Tuesday, July 15, 2014

School Year 2013-14

Updated to reflect the end of the year.  Much of our reading lists did not make it to this page, so our reading is just a small sampling of books read.

A age 12-13, 8th grade year

Math: Horizons PreAlgebra, switch to Math U See Algebra mid-year
Language Arts: 
(see Assigned Reading),
IEW Narnia Themed (outsourced),
Science: Exploration Education Physical Science Advanced
History:  CC timeline, history sentences memory work + reading
Physical Education: JH volleyball team
Music: piano
Performing Arts / Visual Arts: Kings Kids church musicals, Drama (co-op), Drawing & Painting (co-op class)

Enrichment:
SOF Co-op: Drama, Drawing & Painting, Blogging for Fun & Profit, Cupcake (cake decorating)
American Heritage Girls

Assigned Reading

Wrinkle in Time
Magician's Nephew

Enjoyment Reading

Secrets of Immortal Nicholas Flamel series (Books 1-6)
Septimus Heap series (Books 1-7)
Sisters Grimm series (Books 1-9)
Story Bound and Story's End
Dragon Slippers
Peter and the StarCatchers
The Anybodies
Ranger's Apprentice series
Princess Academy series
Dealing With Dragons
Circle of Magic series

Field Trips, Camps, Extras

Library summer reading program (teens)
Cranbrook Science Institute
Classical Conversations 3-Day Summer Camp (Communications, Public Speaking)
Youth Leader in Soccer Camp
Youth Leader at AWANA Cubbies program

Z age 10-11, 6th grade year

Projected Curriculum (may change as the year progresses!)

Math: Horizons 5 Book 2
Language Arts: Assigned Reading, CC Essentials (Grammar), IEW Medieval themed writing at CC (Writing)
Science:
DK Eyewitness Chemistry,
The Periodic Table: Elements with Style (Basher Book), finished 8/20/13
Real Science for Kids Chemistry Level 1 (student book only, no experiments)
History: Story of the World 2 Middle Ages, CC memory work
Bible: AWANA *last year* Book 4 of Truth and Training
Music: piano lessons

Enrichment:
SOF Co-op: Letter Writing, My Side of the Mountain (lit & survival), Little House (cooking & projects), Cupcakes (cake decorating)
American Heritage Girls

Assigned Reading

Little House series (Books 1-3, so far)

Enjoyment Reading

Inkheart
Inkspell
Inkdeath
Dragon Slippers
The Norby Chronicles (Isaac Asimov)
Storybound and Story's End
The BFG
The Anybodies
Fablehaven
From the Mixed Up Files of Basil E.
Magician's Nephew

Field Trips, Camps, Extras

Library summer reading program
Cranbrook Science Institute
Classical Conversations 3-Day Summer Camp (Communications, Public Speaking)
Soccer Camp

G age 4, Preschool year

Library summer reading program
Cranbrook Science Institute
Classical Conversations 3-Day Summer Camp (Play Camp)

FIELD TRIPS / VACATION 2013-14

Maine, Acadia National Park
Whalewatching in Maine
Maryland, Assateague State Park (wild horses)
Washington, D.C. - zoo, art museum, natural history museum

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