aspirit Lists Their Unschooling Materials

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aspirit Lists Their Unschooling Materials

Editat: març 20, 2020, 2:19 pm

Hello! My family is unschooling for the first time. We attempted to homeschool last year with an online public school that is supposed that was so intense, the online curriculum left little room for self-direction (or scheduling anything else). This year is more relaxed for us.

It's slightly too relaxed. I keep track of activities with daily notes. However, those notes haven't been organized so that I can see at a glance what we've covered. While I work out a system for that, I'd like to bring together the books and videos we use in studies. What I'd like to do is post lists in this thread. Okay...?

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Below is a subject guide so I can figure out how to group materials.

Recognizing sight words. Using graphic organizers, grammar, text and genre clues to glean information, and summarization. Practicing retelling. Identifying suffixes and prefixes. Practicing outcome prediction, self-correction, and using a dictionary.

Creating coherent sentences.
Choosing between interrogatory, statement, and exclamatory sentences.
Completing a descriptive piece of writing. ("Tell me more about that.")

Life cycles.
Body parts and functions.
Elementary medicine and health.
Solar system.
Weather prediction and tracking.

Social Studies
Building friendship skills.
Structures of families, neighborhoods, communities.
Types of government.

  • skip counting
  • number facts
  • place value
  • addition and subtraction with two-and three-digit numbers, regrouping
  • basic fractions
  • money: recognition and counting
  • units of measure: inches and feet; Fahrenheit/Celsius
  • real-world problem solving with numbers
  • roman numerals


This thread will exclude learning games and online videos.

Editat: nov. 22, 2022, 1:00 pm

Revised from 2019 post because we can now link to series.

The Big Fun Workbook
School House Rock! Special 30th Anniversary Edition
National Geographic Kids

Book for my reference: The Everything Guide To Homeschooling

març 20, 2020, 2:23 pm

Tracking on LT fell apart. Oh, well, the subject guide in my first post is reassuring. We've been covering everything.

nov. 10, 2020, 12:46 pm

Here's an update for this year.

. advanced multiplication and division
. patterns and number sense
. basic geometry
. fractions
. probability
. mental math

. ...chapter books
. completing graphic organizers
. using correct grammar
. understanding text and genre clues
. summarizing

. habitats
. ecosystems
. measurement
. experimentation
. classifications

Social Studies
. local trade
. state history
. national history
. world geography (countries)

. cursive
. essays
. stories

And for art...?

nov. 10, 2020, 1:04 pm



. Making 2d objects look round, deep, or far away
. Identifying foreground, middle ground, and background
. Using tones to convey moods
. Recognizing a portrait, still life, seascape, landscape, and outer space setting
. Exploring different styles

Fabric arts:

. Cross-stitching
. Cutting patterns

Paper, grass, and clay skills:

. origami
. jewelry-making
. masks
. weaving


. exploring common themes and ideas through time and places

nov. 10, 2020, 1:06 pm


Food art:

. substituting ingredients
. decorating baked goods