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Friday, November 23, 2012

And It Is Friday...

I love that I have been off work 2.5 days already and still have 2.5 to go!

We had a good, relaxed Thanksgiving. Some good reading, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, plus the Charlie Brown version of the Mayflower journey/Pilgrims. Lots of good food!

And a chance to reflect, plan, and tinker.

Our schedule for now:

Sundays:
~ Read-aloud(s) from A Picture Perfect Childhood, mythologies, Harry Potter
~ Language Arts (PLL/ILL, spelling/phonics, reading)
~ Math (Life of Fred and/or Zacarro)
~ World history, with work in our Books of Centuries (Builders of the Old World, World in Ancient Times)
~ Introduction to our science topic of the week (BFSU) through a book or video
~ Art and/or Music
~ Geography with Richard Halliburton's Complete Book of Marvels

Mondays:
~ Read-aloud(s) from A Picture Perfect Childhood, mythologies, Harry Potter
~ Language Arts (Grammar with either Grammar-Land or The Sentence Family, spelling/phonics, reading)
~ Math (Life of Fred and/or Zacarro)
~ Reading and/or video for BFSU science topic
~ Independent work with The Boy on Story of Science, while The Girl watches a video on a country (we like the Families of the World series)

Tuesdays:
~ Read-aloud(s) from A Picture Perfect Childhood, mythologies, Harry Potter
~ Language Arts (PLL/ILL, spelling/phonics, reading)
~ Math (Life of Fred and/or Zacarro)

Wednesdays:
~ Read-aloud(s) from A Picture Perfect Childhood, mythologies, Harry Potter
~ Language Arts (word families work for The Girl, free writing with Unjournaling for The Boy, spelling/phonics, reading)
~ Math (Life of Fred and/or Zacarro)
~ American history, and Books of Centuries (Rainbow Book of American History)
~ The Boy will work on his Main Lesson Book of Greek myths, while I read a story or two, along with an excerpt from Just Like Me, to The Girl for her world cultures studies

Thursdays:
~ Read-aloud(s) from A Picture Perfect Childhood, mythologies, Harry Potter
~ Language Arts (PLL/ILL, spelling/phonics (spelling tests), reading)
~ Math (Life of Fred and/or Zacarro)
~ Hands-on day for our science topic
~ Nature journaling/Outdoor Hour challenges

2 comments :

  1. A relaxed Thanksgiving sounds fabulous to me! Mine was a flurry of activity, but Friday was bliss. Today and tomorrow? Nothing planned. Aaah.

    Are you happy with the schedule you've set? It looks good to me. I love all the read-alouds! I don't care how old the children get: reading aloud, whether it's them or you, is fun.

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  2. Hmmm, I'm thinking about the way you are approaching science. I like the idea of introducing a topic with a book or video and eventually leading up to a hands on activity.

    I'm still mulling it all over...

    Happy Thanksgiving weekend -- enjoy the time relaxing with your loved ones!

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