Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October Homeschool Plan

Almost feels like I'm cheating to be writing this halfway through the month when we've already done a bunch of this, but I like having a list to refer to.


  • Math U See - Finish Beta, Continue Gamma for Kate, maybe start Jack on Gamma
  • Finish and Reread Life of Fred Apples and start Life of Fred Butterflies (kids LOVE this!)
  • Times Tales - continue to practice Part I, start Part II
  • More Math supplements - Khan academy, IXL, XtraMath

Language Arts

  • First Language Lessons Level 3 - continue to work through 3-4 lessons/week
  • Writing With Ease - finish level 2, start level 3
  • Complete online poetry class and start Techniques of Creative Writing class (Kate)
  • Improve Reading & Writing Skills Workbook (Jack)
  • Sequential Spelling (start back up!)
  • Tutoring (Jack)
  • Sight Words app (Jack)
  • Assigned Reading: My Brother Abe (Kate) and Mr. Klutz is Nutz (Jack) then A Long Way From Chicago (both kids)
  • Start The Sentence Family


  • Slowly work through What's Physics All About with additional resources from library
  • Start Weather Lab
  • Brain Study
  • Praying Mantis Study

History/Social Studies

  • Continued study of Lincoln, Lewis & Clark, Chicago/Great Fire, Ulysses S. Grant, Midwest, Great Lakes
  • Old Testament Bible Stories
  • Pony Express Study

  • Apple 1:1
  • Vision Therapy (Jack)
  • Swim Team 2-3x/week
  • Logic (misc workbooks, games, etc)
  • Keyboarding (Kate)
  • Computer programming (Jack)
  • Playful Learning ecourses
  • Baking
  • Family Meditation
  • Piano Lessons
  • Horseback Riding Lessons (Kate)
  • Road Trip: Chicago (Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science & Industry, Water Tower, Willis Tower, Lincoln Park Zoo, Grant Park, Millenium Park), Michigan (apple picking, cider mill, beach), Iowa, Nebraska (Omaha zoo, pony express station, sod house)
  • Field Trips: Boo at the Zoo, Corn Maze, 
  • Weekly Homeschool Program (I left this off our Sept plan!)

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