Friday, March 19, 2010

School Plans for 2010/2011

Eventually, I will update the sidebar. Until then, here are our plans for next school year.

A few of the big changes:

  • The older 4 boys are going to attend a one day a week enrichment program that will provide hands on art, science, technology, and a few other things.
  • We're taking a year off from Rod & Staff English in order to really focus on writing, but plan to move back to Rod & Staff for the 2011/2012 year.
  • We're also doing 2 years of Sonlight (6 & 7--a two year overview of World History). My hope is that L and Z will be ready to begin Omnibus in 2012/2013.

6th:
  • Spelling: Sequential Spelling
  • Vocabulary: Dynamic Literacy
  • Grammar: Easy Grammar 6, Daily Grams, Better Sentence Structure Through Diagraming
  • Literature: Sonlight 6 Readers, Figuratively Speaking
  • Writing: Writing Strands, WTM writing, Exploring Poetry
  • Math: Life of Fred Pre-Algebra w/Biology (finish), Saxon 8/7, Daily Word Problems 6
  • History: Sonlight 6
  • Geography: Sonlight 6
  • Latin: Continue Latin Prep
  • Spanish: Continue Getting Started With Spanish, possibly move into So You Really Want to Learn Spanish
  • Logic: Blast Off With Logic books, Critical Thinking Book 1 & Book 2

5th:
  • Spelling: Sequential Spelling
  • Vocabulary: Dynamic Literacy
  • Grammar: Easy Grammar 5, Daily Grams, Better Sentence Structure Through Diagraming
  • Literature: Sonlight 6 Readers, Figuratively Speaking
  • Writing: Writing Strands, WTM writing, Exploring Poetry
  • Math: Life of Fred Decimals & Percents (finish), Saxon 7/6, Daily Word Problems 5
  • History: Sonlight 6
  • Geography: Sonlight 6
  • Latin: Continue Getting Started With Latin, move into Latin Prep
  • Spanish: Getting Started With Spanish
  • Logic: Mind Benders, Red Herrings, Building Thinking Skills

3rd:
  • Spelling: Sequential Spelling
  • Vocabulary: Dynamic Literacy
  • Grammar: Easy Grammar 3, Daily Grams, Better Sentence Structure Through Diagraming
  • Literature: Various books I have on hand
  • Writing: WWE 3, Writing Strands
  • Math: Saxon 5/4, Daily Word Problems 3
  • History: Sonlight 6 w/Story of the World 1 & 2 Activity Guides
  • Geography: Sonlight 6, The Complete Book of Maps & Geography
  • Latin: Continue with Minimus & Getting Started with Latin
  • Logic: Mind Benders, Building Thinking Skills

1st/2nd (maybe I should call it grade 1 1/2?):
  • Spelling: Plaid Phonics B
  • Grammar: Easy Grammar 2
  • Literature: books I have on hand
  • Writing: WWE, penmanship instruction, possibly Writing Strands
  • Math: Saxon 3, finish Daily Word Problems 1 and start 2
  • History: Sonlight 6 w/Story of the World 1 & 2 Activity Guides
  • Geography: Sonlight 6
  • Latin: Finish Song School Latin, move into Minimus
  • Logic: Mind Benders, Building Thinking Skills

K:
  • Spelling: Plaid Phonics A
  • Phonics: Phonics Pathways, move into Sonlight 1 Readers
  • Writing: A Reason for Handwriting K
  • Math: Saxon 1
  • History: Sonlight 6 w/Story of the World 1 & 2 Activity Guides
  • Geography: Sonlight 6
  • Science: Be Amazing Blast of Color
  • Logic: Building Thinking Skills
Also, we'll continue with Judo & piano, and Cr is teaching the older three trumpet and Visual Basic, and he's teaching us all Greek.

7 comments:

Daisy said...

Wow! This looks amazing. I'll be back to check out all those links. You've quite a few items I've never heard of.

Brandi said...

HELLO! And I thought we had a lot of subjects. Courtney, how in the world do you do it all??!!! Girl, you must have a house elf that does all the cooking and cleaning. ;)

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Robyn said...

Happy back to school! Looks great! Can't wait to hear how your year progresses... lots of fun learning! Your read aloud list gave me some new ideas... thanks!

Ruby, accepted in the Beloved... said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog...I came over from WTM. How do you use only one Core with the age span you have? I have really liked Sonlight, but I'm thinking of switching to TOG for the multi-level aspect. I just didn't see how to do that with SL without doing multiple cores!

Classical Circus said...

Hi Ruby,

We've completed through Day 9 of school, and Sonlight 6 is working well. Since it schedules Story of the World 1 & 2, it works out nicely for my younger guys. I have the SOTW activity guide, and use it for reserving books at the library for them, and I've assigned my middle son some Magic Tree House books and Research Guides, and will have him read some of the chapter books from the SOTW activity guide. They all listen to the SL read alouds.

I don't know if I could make any SL cores other than 6 & 7 work for the age span of my boys.

Aya said...

This is great! I am planning on doing something similar next year with my 10, 9, and 5 year old. Thanks!

I found your site through WTM boards

-Andrea