2016/2017 Curriculum Choices and Daily Schedule

8th grade

Language Arts: Rod and Staff Grammar series

History: This Far by Faith, Volume 2

Latin:  Latina Christiana 2 with Memoria Press

Math: Keys To… and Teaching Textbooks 8

Science: Time4Learning Physical Science

Character Study: Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris

Read-Aloud/ Reading List based on history curriculum

Current Events (using primarily Student News Daily and/or NY Times’  Learning Blog)

Engineering is Elementary



Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Math  




  Science Science  
Grammar/ Composition Grammar/ Composition   Grammar/ Composition
History History History  
      Current Events
Latin     Latin

Free reading (1 hour)


10 thoughts on “2016/2017 Curriculum Choices and Daily Schedule

  1. I homeschool an 8th grader and work full time! I hope to have my curriculum choices up soon. I noticed you are using Time4Learning for one class. We’ve used it in the past. Do they provide different pricing for just one course?

    1. Thanks for the visit. Unfortunately, I believe that Time4Learning charges a flat fee for up to 4 courses, whether you actually use 4 courses or not. You might contact them via e-mail, though, to confirm. I have only used it for one year and one subject with each of our children, so I could be wrong.

    1. Nita, thanks. I am not “sold” on Time4Learning, so I might check out Acellus as well. My MIL, a public school teacher for decades, gave us a biology text, so after this semester of T4L’s “Nature of Science,” we might move there, and so it will be a while before we get back to online learning for science.

  2. Thank you for sharing your schedule. Even after many years of walking this homeschool journey, I still find tremendous value in learning from others. Your plan reminded me to formally include current events on our schedule. It is one of those subjects that we do organically in our home, so long as we remember. Putting it on the schedule will certainly help jog that memory!

    1. Nicole, thanks so much for the visit, and yes, without some formality, we quickly become one of those “so long as we remember” families, too!! Plus, I am trying to get a very plugged-in teen to recognize what is news worthy of her time and attention versus what the hottest celeb is doing/ saying/ wearing. It gives us a chance to teach discernment, too!!

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