Tuesday, August 23, 2011

8th Grade 2011-2012

This year we are embarking on 8th grade with E12. 8th grade! Do you all realize how dangerously close to high school that is?

The mainstay of E12's education this year will be WinterPromise's The Quest for the Middle Ages for Jr/Sr High. He is excited to begin this study in conjunction with his work in Falconry. We'll also be doing some beginning Latin as a family for our foreign language. We'll also being doing some art and music appreciation through WinterPromise and Harmony Fine Arts- together as a family.
As I just posted about, E12 will doing the One Year Adventure Novel this year.
WinterPromise: The Quest for the Middle Ages for Jr/Sr High has a whole stack of fun books that we'll get to know quite well. I'm excited about the church history portion of the program.
We'll also be doing WinterPromise: Human Body and Forensics along with Quest for the Middle Ages.
He will continue with Algebra I which he began in March and we'll throw some Life of Fred in there as well.
E12 is our first FIAR graduate. He's always done unit studies on various topics and books. So, I really wanted to keep the feel of reading many books (but not texts) on a topic and doing projects and really digging in. This will test our resolve I think because we are used to switching gears now and then throughout the year. However, I think it will really be quite engaging.


mysteryhistorymom said...

I am intrigued by The life of Fred and Winterpromise but have yet to try either. I will be anxious to read what you think about them!:)

Just posted about my last American Girl class summer if you are interested.:) One of my friends (non-blogger) mentioned that you might be... Lori

Nancy Ann said...

I am also intrigued by Winterpromise. I was thinking with my FIAR graduate we would do the Adventures of Sea and Sky. It seems unique and interesting. I will be very interested to hear how the schedule and in general how Winterpromise works for you.

Belinda said...

I've been lurking through your blog for some time now. At first, I perused all of the FIAR links. Then, I found workboxes. I just looked at your thoughts on grammar. We are in our second year of homeschooling and I've been doing copywork with my 3rd grader with the intention of adding dictation. I like how you are using dictation with your children so I'm going to try it. Now, with this post, I found out about Life with Fred. These books are so appealing. Thank you for sharing what you are doing!

Kendra said...

Highschool starts in 6th grade here, which makes it literally right around the corner for us! Talk about spazz out moments as we try to make sure things are covered!