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It’s that fun time when they’re able to be more independent with their work and they’re also able to do more on their own in their online courses which is a huge burden lifted from you.
It’s also that time when they may be heading through puberty. This can be a huge change in your homeschool. Over Christmas, my son grew a mustache and he’s just growing like a beanstalk.
Not a little boy anymore.
This is what I used with my son, with the exception of The Good and the Beautiful curriculum I do try to find a neutral or secular homeschool curriculum to use in our homeschool.
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6th Grade Language Arts
The lower levels of The Good and the Beautiful language arts curriculum in PDF form are free from kindergarten to grade 5. I’ve used them when I found them with my daughter and it’s working wonderfully for her.
It covered grammar, spelling, phonics, and writing so we just kept with it. The stories can be a tad boring for my son, but my daughter just loves them.
We had also been working through IEW’s theme-based writing, their All Things Fun and Fascinating to make writing more fun since it’s a lower level. He’s my avid reader but a reluctant writer.
6th Grade Math Curriculum
While this link goes to the U.S. edition, I do prefer to use the Standards edition. I did find it more thorough and I did start out with the U.S. edition for my son but switched after I got to look through the Standards edition books.
I find them to be more complete with more practice. Because I am mathy myself, I only purchased the workbooks both 6A and 6B to use with my kids. If you’re not familiar with the Singapore math method or you’re not mathy yourself, you’ll want to at least get the Textbooks, and they also have home instructor guides as well.
Another solid math program is Saxon. Because my son is mathy, he didn’t need all of the practice that Saxon offers. But Saxon is solid and it goes all the way up to high school level.
6th Grade History Curriculum
I asked my son what he wanted to learn this year, we had finished 80% of Story of the World Volume 2: Middles ages. And he specifically requested to learn more about medieval weapons. I hadn’t found anything to purchase on that topic so we got library books about weapons and he’s been notebooking what he’s learned and drawing diagrams and explaining how they work.
Boys and their weapons.
He’s also been working on building his own out-of-household supplies. We already had these books because my oldest had them so he has been creating the projects from here.
6th Grade Science Curriculum
This lasted 8-9 weeks for us since we do science two times a week. And it also made learning chemistry fun.
It’s meant to go for the whole year and it’s a full curriculum with all of the experiments laid out for you which I love.
They include simple chemistry experiments that you can do at home with easy-to-find materials. I mean there’s stuff I didn’t have on hand but I just had to ensure that we planned out what was needed.
The majority of the supplies needed were household ingredients.
Recommended Science Activity Kits for 6th Graders
These science activity kits for kids are a great addition to your homeschool science curriculum and keep them interested in learning different areas of science.
LEGO Chain Reactions (Klutz Science/STEM Activity Kit), 9NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Ultimate Volcano Kit – Erupting Volcano Science Kit for Kids, 3X More EruptionsJunall Gemstone Dig Kit, Easter Egg Space Toys for Kids, Dig up 8 Planets Find 16 Gems & Explore Solar System, Science STEM ActivitiesSTEM Kits for Kids 8-12, Car Building Kit for Boys 6-8, Electronic Projects Activities for Boy Crafts, Build STEM Cars Engineering Toys Science Experiments, DIY Gifts Ages 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 + Years[Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2: Build a Secret Agent Arsenal] [By: Austin, John] [October, 2011]Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 3: Build Siege Weapons of the Dark Ages
I love Code Academy for introducing kids to pure programming. I really want my son to be able to help me with my website so he’s learning HTML and CSS. He’s also interested in game programming so he’s starting to learn Python.
Check out Code Academy for your child’s HTML and CSS coding practice.
At my son’s request, he wanted to learn Vietnamese, I don’t speak it but his father does. So we found Mango Languages through our library and he’s been using that for his Vietnamese language learning. He’s enjoying it.
6th Grade Reading List
My son is a wonderful reader but he only likes to read what he’s interested in. I just want to broaden his horizons a bit and have him read some of the classics. If it’s hard for him to get through, we’ll do it as a read-aloud.
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great by Gerald Morris
Classic Starts: The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
Recommended Classic Books for 6th Graders
Check out these classic titles perfect for your 6th grader who loves to take on new adventures through each book they read!
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew/The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe/The Horse and His Boy/Prince Caspian/Voyage of the Dawn Treader/The Silver Chair/The Last BattleThe Wizard of Oz (Puffin Classics)White Fang (Classic Adventures)Treasure Island: The Original 1883 Edition With Complete Illustrations (A Robert Louis Stevenson Classic Novel)The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (Scholastic Gold)The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
With the right 6th-grade curriculum, your kids can explore educational concepts in engaging and stimulating ways. From science experiments to reading classics, this 6th grade homeschooling curriculum provides your kids with a unique opportunity to fully engage their senses, develop their skills get the best learning resources they need.
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