Saturday, November 08, 2014

November Homeschool Plan

Wrote this out and forgot to publish it.

Math
  • KhanAcademy - 3-4x/week, advance at own pace
  • Calculadder - 2-3x/week, advance at own pace, cutting back a bit so it doesn't get so mundane
  • Life of Fred - start & finish Honey
  • MathUSee - work at a steady pace and hope to finish up Delta (Kate) and Gamma (Jack) by Thanksgiving
  • Math Games - I really want to be playing more math games with the kids, hoping 2-3x/week
Language Arts 
  • Scribblers online writing class (Kate) - doing Poetry II class
  • Tutoring (Jack) - 3x/week
  • Increasing Fluency (Jack) - we'll see, maybe even just 1x/week
  • First Language Lessons Level 4 - 4-5 lessons/week with goal to be through lesson 45 (just over halfway) by Xmas
  • Grammarland - try to read over Thanksgiving
  • SpellingUSee - continue to work through at a steady pace
  • AlphaBetter drills - 1-2x/week so we don't get burned out
  • Using Picture Books to Teach Writing With Traits - start chapter 2
  • Reading - Kate is working through the Battle of the Books list plus a few novels relevant to our travels, Jack will continue to work through Magic Tree House books
  • Audiobooks - no plan here, Jack seems to be dictating what we listen to lately. That's okay.
  • Comprehension/Vocabulary/Book Reports - EdHelper questions/worksheets as applicable to reading
  • Gratitude Journal - 3-4x/week. Jack is supposed to be writing the date and a complete sentence. I'm going to have Kate start writing a paragraph 2-3x/week about something she is grateful for.
History/Social Studies/Geography/Biography/Religion/Literature/Art
  • Story of the World Vol I - would like to keep moving forward without too much stopping
  • The Old Testament/Illustrated Jewish Bible for Children - read through Life in Egypt and start Life in Canaan
  • EHM's Storybook Artists - this is so fun, hope we can get to it
  • Redo timeline wall
  • Make poem memorization notebook
  • Read A Children's Introduction to Poetry
Science 
  • Physics - finish What's Physics All About? book, continue to work through experiments in physics workbook if we feel so inclined
  • Planet Earth test worksheets from Enchanted Homeschool Mom that we started last year  (maybe?)
  • Experiment with pH paper - we talked about pH levels in Yellowstone a lot
  • Denver Science Museum
Other 
  • Speech therapy (Jack) - 2x/week plus daily home practice
  • CNN Student News - 3-4x/week
  • Wonderopolis.org - 3-4x/week
  • Keyboarding Without Tears - Level 3 - continue 3-4x/week
  • The Story of Stuff curriculum program - would like to do this leading up to the holidays
  • Cursive Without Tears (Jack) - attempt at least 2x/week
  • Latin (Kate) - 1-2 lessons/week
  • Raddish boxes - cooking plus other activities
  • Homeschool Enrichment Program - weekly
  • Swim Team - 3-4x/week plus dry land training weekly
  • Volleyball - Kate - weekly
  • Lego Class - Jack - weekly
  • Soccer - Jack - weekly
  • Skiing - probably just once or twice in Nov (or not at all if it stays warm!)
  • Field Trips - something in Dallas over Thanksgiving, Denver Science Museum

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