"If Psalm 1 is to be believed, we must not allow our children to stand, sit or walk with those who deny biblical truth and morality. Instead, we must place them in situations that will aid them in meditating on the law of the Lord 'day and night.' Surely this involves how and where they are to be educated." — Voddie T. Baucham Jr.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Curriculum 2012-13 Part 2

So for part two of my curriculum I'll share what we'll be doing in our after breakfast class time. (Click here for part one). For Science and History I'll be using a two week schedule. So five days for each subject spread over the two weeks.

This class time is mainly with for Janelle, although James will be around doing some other activities while listening to the stories being read.

Bible - Daily
We're going to go through this book of women in the Bible. Each "Princess" is listed with a short poem, story, character trait and Bible verse. We'll spend one week on each one for 30 weeks and then the last six weeks we will review five each week.

Handwriting - Monday
For handwriting Janelle will be working on writing her name. Each week she will copy her name onto a 4x6 index card and place it in a photo album, so each week she will be able to see her progress. We will also do other pre-writing and small motor skill activities as well as some handwriting apps on the iPad.

History - Monday, Wednesday and Friday of week one, and Tuesday and Thursday of week two
For history we will be learning about people from American history. We will only be reading story books about each one that I'll get from the library, and make a note-booking page for each one to keep in our history folder. You can find an outline of our schedule here.

Science - Tuesday and Thursday of week one, and Monday, Wednesday and Friday of week two
For science we will going through the six days of creation reading books for each topic and making a note-booking page for our science folder. You can find an outline here.

Math - Tuesday and Thursday
For math I'll be using Math Play and other online games.

Social Studies - Wednesday and Friday
For social studies we will be learning about different community workers. You can find our list here.

Field Trips/Nature Study - Saturday
Daddy will be in charge of field trips and will be based on something that we were studying for the week either in history, science or social studies. This is also when well do our nature study. I found a wonderful blog that has a weekly nature study challenge. Charlotte Mason was very adamant about children being out in nature as much as possible.

Read-a-louds - Daily
Ambleside.com has a book list that they recommend for birth through age six. I've chosen to read Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner  and Charlotte's Web for the school year. The Winnie the Pooh books will be read over the course of twenty weeks, one chapter a week, and Charlotte's Web will be read over the remaining sixteen weeks.

We will continue to learn nursery rhymes, finger plays, and children's stories. I will post a schedule as soon as I make one :)

Our plans also include taking a daily walk and lots and lots of story books. I'm starting a 1000 book challenge where I plan to read 1000 story books for the school year. It sounds like a lot but it's really only six books a day.

I'm sure they'll be more, but thats all I have for now.

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