I've been meaning to, for quite awhile, to journal out a typical day of homeschooling material for F&B, just so I have a record of it somewhere. I do, obviously, have my planner, but sometimes, it's just nice to see what they are doing.
For Faith, 3rd grade this year, from earlier this week:
Handwriting - journal entry in best handwriting
Phonics - Explode the Code, book 8, 2 pages, -sion/-tion words
Spelling - Spelling Workout, writing sentences with spelling words (past tense, changing y to i)
Literature - finish the last two chapters of Stuart Little for book report later in week
Grammar - Shurley level 3, review pattern 2 sentences, contractions, workbook exercise 1-3
Math - Saxon 5/4, checking division with multiplication, timed facts 100 multiplication
Independent reading - at least 15-20 minutes daily, her choice
For Ben, in kindergarten:
Handwriting - copywork, journal entry
Phonics - Spectrum 1st Grade, long vowel review (with silent E)
Reading - Rhymes & Tales first grade reader (from my gram's classroom long ago)
Literature - listen to Flat Stanley, Flat Again, chapter 1 and 2
Math - Saxon 1st Grade - 1/2 and 1/4, timed facts addition (doubles, +0, +1)
Independent reading - Biscuit Takes a Walk (his choice)
Both (since some things can be combined):
Science - begin work on Thames & Kosmos Little Labs Colors kit
History - Story of the World, Volume 2 & activity book, Christianity Comes to Britain
Overall, I'm happy with everything but history. Not sure if Ben needs to go back to a beginning timeline for a logical beginning, and Faith seems less than interested right now in the current topic. It's very tempting to go back to Story of the World Volume 1, since Faith never did that at school, and begin again with the Old Testament and Egypt. She loves Egypt and I think she'd be happy to go back to it, plus she was pretty fond of the Greeks & Romans. We can always move along to the Middle Ages at a later point.
I actually think I'd like to find another history option for next year, but don't want to purchase anything without researching it first. I have enough options here to finish out this school year in some manner, then starting a new curriculum next year.