Tuesday, August 03, 2010

School Year 2010-2011 Plans

I know you've all been checking my blog multiple times daily in eager anticipation of this post. What has all the agonizing and the planning and the stress been about? Has it been worth it? What is the end result??

Well, wait no more!

Austin (8th grade):
World History - Story of the World Volume 4, Modern Times
American History - Landmark History of the American People, Vol. 2
Geography/Time Line/Book of Centuries - from all content areas
History Tales/Biography - Across Five Aprils; Carry a Big Stick (Teddy Roosevelt); Never Give In (Winston Churchill)
Science - The Physics of NASCAR; The Physics of Baseball
Science Biography - Michael Faraday, Father of Electronics; George Washington Carver; Albert Einstein
Natural History - The Sea Around Us; School of the Woods
Literature - The Hobbit; Around the World in 80 Days; The Call of the Wild; White Fang
Grammar - Analytical Grammar, Season 2
Writing - Written Narration; Wordsmith
Spelling - Spelling Wisdom
Vocabulary - Vocabulary Vine
Critical Thinking - Logic Countdown (finish); Logic Liftoff
Math - Key to Fractions, Decimals, Percents (and Algebra if time); Understanding and Solving Word Problems


Riley (6th grade):
World History - Story of the World Volume 4, Modern Times
American History - Landmark History of the American People, Vol. 2
Geography/Time Line/Book of Centuries - from all content areas
History Tales/Biography - A Passion for the Impossible (Lilias Trotter); Carry a Big Stick (Teddy Roosevelt); The Story of My Life (Hellen Keller)
Science - Elementary Physical Science; Experiments Kit
Science Biography - Always Inventing (Alexander Graham Bell); George Washington Carver; Albert Einstein
Natural History - The Sea Around Us; Wild Animals I Have Known
Literature - Little Women; The Hobbit; Animal Farm
Grammar - Junior Analytical Grammar (finish)
Writing - Written Narration; Writing Strands 3 (finish)
Spelling - Spelling Wisdom
Latin - Latina Christiana 1 (finish)
French - First Start French 1 (first half)
Critical Thinking - Logic Countdown
Math - Singapore Primary Mathematics 5B/6A; Challenging Word Problems; Your Business Math


Reece (3rd grade):
American History - "Welcome to _____'s World" (from the American Girl company)
Geography - Tree in the Trail; Minn of the Mississippi
History Tales/Biography - Abraham Lincoln; Little House in the Big Woods; Little House on the Prairie; Understood Betsy
Science - Pagoo; The Burgess Animal Book
Literature (read-aloud) - Heidi; The Secret Garden; The Wind in the Willows
Grammar - Primary Language Lessons
Writing - Oral Narration; Copywork; PLL
Math - RightStart Mathematics Level B
Learning to Read - Sonlight Level 2 Intermediate readers


Family Lessons:
Composer Study - Bach; Brahams; Foster/Sousa/Gershwin
Nature Study - Astronomy; Rocks/Minerals; Climate/Weather
Poet Study - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Robert Frost; Maya Angelou
Hymn Study - WOW Hymns (one per month)
Shakespeare - The Taming of the Shrew; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Merchant of Venice
Citizenship - Plutarch for Boys and Girls
Artist Study - Winslow Homer; Mary Cassatt; Henri Matisse
Art History - A Child's History of Art: Painting
Art - Discoveries in Art
Scripture Memory
Bible - New Testament stories from the NLT Bible


Yeah, I'm wondering how we're going to do it all, too! :)

5 comments:

poohder said...

Wow, that's a rich curriculum. I think if you remember to keep the lessons short you'll be able to do at least most of it. If not, it's still very rich in content. Rhonda

Way more than I'm trying to bite off btw. We're just not that ambitious LOL!

Niffercoo said...

Yes, the short lessons will be key to getting it all done. Though I do need to begin to extend Austin's lessons in preparation for high school next year. It also forced me to really look at what I was doing and eliminate busy work to make room for the really important stuff.

The hardest part for me will be staying on top of all the reading. The kids should be able to read most of their own books - except Reece.

Daphne said...

Thank you Jennifer for doing all the work for me! I love sitting back and gleaning from all your hard work ;) It is going to be a GREAT year! Ps the library has Shakespeare movies that are enjoyable- we still quote Henry V that we watched over a year ago! Oh- and I know Russ is looking forward to you studing Steven "stinking" Foster ;)

Niffercoo said...

My pleasure, Daphne! Glad I can make your life easier! LOL

I did know about the Shakespeare DVDs... I think Sonya posted something about them on the SCM forums one day! But there are a couple I think I'll have to order that the library doesn't have, starring Kenneth Branagh. His voice ranks right up there with Sean Bean! But those will have to wait for next year. This year I based it on the library! :)

The Glasers said...

Wow!

It looks like you have a wonderful year ahead of you. Here's a thought, probably heresy to a true runner . . . listen to Librivox recordings of some of the classics on your list while you run. I know it will shred your workout pace. LOL