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Plans for Malachi, Grade 6 2011

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Academic Plans for Malachi for 2011; of course much will be learnt outside of these plans whilst; helping to build a house, learning life skills and living life:)
Malachi is a keen and receptive learner.  It is a challenge to keep work up to him.  His spelling is not strong but in all other subjects he has great strength.  Looking forward to another terrific year of learning with Malachi.

Faith
Focus on learning hymns based on the liturgical year. Sing at prayer time.
Introduce new prayers at prayer time.
Malachi will be making his Confirmation this year Preparation will include;Daughters of St Paul Confirmation Text, Confirmation Catechism chapter etc .  Read extra saints stories.

Read the New Testament, Year A; Matthew
Narrate each chapter


Faith and Life Series Bk 5
Read, narrate and discuss one lesson each week.

Language Arts
Grammar and Composition
Narrations Oral and Written. Assist Malachi in beginning to write some of his own narrations.
Stories with a View Emphasis on polishing pieces.
Little Grammar People by Nuri Mass (OOP)
Primary Language Lessons - Emma Serl

Creative Writing
Writing Club.
Assigned Blog Topics (email assignment weekly)
Studied Dictation/Spelling
Spelling Wisdom

Copywork
Printed Book, beginning cursive.

Literature
Read Aloud
The Mitchells: Five for Victory - Hilda van Stockum
Canadian Summer - Hilda van Stockum
Friendly Gables - Hilda van Stockum
The Cottage at Bantry Bay- Hilda van Stockum
Francie on the Run - Hilda van Stockum
Pegeen - Hilda van Stockum
Other Family Series

Individual
Each term read one classic, one saints and history book independently.

Saints: 
Begin with;
Saint Colette
St Angela Merici
Long Picture bks
Graduate to Vision Books
Select a bk once a month complementing the Liturgical Calendar.

Classics:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis

Redwall - Brian Jacques
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

History: 
Book list added term by term

Poetry
'The Laurel and the Harp' and 'Children's Book of Verse.'
*Start the day with a poem from each after prayers.

Mathematics
MatshBuddy.com.au
Trialed this at the end of last year, very keen to begin this year.

Science and Nature

Nature
(1) Take at least one weekly nature walk
(2) Keep a nature notebook.
Read Wonderland of Nature - Nuri Mass & CD
Work on accompanying notebook
Australian nature study; L Rees, Leach

Science
Steve Spangler Science
Various Science Experiment books from home and town library.
Complete and document at least 2+ experiements per week.
Read background information.

4. Human Society and Its Environment
Geography
Michael Palin DVDs
Watch together, discuss.
Pins on wall map,
Fill in blank maps and simple worksheet

History
Term 1- Finish SOTW Vol 4
with chapter questions and mapwork.

Term 2 - Australian History
Arthur Baillie, Manning Clark and Eve Pownell as spines
Extra Readings, written Narrations
Term 3 & 4 SOTW Vol 3


Creative and Practical Arts 
Music & Music Appreciation

Learn two+ new hymns each term.

Classical Music - Listen to 2 composers per term.
Read Opal Wheeler or picture book about composer


Art & Art Appreciation

Deep Space Sparkle
Art Projects for Kids
Harmony Art Mom
To undertake one+ project per week

Art Appreciation - Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids
Study 2 artists per term.
Read about artists, picture books and study prints.


Craft

Crafty Cow
Discovering Great Artists - Mary Ann Kohl and Kim Solga
The Usborne Book of Art - Fiona Watt (missing still)
To undertake one+ project per week

Practical Skills
- Improve your cooking skills.
- Building Skills- Main focus, working alongside Dad building,  will learn so many wonderful skills that will be with you for life!

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