I don’t know about you, but I need more charts in my homeschool life. Have you ever looked at your yearly resources and said, “Are they ever going to get to ________? Where are we HEADED? Is catechism coming back around sometime?” I can’t tell you how many times I “inserted” things into my yearly plans, because I thought they were being ignored, only to find out that it was scheduled a year or two later. Or I obsessed over mastering something before the end of the year, only to find out we’d be relearning every year for the next three years! So, here’s a flawed overview of subject rotations so you can RELAX.
Below, you see K-6 on top. These are the only ones I’ve actually taught. I’m teaching 7GRD this year. I have figured out what I can from DYOCC and the booklists, but it gets spotty after 7GRD. Don’t you think that’s weird that we don’t know until we get there? I do. Anyway, here’s a pdf of the Subject Overview . (EDIT: from comments and emails, I’ve been filling in some of the holes.)
- It’s not perfect. You might have described stuff differently. I may have forgotten something. It’s just a general content rotation. I am open to suggestions, especially for all those question marks 7GRD-12GRD.
- I included OUR present math plan. I’m not going to delay algebra on kid number one. The school actually does Algebra 1/2 in 8GRD. And I think I put Geometry in the wrong place. In high school, the school has Alg 1 in 9GRD, then Geom in 10GRD, Alg 2 in 11GRD, Adv Math in 12GRD.
- I included OUR present Latin plan. We are going to do Cambridge. Others do Henle or something else. Just know that it’s LOTS of Latin. If you master it and want to do another language 11-12GRD, that’s an option, I hear.
- It’s not the syllabi. Don’t freak out. Our lesson plans have more in them than a book list and general pace. Well, not for math and science. That’s just pacing. Actually, I should dedicate a post to that. I’ll do it tomorrow. But know that you can’t possibly do “MoDG” K-6 just by having this chart.
So, any questions? Clarifications? Ideas for those question marks?