Hopefully fashionably late and not
Why did she even bother late.
Nevertheless, here are our 2012 Curriculum Choices.
This is a bit long because I have them attached to our goals for the year.
I have found that writing GOALS and ACTION plans help me to see how we will
be putting the resources to work on a daily basis.
If you’re just interested in WHAT we are using, look for the RESOURCES
under each topic.
â€¢ BUILD CHARACTER (honestly my biggest goal every year…..for me too)
â€¢ Memorize entire Awana book
Each week children will attend Sunday School and Awana programs. On Monday children will review their Sunday School lesson and complete any take home sheets. Bub will work on his LifePac through out the week, Sissy will complete her bible study by Friday.
Day 1: Review Sunday School Lesson, Awana Verse
Day 2: Study and Recite Awana Verse with help
Day 3: Study and Recite Awana Verse with no help.
Day 4: New Story for Awana Verse
Day 5: Bible Study Due, Awana Verse
Both children will complete daily lessons with LLATL.
Children will have 1 week to complete each CL lesson. They can work at their own pace and will be responsible for making sure their work is completed by Friday.
Day 1: LLATL, CL
Day 2: LLATL, CL
Day 3: LLATL, CL
Day 4: LLATL, CL
Day 5: LLATL, CL
â€¢ Write at Grade Level
â€¢ Expand Vocabulary, Spelling
â€¢ Refine Handwriting Skills.
â€¢ Produce an end of the year report (biography on president)
â€¢ Keep a basic daily writing journal
Composition Notebooks for Daily Journal
Writing Strands 3 (Sissy)
Writing Guides (Bubba)
Building Spelling Skills 3 (Sissy) Building Spelling Skills 2 (Bubba)
Happy Scribe Copybook for Handwriting
Children will have daily writing in their journals based on a story starter topic. Bubba will write 3 sentences, Sissy will write 5.
Sissy will follow sequential lessons in writing strands. Bub will work on thematic writing guides. Both children will follow daily lessons in spelling.
Day 1: Journal, Writing Lesson, Spelling
Day 2: Journal, Writing Lesson, Spelling
Day 3: Journal, Writing Lesson, Spelling
Day 4: Journal, Writing Lesson, Spelling
Day 5: Journal, Writing Lesson, Spelling
SPEED. Must Master those Math Facts.
Proficiency with Multiplication, Division & Skip Counting Facts 1-12.
Grade Level Math completion.
Children will complete one math lesson each day. Sissy will begin to use a graph paper notebook to record answers.
Both children will take a minute math drill every day, with an incentive for beating the clock.
Day 1: Sequential Lesson, Math Drill
Day 2: Sequential Lesson, Math Drill
Day 3: Sequential Lesson, Math Drill
Day 4: Sequential Lesson, Math Drill
Day 5: Weekly Test, Math Drill Incentive
Continue our studies on Biblical History
Continue our Visual Timeline book
Expand American History (Lewis & Clark)
We will review last years timeline, and then pick up at Joseph.
Every so often we’ll throw in a living book from HH as they fit with our topics.
Day 1: Lesson & Activity
Day 2: Lesson & Activity
Day 3: Lesson & Activity
Day 4: Review & Timeline
Day 5: Review & Quiz
Connect Geography with History
Learn map reading, mapmaking, and more terms through studying the Holy lands.
Map and understand the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Review and retain our 50 States and Capitols. Work on locations and spelling.
Day 1: Sequential Lesson and Notebook activity
Day 2: Sequential Lesson and Notebook activity
Day 3: Sequential Lesson and Notebook activity
Day 4: Sequential Lesson and Notebook activity
Day 5: Sequential Lesson and Notebook activity
Play one team sport per season.
Show and understand sportsmanship
Family Time Fitness
Depending on scheduling, children will either take a Family Time Fitness lesson or participate in their sport. One additional health/nutrition lesson to be completed by the end of the week.
Day 1: FTF or Sport
Day 2: FTF or Sport
Day 3: FTF or Sport
Day 4: FTF or Sport
Day 5: FTF, Nutrition Lesson
Learn about scientific inquiry
Keep a nature journal of flowers, insects, animals near our home
Truth in Science
Children will have two science lessons a week.
They will be responsible for one journal entry in their nature journal each week. Entries can be a drawing, photgraph, description, poem, story, list, rubbing…ect.
Day 1: TIS
Day 3: TIS
Day 5: Journaling due.
It’s an election year!
We’ll learn about branches of government, process of election, voting, the constitution and more.
Know some key Presidents and contributions, Sissy can begin to learn them all.
Choose one President for end of the year report (tie in with writing)
We will be group notebooking all about our government.
Children will read a biography on a president of their choice, and prepare a small report as an end of the year project.
Learn a couple more Famous Artists
Begin to learn techniques to drawing
Each week, children will complete one art lesson from their Artpac at their own leisure. Through out the year, I will bring in a few short Art History lessons with a corresponding project.
Foreign Language: Rosetta Stone Spanish?
I’m super glad there are over 400 other entries in the Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop!
Going to go find some resources to fill in the rest of my curiculum blanks!
Come back next week for a peek into our Homeschool Classroom!