"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."

John 10:10

Sunday, August 7, 2011

2011-2012 School Plans

The school bell was ringing around here this last week.  We have officially started.  We were all ready to follow a schedule, be productive, and get school rolling.  My philosophy is:  The earlier we start, the more days we can take off throughout the year.

Our crew for the year:  
Madeline - 3rd grade
Lydia - Kindergarten
Anna - PreK
Cora - Along for the ride

Lydia is still making her way through The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading
Madeline reads, and reads, and reads, and reads.  

Lydia and Anna are both working through the Zaner Bloser K Handwriting workbook
Madeline is learning cursive with the Zaner Bloser 3 Handwriting workbook.
Madeline will also be learning how to write with the IEW system through Classical Conversations.  They are using U.S. History Based Writing Lessons, Volume 1.  

Lydia is starting Saxon Math 1.
Madeline is part way through Saxon Math 3.

We are all going through the Picture Smart Bible, New Testament.  We'll memorize various scripture passages with AWANA, and John chapter 1 with Classical Conversations.

We are galloping through early modern times with Story of the World Volume 3 together, and supplementing with library books and the SOW 3 activity book.  

In Classical Conversations we'll be studying human anatomy and chemistry.  That is our base, with readings from Usborne books and other science sources.  

Madeline will be participating in Essentials of the English Language through Classical Conversations.  This will be our first true crack at intensive grammar, and I'm a little nervous about it.  

Madeline is continuing with Memoria Press's Prima Latina.  

Classical Conversations
Every year in CC, I am learning how beneficial it is to use CC as the base of our academics.  If the girls really memorize all the CC work, they are cementing a firm foundation of knowledge.  CC covers math, science, history, grammar, geography, Latin and fine arts.  

Read Alouds
Dangerous Journey
Amos Fortune, Free Man
Carry On, Mr. Bodwitch
Johnny Tremain
Sign of the Beaver
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Justin Morgan Had a Horse
Anne of Green Gables