Math - Singapore Primary Math 1B - 2A and Two Plus Two is Not Five
Reading - Fiction and nonfiction independent reading to coincide with history studies as much as possible; oral narration; classics read by me or in audiobook form
Grammar - I'm planning very little formal work here, mostly grammar in action through editing written assignments. Mad Libs are lots of fun. Other than that, I think at this age there is a lot to be said for grammar through osmosis. Fine, if I have to I like these and these.
Writing - Mostly copywork, plus projects and possibly some journaling. She has expressed an interest in learning cursive, so we'll probably incorporate some cursive handwriting practice as well. I make most of our copywork and handwriting practice pages on Zaner-Bloser FontsOnline.
Spelling - In addition to copywork and editing her writing, we like Spelling City for creating our own lists, and Ella loves the games. I like their monthly holiday and seasonal lists, and I do like that they have all of the Sequential Spelling lists preloaded. She needs a stress break from spelling, but when she's ready I think we may give that a shot. I've also used Super Teacher spelling lists in the past and liked those.
History - Mom-made unit studies. We began the summer with creation theories and prehistory, and we'll continue chronologically using books from the library, Mr. Donn's site, and anything else of use I find on the internet.
Science - I follow Ella's lead most of the time, with a little nudge here or there. We watch a lot of science shows on cable, and our library bag is always stuffed with books on animals or space. We'll try to round things out by incorporating a little more study of physical science during the year with a little help from Dad.
French - I'm still struggling with this one. We're trying out a lot of different things, but I haven't found a great fit yet. My goal is to at least retain the French she's learned over the past two years. We're currently working through French for Beginners (Passport's Language Guides) and I would like to give her more regular conversation practice with my grandparents.
Music - Piano lessons (with me) using Alfred's Basic Piano Library ; exposure to a wide variety of musical styles
Art - projects tied to history or literature studies, as well as learning to use a variety of media
P.E. - Taekwondo classes about 3 times a week and family yoga sessions
(I suppose I should state for the record that we don't do all subjects every day. I'm pretty strict about Math & Reading daily; history, science, and French get priority next; everything else gets done as often as we can and still remain sane.)