Are you starting to get material together for your fifth grader?
Let me share with you the curriculum and materials we will be using for our fifth-grade year.
Rey’s Arithmetic (FREE)
See my full review of Smartick by clicking HERE
I try to spend about 30 minutes a day with each child on math.
Each day they finish an Easy Peasy lesson, a few pages in Rey’s Arithmetic, and lessons in Shiller Math.
They also will work through a Smartick session on their own each day during their independent block.
Tuesday: Logics of English Essentials
Wednesday: Writers in Residence
Thursday: Readers in Residence
Friday: Nessy Reading and Spelling
I spend about 30 minutes with each child on English and Language Arts.
Every day we receive the Daily Reading and Daily Grammar Practice book and finish the Easy Peasy English assignment for the day. Then, they have one English assignment a day from the loop rotation.
Monday: Easy Peasy Year 5 – Ancient History. Altogether, but in two levels.
Tuesday: Meet the Masters
We also use Alisha Gratehouse’s courses as well. CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW I INCLUDE ART IN OUR DAY.
Wednesday: eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method
Friday: Learn the states and capitals altogether.
Both of these are done individually during their individual block.
BOOKS WE WILL READ THIS YEAR WITH EASY PEASY:
BOOK WE WILL READ WITH AMBLESIDE READING:
Chapters of the Bible
George Washington’s World (LOVE THIS BOOK!!)
(The above list are books we are finishing up from Year 4). See the full Ambleside Reading Plans HERE.
Then, we will start on Year 5:
When homeschooling multiple children, a rotation is a must.
Each year (and sometimes even during the school year) our rotation changes depending on how many children are in school and the grade level.
This is our rotation for this school year:
I start with the top three areas for each child: Work with mom, Independent, Play.
I then rotate the kids through each area.
For this rotation, Brinkley is 10 (5th grade), Colston is 9 (3rd grade), Hartley is 7 (1st grade), Kinsler is 5 (Pre-K), and Cannon is 3 (preschool).
I have found that 15 minutes to spend on preschool all the way through pre-K is plenty. My little ones get plenty of learning by just playing with their siblings and myself.
Every other rotation is about 30 minutes.
The three big kids rotate through a math block with me, independent work (Clever Dragons and MindPlay), and a play time.
Then, I work with my pre-K little guy.
The next rotation for the big three kids is to rotate through an English block with me, independent work (reading & Smartick), and a play time.
Then, I work with my preschool little guy.
After lunch, we come together for our afternoon block which rotates between history, art, music, science, and geography.
The kids finish the day with their Ambleside reading.
The last part of the block is our evening rhythm, which is a family activity we participate in together. See the evening rhythm HERE.
This rotation keeps us on track and allows me some one on one time with each kid throughout the school day.
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