In planning for the next term I am concentrating on smoothing out the wrinkles. Looking to where we consistently fall short. In regards to the layout of our 'expectation sheets' We will have a daily tick list for the 4 Rs, and a weekly list of choices from the other subjects, they shall have to select a certain number of items. I am really wanting to address completion of work with some of the children.
Striving to make my plans doable, if they are too ambitious I get down heartened and do nothing. A large focus this term (and future ones) will be in helping Dad build the house!! Academic focus will be Writing and Geography.
Faith Chiara - How to Book of the Mass by Michael Dubriel (Waiting to buy Understanding Scripture when back in stock) Dominic - Introduction to Catholicism by James Socias (Didache Series) Xavier - Vision Saint Stories, Teacher's Guide and Narration Jar. Malachi - My Bible Story. Vol 5. Mariah - Angel Food for Boys and Girlscombined with the Baltimore Catechism. Genevieve/Saxon - Catholic Picture Books and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
Maths Chiara - Mathematics.com.au Dominic - Mathematics.com.au Xavier - Singapore Maths, maybe Mathematics.com.au also. Malachi - Singapore Maths, Family Maths Book, Picture Books, Peggy Kaye and Volcanic Panic CD. Mariah - Singapore Maths, Family Maths Book, Picture Books, Peggy Kaye and Volcanic Panic CD. Genevieve - Singapore Maths, Picture Books and Games. Saxon - Maths picture books and games. Living the Liturgical Year, plans month by month. *Strive for one high tea per month.
Literature Creating individual reading lists for all. Drawing on reading lists. Children to rotate taking turns reading aloud to me using Queensland Readers. (1 child/day) Family Read Aloud, daily. Picture Books; least 3 a day. Australian Book Traveler Poetry - Read Aloud a selection each day. (Straight after prayers)
Morning Time Reading this post brings back some of our happiest homeschool memories. This time nurtured us so much and we lost our way. Reviving:) After prayers we will sing a hymn and read from Saints: A Year in Faith and Art or other saint of the day material. (This will be when the 'Priest' vestments are changed) We will have a running Saints Chapter book. We'll start with some Vision books. A chapter from a Nature book, and Poetry, some for the older and younger.
Language Arts Creative Writing for all. Daily working on stories and blogs. WC weekly. This will take up a large chunk of the day.
Assigned Writing Also daily assigned writing; letters, WC prep. and other various genres. Chiara- Precis Writing.