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Friday, August 24, 2018

9th Grade Curriculum Choices for the 2018/2019 School Year

This year I will have children in 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 9th and 11th grades.  This series of posts will talk about what curriculum I am using for each of the children, starting with 2nd grade and working my way up.  Some subjects the 2-7th graders will do together such as science, history, Bible, and some subjects such as math are individual.  My 9th and 11 th graders will be working individually on all of their subjects except they listen in to the Bible lesson with the others.  The homeschool teacher role changes as the children get older.  I come alongside to help as needed and to look over their work at the end of each week but the day to day work is completed on their own and they are responsible for keeping track of their own schedule.

Math- Last year we did an online Pre-Algebra course that was not a great fit so Alex is doing a bit of refreshing of Pre-Algebra using Math U See.

Language Arts- I had Lightning Literature to use with him last year but set it back on the shelf when we decided to do all of his classes online.  So this year I pulled it back off the shelf to use for 9th grade Language Arts.

History- Alex will be using World Story 1 The Ancients from Master Books.

Science- Biology 101.

Health- Alex started working on Apologia Health and Nutrition (brand new course!) a few weeks ago as I am reviewing it.  He is following the schedule to have it completed over a year.


3 D Modeling: I purchased an online course for Alex to learn 3 D Modeling.  If he completes it this year he will earn .5 credit.

All of the work Alex has been doing and will do with the goats and working on a livestock judging competition will earn him .5 credit in Ag.

Writing and giving speeches on different topics in 4H will earn him .5 credit in speech.

Playing soccer and participating in other physical activities will earn him .5 credit in PE.

Building a livestock trailer, working on a goat barn, and completing other building projects will earn him .5 credit in shop.

Alex should end the year with 7.5 credits.  Our local school district requires 28 credits to graduate and we try to stick close to those regulations.

It's going to be a great year!

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