Curriculum Sixth Grade 2017 -2018

6th Grade Curriculum 2017 – 2018

Yikes! This is way overdue, but we’ve had so much going on this year. I went back to work full-time for Automattic Inc., the company behind, Jetpack, WooCommerce and more. As expected, my contract with GameTruck was not renewed when they decided to go with an agency for their social media needs. For the […]

Curriculum Fifth Grade 2016 - 2017

5th Grade Curriculum 2016 – 2017

Language Arts Reading Interactive Reading Literature Notebook and Novel Notes for Any Fiction Book Discovering Fiction Student’s Book 2: A Reader of American Short Stories Build Your Library Grade 5: Various Novels, Short Stories, and Poems Spelling / Vocabulary All About Spelling 5 Grammar and Writing Fix It: The Nose Tree Journaling Blogging at The […]


Creating a Diverse Reading Curriculum for Any Grade

For some subjects, using a boxed curriculum works, but when it comes to teaching Reading, it can be very difficult to find one that includes diverse viewpoints. One of the things that I think about when planning my daughter’s Reading course of the study is how to “color the canon” and provide a variety of […]

Curriculum Fourth Grade 2015 - 2016

4th Grade Curriculum 2015 – 2016

We’ve been schooling for six weeks already and I can’t believe that I did not post what we are using yet. If you’ve been following along, you know that we changed how we are doing things again as last year was an epic failure!  To start, I set our homeschooling goals, and then I organized […]

Curriculum Third Grade 2014 - 2015

3rd Grade Curriculum 2014 – 2015

We’re back at it, although later than I would have liked; I am still in planning mode. Rather than starting on August 16, like we’ve done in the past, we will be starting right after Labor Day. Last year we attempted to do six-weeks on and six-weeks off, but failed miserably. We started off strong, […]

Curriculum Second Grade 2013 - 2014

2nd Grade Curriculum and Planning

We are gearing up to start homeschooling again after a sporadic year of not meeting the goals I set for first grade. While we have settled in nicely here in Arizona, the move left us struggling to finish all of the lessons that we started last June. So, this year, taking into account that we […]