This week, I’m sharing our homeschool curriculum choices for the 2019-2020 school year. Today I’m talking about my 5th grader and what she is studying.
You can read about my 5th Grade homeschool goals to get a better picture of our homeschool year.
We’re heading into our 4th full week of school, so we’re rolling right along with these 5th grade plans!
As I mentioned in the 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum post, we’re using a majority of Memoria Press curriculum. It was such a great fit for us last year, that we’re using it again!
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5th Grade Math and Science
She needs some work with math facts, especially multiplication and division, before we progress on to harder concepts using those operations.
Although we discuss her astronomy work a couple of times a week, this is mainly independent study for her.
5th Grade Latin
This year, my 5th grader is taking First Form Latin. This is my 3rd child to go through First Form, however, it is my first time teaching it!
My oldest boy taught himself First Form using the DVDs, and my 2nd child took it through Memoria Press Online Academy.
So I am excited to learn First Form with my daughter this year!
We have our main class on Mondays, with various recitations and a mini class or two throughout the week.
5th Grade Grammar and Composition
English Grammar is definitely not this child’s favorite subject. 😉 Most days, it’s like pulling teeth to get an English assignment completed.
However, we are going to persevere to 5th Grade English with Rod & Staff Grade 5.
I’ve had a very difficult time choosing composition for my daughter’s 5th grade year. Writing is also a battle with her, and I’m not sure we will continue with Narrative from Classical Composition. We worked through Narrative the last half of her 4th grade year.
We are going to complete 2 of the lessons, and then regroup and see where we should go.
If Narrative proves to be too much, I am going to do a steady diet of dictation from her literature readings.
We have to pick our battles, right Mamas?
Lastly, for spelling, my 5th grader is taking a whirlwind tour through Traditional Spelling II with my 7th grader, and then on to Spelling Workout D. My girls aren’t working through every lesson, just those that need focused attention.
If you need a few fresh ideas, you can read about how I teach spelling in our homeschool.
5th Grade Literature
5th Grade Literature has proven to be exciting so far! My daughter will read the books in the Memoria Press 5th Grade Literature set and will work through the Literature Guides as well.
We are a few weeks into The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and of course it’s been the highlight of our studies! It is a book that never disappoints.
She completes the literature guide, and we go over the questions and do all of the discussion together. This book is so rich and full of analyzing opportunities, so we’ve had excellent discussions!
Poetry memorization is also on the to-do list for this year, and she’s gotten off to a great start!
5th Grade Bible, History, and Geography
My girls and I complete our Bible time together as a group each morning, prior to the beginning of our school day. It’s usually my favorite part of the school day, lending itself to the best discussions! I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
We memorize together, analyze and discuss together, and pray together. I just love it.
My 5th grader is also studying Famous Men of Rome, with the Memoria Press Student Guide.
We have class one day a week to discuss the chapter.
She is also using Exploring American History by Christian Liberty Press. She reads the assigned chapter each week, and answers the questions on paper. We have a quickie discussion on what she’s read, but not a real “class” like with Famous Men of Rome or Latin.
Lastly, she is assigned Geography I from Memoria Press, which is mostly independent for her. I like that it also has a United States Review portion, since she needs that spiral review to help her remember States and Capitals from her 4th grade year.
What is your 5th grader studying this year?
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