By Mama Snail
To give some context to this post, I’m writing this in 2016 – when my baby is still under a year old and we’re five years or so from our expected departure date.
In a nutshell, here are the various subjects and what I’m using for each:
- History: Tapestry of Grace
- Literature: Tapestry of Grace
- Science: Apologia and Answers in Science
- Bible: Tapestry of Grace, Sonlight, Inductive Studies for kids, and just a children’s Bible to read and discuss with
- Art: Artistic Pursuits, Tapestry of Grace
- Writing/Grammar: Sonlight, Easy Grammar, BJU – Year 4, Classic Composition, Tapestry of Grace, Growing with Grammar
- Spelling: Sequential Spelling
- Math: Singapore Math, Teaching Textbooks
- Geography: Tapestry of Grace
- Other: Free On-line programs for typing, Snap Circuit kit for electronics, Various music appreciation (a variety of music to listen to), Piano keyboard for learning to make music (if we manage to figure out how to take it with us in the RV), cooking, Bible memory work, Copywork for handwriting, Rosetta Stone Foreign Language, PE will be variable (lots of walking, playgrounds, and baseball with his dad… we’ll see about more later), Government is Tapestry of Grace and a “For Dummies” book, Economics and Health are still unknown.
Obviously, looking at the above list, this is an overview of an entire 12-yr program (I’m certainly not planning to do every type of Grammar program in one year!). Some things, like Government, may not happen at all since that would probably be a high school class (which we are considering doing in a more traditional way). But, for now, this is the plan.
I’ve been excited to homeschool since before I became pregnant. Before I got married or even met my future husband, in fact! There was no question in my mind that homeschooling was the way to go. However, it’s taken a long while to settle on a program (or several), and I’m still not 100% sure I’m happy with every choice. If I’d imagined Road-schooling as an option several years ago, I probably would have dedicated more of my money towards digital books rather than physical ones, but overall, I’m pretty happy with what we’ve got planned.