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Curriculum Plans for 2011/2012

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I cannot believe it is that time of year again!! For us, we school year round and our school year 2010/2011 is coming to an END!! The beginning of June marks a new year for us!! I can hardly believe it! And, I have to say, this past year has been one of our BEST years yet!! We just really got in a groove, even after a few months of trying to figure out adding in a 3rd student. We had lots of successes and you will notice that the things we loved most about last year will be continuing into the next year!! I am so thankful for the wonderful school year we have just completed!!
Our biggest successes and joys from this past year were Teaching Textbooks for math, science & spanish with 2 other families, getting a “groove” with 3 students, lots of memory work and making some good headway in language arts!!
For the coming year, you will see the biggest change is that we will not be doing unit studies as our “main thing.” GASP! Our school year will revolve around our history program, we will be trying this out and hopefully it will go well! I will say that I am planning to ADD IN unit studies (and Five in a Row titles) wherever they fit with our history program! We will also be reading books from the Beautiful Feet book list for American History along with our main text.
As we start our year, for the summer we will be doing a USA Geography course!! Here are the resources and plans for our summer fun!
Hannah – 4th/5th grade
Bible stories, devotions daily
Math – Teaching Textbooks 4, then 5 (about halfway through year)
Language Arts – Rod and Staff 3, then 4 (about halfway through year)
IEW for writing – slowly starting work on keyword outline now with only Hannah
Memory Work – Scriptures and Linguistic Development by Andrew Pudewa
Spanish – La Clase Divertida, Level 2
Science – Exploring Creation With Astronomy (with 2 other families meeting 1x per week)
History – A Living History of Our World by Angela O’Dell
Spelling Wisdom Level 1 (we are through lesson 10 at this point already)
English from the Roots Up- finish Volume 1
Lots of reading! :)
Emily – 3rd/4th grade
Bible stories, devotions daily
Math – Teaching Textbooks 4, then 5 (about halfway through year)
Language Arts – Rod and Staff 3, then 4 (about halfway through year)
Memory Work – Scriptures and Linguistic Development by Andrew Pudewa
Spanish – La Clase Divertida, Level 2
Science – Exploring Creation With Astronomy (with 2 other families meeting 1x per week)
History – A Living History of Our World by Angela O’Dell
Spelling Wisdom Level 1 (we are through lesson 10 at this point already)
English from the Roots Up- finish Volume 1
lots of reading :)
Caleb – 1st grade
Bible stories, devotions daily
Language Arts – Explode the Code Book 2
Handwriting – on our own, no curriculum
Other – he will be reading books with the girls and I as we go through American History, I will be adding in picture books for his benefit, I’m sure the girls will enjoy them too! :)
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Tennessee School for the Deaf

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I did not realize that we had this AWESOME school for the deaf right in our “own backyard” so to speak! The Tennessee School for the Deaf is in Knoxville and it is just phenomenal. We were blessed to be able to take a tour this past Friday as a part of our unit study on Helen Keller and learning about the human body in our anatomy studies in science.

I absolutely LOVE field trips like this that fit so perfectly with what we are learning, are FREE and are fun for the kids! We were able to see a play while we were at TSD! There is a group of performers, half deaf and half hearing, that tour around schools like this one doing plays for deaf children! How cool is that? They also have narration ( as well as sign language) so that we could all enjoy the show!

We enjoyed our time walking around the very large campus, interacting with many of the deaf students and learning more about this great place!

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Lung Dissection (warning: gross pictures ahead)

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As you know, we are studying Human Anatomy this year and meet weekly with 2 other families to do experiments and activities together that go along with our text. So, we just finished the chapter on respiration…AND, one of the families in our group happens to have cattle and do butchering! What luck! :) She’s such a good friend to keep cow lungs, heart and eyeballs in her fridge for us. True love.

 

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