Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Plan--2014/15--M12

M12 is a 7th grader this year--at least as much as any of my kids fit into the classic grade system.  I'm finding that the materials I want to use for her will last for about 2 years, so for the most part this is what her 7th and 8th grade years will look like . . . unless something dramatic happens.

State Required Basics:

Reading:  read and journal daily from her choice of a list of "great books."

Language Arts:
Intermediate Language Lessons
This is one of the 2 year books because it has approximately 200 lessons in it, and I think we'll only have 100-120 "regular" school days this year.  (Our remaining 60-80 days will be field trips, nature outings, science club meetings, etc)
Rod and Staff spelling 4 and 5 
Remedial work here.  She's improved a lot in the past year with Spelling Wisdom, but I can see that she needs a formal review of some of the rules that will help her make generalizations she hasn't made on her own.
Rod and Staff penmanship 3 and 4
For cursive review and concentrating on general neatness.

History:
American History--We'll continue our family reading of Landmark History of the American People
Read and journal 1 biography per month--including Stories from the Life of Joseph Smith and I Walked to Zion.

World History--She'll read and journal daily from the Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World
She'll also pick and choose to read and journal from the following:
Our Island Story (over 2 years)
Tales and Customs of the Ancient Hebrews by Eva Herbst
Gods and Heroes by Robert Edward Francillon
A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Story of the Greeks--Helen Guerber


Math:
Saxon Math 8/7

Science:
Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science--another 2 year plan

Family Required Basics

Religion:
Family devotional
Memorize Romans 12
Personal Progress
Continue to read and journal The Book of Mormon.

The Extras:

Geography
Choose 1 country/region/state per month. 
Read a library book about it. 
Draw a map.
Create a project or report illustrating what was learned.

Music
Teach beginning violin lessons to A7

Practice violin—work through intermediate lessons

Continue to learn songs in simplified hymn book.

Learn at least 1 hymn in regular book
Learn 3 new songs on recorder

Handicrafts

Sewing—baby blankets, dress for A7, another project?

Knitting—produce at least 1 pair of socks with sock loom

Embroidery--Finish tea towel started in co-op 2 years ago!
 

And on top of all this she'll continue to attend church on Sundays, participate in weekly church activities, go on whatever field trips we can afford with our homeschool association, dance and sing with American Rhythm, and play competitive soccer in the spring.  

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