2009, 08:32 AM
I will be watching this thread. DS doesn't like doing FIAR stuff at all. I just can't seem to make it work with him, read the books yes, do the other activities nope.

Things I am commited to using are...

Horizons Math still working on 5
Writing Tales
Spelling Power(he is a good speller and we won't do this for too long)

I want to check into Life of Fred, he loves math and we may just jump in with those and use our Key to Math books, he also really likes those.

I need help figuring out History and Science, I am thinking SOTW 2 with some lapbooks thrown in as he is interested.

We need little planning for mom and some fun for DS. I just don't have the time or energy with my two little ones to be doing a lot of planning or legwork right now.

Donna H
03-23-2009, 08:39 AM
Teaching Textbooks 6
Growing with Grammar 6
Writing Strands 3
Spelling Workout F
Beyond FIAR

She has also worked through Apologia's Botany on her own and is reading through a list of American history books.

Amy in Ohio
03-23-2009, 09:03 AM
My daughter is finishing up 6th grade now. This has been a whirlwind of a year for us, and I'm just amazed that 7th grade is fast approaching. Here's what she's done:


Beyond FIAR -She's almost done...I can't believe it! :hcry:
Math U See
Various units from HomeschoolShare & Hands of a Child
Queen Homeschool's Language Lessons for the Secondary Child
English from the Roots Up Volume 2
Story of the World (finished vol 1. and moving in vol. 2)
Apologia's Elementary series (finished Botany & in the middle of Flying Creatures now.)
Studied spelling words from Spell It. (http://www.myspellit.com/)


BTW, typing this out it looks like a lot but we school year round. SOTW and science I use with my 6th grader and her younger brother together. :)

Hope this helps!

CJ
03-23-2009, 10:45 AM
My 3rd child will be 6th next year. My first boy going thru that big change by the end of the year that I remember with my 6th grade students. : 0

He will be doing:

Life With Fred Decimals (he's doing Fractions this semester)
Spelling Workout F
Italic Handwriting F
Daily Grams 6
SOS Science 6
Maps Globes Graphs F
America's History: Land of Liberty
Piano & Recorder
weekly Art class

Missy OH
03-23-2009, 11:00 AM
I had a 6th grader last year. I have one this year. I will have one next year. :lol:

Next year's 6th grader will be doing:

Beyond
Saxon Math
Rod and Staff English
Spelling Workout
Rosetta Spanish
Typing (just to keep skills up)
Nature walks/etc
Rummy Roots

The Maybe List::
Draw Today
one of the Queen's bible studies
a map workbook
possibly Apologia's elementary chemistry (might do it this summer)

Alice R
03-23-2009, 11:07 AM
:eek: I'll have a sixth grader next year too. :eek:

I'm still planning. :unsure:

Heidi J
03-23-2009, 12:55 PM
:eek: I'll have a sixth grader next year too. :eek:

I'm still planning. :unsure:

Me too! Where has the time gone?

Denise [UT]
03-23-2009, 08:03 PM
Hi!

Here is waht we will be using for 6th grade (11yod):

Math-Saxon 76
Spelling-Natural Speller
Grammar-Grammar Punk
Writing-IEW
Reading- various books + study guides
Penmanship-Daily Handwriting Practice: Modern Cursive
Vocabulary- English From the Roots Up I
History-Mystery of History 1
Science- Christian Kids Explore Biology
Geography-Hands On Geography
P.E.- Community Sports + daily walking program
Music-Composer Studies + piano lessons
Art- ?
Spanish-Speedy Spanish 1

I wish we were still using BYFIAR but we are finishing up our last book now.:cry: It was so much simpler. I am starting b4 with our 2yob.:hop:

Nedra in So. CA
03-23-2009, 08:43 PM
This is what I'm doing with my 6th grader next year:

Bible Study Guide for All Ages 2 times a week
Growing Little Women 2 days a week

Math-U-See Epsilon

Queen's Language Arts
Queen's Copywork (I incorporate handwriting in with this)
Story Starters weekly (incorporate spelling in with this)
Independent reading (she's a heavy reader)

Beautiful Feet California History

Jeannie Fulbright's Zoology 3 - Land Animals of the 6th Day
Lots of nature study using FIAR and Queen's nature selections

Volleyball, basketball, and track and field teams (Sep. - May)


We school 4 days a week. The 5th day we will either be at the arboretum, Disneyland, Sea World, the L.A. Zoo, or on a group field trip.

Erika in TX
03-23-2009, 11:11 PM
Add me to the 6th grader list!

I'm still in the thinking stage but what I do know we are doing is:

BYFIAR
Saxon math
Homeschool band
Typing

everything else is still ?????

Negin
03-24-2009, 03:06 AM
I'm subscribing to this thread. I need to spend time on thinking things out soon. I can't believe our dd is almost at 6th grade :eek: :) :eek:.

Linda
03-24-2009, 10:04 AM
I'll have a 6th grader too next year. The time has flown by, I remember when we were debating on sending her to school for K. She actually only has about a months worth of work left for her 5th grade year. How did that happen??? :hcry:

We will be doing:
Ambleside Online year 6 and all that entails, which is a ton. ;)
I'm sure she'll still sit in w/ her younger sibs for FIAR and tell them how lucky they are! :lol:
MUS
IEW
I want to add in a typing program. She's always typing out stories, but she doesn't touch type yet.
I'd also like to add a little AZ state history. Just not sure where I'd fit that in. Maybe I'll do that during her "off" time. :unsure:
Piano
PE
Still debating on whether or not we'll be doing CBS next year. If not, I'll add in an extra bible study for her. Any suggestions??? :unsure:

Nedra in So. CA
03-24-2009, 10:31 AM
Linda, we love the Growing Little Women studies. They are topical; things like kindness, hospitality, gossip, etc....... They have a short lesson, a story, discussion question, and scripture reference. I like that these studies provide scripture examples to back each principle.

Cindy in CA
03-24-2009, 10:51 AM
I have never felt scared about the next grade...until now! Middle school...EEK! Thanks for the thread.

:)

Cindy

Lisalyn
03-24-2009, 02:09 PM
I'll have a sixth grader, too. Wow, there are a lot of us..... :lol:

Cindy in CA, I didn't realize until just now. Our kids are the exact same ages. My sons are 11/97 and 4/01. :)

rachelmn
03-24-2009, 03:17 PM
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Grammar-Grammar Punk

How to do you like this? It looks awesome online! I was wondering, do you do the same sections over every year? I think the girls would really like it instead of the usual grammar...

KathleenM
03-24-2009, 05:57 PM
My current 6th grader did this for the year:

Rod & Staff Math
Independent reading
Family Bible study
IEW (for writing, grammar, spelling)
Lapbooks from Hands of a Child and Homeschool Share
Family read-aloud
Typing

Heidi J
03-24-2009, 07:29 PM
What is IEW?

Linda
03-24-2009, 07:54 PM
What is IEW?
Institute for Excellence in Writing

LindainOK
03-24-2009, 08:43 PM
We'll have a 6th grader next year. She'll use BYfiar and BJU.

Cindy in CA
03-25-2009, 11:07 AM
This is what I'm doing with my 6th grader next year:

Bible Study Guide for All Ages 2 times a week
Growing Little Women 2 days a week

Math-U-See Epsilon

Queen's Language Arts
Queen's Copywork (I incorporate handwriting in with this)
Story Starters weekly (incorporate spelling in with this)
Independent reading (she's a heavy reader)

Beautiful Feet California History

Jeannie Fulbright's Zoology 3 - Land Animals of the 6th Day
Lots of nature study using FIAR and Queen's nature selections

Volleyball, basketball, and track and field teams (Sep. - May)


We school 4 days a week. The 5th day we will either be at the arboretum, Disneyland, Sea World, the L.A. Zoo, or on a group field trip.

Nedra,

Can you get the books for Beautiful Feet CA History from the library?

:)

Cindy

Nedra in So. CA
03-25-2009, 11:33 AM
Nedra,

Can you get the books for Beautiful Feet CA History from the library?

:)

Cindy

Honestly Cindy I have no idea. I would think the library would have them. I bought the set from BF about 5 years ago. I used them with my oldest and it was a great history year. This time around I ordered a few extra older aged books for my son to read independently.

Beth in Texas
04-01-2009, 11:14 AM
For the most part I've got it figured out...I think?? :lol:


Bible - God Chooses a Family (R&S)
Bible Memorization - Polite Moments (We'll hopefully learn some social skills too. :silly: )
History - Mystery of History Vol. 2
Logic - Mind Benders
Art - Art Projects for Kids blog and our library
Penmanship and Copywork - Declaration of Independence and the Constitution (I guess this would fall under the subject of "Good Citizenship" too. :D)
Science - God's Inhabited World (R&S)
Spelling and Vocabulary - English From the Roots Up and Mom-generated lists ;)
Math - BJU or Saxon
English - ??? (We've been using R&S but I think I want something that encourages more writing and isn't so sentence diagramming intense. :crazy: ) Suggestions?
Literature - ??? (I'm not sure of my goals here yet.)

MichelleTN
07-11-2009, 12:46 PM
Bringing this back to the front. I need go back over my plans.

Kendall in GA
07-11-2009, 03:00 PM
For the most part I've got it figured out...I think?? :lol:



I didn't see BYFIAR on your list. Are you doing BYFIAR, too??? If so, it looks as if you have LOTS on your ds' plate. :perplex:

Penny in VT
07-11-2009, 03:28 PM
For my 6th Grade Dd we'll be tackling:

LLATL (Tan)
Key to Math Series
Canon Press Latin
Earth Science & Astronomy a la WTM 1999 version
Unit studies such as a Beatrix Potter study (starting July 28 - Beatrix Potter's birthday!)
A few BYFIAR titles
Ancient History using History Odyssey Level 2 Ancients
Swim/Tennis at co-op
Piano

Boy, sounds like a lot - wish I had it better planned...

Oh! And she'll also tag onto her younger sister's FIAR as she pleases :)

Penny

Alice R
07-11-2009, 04:05 PM
BYFIAR
Mystery of History (we just read, nothing else)
Bible (just me teaching, nothing formal)
Abeka 6
Science (again, just reading, nothing too formal) Jennie Fulbright books and I can't think of the name!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys know the ones.
Piano
Choir (very involved community choir)
Homeschool Gym.

I'd like to add Spanish.


I'm still struggling with Language Arts. I need an intervention. :eek:

Kendall in GA
07-11-2009, 04:24 PM
I'm still struggling with Language Arts. I need an intervention. :eek:

What part of Language Arts, friend??? Grammar? Composition? Spelling? Additional literature?

Heidi J
07-11-2009, 05:30 PM
What I'm including in the her IHIP (Individualized home instruction plan required by NY:
BYFIAR (Boxcar Children, Thomas Edison, Homer Price and Neil Armstrong)
Saxon 76
Spelling Power
Wordly Wise 6th grade
Fix-It Grammar and Editing Made Easy
Gym and Swim

Extras:
Artist/Composer study from Homeschool in the Woods
Story Starters
Zoology 2 (Maddy's request and we finish what we finish)
Latina Christiana 1 (A local hs mom is planning on facilitating classes for hs with the dvds and I'm hoping the older 2 will be able to participate. If not then we will get through what we can together.)

Marie
07-12-2009, 11:20 PM
I can hardly believe I'll be teaching a 6th grader. Let's see:


Beyond FIAR (finishing up last 3 books)
Above and Beyond FIAR (after completing above)
A Reason for Spelling (Level F)
Horizons Math (finishing up Grade 5, starting Grade 6)
Shurley English Grammar, Level 7
nJoy Science (a science class he attends that preps him for Apologia science)
Rosetta Stone French (just started this summer)
Latin Road to English Grammar (just using the workbook)
Discover for Yourself Bible Study series
Boy Scouts (working on Merit Badges--a lot of learning and a lot of work!)
Battle of the Books (on a team that competes--has to read 30+ books)
Piano Lessons (includes monthly recitals and 2-3 competitions)
Fall Baseball
Golf
AND he really wants to compete in a Spelling Bee

I'd better start planning (and praying!) soon...:lol:

Lori D
07-13-2009, 12:13 AM
Linda, we love the Growing Little Women studies. They are topical; things like kindness, hospitality, gossip, etc....... They have a short lesson, a story, discussion question, and scripture reference. I like that these studies provide scripture examples to back each principle.


We also used the Growing Little Women study when my dd was younger. :thumb: We both really enjoyed it.

Hope
07-13-2009, 12:43 PM
I will have two 6th graders next year. Our plan is:

Math-U-See Epsilon
Quarter Mile Math
Spelling: All About Spelling - ds, Sequential Spelling - dd
Learning Language Arts Through Literature - Tan
Typing
Beyond FIAR
Pathway readers

Beth in Texas
07-13-2009, 04:29 PM
Funny this thread should pop back up: I just finished my order. Which doesn't look too much like my original list. :lol:




Language Arts ~ English 6 for Christian Schools; English From the Roots Up; R&S Spelling; Classical Novels; Mad Libs


Math ~ Saxon


Science ~ Exploring Creation with Zoology; Dover coloring books


Logic ~ Mind Benders


Economics ~ Made You Look: How Advertising Works; Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?


Art ~ Art With a Purpose


Bible Memory, Copywork and Penmanship practice ~ Polite Moments


Bible ~ God's Chosen Family as a Nation


History ~ Mystery of History Vol. 2


Typing ~ Dance Mat Typing



Oh, Kendall, to answer your question: No, we're not doing BYFIAR at the moment.... the "Middles" are doing FIAR though. :)

Laura Lee
07-13-2009, 09:43 PM
Wow! Some of y'all scare me with all you've got planned. My ds is so easily distracted, it sometimes takes hours just to get through Math. He's very bright. He just zones out at times.

This is what I think I'm doing so far:

Math - been using Singapore, might change to Math u see.
IEW for writing, spelling, vocabulary
Daily Grams for grammar
Independent Reading
Environmental Science at Co-op
History - Switched on Schoolhouse

Not sure about a bible study - any recommendations?

Laura W.
07-16-2009, 08:41 PM
Next year my 6th grade dd will be doing:

Bible: joining in with younger siblings for Bible stories
Wonder Devotional book

Math: Time4Learning

Language Arts: Time4Learning
KISS grammar
Italic Handwriting

History: Biblioplan year 2

Science: The Elements plus living books about chemistry
2 4-week units - one on astronomy and one on inventions

French: The Learnables on cd

Typing: Typing Instructor cd

Blessings,

Laura

Alice R
07-16-2009, 10:39 PM
What part of Language Arts, friend??? Grammar? Composition? Spelling? Additional literature?

Spelling? Nathaniel is a pretty good speller. He has some basic grammar down.

It's composition that is making me :eek:

Maybe he knows more than I think?

I have overthought this and now can't do anything. :unsure:

Oney
07-18-2009, 11:07 PM
Eli will have:

Beyond FIAR lessons (we only have 4 more books left to row)
Reading comprehension evaluated through narration exercises, reading fluency evaluated through his reading aloud at various times, language arts and vocabulary from the lessons in the manual, spelling words taken from his attempts at writing dictation, grammar lessons from dictation, writing & composition from manual lessons, handwriting improvement with his attempts at writing dictation, history, mapping, geography, human relationships, cultures, timeline work, and science lessons from manual.

Art
Artist study al a Charlotte Mason with Mike Venenzia's Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists series along with Discovering Great Artists lessons to go along with the current "Getting to Know..." book. We'll also integrate history (timeline) and geography (mapping) with the artist's life. Going to local art shows and maybe even entering, going to art museums as we can. Pueblo has a nice one at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center.

Math
Life of Fred Fractions.

Eli will continue with Boys' Strength & Agility Training for PE and I'm not sure what we're doing for Music. I think we'll just read a Mike Venenzia book (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers) and listen to music by that composer--do the mapping & timeline and call it good.