Friday, January 07, 2011

Weekly Report: 2011 Academic Year Plan

Wow 2011.  First Grade, Kindergarten, and Preschool.  It's gonna be crazy.  It's gonna be busy.  It's gonna be fun.  Are you ready?
 
Generally, we do "Content" together during Circle Time and "Skills" on an individual basis.  Obviously those categories are not hard and fast, but it is as good a division as any.  I also want to have some individual work for the children to give them something to do when I'm focusing with their other sibling; I'll mark those with (*).

Content:

Memory Work: Hymns; Genesis 1-2:4 (we're almost done with it, then Psalm 1 I'd like to do Psalm 100 in November); Nicene Creed; IEW Poetry; Catechism for Young Children; we have some science and history and geography memory work, too.

Morning Reading: Continue reading through Poetry books (including Mother Goose), finish The Burgess Bird Book. Maybe start the Burgess Animal Book.  We're also going to read through the Family Book of Manners.

Bible: Covenantal Catechism supplemented with Bible Lessons for Juniors from Reformation Heritage books.

Spanish: El Espanol Facil Jr (supposedly we did this last year ... it may get dropped again this year)

History:
Story of the World I supplement with Mystery of History

Science: God's Design for Life supplement with Elemental Science

Art: Artistic Pursuits

Music: Piano, Choir

Phys Ed: Gymnastics, Soccer, Baseball, swimming

Skills: M-girl (First Grade)

English:
  • First Language Lessons 2 (we have a little bit of FLL1 to finish)
  • Writing With Ease 1
  • McGuffey Readers & CLP Nature Readers (reading practice)
  • Spelling Power
  • Explode the Code*
Penmanship: Cursive First

Math: MEP with Math Mammoth* supplement (mostly for when we're stuck and need more practice)

Latin: Prima Latina

Logic: Critical Thinking Activities* then Lollipop Logic

Geography: Evan-Moore Beginning Geography*

Skills: N-boy (Kindergarten)

English: 
  • Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading and Bob Books
  • First Language Lessons 1
  • McGuffey Readers & CLP Nature Readers (reading practice)
  • Explode the Code*
Penmanship: Cursive First

Math: MEP with Math Mammoth* supplement

Logic: Mindbenders Warm-Up then Critical Thinking Activities

Skills: R-girl (Preschool)

English: 
  • Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading and Bob Books
  • Explode the Code
Math: MEP Reception

Logic*: Wedgits, Puzzles, etc

Other*: My First Book of Cutting (Kumon Books), read to by M-girl, etc.

4 comments:

  1. Looks like a great plan! You'll be busy! Have fun!

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  2. I like it!

    And I really like your extensive blogroll! You've got some great ones in there.

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  3. I'll be praying for you this week! Hope N-boy's birthday went well!

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  4. Thanks! He had a fun birthday, his buddy from the Hannah family was over all afternoon. Tomorrow we're doing the party with my family, Friday we're going to the Newport aquarium and spending the night at Grammy and Grandpa's. Fun times.

    Thanks for the prayers, I think I'm ready :)

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