Wednesday, February 04, 2015

February Homeschool Plan

Hoping this this still seems easy once it is all written out...


  • IXL - on days we don't do MathUSee, kids manage themselves
  • Life of Fred - want to get this back out
  • MathUSee - Kate will do Epsilon Unit Test I this week and then progress at her own speed (although I'd really like to get her through Unit Test 2 by mid-March when we leave for Hawaii), and Jack should be through Delta Unit Test 2 by the end of Feb
  • Times Tales DVD - continue almost daily for Jack, may start pulling out the worksheets to practice writing/timing facts
Language Arts 
  • Scribblers online writing class (Kate) - short story class just started and will continue through Feb
  • Tutoring (Jack) - 3x/week
  • First Language Lessons Level 4 - continue to do 3-4 lessons/week with goal to finish all main lessons by mid March when we leave for Hawaii
  • SpellingUSee - waiting for Modern Milestones to be available sometime in mid-Feb (Americana was too easy for Kate so we are skipping ahead); and for Jack, I can't find workbook #2 for Jack and Jill (wondering if it got recycled by accident...), so I might just move him on to Wild Tales
  • Independent Reading - Kate will continue to read from Battle of the Books list - about an hour/day, Jack's reads we will pick as we go - about 15min 1-2x/day
  • Battle of the Books team - meets weekly for Kate
  • 5th grade essay contest - Kate - through homeschool program
  • Comprehension/Vocabulary/Book Reports - EdHelper questions/worksheets/vocab as applicable to reading plus book reports - may advance Jack to a more challenging book report format
  • Gratitude Journal 3-4x/week - maybe, maybe not - I really like the gratitude journal, but if it becomes just another thing to "check off the list" then it isn't worth it
History/Social Studies/Geography/Biography/Religion/Literature/Art
  • Story of the World Vol II - will do another 4-5 chapters in Feb with related books from library/videos online
  • The Old Testament/Illustrated Jewish Bible for Children - will probably continue to take a break
  • Review past poem memorization notebook - going to push through this
  • Audiobooks - finish The Knights' Tales by Gerald Morris; then I'd like to do The Magician's Nephew
  • Read Aloud - finish The Saga of Eric the Viking then start Ramayana: Divine Loophole
Science (this is one area I'm mostly "unschooling," and the kids get science in their weekly homeschool program)

  • Science packets as we feel like it
  • Science experiments as we feel like it
  • Visit Science museum
  • Maybe do some human body reading
  • Start thinking about science fair projects

  • Speech therapy (Jack) - 2x/week plus daily home practice
  • CNN Student News - 5x/week - might start a weekly journal about this for Kate
  • - 5x/week
  • Keyboarding Without Tears - Level 3 -1-2x/week
  • Cursive Without Tears (Jack) - maybe
  • Latin (Kate) - maybe
  • Homeschool Enrichment Program - weekly
  • Swim Team 3-4x/week plus dry land training weekly plus 2 swim meets in Jan
  • Ski School plus fun skiing - lots in Feb!
  • Tennis lessons - once a week or so as we are able to schedule
  • Field Trips - science museum to see Silk Roads exhibit and at least another 2-3 educational outings

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