Math, Science, Language Arts

Here are our suggestions for math, science, and language arts for each grade. Feel free to mix and match between grades’ suggestions in order to best accommodate your individual child’s level in each subject.

Grade 1

Math

Science

Language Arts

Grade 2

Math

Science

Language Arts

Grade 3

Math

Science

Language Arts

Grade 4

Math

Science

Language Arts

Grade 5

Math

Science

Language Arts

Grade 6

Math

Science

Language Arts

Grade 7

Math

Science

Language Arts

Grade 8

Math

Science

Language Arts

Grade 9

Math

Science

Language Arts

Grade 10

Math

Science

Language Arts

Grade 11

Math

Science

Language Arts

  • Spelling Wisdom, Book 5, Exercises 1–70 (with grammar reviews)
  • Book of Mottoes
  • Require oral and written narrations; throughout the year work on expository, descriptive, and persuasive styles; include story, poetry, letter, script, essay, and dialogue forms, and drawing diagrams to support written work

Grade 12

Math

Science

Language Arts

  • Spelling Wisdom, Book 5, Exercises 71–140 (with grammar reviews)
  • Book of Mottoes
  • Require oral and written narrations; throughout the year work on expository, descriptive, and persuasive styles; include story, poetry, letter, script, essay, and dialogue forms, and drawing diagrams to support written work

Notes on Math, Science, and Language Arts

Math

Charlotte Mason used manipulatives to teach math. She emphasized the importance of “things” before “symbols.” She also wanted the children to have a good understanding of why they would perform a certain math function, not just how to perform it.

So choose a math curriculum that uses manipulatives and includes the Why behind the How. Word problems are a great way to explore the Why. Keep lessons short; you can do two shorter lessons at separate times throughout the day if you need to.

Not all children need advanced mathematics, such as Calculus. If your child finds math fascinating and wants to pursue it, feel free to do the advanced math courses. If your child is not math-inclined and doesn’t need an advanced course for college requirements, do the Stewardship course and give him practical experience as the family bookkeeper.

Science

If your child is planning to take college courses, we recommend he or she complete the high school Apologia science courses listed.

Language Arts

Language Arts includes everything you do to help your student hear, speak, read, and write. Many educators break down those four areas into lots of individual skills; however, Charlotte Mason combined and integrated many of the skills in her wonderful, language-rich methods. For example, she did not teach vocabulary as a separate subject, but the children’s vocabulary was enlarged as they heard and read quality living books. Other components that are normally classified as Language Arts are included in the Family Enrichment studies and the History studies (poetry, literature, Shakespeare, narration/composition material).