Saturday, October 5, 2013

2013-2014 Curriculum Choices

RileyAnn -  4th grade - (you can see her checklist below)

Bible/Character:
Draw to Learn Psalms by Charlene Notgrass
Beautiful Girlhood Revised By Karen Andreola

History/Geography:
TruthQuest American History for Young Students I
Time Traveler CD's
Beautiful Feet Early American History Intermediate
History Pockets
This Country of Ours ?? (May be overkill - thinking about deleting)
Maps, Charts & Globes Level D
A Child's Geography of the World by V.M. Hillyer

Mathematics
Houghton Mifflin Mathematics ??  Singapore - see this post

Science:
Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day

Nature Study: 
Keep a nature notebook, watch, identify and describe habitats of 4 birds, 4 plants, 4 animals/insects each term
Handbook of Nature Study
Various field guides

Language Arts:
Oral & Written English Book 1
All About Spelling (moving slowly - contemplating Logic of English)
Pictures in Cursive - first term only
Reading lists for various subjects
Oral narration
One written narration per week
Book of Mottoes/copywork
English from the Roots Up

Poetry:
Study 3 poets, one per term, using Poetry for Young People Series

Physical Education - ongoing
Misc. games, dance, and exercises
Biking
Hiking
Spring softball

Handiwork & Life Skills - ongoing
Hand sewing
Embroidery
Crochet
Latch Hooking
Cooking
Baking
Canning
Gardening
Cleaning & house keeping
Childcare
Herd maintenance/health


Ruben - 2nd/3rd grade

Bible/Character:
Draw to Learn Psalms by Charlene Notgrass - 4x's per week

History/Geography: - we study history 4x's per week
TruthQuest American History for Young Students I
Time Traveler CD's
Beautiful Feet Early American History Primary
History Pockets
Maps, Charts & Globes Level C - 1 lesson per week
A Child's Geography of the World by V.M. Hillyer - 2 chapters per week

Mathematics: 4x's per week
RightStart Mathematics - 12/13 update - switched to Sinagpore, but still dabbling with RS, especially games

Science:  1 day per week
Exploration Education: Elementary Physical Science

Language Arts:
Tutoring at the Dyslexia Center
Practice reading
Copywork

Physical Education - ongoing
Misc. games, and exercises
Biking
Hiking
Make wood for fuel

Handiwork & Life Skills - ongoing
Learn farm trade
Herd maintenance/health
Building/constructing various projects
Gardening
Hand sewing
Cooking
Cleaning & house keeping

There you have it!  It may look like a lot, but it's going well for the most part.  Here is a sample checklist for Riley's Term 1 so you can see how it shakes out from day to day.  She does not use every resource every day.

                        RILEY’S YEAR 4 TERM 1 DAILY CHECKLIST

 DAY 1                                              1     2       3        4      5        6       7       8        9     10     11     12
Draw to Learn Psalms












Math












Poem-Emily Dickinson 












History












Copywork- Pictures in Cursive













BREAK- outside 20 min












English












All About Spelling - Dictation












English Roots- copywk make 1 cd perfectly












Nature Walk and Journal












Physical Education

























PM- Quiet Time (free reading )













DAY 2                                                  
Draw to Learn Pslams












Math












Poem-Emily Dickinson 












Child’s Geography-1 ch (oral)












History












Copywork- Pictures in Cursive












BREAK- outside 20 min












English












All About Spelling - Dictation












Flying Creatures












Physical Education

























PM- Quiet Time (free reading)













 DAY 3                                             
Draw to Learn Pslams












Math












History












Copywork- Pictures in Cursive












Beautiful Girlhood












BREAK- outside 20 min












English












All About Spelling - Dictation












Written Narration












Handicraft












Physical Education

























PM- Quiet Time (free reading)













 DAY 4                                                     
Draw to Learn Pslams












Math












Poem-Emily Dickinson 












Child’s Geography-1 ch (oral)












History












Copywork- Pictures in Cursive












BREAK- outside 20 min












English












All About Spelling - Dictation












English Roots review












Physical Education

























PM- Quiet Time (free reading)













  DAY 5                                                    
Draw to Learn Pslams (optional)












Math Flash Cards/games












History (wrap up – may be optional)












Copywork- Pictures in Cursive












BREAK- outside 20 min












English (optional)












Drill-review old memory work












Handicraft












Nature Walk and Journal












Physical Education






































PM- Quiet Time (free reading













You can see that we opted not to use English from the Roots Up.  I originally scheduled it and then decided to hold off another year.  I am contemplating making a few other adjustments to RileyAnn's materials as well as you may have noticed the question marks next to various resources above.

Math has been an ongoing crisis.  I love the older textbooks, but need to figure out the best way to implement them. Some key topics I want RileyAnn to cover this year include place value through millions, multiplication, division, measurement & misc. geometry concepts, & Roman Numerals.  I am re-looking at MUS Delta, RightStart, and Math on the Level to see if I can make them work.

You can view Angel's Curriculum here.

What are some of your favorite curriculum choices this year?

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