Sunday, August 23, 2009

Plans for a New School Year

Our School Year 2009-2010 Fall Term
Our "official" school year has begun. I thought would share our plans for this first term. I've included links so you can click on the items for easy access. Of course there are downloads and smaller less frequent supplements that I'll be adding in as fillers, but this is the main outline that I'm working from. I am actually schooling year round so some of this term's activities were already completed in the summer months. For example, Chloe is way ahead on math. She's completed all of this term's math requirements over the summer. I'm holding her off for a while so she doesn't get too far ahead. I hope that this is helpful to someone. The total cost of this term (if you use Internet links and not the hard copy versions) is approx. $49 (plus the $35 for Apologia which I'll use all year). Not too bad!

LA Term 1
Understood Betsy
Tales From Shakespeare
Pilgrim's Progress
Parables from Nature
Poetry of Walter De La Mare
Tons of independent free reading too

History Term 1
An Island Story- Ch. 22-32
This Country of Ours- Ch.1
You Are There! Charlemagne
Famous Men of the Middle Ages

Math Term 1
Mammoth Math 2A

Science Term 1
Apologia Flying Creatures of . . ./ Apologia book extras
The Burgess Bird Book for Children/ online extentions *
Bird Children (Poems)
Creation Illustrated Magazine
The Handbook of Nature Study
The Outdoor Hour

Geography Term 1
William Carey biography
Amy Carmichael biography
Map of U.S. (choose 3 states)

Art&Music Term 1
My Name Is . . .Leonardo da Vinci by Antonio Tello and Johanna A. Boccardio
Russian Nationalists
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsavo- Scheherazade
- Symphony 2 Antar
- Cappricco Espangnol
Alexander Borodin- Polovtsian Dances
Modest Mussorgsky-Pictures at an exhibition
- Night on Bald Mountain

* I'll be posting a ton about the literature side of our study on birds in a future post. Keep your eyes out for it.

Happy Learning!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lovely Blogs

I received an award today!

Isn't it pretty?
This award was given to me by SmartPumpkinsMom. Be sure to swing by her blog and say "hi".

As part of receiving this award I had to claim it, post about it, pass it on to 15 other great blogs and let them know about their award (I'm still working on this part) so they can do the same. If you are one of my fifteen here to claim your award-- those are the instructions you will need to follow as well.

I had so much fun surfing tons of blogs and I found 15 blogs that I'm happy to give my award to:

2. Life is Not a Cereal- check out her lesson plans category and look at her ideas for Caps for Sale and her free 36 week art curriculum post!

3. Higher Up and Further In -Check out her literature section. There are some incredible posts here!

4. The Snail's Trail - Great Literature section and I love her Living Math ideas.

7. Teaching My Little Bookworm - she already has this award I know, but I really agree that she deserved it!

8. Storytime and more- I LOVE her blog template! Also, be sure to check out her literature based posts.

9. Small Things -check out her good reads for kids category

10. CM With A Twist - This looks like a brand new blog. There isn't a lot there yet, but I like her concept and wanted to encourage her.

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