Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Year's Celebration

School starts in our area next Monday, which means that our house will have a few less young people hanging around the house, so we will start also.


We're considering taking one week off a month, and then having the whole month of July or August off. That would work well with our usual learning patterns, and would mean less review time in the Fall. Same number of days and hours, though.

We filed our paperwork with the county school board on Monday and got our exemption papers on Wednesday. Guess it would be a bit silly to pester families filing for their 23rd exemption!

Here are our intended curricula. Alanna is 10, Neal is 13.


                                                            INTENDED CURRICULUM FOR ALANNA   2010-2011
Math



Calvert 6


Sixth/Seventh Grade math. 


Science


Exploring the Way Life Works: The Science of Biology 
Digital Frog and Cell Structures and Functions CD-ROMs
Life BBC DVDs


Middle school to introductory high school biology, including lab work.


History, American/ World


The Story of US 1776- present 
Springfield and Clark County
The History of the Kellys
McCafferty History Collection


US history from 1800 to the present.


Government



The Words We Live By


Introduction to the Constitution and basic structure of the government, local, state and national.

English/ Literature


Writing
Reading : Adventures in American Literature
Grammar : Writers Inc


Alanna will continue work on her novels and  read voraciously for a few hours a day.


Philosophy




Basic introduction to philosophy for young people.


Spanish


BBC  Online Spanish Lessons


PE

Soccer
Bicycling
Walking
Wii Fit


Art

Pottery Class, Springfield Museum of Art
Drawing Class










INTENDED CURRICULUM FOR NEAL , 2010 - 2011  


Math


Continue basic Algebra, review arithmetic.


Science


The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry  Gonick and Criddle


Finish Earth Science, begin basic high school chemistry with lab.


Health


You: The Owner's Manual  Roizen and Oz


Intro to teen health.


History, Geography


World Geography Today  Holt
Economics  Williams
Introduction to college geography and economics.


English


Painless Grammar
Macbeth -  Sexton
Frequent writing and reading, Shakespeare.


Computer


Assorted Linux Distributions: Ubuntu, Fedora, PCOS, Linux Mint, etc.
Building another computer
COMP TIAA A+ Certification studies on ProProf.com
DANTES Introduction to Computing


More exploration of technology.


PE

Soccer
Bicycling
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