Sunday, April 01, 2007

Miscellaneous

I read some stuff about CM and it seems that people (who have read more than I have, I will add) are saying that CM did not think you shouldn't read to your children but that it should not be part of lessons for a child who can read. Ah! That makes sense.

It's Sunday. I had the previous two Sundays free from household chores (other than the required daily stuff) and school planning. Unfortunately, we were out of town yesterday and I couldn't get all my stuff done yesterday, which means I'll need to work today. Although, since I barely did anything yesterday, I guess that counts as my day off!

What are my plans for this week? The 12yo's CM schedule is coming along nicely. At the moment, it looks like this (I wish I could figure out how to make a table work here, but it's not accepting my html coding :( ):

Monday
8:00 Auditory/phonics/spelling (probably The Writing Road to Reading)
8:20 Math
8:40 Science (this is reading and narration, not experiments)
9:00 Literature (books not part of other subjects; narration)
9:20 break
9:40 Copywork/dictation
10:00 Geometry
10:20 History (for this week, historical fiction or Anne Frank's diary; narration)
10:40 French
11:00 lunch
12:00 SQUIRT (Sustained QUIet Reading Time--I might actually change this and have it be right after eating)
12:20 park day OR outside time, art, music, science experiment, handwork, etc.
2:00 (if we're home) read-aloud

Tuesday
8:00 auditory/phonics/spelling (prob. Phonics Pathways/Pyramid)
8:20 Literature
8:40 Geography (this will be tied to his history reading)
9:00 Math
9:20 break
9:40 Copywork/dictation
10:00 Science
10:20 haven't filled this in yet--composition? It'd only be once a week for right now.
11:00 French
12:00 SQUIRT
12:20 outside time, art, music, science experiment, handwork, etc.
2:00 library (probably not every week; read-aloud when not at the library)

Wednesday
8:00 auditory/phonics/spelling (TWTR)
8:20 Math
8:40 History
9:00 Literature
9:20 break
9:40 Copywork/dictation
10:00 Geometry
10:20 French
10:40 Typing
11:00 lunch
12:00 usual afternoon stuff

Thursday
8:00 auditory/phonics/spelling (probably Rosner's word recognition program)
8:20 "CALM"/health (careers for April)
8:40 Science
9:00 Math
9:20 break
9:40 Copywork/dictation
10:00 Geography
10:20 History
10:40 French
11:00 Lunch
afternoon: usually driving 16yo to diving and then errands, then home for free time

Friday
8:00 auditory/phonics/spelling (TRWR or CM-style word reading)
8:20 Math
8:40 Science
9:00 Literature
9:20 break
9:40 Copywork/dictation
10:00 Geometry
10:20 French
10:40 Typing
11:00 lunch and rest of afternoon off

This is just a tentative schedule right now. I've put a lot of science reading in because science interests him, but I think he needs another geometry slot since I'm essentially doubling up on his math work so he can finish the gr. 7 text this year. A good chunk is geometry and doesn't depend on the arithmetic part of the book. I'm also thinking it's just a temporary schedule for April. There are certain things I want to add in, like grammar, religion and more composition time. I know CM usually has them doing composition AFTER they've had a lot of copywork and narration, but I would be doing him a disservice waiting any longer. So what to do? (Babbling about to begin!) Okay, if I leave it at one composition time per week, that'll give him only 4 times by the end of the month. I could say one this week and two next week and three the week after that, but that means trying to figure out the schedule each week. I don't want that. Maybe I need to rearrange things to have 2 composition times per week, then he'll have had 8 by the end of the month and there's no monkeying around with the schedule until then.

Okay, enough for now.

1 comment:

Daisy said...

I don't know where my mind was but I said he needed more geometry. For some reason, typing it out, I thought there were only 2 geometry slots and there are actually 3. That'll be fine!