The logic stage in homeschooling lasts from about fifth or sixth grade through eighth grade, depending on the child. This is what we’d all typically call “middle school”. The logic stage is a bump up in difficulty, and I expect my logic aged children to be pretty much independent. I do not read the scheduled books to my logic students, they read all their books on their own except for Morning Basket. For the logic stage, I give the child a list of the work they need to do each day and they check it off as they complete it. I do check it at the end of the day or week, depending on the child. And we do discuss it, usually over dinner.
Herein is Love: Deuteronomy (weeks 25-34)
Story of the World, Volume 1 (weeks 1-34)(This is the history spine for both the grammar and logic stages. If you have grammar aged kids and are reading the chapter to them, you can include the logic student in the reading. Logic students keep a list of the important people and dates from this reading. I plan 1-2 chapters each week to complete the entire volume in three 12-week terms.)
Story of the World, Volume 1, Activity Guide (weeks 1-34) (This activity guide has questions about each chapter and outlines to complete, along with activities and book suggestions should you choose to do them.)
Augustus Caesar’s World (3-5 days/week; weeks 23-36)
Nature Study: The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling (weeks 1-36)
Core: General Science 2: Survey of Archaeology and Geology (weeks 1-36)
Grammar: Easy Grammar Plus (5 days/week; weeks 1-36)
Writing: The Creative Writer (weeks 1-36)
The Lightening Thief (weeks 1-11)
Imagine… The Great Flood (weeks 1-15)
The Sea of Monsters (weeks 13-22)
Imagine… The Ten Plagues (weeks 16-30)
The Children’s Homer (weeks 22-32)
The Titan’s Curse (weeks 23-36)
The Thinking Toolbox (2 days/week; weeks 1-19)
The Fallacy Detective (2 days/week; weeks 19-36)
Latin: Canon Press Latin Primer (weeks 1-36)
French: Rosetta Stone French (2-3 days/week; weeks 1-36)
The Radical Book for Kids (1-2 days/week; weeks 1-35)
I keep everything planned out as seen above for each week. For the grammar stage, I try to plan the majority of the work Monday-Thursday and add extra subjects in on Fridays.
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