Monday, December 10, 2007

Time to Regroup

We will be doing "light school" for the rest of the year.  Basically that means doing only one or two subjects per day so the Crafter doesn't forget everything she knows and doing Christmas crafts and baking.   It's also time to regroup and see what we need to do to finish third grade. 

Bible: Explorers Bible Study  No changes.

Handwriting:   Italic D   She's almost finished with this.  I want to focus more on copywork.  I haven't been good about setting that up.

Grammar:  Rod and Staff 3  She's little over half way through the book.  We will start alternating with Writing Tales 1 to focus more on actual writing rather than just language mechanics.

Spelling: Spelling Power  No changes.

Reading:  Reading books listed in Sonlight and Veritas Press catalogues.  I plan to continue this approach, but do more narrations and short book reports.

History:  Story of the World 2  I need to be more diligent with history and do at least one lesson per week.

Science:  God's Design for Heaven and Earth-- Weather  I want to be more diligent with this too and do two lessons per week.

Math:  Singapore Primary Mathematics supplemented with Saxon 54.  We should be finishing up 3B soon and then we'll start Challenging Word Problems 3.  Saxon will be for drill only.

Spanish:  I really want to start some Spanish this year.  I have the stuff (Teach them Spanish).  I haven't had time to set up lessons.

Music: piano lessons  The Historian is in charge of this one as I am musically illiterate (ie. can't carry a tune in a bucket with help).

Art:  I really want to do some kind of art appreciation and drawing instruction.  Once again, I have the stuff (Visual Manna, Drawing with Children).  I just haven't taken the time to organize lessons.

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