Thursday, 10 January 2008

Our second term plan - January to March 2008

Here is our plan for this term, with a couple of changes from the first term. I added a star in front of the new or changed subjects.

Fairy (5th Grade):

Math - Saxon 5/4

English - Bob Jones 5 Writing and Grammar

Spelling - Spelling Workout

Handwriting - A Reason for Handwriting, when complete, will move on to copywork

* Literature - The Princess and the Goblin, suggested in Ambleside Online Year 3 with narration required

* Geography - Literature Unit Study from Trail Guide to World Geography with Around the World in 80 Days

* History Tales - Michelangelo, Bard of Avon, Good Queen Bess

* Science - Weather, the forces of nature that shape our world (Fairy is fascinated by the weather)

* Free Reading - I didn't use to suggest reading material for their own free reading time, but this time I have given each of them one book to finish by the end of this month, Fairy's is On the Banks of Plum Creek.

Dragon (3rd Grade):

Math - Saxon 3

English - Bob Jones 3 Writing and Grammar

Spelling - Spelling Workout

* Handwriting - Copywork -Marco Polo selections

* Literature - Tales from Shakespeare, then Parables from Nature, suggested in AO Year 2, narration required

* Geography - Paddle to the Sea, then Tree in the Trail both by Holling C. Holling, narration required

History - finishing Story of the World 2 - Middle Ages

Science - finishing Rod & Staff Science 3rd grade

Free Reading - The Door in the Wall

Saturdays are our Handicrafts Days, this month we are working on a rag quilt, Fairy and Dragon will each be making a doll size one, Fairy for her American Girl dolls and Dragon for his Webkinz. I will probably end up making one for Princess too!

A new little helper has been this narration cube . We have used it when Fairy or Dragon have trouble coming up with their own narration. It has been great!

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