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Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's here...the Gilbert Academy 2010-2011 schedule...not for the faint of heart!

Things to know:
I block teach the Elders one day a week so we can get in the “big kid” stuff easily. We have daily meetings to make sure the work is getting done, to discuss what they’re learning and to work through any problem areas. The Little League is on a 4-day schedule so I can put this in effect.

The 5th grader gets much freedom, but will be joining the big kids a little bit here and there.

I’ll start with the A-bomb…2 years old…working on less destruction, more obedience, and mostly just some fun. Once he stops putting everything in his mouth, we’ll do some sand, water, and finger play. Not much for him….I don’t really do pre-school

K5 – 4 days/wk (easy life, learning to be in school with our focus on learning phonics)
Sensational Strategies
Family Math
Sit in on Sci and History read alouds and color some related pics and talking about what we learn
Sports through a church league
He can’t wait for this! He’s so excited to start school!

2nd Grade 4 days/wk
The Phonics Road finish level 2, begin and complete 3
TOG Y3 Units ¾; Y4 Units ½ (lit, geography, church history, history, vocabulary) including some narration and summarization (UG core, the rest LG)
Science – I’ve decided on something a little different. Rotating months between Apologia Anatomy and Science kits for physics, using Noeo as our spine, but adding more hands on. I think the Little League will appreciate the variety (and so will I).
MUS Beta (finish it), head to Singapore 1A,B
Piano
PE
Bible/Worship
Computer drill for math, vocab, spelling, in the form of games 
Sports through a church league
Alternating writing/drawing journal
Memory work


3rd Grade 4 days/wk
The Phonics Road finish level 2, begin and complete 3
TOG Y3 Units ¾; Y4 Units ½ (lit, geography, church history, history, vocabulary), including much narration and summarization (UG core, the rest LG)
Science – as above with the 2nd grader
Singapore 3A, B + Challenging Word Problems
Piano
PE
Bible/Worship
Computer drill for math, vocab, spelling, in the form of games 
Sports through a church league
Alternating writing/drawing journal
Memory work
Typing….maybe….he wants it, I’m not sure if I’ll comply.

5th Grade 5 days
The Phonics Road finish level 3, begin and nearly finish 4
TOG Y3 Units ¾; Y4 Units ½ (lit, geography, church history, history, vocabulary), including a focus on outlining and paragraph formation She’ll use UG for everything except lit, where she thrives and will begin her adventures in D
Writing Aids
Science – as above with the Little League, with living books added
Singapore 4B, Life of Fred Decimals, Singapore 5A
Wordly Wise - she loves workbooks and has requested she finish what I dumped with her sister…okay 
Piano
PE
Bible/Worship
Vocabulary with Mom (following a Webster’s vocab book and vocab cartoons) This will be her first time joining the Elders for this…I may wait until she finished the WW b4 starting this, I’ll probably let her decide and she’ll probably join us early on. She likes to be a big kid.
Computer drill for math, vocab, spelling, Latin roots in the form of games 
Beginning Time Management….good luck with this one! She is naturally in this free flowing state of scatter brain, yet still gets it done. Putting structure in this one will be a doozy!
Daily Grams
Sports through a church league, weekly babysitting
Alternating writing/drawing journal
Memory work
Typing
Logic CD via Critical Thinking Co.


7th Grade
Dialectic - TOG Y3 Units ¾; Y4 Units ½ (lit, geography, church history, history, vocabulary), continued focus on outlining and paragraph formation; focus on seeing the big picture and how all the subjects connect across the Tapestry of history.
Science – as above with the Little Leaguers, with many living books added and an outstanding notebook expected 
Larson/Hostetler Elementary Algebra + Dana Mosely DVDs (essentially chalkdust but for less $$ and no customer support, which is fine…she has her older brother  )
Vocabulary with Mom (following a Webster’s vocab book and vocab cartoons)
Piano
PE
Bible/Worship
Computer drill for math, vocab, spelling, Latin in the form of games 
The Latin Road to English Grammar 2
Daily Grams
Write Shop 1 (finish) and begin Write Shop 2
Time Management continued….easy with this one  She’s the queen of organization, and naturally so. If only *I* was born organized!
Sports through a church league, weekly baby sitting
Alternating writing/drawing journal
Memory work
Speed reading
Logic CD via Critical Thinking Co.


8th Grade – ready for high school – this one is very academic
Rhetoric - TOG Y3 Units ¾; Y4 Units ½ (lit, geography, church history, history, vocabulary), focus on Literature as a deeper subject (gulp)
Science – Apologia Biology…unless Noeo comes out with Physics on time, then Physics w/ added labs (want to get the hs credit, and the program is targeted through 9th grade, so bio can wait a year!)
Math is on the wait and see. He’s using LoF Algebra now, and loving it. When he finishes, I’ll test him using Saxon Alg. If he fairs well, I’ll put him in LoF Alg. 2, if he needs some work, we’ll hit and miss with Larson/Hostetler to fill in gaps. Fingers crossed that Fred will pull it out for me!
Piano (although I’m hoping for a drum set for him…you’re welcome to pray for that!)
PE
Bible/Worship
Computer drill for math, vocab, spelling, Latin in the form of games 
The Latin Road to English Grammar 2
Daily Grams
Vocabulary with Mom (following a Webster’s vocab book and vocab cartoons)
Vocab. Using the 100 most common classical words list (his choice on this. I showed it to him and he adds them to Quizlet, then studies on his own…yeah, I love this kid!
Write Shop 1 (finish) and begin Write Shop 2 (Comp I and II reqt at end of WS2)
Time Management continued….
Boy Scouts, including Den Chief with the lil’ guys.
2nd semester: gov’t credit to fulfill state req’t, using TOG (trying to get comfy with lit first!)
Alternating writing/drawing journal (he’s been writing the same story for over a year…)
Memory work
I think he may enjoy the Write Your Own series, so I’ll give it to him as leisure.
Logic…still unsure, leaning Cothran


9th Grade – high school entry  cool…scary…cool…scary
Rhetoric - TOG Y3 Units ¾; Y4 Units ½ (lit, geography, church history, history, vocabulary), focus on Literature as a deeper subject (still gulping)
Science – Apologia Biology…unless Noeo comes out with Physics on time, then Physics w/ added labs
Larson/Hostetler Intermediate Algebra (Mosely DVDs…ditto on the generic Chalkdust)
Guitar focus with a minor in piano 
PE
Bible/Worship
Computer drill for math, vocab, spelling, Latin in the form of games 
The Latin Road to English Grammar 2
Daily Grams
Vocabulary with Mom (following a Webster’s vocab book and vocab cartoons)
Write Shop 1 (finish) and begin Write Shop 2 (Comp I and II reqt at end of WS2)
Time Management continued….prayers please that we’ll mature this year and just leave this ole puberty thing (he’s kinda driving me crazy)
Boy Scouts, including Den Chief with the lil’ guys.
2nd semester: gov’t credit to fulfill state req’t, using TOG and drivers ed (yes, he’ll be driving – that is CRAZY)
Memory work
Speed reading
Logic…still unsure, leaning Cothran


I *may* do a once a month co-op for the Little League, still thinking this over.

4 comments:

homeschooling6 said...

Okay, Tina, I'm embarressed to ask but I thought you had five amazing little people but in your post I count more than 5.

Blessings,
Linda<><

Tina said...

*I* have five, then I care for 3 brothers: the rising 2nd grader, rising K5er and the A-bomb (2yo). Kids, kids, everywhere kids! IF my dd had their way, I'd be pregnant too! Locas chicas!

homeschooling6 said...

Okie dokey. I see. This summer I'll have my hands full as well. My SIL is coming out to test the waters here in TX. I'll be watching her 4 dc while she works and I think she wants me to homeschool them too. Still thinking about that ;)
Blessings,
Linda<><

mommyx12 said...

Tina. Thank you for this post on Latin. I am using Memoria Press right now and I'm happy with it but I'm thinking I need some different avenues. This looks very interesting.

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