While I could go on and on about why and how and advantages and disadvantages, I'm just going to tell you WHAT we are doing this year and what I plan on doing next year.
My oldest is going to a classical charter school. My second oldest is going next year. Abbey is in 7th grade this year and Emma will be in 6th grade next year when she starts.
The younger three are in our second year of Classical Conversations. (Bethany is in the nursery) Here is the BEST explanation of it I have ever read. No use trying to write my own thing. (make sure you go to her side bar which has two more posts about CC in detail) We love the Foundations program. It keeps me accountable.
At Classical Conversations on Tuesdays the kids do presentations and art and science experiments and memorize LOTS of wonderful facts about history and science and grammar and geography and Latin and math.
At home during the rest of the week we do:
Math: We use Saxon. We are currently using 5/4, 3rd grade, and K
Science: using My Father's World curriculum (MFW) "Rome to the Reformation". Right now we are mainly using this amazing book and The Body Book (we are a little behind in the MFW curriculum).
History: My Father's World . We are just about to get into the Medieval times.
Latin: We are using English from the Roots Up. Amazing connections being made to words we use in every day life.
Bible: MFW. Memorizing verses from the book of Romans and learning about the early church in Acts.
Spelling: Spelling Power
Grammar: Rod and Staff
Writing/Composition: Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) Medieval History
Next year I will have only a 3rd grader and a Kindergartner and a preschooler.
For Bible, History, and Science we will be doing "Adventures in My Father's World." This is US history. This will coincide with Classical conversations cycle 3 very nicely (I think).
Math: Caitlyn will be doing Saxon 5/4. Ben will be finishing Saxon K and moving onto Saxon 1.
Latin: Song School Latin for the little ones (and Caitlyn too) and Caitlyn will be starting Latin for Children.
Grammar and Spelling: Same as last year.
Phonics: Abeka K5 for Ben. I have all the material. If I didn't I would probably do something different.
Writing/Composition: All things Fun and Fascinating (IEW)