Plans not quite finalised Time to re-group and re-assess. Not changing our direction drastically, but tweaking a little here and there for academic plans. Of course much will be learnt outside of these plans whilst; helping to build a house, learning life skills and living life.
1. English Language Arts Inspired by Jen's Language Arts posts. Grammar and Composition Teens - English for Australian Schools - Ronald Ridout Chiara - Precis Writing Narrations naturally for youngers, written for olders. To transition Malachi soon. *Chiara will receive a weekly essay question corresponding with her assigned literature book. Malachi, Mariah and Genevieve - Little Grammar People by Nuri Mass (OOP)
Spelling/Studied DictationSpelling Wisdom Aided by The ABC's and All Their Tricks: The Complete Reference Book of Phonics and Spelling by Margaret Bishop.
Genevieve Daily phonics lessons, copywork and reading aloud.
Literature Read Aloud - The Elizabeth Enright quartet. Read Aloud for Youngers -Complete Set of Beatrix Potter
Chiara Murder in the Cathedral - TS Eliot Beyond the End - Mother Mary Joseph A Man for All Seasons - Robert Bolt Lepanto - GK Chesterton Set all Afire - Louis de Wohl Father Elijah - Michael O'Brien Death Comes For the Archbishop - Wila Cather The Loved One - Evelyn Waugh The Man Who was Thursday - G K Chesterton Who Gets the Drumstick by Helen Beardsley
Dominic There's No Escape - Ian Serraillier Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne Treasure Island - RL Stevenson The Red Keep - Allen French Shadow Hawk - Andre Norton
Xavier Frontier Wolf - Rosemary Sutcliff Wildfire - Mavis Thorpe Clark Silver Lake - RM Ballantyne They Raced for Treasure - Ian Serraillier Children of te New Forest - Captain Marryat
Malachi Bush Boys Series - Fr Tierney
Shakespeare A Comedy of Errors Re-telling then try the play script.
Poetry 'The Four Corners' and 'Children's Book of Verse.' *Start the day with two poems from each after prayers.
4. Human Society and Its Environment Geography Chiara - Has completed her Earth Science studies. Map Studies - Globalmania Starting with Australasia/Antarctica, then Asia Dominic - Runkle's Geography - Chps 2-7 (1/wk) Xavier - A Child's Geography - Chps 7-11 (1/wk) Malachi, Mariah & Genevieve - Globalmania Starting with Australasia/Antarctica, then Asia. Read picture books, easy chapter books for that area. Perhaps some spontaneous corresponding activities. Learn relevant Geography Song.
History Chiara - SOTW Vol 4 Chps 8-26 Dominic- SOTW Vol 4 Chps 14-22 Xavier - SOTW Vol 4. Chps 15 - 25 Malachi -SOTW Vol 4 Chps 11- 19 Mariah & Genevieve - Native American Unit Study Read picture books, easy chapter books. 'Journal' each book. Some crafts and arts to accompany. All listen to one chapter/wk of Gombrich's Little History of the World
Current Affairs Chiara - Secular (ABC) & Church ...
5/7. Creative(and Practical) Arts Inspired by Theresa's plans adapting to suit what artist resources we have. Using Discovering Great Artists - Mary Ann Kohl and Kim Solga The Usborne Book of Art - Fiona Watt More detail to come. Enjoying many of the wide variety of music CDs we have unpacked.
6/8. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. Swimming, soccer and gym as last term. Much is covered in general living too.
Faith All Online Catechism fun approach to learning catechism. Focus on one hymn/month based on liturgical year. Sing at prayer time.
Chiara- Didache's Understanding the Scriptures Sings of Life - Scott Hahn, orally narrate to family. Dominic - Didache's Introduction to Catholicism Spiritual - 2 Louis de Wohl books, orally narrate Xavier - Apologetics; Faith Explained - Leo Trese. Written summation of each chapter. Letters to a Young Catholic - George Wiegel. Malachi and Mariah - 3 Vision Books. Genevieve - 1 Faith Picture book + daily.