2014-2015 Plans

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We’ve got such an exciting year ahead…from chemistry to medieval history to eating around the world (yet again)!  Here I share all of our plans!

For Joseph, William & Andrew: Our Morning Time:

For our literature studies, we’re following Wee Folk Art’s plans loosely, focusing on lots of reading, crafts, and field trips plus quilt block making (we’re using Hand Print Quilts, though, instead of Wee Folk Art’s recommendation of batiking).

Faith: A lesson each day from Living in God’s Law plus reading (some of our selected books for the year include Angel Food, Leading the Little Ones to Mary, Chats with God’s Little Ones, Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness, St. Patrick’s Summer, The Mass Explained to Children, Treasure Box books); also, at some point we’ll add back in our Catholic Mosaic reading and our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

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Songs & Fingerplays: The Complete Book of Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays alternated with Mother Goose and enhanced with our good ol’ felt board

Memory Work: We’re not using a specific program, but we’re covering Math (using Addition and Subtraction Songs); Science (elements of the periodic table); Grammar (questions from Living Memory, lists as we cover them in grammar); Great Words (poetry and bible verse selections); Spanish and Latin (vocabulary from previous week’s lessons); History and Timeline (using Classical Conversations History sentences and Timeline song); Shakespeare (using Ken Ludwig’s How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare)

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Spanish: Teach Them Spanish

Virtue: Laying Down the Rails for Children

Geography: Once Upon a Map; Maps & Globes; The Golden Geography

Poetry: Favorite Poems Old and New

Joseph and William:

Science: Chemistry using Elements: The Ingredients of the Universe along with Super Science Concoctions and Fizz, Bubble & Flash

World History: Beginning with the year 33 AD, using RC History until 500 AD and then switching over to Pandia Press‘ History Odyssey (will definitely still be using selections from RC History’s booklists)

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American History:  RC History and Serendipity‘s book lists; Betsy Maestro’s books, Stories of America and How Our Nation Began as our spines

Geography: parts of Expedition Earth; The Science Chef Travels Around the World; Eat Your Way Around the World; map drills

Math Fact Practice: Xtra Math

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Fine Art Fridays:

Piano: Lessons from Hoffman Academy

Music Appreciation: Classical Kids

Art: Home Art Studio and See the Light DVDs

Art Appreciation: Spot the Differences, Memoria Press’ art cards, Usborne’s My First Art Coloring Book

Shakespeare: Plans from Serendipity

Nature Study: Simply Charlotte Mason’s The Outdoor Secrets


Math: Saxon 2

Grammar: First Language Lessons Level 3

Spelling: All About Spelling (picking up with Level 5)

Phonics: Little Angel C & D

Critical Thinking: Mind Benders

Latin: Prima Latina

Map Skills

Handwriting: New American Cursive II

Typing: Mavis Beacon


Math: Saxon 1, Hands-On Thinking

Grammar: First Language Lessons Level 1

Spelling: All About Spelling Level 1

Critical Thinking: Mind Benders

Handwriting: Handwriting without Tears K

Map Skills

Phonics: Little Angel A & B


Math: Saxon K

Grammar: Language Lessons for Little Ones

Critical Thinking: Building Thinking Skills

Phonics: Learning/reviewing letter sounds; when he’s ready we’ll start All About Reading Level 1

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If you want to see how it all works and fits into our daily schedule, that’s next…

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