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OK, how is it possible that my baby girl is in 7th grade already?! Granted, we did start her in Kindergarten almost immediately after her 4th birthday (she’s my intellectual child and she wanted to learn to read TODAY!) But still . . . the time passes much too quickly.
There are some areas where I feel she’s not quite ready for full-blown 7th grade work (as you’ll see in the schedule below – i.e. science); but otherwise, we’re plowing along and it looks like she’s got quite a busy schedule this year:
Language Arts ~
- Growing with Grammar – obviously, for grammar!
- Student Writing Intensive (B) from Institute for Excellence in Writing – again, obviously, for writing. We used some of Level A last year and Gracie really improved her writing. So, we’re anxious to really dig deeper this year! (I also have the Teaching Writing: Structure & Style dvd’s that I’ll watch again – love these!)
- Books of her choice for reading (which will probably include the Narnia books, among other things)
Science ~ Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy & Physiology from Apologia – we also bought the Notebooking Journal to go along with this. I wasn’t 100% convinced that we were ready to move onto General Science this year; so we chose this since Ashley is doing Anatomy this year as well.
Foreign Language ~ Vietnamese (Level 1) from Rosetta Stone
Art, Music, Etc. ~ Gracie will continue with both piano and violin lessons (once/week) and will be adding orchestra rehearsals in as well (approximately twice/month). We also plan to work through A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers from Bright Ideas Press.