Saturday, August 18, 2007

I think they're done!

I think my basic plans for my two are done! Yay!

If you REALLY want to know what's in them, keep reading. It's the only content for the rest of this post. :) Slightly modified/simplified because otherwise too complicated!

DD (grade 5)
FRENCH/ENGLISH (not broken down into months just yet, or perhaps ever, lol)
-reading, composition, phonics, syllabication
-grammar: articles and nouns (gender and number in French), adjectives (gender and number in French), verbs and conjugation, adverbs, prepositions, pronouns
-punctuation, possessives, capitalization, homophones, homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, etc.
-maybe start sentence analysis or sentence diagramming if I can get a good grasp of it myself
-general areas: poetry, short stories, novels, non-fiction, writing reports, taking bibliographical information, paraphrasing, etc.

Sept: number concepts (place value from 1/1000 to 1 million; count by 25s, count backwards by 2, 5, 10 and 100; write numbers in word form)
Oct: addition and subtraction (tables, problem solving)
Nov: multiplication (tables, problem solving, 3-digit by 1-digit, 3-digit by 2-digit--use multiplication checkerboard; whole multiplied by decimal number)
Dec: multiples, factors, composite and prime numbers
Jan: division (tables, 2- and 3-digit by 1-digit division; decimal number divided by whole number)
Feb: fractions (using Ray's and Key to Fractions)
March: ratios, percentages, decimals and their relationship to fractions
April: measurement (perimeter, area, volume;) and geometry (triangle classification, shape and object names, shapes based on number of sides, complete drawing of 3D objects)
May: transformations (slides, turns (rotations), flips (reflections)
June: pre-algebra

Sept: scientific method and experiments (chemistry); weather (clouds, types of storms, etc.)
Oct: chemistry likely continued; electricity (experiments, info plus history)
Nov/Dec: biology/zoology: classification and research; chemistry possibly still continued
Jan/Feb: vital functions (digestive, respiratory, circulatory, etc.) of vertebrates (will include a look at external and internal structure of vertebrates)
March/April: vital functions of invertebrates
May/June: botany (if the above two topics really will only take that long): parts of the plant, needs of the plant, possibly things like classification, type, etc. Some Montessori stuff I found but haven't learned enough about yet.

Sept: world geography (continents, oceans, seas, explorers?, latitude, longitude)
Oct: North America (country names, capital cities, major bodies of water); Belize (geography and modern living); Canada (provinces and territories, capital and major cities, major bodies of water; explorers?)
Nov: South America (country names, capital cities, major bodies of water); notebooking on a country of choice (things to include: clothing, landscapes/scenery, habitats, animals, plants, etc.); explorers?
Dec: Oceania/Antarctica (country names, capital cities, bodies of water; geographical points of Antarctica; notebooking on a country of choice)
Jan: Europe (same as above)
Feb: Africa (same as above)
Mar: Asia (same as above)
April/May: in-depth study on a country of choice (choice between latitudinal or longitudinal study)
June: unschool

FOREIGN LANGUAGES (Spanish and German)
-we're not looking at a lot of work here, but at least exposure; dd has said she'd like to focus on German (2x a week) and just a little bit of Spanish (1x per week)
Sept: alphabet, phonics, calendar
Oct: family
Nov: self
Dec: school
Jan: clothing
Feb: my home
Mar: food
Apr: weather
May: animals
June: songs and games

I haven't actually planned anything for this; I don't really feel the need to introduce or do anything specific as we kind of do things here and there and I'm fine with that!

Well, this took FOREVER what with a multitude of interruptions. I'll share ds' plan another time.

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