Tuesday, February 7, 2012

School plans -- second semester

Roughly the half way mark brings a sense of accomplishment, and new resolve to buckle down.

The plans for the coming semester:


Everyone:

Bible -- Grapevine New Testament Survey. We took a little break to study the advent, but will be picking this up again now. Blake and Paige will finish reading the whole NT on their own.

Blake -- 9th grade

Apologia Physics (through a co-op).

Elections-- another co-op class. This is prime season for this class. I'm excited to learn along with him as they get involved in the election process during primary season. They have already helped bag literature and he seemed like he kind of enjoyed it.

Geometry --This has improved as the year has continued and we should have no problem completing this before year's end.

American History
-- Sonlight Core 100 will pave the way for this. Timelines, group discussions, and lots of reading.

American Literature -- Jumping off of Sonlight Core 100.

PE -- his favorite class. ;) I printed out a check sheet for him to mark off hours as he participates in various classes and activities in and out of home. when he hits 135 hours he has his credit for the year.


Paige -- 7th grade


American History -- she'll complete this over two years using Sonlight Core 100

American Literature -- Sonlight Core 100

English -- Rod and Staff 7 and IEW Level C. We are taking two years to complete the R&S book and she is doing the IEW slowly, a lesson every 2 weeks when co-op is not in session.

Sewing-- co-op class

Math -- Saxon Algebra 1/2

Science -- Apologia's Physical Science

PE -- soccer, gym and swim, and classes at home

My independent worker. She is doing a great job keeping up with everything.

Faith -- 5th grade


American History -- Sonlight Core 100. I will be reading selected books outloud with the younger kids and we will be compiling our timeline. Also taking my class at co-op on the American Revolution for Kids.

Music -- piano lessons. She wants to take violin, I just need to get it in working order.

English
-- Rod and Staff 5; All About Spelling level 3

Math -- Saxon 7/6

Science -- Considering God's Creation. I'm really enjoying this. A simple program for diverse ages and activities that we can easily pull out and do. Hopefully I'll get some pictures up with our experiments and demonstrations.

PE -- soccer, gym and swim, co-op class, and classes at home


Brooke -- 2nd grade


American History - Sonlight Core 100. I will be reading selected books outloud with the younger kids and we will be compiling out timeline. Also taking my class at co-op on the American Revolution for Kids.

Music -- recorder lessons (co-op)

Math -- Saxon 5/4

English -- Rod and Staff 2 (will be starting 3 soon); All About Spelling level 3; handwriting

Reading -- Abeka readers. She's currently wrapping up the third grade readers.

Science -- Considering God's creation

PE -- soccer, gym and swim, co-op class, and classes at home

Nathan -- 1st grade
Lots of oral learning, but we use these workbooks and such to keep us grounded:

American History - Sonlight Core 100. I will be reading selected books outloud with the younger kids and we will be compiling out timeline. Also taking my class at co-op on the American Revolution for Kids.

Math -- Abeka 2, at break neck speed. His goal is to catch Brooke.

English -- First Language Lessons book (oral); All About Spelling level 3; handwriting

Reading -- A Beka readers. He is currently wrapping up the first grade series.

Science -- Considering God's Creation

PE -- gym and swim, co-op class, and classes at home


Eli -- 20 months

Great napper. Loves independent play at times. Enjoys all stereotypical boy things -- balls, trucks, etc. Getting easier to keep busy during the school day in some ways, but also learning to make a mess bigger and faster with each passing day.

Plugging away until June.

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