Homeschool Schedule Fall 2011

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Our family is gearing up for a new year!

For the first time, we have an actual school room. Before, we were doing our work in the living room, and while that worked, having a separate room will certainly minimize distractions and help us all to have a “school” mindset.

Meleah (3) will begin handwriting, number and letter recognition (continuing from last semester), and will be involved in any science experiments and art projects. She even has her very own little corner in the new room, complete with a few toys and age-appropriate activities.

Reese (5)

Reading – Teach Your Child to Read (continued from last semester) + Horizon K readers for extra practice.

Phonics – Horizons K.

Math – Horizons K.

History – Tapestry of Grace, Unit 1: The Book of Moses.

Science – Sonlight Science B: Animals, Astronomy, and Physics (4-day schedule)

Handwriting – Handwriting Without Tears 1.

Foreign Language – Song School Latin.

Piano – 1 30-minute lesson per week (private tutor), 10-15 minute practice per day, starting out. This will be her first year for lessons!

Abby Grace (7)

Reading – Teach Your Child to Read (only a few lessons remaining) + Rod and Staff + free Reading.

Grammer/Phonics – Rod and Staff.

Spelling – Horizons Spelling and Vocabulary 1.

Math – Singapore Math 1 (for review, will move to 2 soon).

History – Tapestry of Grace, Unit 1: The Book of Moses.

Science – Sonlight Science B: Animals, Astronomy, and Physics (4-day schedule)

Handwriting – Handwriting Without Tears 1.

Foreign Language – Song School Latin.

Piano – 1 30-minute lesson per week (private tutor), 20 minute practice per day, 5 days a week.

I am using last year’s planner until my new one comes in. After seeing a friend’s planner, I decided to get theWell-Planned Day Family Homeschool Planner. I can hardly wait for it!

This semester we have a 4-day school week, Monday-Tuesday, and Thursday-Friday. Wednesday is a much lighter day, because of my work schedule, but we will still do Spelling, Latin, Handwriting, Piano, and free Reading.

School “officially” starts on August 22, but we will begin the transition the week before, as both big girls are chomping at the bit to get started! We had more of a “break” this summer than I intended; I took on more work, plus we were super-busy with activities I hadn’t planned on when I made our summer school schedule. So, we are a bit more “behind” than I wanted to be, but that is the beauty of homeschooling: we can do what we want, when we want. There is no “standard” in which to live up to, and each girl can learn at her own pace.

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