My son will be a middle schooler this year. Here are some of the things we have planned for his 7th grade homeschool year:
Middle School Science
Normally this would be the year that my kids take General Science. He completed it last year though. Instead of moving him right into Physical Science, I thought it would be nice to do a year of chemistry. We are using Christian Kids Explore Science: Chemistry as the spine, and adding several other resources such as The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book, Elements of Faith plus a couple other living books dealing with chemists or chemistry.
Middle School Math
Middle School Language Arts
He’ll be using WriteShop I along with his older sister. In addition he will use Apples Spelling. I may add more grammar practice as well, but we will see. We will continue using Illuminations, which combines history and literature. So his literature assignments and books will work along with his history studies.
Middle School History
We’ll be finishing up Illuminations 1 which uses Mystery of History Vol. 1 as the history spine. Here’s a past post that shows how we organized our notebooks and what this program looks like in our homeschoool: Illuminations Highlights.
Middle School Electives
I was giving a set of homeschool computer programming books to review for this year. Though this series is for high school students, my son has an interest in learning computer programming and already knows some basic programming. We will take it slow and see how it goes. He’s pretty excited to start this program. This is book 1 in the series, which is typically finished in a semester. I also have book 2, but I’m not sure if we’ll get to it this year or next year.
Other Middle School Resources
This year we are trying out the student planners from Home Educating Family. In the past I printed out assignment sheets, but this year I want him to take some ownership of assignments and learn how to budget his time better.
I’ll be updating this post when things are added or changed, and will have several updates during the year.
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