Sunday, September 01, 2013

September Homeschool Plan

Here's the plan... we'll see how it goes...
  • Online poetry class (Kate)
  • Tutoring (Jack)
  • Increasing Fluency (Jack - maybe... I need to discuss with tutor first)
  • Sight Words app (Jack)
  • Cursive Handwriting Practice: Jokes & Riddles (Kate)
  • Vision Therapy (Jack)
  • Apple 1:1 (at least twice)
  • Swim Team 3-4x/week
  • Lacrosse practice/games (Jack)
  • Keyboarding (Kate)
  • Logic Work: Beginning Links to Logic (Jack), Perplexors (Kate), Daily Word LaddersSequencers (maybe 1 or 2 a week of each?)
  • Couch 2 5K - I keep thinking we need to find 10 weeks in a row to do this, but that isn't going to happen, so we are just going to start
  • Story of the World - just keep working our way through. Would like to get through Ch. 17 this month
  • Grammar: Review memory work from last year, start First Language Lessons Level 3. Plan to do 4 lessons/week
  • Spelling: Kate will start back to Sequential Spelling. Jack I don't know yet. Sequential Spelling or Spelling Workout. Will discuss with tutor.
  • Daily Reading Comprehension (3&4 - if 4 is too easy for Kate, I might skip her up to 5)
  • Math: Math U See - review from last year, finish up Beta & Gamma
  • IXL and XtraMath and Times Tales DVD (to finish memorizing multiplication tables)
  • Baking class - I think we'll start with cookies and brownies. Also reading a lot about yeast, bread, science of baking, etc.
  • Assigned Reading: Long Way From Chicago (Kate will read, Jack will listen to audiobook), use worksheets from Ed Helper for discussion questions/comprehension/projects
  • Science museum class (maybe...)
  • Horseback riding lessons (Kate. Maybe... I'm supposed to call back 2 weeks)
  • Piano Lessons (maybe...)
  • Weather Lab (maybe... probably... this will be ongoing all year...)
  • Quick study on St. Louis, the Gateway Arch, Lewis & Clark, Chicago, Michigan (probably just books from library) to prep for October travel
  • Biography: George Washington Carver & Abraham Lincoln (focus on boyhood)
  • Road Trip: Colorado to Dallas. On this leg we will probably just go to Fossil Rim in Texas. Not planning to stop and see much as we do this drive at least once a year.
It seems like a lot (and maybe it is!), but we don't do everything daily. Most subject lessons we finish in 20 minutes or less.

Oh! And my September assignments:
  • Firm up baking curriculum
  • My reading list: Deconstructing Penguins, Overcoming Dyslexia, 
  • Finalize road trip plans, make reservations, etc.

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