8/30/10

Well, I kinda left you hangin' with that last one, eh?

We've completed our first week since Jason joined us, and believe it not, I lived to tell the tale.  I ended up using The Alpha Omega Lifepacs for Spanish and Science.  The L.Arts and History Geography are currently for sale :)  So here's what he's doing, for those interested in a 10th grade curriculum:
~Life of Fred Geometry
~Key to Algebra (for review)
~Fallacy Detective
~SAT Words in Pictures
~AO Science (Physical Science)
~AO Spanish 1
~History of the Medieval World (also used for outlining and summary writing)
~National Geographic Family Atlas, Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, and the DK History of the World
~Well-Trained Mind Literature selections and discussion/writing (currently Beowulf, listening to the audio and following along in the translation by Seamus Heaney)
~Voyage Level language arts from Michael Clay Thompson: includes grammar, poetics, writing, and vocabulary study
~PE once a week
~60 minutes of free reading in a book of his choice daily

We're still finding a routine that works, but I'm pretty confident will get our groove on by the end of the week.  Basically, I check with Jason first thing on what he did the day before, get him set with morning independent work, then head to the school room with the boys.  We take an 90 minute lunch, free time, exercise break at 11:30.  Then I do a bit of history with the boys, while Jason does history independently.  Lastly I do Lit and Language Arts with Jason before he leaves for the day.

None of our work is taking longer than I expected, so time-wise we're good.  I'll get links and some pictures up later in the week, but now I gotta get back to school!

2 comments:

Hannah said...

I definitely can understand where you are coming from with this process of ordering new stuff for the year and then panicking when it finally arrives. ;) It is so hard to make these curriculum decisions unless you actually have it "in hand" to look at first. But it looks like you have kept some decent materials out of the original bunch. Hope things continue to go smoothly for you and the kids this year! :)

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!