1st Grade Schedule
Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:17 PM
We will be "unschooling" Art this year-we have the AG for SOTW that we will use daily.
For Music, I plan to teach myself and J how to play the Piano. This should prove interesting
School days for us could be Saturday's and Sundays, as it will ALL depend on DH's schedule. Just one reason we chose to homeschool is because of DH's schedule, this way he can see MUCH more of J than he has ever in a "typical" school.
I know Math, Phonics, Handwritting and Spelling will be daily. I have RSO Earth and Space L1 for Science and SOTW Volume1 for History/Geography. I know Science will only be 2 days a week-unless J shows a GREAT intrest in it, and then we will do more. Should History also be daily Or should it be on the days that Science is not?
Thanks so much!
Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:27 PM
Dd has shown an interest in piano, but I'm not sure that we can afford lessons right now. I do know how to read music, but I played violin, not piano. I'm wondering if you're using something specific to teach yourself and your ds next year. It was an option I hadn't considered!
Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:31 PM
I have a feeling that J will have a strange schedule as well. Since we are starting in July (if not mid-June) and planning a 356 day school year, we may be doing some 1st and some 2nd grade work by Spring.
Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:45 PM
Mon: Latin, math, spelling, copywork, grammar, reading/phonics (2x a day), history
Tue: Latin, math, spelling, narration, penmanship, grammar, reading/phonics (2x), geography
Wed: Latin, math, spelling, copywork, grammar, reading/phonics (2x), science
Thur: Latin, math, spelling, narration, penmanship, grammar, reading/phonics (2x), US history
Fri: Latin, logic, literature, Spanish, reading/phonics (1x)
Latin is done together as a family. "Grammar" is really going through the MCT Island materials with ds#1 and ds#2. Fridays are a bit different; some days we get only Latin (usually memory game with vocabulary) and logic; some days we can get more done. We alternate electives in the afternoon (we are more Latin-Centered Curriculum in that respect than WTM).
We school year round, usually taking the last week of every other month as a break, plus whatever one-day holidays dh gets from work (he teaches ps). Our curriculum choices are in my signature.
Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:56 PM
computer work 30m
math speed drills 10m
assigned reading 20m (has to do with sci. or his.)
fill in the time gaps with independent work on the computer (spelling, math, geography, practice) 30m if they haven't done it in the a.m.
bedtime is free reading for 20m.
science and history is comprised of read aloud, then narration/copywork/worksheet/notebooking of some sort
Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:40 PM
For SOTW, here's someone's guide that already lays out a 2 day per week schedule.
Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:45 PM
Posted 05 May 2010 - 03:01 PM
Reading: at least 30 minutes per day of what ever she chooses(usually nonfiction animal books or Magic Tree House-type book)
Grammar: FLL 2 or BJU English 2 (5/wk)
Writing: WWE 2 on days BJU English 2 is done or dictation/copywork from FLL 2 (4 or 5/wk)
Handwriting: A Reason For Handwriting (4/wk)
Spelling: SWO C (5/wk)
History: SOTW 1 w/ AG (2 or 3/wk)
Science: Winter Promise Animals and Their Worlds (5/wk)
Math: Singapore (5/wk)
Arts/Crafts: mostly from history or science (a few times per week)
Read Alouds: from Sonlight 1 and Ambleside Online Yr. 1 (5 or 6/wk)
For us, it is a good balance.
Looking back, I would have slowed the math down and made sure her addition and subtraction facts were SOLID (more drill) before moving onto Singapore 1B.
In the end, it's what ever works for you and your family!
Posted 05 May 2010 - 03:39 PM
-FLL 3x/week, narration practice with Aesop fables on the other two days
-a day's worth of work in A Reason for Spelling
-reading to me
-a Song School Latin lesson daily (some of these include coloring, writing words on white board, playing go fish with his match cards)
-a math lesson
In the afternoon he does science or history, and during family wide quiet/nap time he'll curl up with a chapter book and read by himself for about twenty minutes.
At the beginning of first grade his copywork staggered with FLL lessons. As his skill grew the copywork slowly increased to daily, and FLL became a steady 3x/week book. I just recently added the narration practice on FLL's off days.
Posted 05 May 2010 - 03:44 PM
Recitation, drill, devotions, daily
Spelling, twice a week
Grammar, twice a week (alternating with spelling)
French, twice a week
History, three times a week
Science, one day a week