Week 1 Schedules for 2014 – 2015

Here’s what our first week looks like!  My children are in grades 7, 5, 3, and 1.  We are outsourcing Art, Musical Theater (Triple Threat), and French.  Those classes start in September.  We experimented with switching math programs last year (they all started with CLE and then switched to Math Mammoth).  They’ve each stated a preference and will likely make up the “lost time” this year.

I made these lists in the Mac Numbers app.  This is a new style of planning for me.  I’ve used homeschool planning software in previous years, but I really wanted to try weekly lists this year instead of tying assignments to a particular calendar day.  We’ll see how this goes!  

Group Work

Group English

Copywork

Choose a flagged section of text from your reading or choose a passage provided by Mom to write in your copywork journal in your best handwriting.

 

Phonics Road 3

Week 1

   

Week 2

 

Digging into Diagramming

 

In the Beginning

Read selected stories.

 

Tea Time

Read more of The Fellowship of the Ring.

     

Group History

History Portfolio

Design and complete at least one page.

 

Human Odyssey Vol. 1

Introduction

   

Part 1: Ch. 1: How Civilized! From Hunter-Gatherers to City-Builders

 

Story of the World Vol. 1

Introduction

   

Ch. 1: The Earliest People

 

Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way

Ch. 1: Birthing a Universe

   

Ch. 2: Telling It Like They Thought It Was: Myths of Creation

 

Library Books

 

Documentaries or Movies

See documentaries on Netflix.

 

Activity

Cave Painting (water colors on brown packing paper)

     

Group Math

Right Start Math Card Games

Play one game.

     

Group Science and Technology

Cosmos

Watch Episode 1.

     
 

Library Resources

Read Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters. 576.8 PET 2003

 

Experiment/Activity

 —

Grade 7

Subject

Resource

Assignment

English

^Essay Voyage

 —
 

Tales of Ancient Egypt

1)  “Isis and Osiris” on pp. 10 – 26  2)  “The Land of the Dead” – “The Tale of the Two Brothers” on pp. 122 – 146  3)  “The Treasure Thief” – “The Girl with the Rose-Red Slippers” on pp. 204 – 218

 

A Wrinkle in Time

Ch. 1 – 3

 

Blog

Write at least one blog post this week on any topic (ask Mom for ideas if you need help).

 

^Writing Project

Discuss Tales of Ancient Egypt with Mom and complete the story chart.

 

Copywork

As you read, put sticky note flags on any passage(s) you might want to use for copywork.

     

History

Library Books

Read any history library books.  Jot down anything interesting that you learn.

 

Documentaries

Watch a history documentary on Netflix.  Jot down anything interesting that you learn.

     

Math

CLE 605

Lessons 14 – 17

 

CLE 606

Lessons 1 – 2

     

Science and Technology

Minecraft Mod Design 1

Complete one module.

     
     

Latin

Getting Started with Latin

Keep working on this.  Aim for three or four lessons this week.

     
     

French

 

 

Duolingo

On your iPad, play Duolingo.  

     

Piano

 

Refresh and prepare for first lesson.

     

Triple Threat

 

     

Other

Always Icecream

Play Always Icecream if you’re done with your other school assignments.

     

Chores

 

Complete all assigned chores each day.  Friday is Cleaning Day.

Grade 5 (Turning 10 in the Fall)

Subject

Resource

Assignment

English

^Music of the Hemispheres

 —
 

Maroo of the Winter Caves

Ch. 1 – 5

 

How to Train Your Dragon

Ch. 1 – 4

 

Blog

Write at least one blog post this week on any topic (ask Mom for ideas if you need help).

 

^Writing Project

 

Copywork

As you read, put sticky note flags on any passage(s) you might want to use for copywork.

     

History

The Savage Stone Age (Horrible Histories)

Read the first half of The Savage Stone Ages (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary.

   

Jot down anything interesting you learned from your reading.  As you read, put sticky note flags on any passage(s) you might want to use for copywork.

     

Math

Math Mammoth 4B

Ch. 5

 

Online Games

As listed on your weekly school blog post.

     

Science and Technology

Minecraft Mod Design 1

Complete one module.

 

Scratch

Work on a project in Scratch.

     

Spanish

^Getting Started with Spanish

Lessons 1 – 3

 

Duolingo

On the Kindle Fire, play Duolingo. 

     

^Recorder

 

Learn fingering positions.

     
     

Art

 

     

Triple Threat

 

     

Other

Always Icecream

Play Always Icecream if you’re done with your other school assignments.

     

Chores

 

Complete all assigned chores each day.  Friday is Cleaning Day.

Grade 3 (Turning 8 in the Fall)

Subject

Resource

Assignment

English

^Grammar Island

Introduction and start Part 1

 

Magic Tree House: Sunset of the Sabertooth

Ch. 1 – 5

 

James and the Giant Peach

Ch. 1 – 8

 

Blog

Write at least one blog post this week on any topic (ask Mom for ideas if you need help).

 

^Writing Project

— 
 

Copywork

As you read, put sticky note flags on any passage(s) you might want to use for copywork.

     

History

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #12: Sabertooths and the Ice Age

Ch. 1 – 3

   

Jot down anything interesting you learned from your reading.  As you read, put sticky note flags on any passage(s) you might want to use for copywork.

     

Math

CLE 205

Lessons 10 – 16

 

CLE 206

Lessons 1 – 2

     

Science and Technology

Minecraft Mod Design 1

Work on a project in Scratch.

     
     

Spanish

Getting Started with Spanish

Lessons 1 – 3

 

Little Pim

On the Kindle Fire in Freetime (Leah), watch Little Pim Spanish videos. (Search “Spanish.”)

     

Piano

 

Refresh and prepare for first lesson.

     
     

Art

 

     

Triple Threat

 

     

Other

Always Icecream

Play Always Icecream if you’re done with your other school assignments.

     

Chores

 

Complete all assigned chores each day.  Friday is Cleaning Day.

Grade 1 (Fine Motor Delays, Summer Birthday)

Subject

Resource

Assignment

English

^Handwriting without Tears

 
 

^The First Dog

Write a narration afterward.  (Library Book)

 

^Life Story

Write a narration afterward.

 

^Occupational Therapy

Work on OT techniques.

 

Hooked on Phonics

Play on Mom’s iPad.

 

I See Sam

Read on Mom’s iPad.

 

My Nine Lives by Clio 

Write a narration afterward.

     
     
     

Math

Math Mammoth 1A

 
     
     

Science and Technology

Scratch

Work on a project in Scratch.

     
     

Art

 

     
     

Triple Threat

 

     
     
     
     
     
     

Other

Always Icecream

Play Always Icecream if you’re done with your other school assignments.

     

Chores

 

Complete all assigned chores each day.  Friday is Cleaning Day.

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About Laura

I've been homeschooling since 2005. I have six children (born 2000 - 2012). We are eclectic in our approach with a bit more Well-Trained Mind philosophy over anything else.
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