Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ambitious Start To Our School Year

I am going to start my home school year on August 23. Government school starts on the 22 and we are going to enjoy an "I am not going to school today" outing with friends. I have some ambitious plans for this year.

Curly is starting middle school -- I can't believe that she is going to be in the 6th grade. She will be doing between 4 to 6 hours of school a day (depending on how focused she is on any particular day).

Angel is going into 3rd grade. She is growing up so fast. She will be doing between 4 and 5 hours of work a day. 

In addition to their studies, both girls will participate in American Heritage Girls, an organization whose mission is to build women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. The girls can earn badges, do service projects, have leadership opportunities in the troop and participate in outdoor experiences.

Group Studies
Bible Study
Monday through Thursday: Studying/lapbooking/notebooking various verses in the Bible for the first part of the year and lapbooking a catechism study for the second half of the year. 
Friday: Picture Smart Bible (formerly Picture This!) to get an overview of the books of the Bible.

Monday through Friday: The Lord God Made Them All"  Science Series Pt. 1-All Things Bright and Beautiful Online Course with Catie Frates (my one splurge) Modified for Angel

Monday through Friday: History Revealed: Ancient Civilizations & the Bible and Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries Modified for Angel

Monday through Friday: Trail Guide to World Geography: Around the World in 80 Days Unit Study (did the first half of the book last year) first part on year and then U.S. State Study: Star Spangled States with a Lapbooking Component

Foreign Language 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: La Clase Divertida

Home Economics
Monday through Friday: Various chores around the house

Curly's Studies
Character Study
 Monday through Friday: Raising Maidens of Virtue


Language Arts
Monday through Friday: Word Roots Beginning and A1
Monday through Friday: Analytical Grammar for 10 weeks and then bi-weekly for the rest of the year
Monday through Friday: poems from Harp and Laurel Wreath 
Tuesday and Friday: Spelling Power

Critical Thinking
Monday through Friday: Building Thinking Skills 3 Verbal
Monday and Wednesday: Red Herring Mysteries 2
Tuesday and Thursday: Mind Benders 4 and 5

Angel's Studies
Character Study 
Monday through Friday: Book of Virtues with lapbooking component

Monday through Friday: CIMT-MEP (Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching-Methematics Enhancement Programme)
Join the Yahoo! Group mep-homeschoolers to get password to access some of the pages
Monday and Wednesday: Math Detectives Beginning
Tuesday and Thursday: Balance Math and More Level 1

Language Arts
Monday through Friday: Language Smarts Level D
Monday and Tuesday: Reading Detective Beginning
Monday through Friday: Word Roots Beginning
Tuesday and Thursday: poems from Harp and Laurel Wreath

Critical Thinking
Monday through Friday: Building Thinking Skills 2
Tuesday and Thursday: Red Herring Mysteries 1
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: Mind Benders Book 3

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Julie said...

Awesome! We've come a long way from those early days, huh? :)

dottie said...

I looked at some of my portfolios from a couple of years ago and had to chuckle a little. Glad I started them early so I would have it kind of figured out by the time they get to high school.