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Our Home Learning Schedule

It was such a busy day today! And I'm just now (7 p.m.) sitting down to the computer. Bill's home, and Earlybird's off to bed, so that's my signal to iron out a post for the night. :)

So, as I mentioned a day or two back, I did a mid-year review over the weekend. I pulled out our ed. plans and looked them over carefully. Mostly I looked to see what we had not even started, like that darn Latin curriculum I just can't get off the ground. (And now I'm thinking Greek instead.) Also, there's that US geography survey that really had better be started sooner rather than later. I looked at the calendar too, and decided how many weeks we had left in which to accomplish all of (or most of) what we initially set out to do.

Below then, is our newly tweaked home learning schedule. Only time will tell if it works better on paper than it does in reality. ;)

(P.S. I didn't include Earlybird's schedule here, because I am still working on that. I will post his plans and goals for the winter-spring very soon.)

Primary Resources

Outside Activities

  • New England Aquarium School (monthly)
  • Games Day (monthly)
  • Book Group (monthly)
  • Nature Study Club (monthly)
  • Tween Activity Night (monthly)
  • MIT classes (on occasion)
  • Soccer (in fall and spring)
  • Swimming (TBA)
  • Misc. field trips, fairs and holiday parties

Monday:

  • Math:
    • Bookworm: 1 lesson
    • Crackerjack: 2-3 pages in workbook
  • Language Arts:
    • Bookworm: Wordsmith lesson
    • Crackerjack: phonics workbook, grammar workbook
    • Various assigned and free reading
  • World History:
    • Read (or listen to) first part of SOTW chapter; answer review questions
    • Mapwork
  • Current Events:
    • Read The Mini Pages from weekend paper
    • Read two pages from almanac
  • U.S. Geography:
    • MA puzzle page
  • Religion:

Tuesday:

  • Math:
    • Bookworm: 1 lesson
    • Crackerjack: 2-3 pages in workbook
  • Language arts:
    • Bookworm: spelling lesson, Wordsmith lesson
    • Crackerjack: phonics workbook, grammar workbook
    • Various assigned and free reading
  • Science:
    • Read over first part of chemistry lesson
    • Write out new vocabulary cards
  • Current Events:
    • Read two pages in almanac
    • Share any news clippings; check map for locations
  • U.S. Geograpy:
    • MA puzzle page
    • New state card; color on map
    • Do state bird/flower coloring page; fill in capital
  • Religion:
    • Reading (CM or Vision biography)
    • Bookworm: write response to CCD lesson (one paragraph)

Wednesday:

  • Math:
    • Bookworm: 1 lesson
    • Crackerjack: 2-3 pages in workbook
  • Language Arts:
    • Bookworm: Wordsmith lesson
    • Crackerjack: phonics workbook, grammar workbook
    • Various assigned and free reading
  • History:
    • Read second part of SOTW chapter; answer review questions
    • Coloring page or activity
    • Bookworm: read in encyclopedia, outline
    • Crackerjack: read in encyclopedia, narration
  • Current Events:
    • Read two pages in kids almanac
    • Share any news clippings; check map for locations
  • U.S. Geography:
    • MA puzzle page
  • Religion:
    • Faith @ Home Tea (or Thursday depending on schedule)

Thursday:

  • Math:
    • Bookworm: 1 lesson
    • Crackerjack: 2-3 pages in workbook
  • Language Arts:
    • Bookworm: spelling lesson, Wordsmith lesson
    • Crackerjack: phonics workbook, grammar workbook
    • Various assigned and free reading
  • Current Events:
    • Read two pages in almanac
    • Share any news clippings; check map for locations
  • U.S. Geograpy:
    • MA puzzle page
    • New state card; color on map
    • Do state bird/flower coloring page; fill in capital
  • Science:
    • Complete second part of chemistry lesson
    • Write science report for experiment
  • Religion:
    • Faith @ Home Tea (if not Wednesday)

Friday:

  • Math:
    • Bookworm: 1 lesson
    • Crackerjack: 2-3 pages in workbook
    • Work in math journals
  • Language Arts:
    • Bookworm: blog entry
    • Crackerjack: phonics workbook, grammar workbook
    • Nature poem copywork
  • History:
    • Read D'Aulaire myth; coloring page for notebook
  • Nature Study:
    • Read chapter in The Beginning Naturalist
    • Observation/activity based on chapter

Well, that's all folks! As you might have noticed there's no mention of Latin in there (nor Greek for that matter). I figure we'll try this schedule for a while and then see if there's any wiggle room down the road. I think we have plenty on our plate for now. ;)

Have a great night everyone! I'll see you again sometime tomorrow ...

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