This week began our second term of our 2016-2017 educational year. We school for a certain amount of weeks ("term") and then take a week or so off. The break is refreshing & also let's me catch up on life, which gets crazy when one is trying the educate.
I shared here about our circle time- what it is & what we were planning for term one. Be sure to check that out if you haven't! I thought I'd share our term two plans. Much of it is the same but you'll see some new material. The order is the same as I listed in my previous post. We didn't get as much review of old material as I'd like due to Benjamin's schedule (he was working full time) so I'm hoping to hit that more this term.
NEW Material for Fall Term, part 2 (2016-2017):
- Hymn: We Gather Together
- Bible Memory: Exodus 20:1-17 (this is not new for the older three children)
- Bible: 5 SOLAS
- Catechism: the children will continue working through wherever they are (Children's Catechism, Shorter Catechism or Heildelberg Catechism)
- Latin: Christmas Song & Christmas Song cont. (these are fun songs from Song School Latin)
- Shakespeare: we will continue to memorize portions of A Midsummer Night's Dream & listen to it, following along in books I bought (this is our guide; this is the audiobook; i bought Folger's copies because it opens to text with the opposite page of definitions)
- Poems: Patricia, Benjamin & Matthias: The Unknown Solider; Jonathan & Elizabeth: Work; Abigail: Days of the Week; Emily: Ooey Gooey and Days of the Week; Katherine: Ooey Gooey (I collect poems when I find them but we've mainly used this for years- its AWESOME!)
- Folk Songs & Other Tunes: Loch Lomond
- History: National Anthem & Pledge of Allegiance (this is not new for the older three children)
- Grammar: trying something completely new this year: a grammar catechism! (I bought the workbook but the meat will be the catechism)
- Read Alouds: 101 Hymn Stories; Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History; Handel at the Court of Kings)
The children are loving using their own folders for the new material:
Finally, the start of a new term meant everyone needed to recite new material to me one-on-one: