2017-2018 Homeschool Year

2015-2016 School Plan
2016-2017 School plan

I realize this plan is both ambitious and optimistic considering we are going to have more medical appointments and a traumatized child living with us. I think of it as a target to aim at and we’ll prioritize and streamline it as we go along. If I have things here and ready, then more can happen. If you look at the end where “extra” stuff goes, you’ll see that I’m going to have fun learning materials around for them to learn organically on. If some of the formal learning gets behind, they’ll get ahead in the hands-on learning stuff.

Reminder of Washington State’s homeschool subject requirements (which do not have to be taught separately/individually):
1. Occupational education
2. Science
3. Mathematics
4. Language
5. Social Studies
6. History
7. Health
8. Reading
9. Writing
10. Spelling
11. Appreciation for Art and Music

Anna – 5th grade
1. Christian Light Education Reading, level 5 3/week
2. Teaching Textbooks Math, level 6 4/week
3. Christian Light Education Science and Lab Kit, level 5 3/week
4. Christian Light Education Social Studies, level 4 (finish from previous year) 3/week
5. Writing – survey of styles with prompts from me (write a play, story, journal, poem, etc.) 3/week
6. Christian Light Education Bible, level 5 3/week
7. Story of the World History CD and workbook, Early Modern Times 1/week
8. All About Spelling, level 1 3/week
9. Christian Light Education Art, level 3 from last year 1/week
10. Ballet 2/week

Maggie – 2nd grade
1. Christian Light Education Reading, level 2 3/week
2. Teaching Textbooks Math, level 4 4/week
3. Christian Light Education Science, level 2 3/week
4. Writing with story pages 3/week
5. Christian Light Education Bible 2 3/week
6. Story of the World History CD and workbook, Early Modern Times 1/week
7. All About Spelling, level 1 3/week
8. Christian Light Education Art, Level 2 from last year 1/week
9. Martial Arts 1/week

Carolyn – preschool
1. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons from last year
2. Language Lessons for Today Grade 2 (modified for her age)
3. Handwriting Without Tears, level 1
4. Singapore Math Essentials Kindergarten A/B
5. Now I’m Reading! books and other Bob style books I already have

Mostly self-led studies:
– 1 year subscription to JAM Inventions
– A number of educational tv shows and movies (have any recommendations?)
– A stack of inexpensive science kits ($10-$20) including a “Magic” science kit, a bubble-gum making kit, perfumery, etc.
– A couple projects where i gather the materials and then let the kids have at it, such as birdseed ornaments, homemade rock candy and homemade slime

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