Curriculum

Sutton Academy aims to incorporate several educational philosophies and methodologies to create the optimum learning environment for each student. It is for this reason we do not claim to follow any particular school of thought definitively.  Some of the outside sources for curriculum are listed below:

for the 2010-2011 Kindergarten year

Reading

Pathway Readers (K)

Pathway Learning Through Sounds

Language Arts (Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, and Writing)

Pathway Climbing to Good English

SRA Language for Learning

Lundberg Strategies

Poetry

Ambleside Online

Handwriting

Pathway Climbing to Good English

Draw. Write. Now.

Math

Singapore Math

Dreambox

CTP Child-Centered Math Numeral Writing, Addition, and Subtraction

Touch Math Number Concepts, Addition and Subtraction

enVision Math

Science

Our plans for Science this year may seem a bit ___.  I have a lot of science workbooks, experiment manuals, file folder games, etc. left from teaching elementary school that I’ve never really used with my kids.  I want to use them.   So this year, we’ll be going through those and learning a wide variety of scientific topics.  Next year, I would like to start Apologia’s Exploring Creation series, but I think it’s too advanced for TLM right now.  Since I want to do science as a group subject, that is something to consider.  I think once TLM is in 1st Grade it will be easier to do that with him.

Outdoor Hour Challenge based on Anna Comstock’s Handbook of Nature Study

Jr. Engineering class once a month

Abeka’s Discovering God’s World 1

TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills), using various workbooks, games, activities, experiments, field studies and more

Texas Department of State Health Services Lessons

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Science Lessons

Social Studies

Our plans for Social Studies this year may seem a bit ___.  I have a lot of social studies workbooks, project manuals, field study ideas, file folder games, etc. left from teaching elementary school that I’ve never really used with my kids.  I want to use them.  So this year, we’ll be going through those and learning a wide variety of topics, but mostly focusing on the United States.  I think it’s important to know about your own backyard before you explore out too far.  Next year, I would like to start a more formal textbook series, but I think it’s too advanced for TLM right now.  Since I want to do social studies as a group subject, that is something to consider.  I think once TLM is in 1st Grade it will be easier to do that with him.

Geography Wizardry for Kids

Kids Learn America!: Bringing Geography to Life with People, Places and History

Abeka’s My America and My World

TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills), using various workbooks, games, activities, field studies and more

Art Appreciation

Ambleside Online

Music Appreciation

Ambleside Online

Drawing

Draw. Write. Now.

Physical Education

daily recess

ice hockey (fall/winter/spring)

football (fall/spring)

swimming (summer)

French

Hooked on French

Religion

Scripture Study for Latter-day Saint Families: The Book of Mormon

Typingdelayed until January

Mavis Beacon

Pianodelayed until January

Alfred

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for the 2010-2011 Grade 2 year

Reading

Pathway Readers

Pathway Learning Through Sounds

Language Arts (Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, and Writing)

Pathway Climbing to Good English

Mountain Language

Poetry

Ambleside Online

Handwriting

Pathway Climbing to Good English

Draw. Write. Now.

Math

Singapore Math

Dreambox

CTP Child-Centered Math Time and Money

Straight-Forward Math Series Additon and Subtraction drills

Science

Our plans for Science this year may seem a bit ___.  I have a lot of science workbooks, experiment manuals, file folder games, etc. left from teaching elementary school that I’ve never really used with my own kids.  I want to use them.  So this year, we’ll be going through those and learning a wide variety of scientific topics.  Next year, I would like to start Apologia’s Exploring Creation series, but I think it’s too advanced for TLM right now.  Since I want to do science as a group subject, that is something to consider.  I think once TLM is in 1st Grade it will be easier to do that with him.

Outdoor Hour Challenge based on Anna Comstock’s Handbook of Nature Study

Jr. Engineering class once a month

Abeka’s Enjoying God’s World

TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills), using various workbooks, games, activities, experiments, field studies and more

Texas Department of State Health Services Lessons

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Science Lessons

Social Studies

Our plans for Social Studies this year may seem a bit ___.  I have a lot of social studies workbooks, project manuals, field study ideas, file folder games, etc. left from teaching elementary school that I’ve never really used with my kids.  I want to use them.  So this year, we’ll be going through those and learning a wide variety of topics, but mostly focusing on the United States.  I think it’s important to know about your own backyard before you explore out too far.  Next year, I would like to start a more formal textbook series, but I think it’s too advanced for TLM right now.  Since I want to do social studies as a group subject, that is something to consider.  I think once TLM is in 1st Grade it will be easier to do that with him.

Geography Wizardry for Kids

Kids Learn America!: Bringing Geography to Life with People, Places and History

Abeka’s Our America

TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills), using various workbooks, games, activities, field studies and more

Art Appreciation

Ambleside Online

Music Appreciation

Ambleside Online

Drawing

Draw. Write. Now.

Physical Education

daily recess

ice skating (fall/winter/spring)

cheerleading (fall/spring)

swimming (summer)

French

Hooked on French

Religion

Scripture Study for Latter-day Saint Families: The Book of Mormon

Typingdelayed until January

Mavis Beacon

Pianodelayed until January

Alfred

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