Academic Plans for Xavier for 2011; of course much will be learnt outside of these plans whilst; helping to build a house, learning life skills and living life:)
If Xavier's interest is caught in a topic he becomes very keen and will investigate further. At times he is difficult to start but once engaged he works solidly. He struggles with spelling, neatness and layout of written work, but can absorb a large amount of information and can orally narrate nicely. Xavier needs improvement in translating his thoughts to paper. Looking forward to a great year with Xavier.
Each term read two classic, two saints, two history and two geography books independently.
List to be added term by term
Geography: See below
Louis de Wohl - Set All Afire
- Restless Flame
- Quite Light
- Golden Thread
Miser of Souls - Maragret Trouncer
Dominic Savio - Boco-Aronica
St Maximillian Kolbe - Patricia Treece
St Columban - Francis Macmanus
Happy was my Youth - Edmund Burke
Secret of John Bosco - Henri Gheon
The Family That Overtook Christ - Rev M Raymond
Dog Crusoe - RM Ballantyne
Ivanhoe- Sir Walter Scott
Teh Yearling - Marjorie Rawlings
Deerslayer - James F Cooper
Shelock Holmes novels - Arthur C Doyle
Reb and the Redcoats - Constance Savery
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine - Jeanne Bendick
Between the Forest and the Hills - Anne Lawrence
'The Laurel and the Harp' and 'Four Corners.'
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
Book List to be added term by term
ABC emails from Dad
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 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
- 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!