Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2012 Academics

Generally, we do "Content" together during Circle Time or other specified gathering times and "Skills" on an individual basis.  Obviously those categories are not hard and fast, but it is as good a division as any.  I also want to have some individual work for the children to give them something to do when I'm focusing with their other sibling; I'll mark those with (*).

This will be a permanent tab under 2012 Academics (I probably use it as much as anyone!)


Memory Work: Hymns; Bible Verses (To Be Determined); Nicene Creed and Apostle's Creed; IEW Poetry - Level 2 for M-girl and N-boy, Level 1 for R-girl; Catechism for Young Children (mostly, but not exactly the same as this one); we do skip counting, science, history, and geography memory work, too.

Morning Reading: Continue reading through Poetry books (finish A Child's Garden of Verses, start one of the Poetry for Young People books) We're also going to finish the Family Book of Manners and Fifty Famous Stories Retold.  I'd like to read some of Lamb's Shakespeare and other literature selections from Ambleside Year 1.

Bible: Covenantal Catechism supplemented with Bible Lessons for Juniors from Reformation Heritage books.  We should finish Book 1 and I need to purchase Book 2.  For Family Devotions, we're starting the year with Starr Meade's Mighty Acts of God.

Signs & Seasons by Jay Ryan.

Geography: A Child's Geography 

Art: Artistic Pursuits K-3 Book 1 and Book 2 

Music: Piano Lessons, Choir (but not this spring) 

Phys Ed: Soccer, Baseball, swimming

Skills: M-girl (Second Grade)

Penmanship: Cursive First 

Math: Mathematics Enhancement Programme (finish Year 1 and Year 2), Primary Challenge Math and Kitchen Table Math 

Latin*: Finish Prima Latina, then Song School Latin, then start Latin for Children A 

Logic*: Critical Thinking Activities

Geography*: Evan-Moore Beginning Geography

Reading*: Assigned Literature, related Science, and related History with narrations

Skills: N-boy (First Grade)

Penmanship: Cursive First 

Math: Mathematics Enhancement Programme (Finish Year 1 and Year 2) and Kitchen Table Math 

Latin*: Prima Latina, then Song School Latin 

Logic*: Critical Thinking Activities 

Geography*: Evan-Moore Beginning Geography

Time*: Ready-Set-Learn Time 

Reading*: Assigned Literature, related Science, and related History with narrations 

Skills: R-girl (Preschool)

Penmanship: Cursive First

Logic*: Wedgits, Puzzles, etc and Mindbenders Warm-up, Lollipop Logic, Critical Thinking Activities

Read Alouds  (I'll try to add links throughout the year on the 2012 Academics Page)

Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers by Ralph Moody
A House at Pooh Corner by A A Milne
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Detectives in Togas by
Dr. Doolittle by Hugh Lofting 
Merry Adventures of of Robin Hood by Pyle (Abridged, Troll Illus Classic) 

Pinnocchio by Carlo Collodi
Archimedes and the Door of Science


2 final Narnia books
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Invention of Hugo Cabret 
Lots of Jim Weiss CDs