Thursday, 16 October 2008

Home Education

Well, I got my fabric! I also got some really lovely patterns this week too. All I need now is time to sew with them. With a boy who seems to wake every half an hour after he's been put to sleep time isn't something I have much of :-(

I just wanted to make a post about home education. For the first time ever I feel like we are getting somewhere and that I know what I am doing! I've finally got all the stuff together that I need for this school year and I've been busy scribbling down some sort of a time table. I wanted to post it here so I don't lose it!

This one is for S - who is nearly 7. He is doing Christopherus 1st Grade, and his time table pretty much follows what they've set out.

September
2 weeks - getting ready for school
2 weeks -Language arts (introducing the alphabet)

October
2 weeks - Language arts (introducing the alphabet)
1 week - Nature
1 week - Holiday

November
4 weeks - maths (introducing numbers)

December
2 weeks - Language arts (introducing the alphabet)
2 weeks - Holiday

January
1 week - Nature
3 weeks - maths (introducing 4 processes)

February
4 weeks - Language arts (starting writing & reading using Fairy Tales)

March
3 weeks - Nature (planting a garden etc)
1 week - holiday

April
1 week - holiday
3 weeks - Maths

May
2 weeks - Language arts (fairy tales)
2 weeks - Nature

For this we are using the Christopherus 1st Grade Curriculum, The Seven Year Wonder Book, Grimms Fairy tales and Painting with Children. We have several library books for read alouds too. In between the lessons we've got painting, drawing, baking, cooking, knitting, nature crafts, playing the recorder etc.

E is doing 2nd grade. Here is her schedule.

September
3 weeks - Language arts (Fables)
1 week - Michaelmas

October
2 weeks - Language arts (Fables)
2 weeks - Language arts (The King of Ireland's Son)

November
1 week - Language arts (The King of Ireland's Son)
1 week - Martinmas celebrations
2 weeks - maths (odd & even numbers,vertical sums)

December
1 week - Saint Nicholas celebrations
1 week - Saint Lucia celebrations
1 week - Winter Solstice celebrations
1 week - holiday

January
4 weeks - Maths (Months of the year, days if the week, seasons, time, place value, 3 & 11 times tables)

February
4 weeks - Language arts (Saints and hero's)

March
3 weeks - maths (place value, carrying & borrowing, more times tables)
1 week - spring equinox celebrations

April
1 week - Easter celebrations
3 weeks - maths (money, times tables)

May
1 week - May Day/Beltane celebrations
3 weeks - consolidating what we've learned/ finishing up unfinished work.

For this we're using A Little Garden Flower 2nd Grade curriculum, Christopherus 2nd grade maths book, Christopherus Saints and Hero's book, The King of Ireland's Son, Aesops Fables and a ton of seasonal and nature books from the library. Plus some read alouds. We've already read Georges Marvelous Medicine, Gobbolino the Witches Cat and Diary of a Killer Cat. We're also doing knitting, painting etc to go with this.

I think that's everything! Hope to have a sewing post soon.

1 comment:

Melisa & Erik Nielsen said...

I love sewing! I only wish I had more time!

I love reading school posts, sounds like you have a great year planned out. Enjoy.

Many blessings.

Melisa Nielsen
A Little Garden Flower