Finally done with curriculum planning! This is for our 10-year-old, going into 6th grade:


Following Christ

Reading and Language Arts:

Classical Writing Aesop and Homer

+ her booklist:

The Master Puppeteer
The Story of a Bad Boy
Aunt Vinnie’s Invasion
Aunt Vinnie’s Victorious Six
Miss Hickory
Carrie’s War
Three on the Run
Sword of Clontarf
The Moffats
The Middle Moffat
Understood Betsy
The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow
Blue Willow
Miss Happiness and Miss Flower
Susy’s Scoundrel
Strawberry Child


Henle Latin
Rosetta Stone French


Teaching Textbooks Grade 6


Apologia Exploring Creation Through Botany


Science in Ancient Mesopotamia
Victory on the Walls
God King
King David and His Songs
Archimedes and the Door of Science
The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
Famous Men of Greece
The Bronze Bow
Science in Ancient Greece
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
Science in Ancient Rome
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine
The Capricorn Bracelet
Great Moments in Catholic History


Piano and Choir


Artistic Pursuits Grades 4-6 Book 2

Last year we used My Catholic Faith Delivered for Religion and though she enjoyed that, I missed the daily discussion on faith, and I think this is one of those crucial years when I need to get back to the way we did it before.

The History curriculum was hastily put together as I typed this up. I realized we had nothing for history yet, and she didn’t want to do All Ye Lands again since I mis-assigned it to her the year prior to her using From Sea to Shining Sea (yup, I do that to my kids sometimes) and she didn’t want to go back to Kingfisher either. What fun it was to just pick books off the shelf and ask if she’s read them yet — by the time we were done we had covered the Ancients and had 15 living books to do it with! We’re planning to have all those done by end of April, just in time for Jesus’ time and thus Mary’s! And that would be the perfect segue to the Month of Mary, May, which I’ve already got all planned (but will post some other time).

Related post: Our now-16-year-old’s 6th grade curriculum and booklist.