Our 2016-2017 Homeschooling Schedule & Curriculum

We are year-round homeschoolers, which means that typically our homeschooling schedule runs from January to December, with holidays & breaks when it fits our family schedule instead of following a public school schedule. This schedule has worked well for us while living in Kentucky because we have been very relaxed, mostly unschoolish in our homeschooling style. Kentucky has extremely friendly homeschooling laws – no end of year evaluations or testing are required, which has been a blessing during the last three years.

homeschooling schedule

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Due to an upcoming move from Kentucky back to Ohio, for the 2016-17 school year I have decided to adjust our homeschooling schedule. Ohio homeschool laws require end of year evaluations or testing, so our homeschooling style will have a bit more structure this year.

We will still follow a year-round homeschooling schedule with a Summer Session (June-August), Fall Session (September-November), Winter Session (December-February), & Spring Session (March-May). Each session will consist of 45 to 50 days of instruction, for a total of 195 days, which breaks down to about 4.5 hours per day to meet the required 900 hours of instruction for Ohio.

Since we have been mostly unschoolish in our homeschool style we haven’t really put grade levels on the boys. For 2016-17 we will officially refer to the grade levels as Year 6 & Year 1 – which, I believe, calculates to Fifth Grade and Kindergarten. I think this will help us get caught up if the boys are a little “behind” and make the end of year evaluation process a little easier.

Eli – Year 6
Everett – Year 1
Social Studies
Social Studies
*First Pets by Nell Fuqua
*America Votes by Linda Granfield
*Words that Built A Nation by Marilyn Miller
*First Pets by Nell Fuqua
*America Votes by Linda Granfield
*Words that Built A Nation by Marilyn Miller
Language Arts
Language Arts
Reading Eggs (until October)
Reading Eggs (until October)
Teach Your Monster to Read
ABCYa! – Grade 5
ABCYa! – Kindergarten
Bob Books Magic Sight Words App
Reading List will be a selection of books from Teaching Character Through Literature by Rebecca Manor:
Reading List will be a selection of books from Teaching Character Through Literature by Rebecca Manor:
Mathematics
Mathematics
Math Seeds (until October)
CTC Math (Fall)
CTC Math (Fall)
Extras
Extras
Bible
Bible
Bible Road Trip: Year One – (Winter/Spring)
Bible Road Trip: Year One – (Winter/Spring)
Science
Science
Dinosaur Unit Study – (Summer)
*Dinosaurs: A Ladybird Mural
*The Wonders of God’s World Dinosaur Activity Book
*I Can Draw Dinosaurs by Walter Foster
Dinosaur Unit Study – (Summer)
*Dinosaurs: A Ladybird Mural
*The Wonders of God’s World Dinosaur Activity Book
*I Can Draw Dinosaurs by Walter Foster
Bird Unit Study – (Spring)
Bird Unit Study – (Spring)
Fine Arts
Fine Arts
Art – Various Lessons from Incredible Art Department
Art – Various Lessons from Incredible Art Department

Aside from a hand full of books that we will have to buy or get from the library, I managed to pull all of our 2016-17 curriculum from items that we had on hand all ready. We will also be using a few online programs, apps, & free printable resources. The only cost so far is the CTC Math subscription.

As I mentioned above, we are moving from our 1800 sq. ft house in Kentucky with a dedicated school room to a 3 room cabin on my parent’s property in Ohio. This is a temporary move until Hubby’s Army Medical Retirement happens – hopefully by September. So, as you can imagine we are having to do quite a lot of downsizing and many things will be in a storage unit for awhile. I have gathered all of our curriculum, art supplies, manipulatives, & other supplies that we will be using this year and managed to fit it all (well, except for the chess board and the squishy human body) in to 3 plastic bins to take to the cabin.

homeschool curriculum

This is the first time in 11 years of homeschooling that I have completely put together our curriculum and homeschooling schedule within the first month of the year!! I am quite pleased with myself.

Have you started or finished planning your homeschooling schedule and curriculum for the new homeschool year yet?

Check out these homeschool planning posts from the fabulous bloggers at Homeschool Blogging Network

HBN Blog Hop

7 Reasons Why Your Homeschool Schedule Doesn’t Work – Monique at Living Life and Learning

The Ultimate List of Free Quality Homeschool Planners– Schooling a Monkey

When Your Home school Plan Collapses-KT Brison at Lit Mama Homeschool

Homeschooling Bullet Journal– Stephanie Rose at Little Blog in the Country

Homeschool Planning When You Have To Work– Amy Lanham / Life as Lanhams

When the school bus looks tempting: making peace with your busy schedule – Ginny Kochis/Not So Formulaic

Our Homeschool Schedule & Rotations – Faith Filled Parenting

Homeschool Planning 101:  First, Answer 2 Qs – Diane Lockman (The Classical Scholar)

What does your homeschool schedule look like? – Betsy at Family Style Schooling

Our 2016-17 Homeschooling Schedule & Curriculum – Jenny at Faith and Good Works

Creating a Homeschool & Work at Home Schedule That Works- Jody Smith/Simply Southern Sunshine

Finding Perfect Homeschool Planner for YOU  – Tauna at Proverbial Homemaker

Homeschool Planning When Traveling – Stacy at Three Busy Bees

 

How We Balance Homeschooling and Working At The Same Time – Tatiana at The Musings of Mum

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