2010/11 School Plan


My Youngest 1st and My Oldest 3rd

Daily Instruction/ Practice:

Copy work (covers handwriting, grammar, spelling)
Reading Lesson and or Reading Practice
Foreign language (Spanish)

Weekly Instruction/ Practice:

History 2-3x’s
Literature 2-3x’s
Geography 2-3x’s
Science 2-3x’s
Natural Science 2-3x’s
Grammar Lesson 1-2x’s per week (my oldest)
Spelling 1-2x’s per week (my oldest)
Art (Hands On) 1x
Correspond history readings with a timeline
Handicrafts/Life Skills 1x
Music Appreciation: Classical, folksongs/Patriotic songs and hymns/Psalms 1x each
Creation Study 1x
An artist and composer study 1x each
Tea-Time 1x
Exercise/Sports 3x’s per week
Sunday Reading: Hero Tales 2 and Jesus Freaks or Wisdom with Millers

^^^^^While on break, vacations and days off keep up to date on assigned literature readings and extra reads.^^^^^
(X – is showing books that I don’t have but I can get at the library. > Shows books I don’t have and as of right now they don’t have it in library system. If there is no symbol it means I have it)

Bible/ Spiritual Growth

Read (NIV) Gen.- -Duet. and the Psalms
Hero Tales Vol 2
Jesus Freaks (Stories of Martyrs)
Wisdom & the Millers (Proverbs Study)
What Would Jesus Do (Kids version)
Take Your Best Shot
Extra Resources:
Jonathon Parks CD
Adventures in Odyssey
Bible Stories on CD
Your Story Hour (Old and NT )
My Oldest:
Keep a Bible/Prayer Journal
Have his own Devotion book or just use Bible & Journal.

Recitations (for Both of them)

Learn one suitable passage of 6 verses from chapters in Bible Lessons per term, One Psalm per term, One poem of child’s choice from poet studied per term:
Learn family rules >Habit /Character Training
Table Manners list >Habit/Character Training
Charlotte Mason’s Motto>Character Habit Training
*Psalm 67
Genesis 3:1-9
**Psalm 141:1-5
2 Chronicles 1: 7-12
***Psalm 115:1-8
Isaiah 53 1-6
—Continue to review already memorized Scripture—


My Youngest: Approximate plan according to World Book Typical Course of Study
Numerical recognition to 100
Number Lines
Easy Addition and Subtraction
Beginning place values, the meaning of zero
Shapes and measurement
Calendars and clocks
Simple Fractions
Coin recognition
My Oldest: Approximate Plan according to World Book Typical Course of Study
Continue review on addition & subtraction
Multiplication Table
Metric System
Roman Numerals
Negative Numerals
More Fractions
Living Math Book Suggestions:
Math Talk, The Great Number Rumble, The Joy of Mathematics, Greg Tang bks, Cindy Neuschwander bks, The Case of the Backyard Treasure by Joanne Rocklin, The Case of the Missing Birthday Party by Joanne Rocklin, XThe King’s Commissioners by Aileen Friedman, The 512 Ants on Sullivan Street by Carol Losi, XAmanda Bean’s Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander, How Much is that Guinea Pig in the Window? By Joanne Rocklin, Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! By Marilyn Burns, XA Cloak for the Dreamer by Aileen Friedman, XThe Greedy triangle by Marilyn Burns, XMath for Smarty Pants by Marilyn Burns, XThe I Hate Mathematics Book by Marilyn Burns
Math U See Curriculum
Addition Flash Cards
Subtraction flash cards
Multiplication Flash cards
Math Songs CD
Video Streaming: Math videos
Use my CM inspired (1907 ) Math textbook
Family Math Book (Games)
Math Games (Computer, Board, Card)


My Youngest: Continue CM inspired reading lessons, use Star Fall Site for fun review/practice
My Oldest: Continue to daily have him read on his own and occasionally have him read to his brother or to me
Ex. Magic Tree House, Legend of Three Trees, Christian Nature Readers, The Friendly Phoebe, Visit To a Chief’s Son, The Oak Inside the Acorn, The Pilgrims at Plymouth, Thornton Burgess Bks, Trumpet of the Swan………


See AO Scope & Sequence for LA
My Oldest:
CM inspired (Old) English Text Book
Mad Libs
Grammar Land e-book
Letters to family, friends and pen pals
Copy Work
My Youngest:
Copy Work
letters to Family, friends & pen pals


My Youngest:
*One letter to be mastered each lesson. (Large lined paper)
** ***Transcribe (copy) simple phrases from This Country of Ours and place in ‘My America’ Notebook
My Oldest: (Rotate…….cause he gets bored easy)
* ** *** Transcribe (copy) simple phrases from This Country of Ours and place in ‘My America’ Notebook
* ** ***Transcribe (copy) from reading books and quote jar (lined paper)
Begin keeping a journal once a week (optional)

Foreign Language (Spanish)

Easy Spanish (?)
Instant Immersion Computer Program
Try to find Spanish speaking person to work occasionally with them


American History
(Explorers – Pilgrims 1629 )
Main Text: This Country Of Ours by H.E. Marshall (keep a notebook)
X Leif the Lucky by D’Aulaire – library
XA Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla – Libray
XIf you Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern library
XPocohontas by D’Aulaire – Library
XSquanto, Friend of Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla >> Library has other Squanto books but if we can’t fit it in, it’s o.k. because we have already read about him. <<
XKeep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Peter and Connie Roop – Library
MTH Buffalo Before Breakfast
MTH Thanksgiving on Thursday
XNorth American Indians by Andrew Haslam (activities, etc) >check library again BUT they do have North American Indians activity bk by Andrew Haslam
World History
(Ancients 5000BC-400AD)
* ** ***Main Text: Child’s History of the World by V.M. Hillyer
(keep a wall timeline)
Magic Tree House Mummies in the Morning & Companion Bk X-library
XAncient World (Usborne World History) -library
XTut’s Mummy Lost & Found by Judy Donnelly -library
XSpend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (activities) -library
XPyramid by David Macaulay


Student’s Atlas of the Bible >>Find one<<
Wall Map-color in countries studied and draw routes of explorers studied
Fill in Colonies map as they are studied and add to My America Book:
Seabird by Holling C. Holling
Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling (?)

Natural History/Science

  • Exploring Creation Through Astronomy (Spread out all year)
  • Pagoo (Spread out all year)
Extra Resources:
Creation Journals
Handbook of Nature Study Book & Blog Challenges
Nature in a Nutshell for Kids (Activities/Experiments to do independently)
Simple Science Projects (to do independently)
Science/Nature dvd’s
Nature Friend Mag


* Robert Frost X The Complete Work of Robert Frost
*Walter De La Mare X Rhymes and verses : collected poems for children
**Eugene Field X Eugene Field : the children’s poet
**James Whitcombe Riley
***Henry Wadsworth Longfellow X The children’s own Longfellow
***Christina Rossetti
X The poets’ corner: the one-and-only poetry book for the whole family
The New Jr Classic Collection


XSnow White and Other Fairy Tales by Grimm (Dover) -Original Tales at library
XThe Matzah that Papa brought Home Fran Manushkin -libary
XThe Trojan Horse by Albert Lorenz -library
XTales from Shakespeare from Shakespeare
The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
XThe Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman -library
XSt. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges -library
XWilliam Tell by Margaret Early -library
X(#3 in series)Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
XA Door in the Wall Marguerite de Angeli
The Bible Smuggler by Louise Vernon
Stone Fox

Additional Books to choose from for Free Reading –

XKing of the Golden River by John Ruskin
XPinocchio by Carlo Collodi X-Patsy
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
XMcGuffy’s Eclectic First Reader-On Line
Winnie the Pooh
Charlotte’s Web
XThe Cricket in Times Square
XThe Wheel on the School
XUnderstood Betsy
XHeidi by Joanna Spyri. Patsy
XFive Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney Patsy
Pied Piper of Hamlin by Robert Browning
XFive Children and It by Edith Nesbit
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
XBrighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry
XMr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle (sensitive readers – be aware that the child loses a hand in this story) ?? Patsy/Library??
XChanticleer and the Fox – Barbara Cooney’s
XAlong Came A Dog by Meindert De Jong
XThe Boxcar Children Series 1-19 only by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Boomtown by Nowen N. Particular
XHomer Price & Centerburg Tales by Robert McCloskey

XTanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Listen to an assortment of music styles

Picture Study

Three main ingredients necessary for great art:
  1. It must be a thing of beauty
  2. It must require great skill
  3. It must express a worthy idea (worthy-good and deserving respect. Idea-thought or picture in your mind, a plan, purpose)
XVisions of Adventure: N.C. Wyeth and the Brandywine artists-Bk
XWondrous strange: the Wyeth tradition : Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth-Bk
XCharles M. Russell: the life and legend of America’s cowboy artist
XPeter Paul Rubens by McLanathan, Richard B. K.
XGeorge Catlin-The library has several bks on him
* Fredric Remington
1. The Smoke Signal http://www.frederic-remington.org/The-Smoke-Signal-large.html
2.Bull Fight In Mexico http://www.frederic-remington.org/Bull-Fight-In-Mexico-large.html
3.The Moose Hunt http://www.frederic-remington.org/The-Moose-Hunt-large.html
or The Buffalo Hunt http://www.frederic-remington.org/The-Buffalo-Hunt-large.html
4. Pretty Mother Of The Night http://www.frederic-remington.org/Pretty-Mother-Of-The-Night-large.html
5. Prarie Fire http://www.frederic-remington.org/Prarie-Fire-large.html
6. Comming To The Cal l http://www.frederic-remington.org/Comming-To-The-Call-large.html
*Rubens http://www.peterpaulrubens.org/
1. Christ on cross between two thieves
2.Hippopotamus and Crocodile Hunt
3. Adoration of the Magi
4. The Boar Hunt
5. The Road to Calvery
6. Tournament in front of Castle Steen
**George Catlin http://www.georgecatlin.org/
1. Buffalo Hunt plate 7
2. Comanche Feats of Martial Horsemanship,
3. Stalking Buffalo
4. Native Americans killing a bear
5.Catching Wild Horses on the Plains
6. Sioux ball player Ah-No-Je-Nange, ‘He who stands on both sides’
**N.C Wyeth’s classic adventure tales http://www.ncwyeth.org/ncbio.htm
1. http://brandywine.doetech.net/Voyager/image.cfm?ImageKey=20210&ImageFile=/VoyagerImages/NCW_1002.jpg&TableKey=OBJECT:1530586
2.  http://brandywine.doetech.net/Voyager/image.cfm?ImageKey=21508&ImageFile=/VoyagerImages/NCW_1008.jpg&TableKey=OBJECT:1530751
3. http://brandywine.doetech.net/Voyager/image.cfm?ImageKey=20214&ImageFile=/VoyagerImages/NCW_1007.jpg&TableKey=OBJECT:1531418
4. http://brandywine.doetech.net/Voyager/image.cfm?ImageKey=29120&ImageFile=/VoyagerImages/NCW_1009.jpg&TableKey=OBJECT:1531866
5. http://brandywine.doetech.net/Voyager/image.cfm?ImageKey=29365&ImageFile=/VoyagerImages/NCW_688.jpg&TableKey=OBJECT:1532121
6. http://brandywine.doetech.net/Voyager/image.cfm?ImageKey=17030&ImageFile=/VoyagerImages/NCW_86.jpg&TableKey=OBJECT:1531849
Bonus: http://brandywine.doetech.net/Voyager/image.cfm?ImageKey=19888&ImageFile=/VoyagerImages/NCW_1013.jpg&TableKey=OBJECT:1531897
***Charles Russell
The Complete Works of Russell http://www.charlesmarionrussell.org/
1. Hunting Buffelo http://www.charlesmarionrussell.org/Indians-Hunting-Buffalo-large.html
or The Challenge http://www.charlesmarionrussell.org/The-Challenge.html
2. Whose Meat? http://www.charlesmarionrussell.org/Whose-Meat–large.html
3. Driving Buffalo over Cliff http://www.charlesmarionrussell.org/Driving-Buffalo-Over-the-Cliff-large.html
4. Capturing the Grizzly http://www.charlesmarionrussell.org/Capturing-the-Grizzly-large.html
5. When Blackfoot and the Sioux Meet
6. Thoroughman’s Home on the Range
***Thomas Moran
Beautiful Slideshow http://www.thomas-moran.org/slideshow.html
Main Complete Works of Moran http://www.thomas-moran.org/
1. Haunted House
Haunted House 2
2. The Cavern
3. Two Owls
4. Castle Geyser
5. Slave Hunt
6. Cliffs of the Upper Colorado River
Bonus: Sunset Near Grand Canyon
Take at least one field Trip to Booth Western Museum maybe more.
Drawing/Art Resources
Great Big Book of Art Activities
Discovering Great Artist
Possible Resources:
XDrawing Power! Ultimate Dinosaurs Drawing Video by Michael Moodoo
–Check library for Fantastic Dragons drawing bk
–Library has plenty How To Draw Books

Composer Study


Hymns, Folk Songs & Patriotic Songs

Hymn/ Psalms:
*His Eye is on the Sparrow-Selah cd
*Psalm 95-Sons of Korah cd
**Be Thou My Vision-Selah cd
**Psalm 40 -Sons of Korah cd
***My Jesus I Love Thee-Amazing Grace cd
***Nearer My God To Thee-Amazing Grace cd
Folk / Patriotic Song:
Songs from the Children‘s Classic Folksongs CD
* #2 Shenandoah
* #5 Kemo Kemo
** #6 Buck-eyed Jim
** #7 When I First Came to This Land
***# 12 The Riddle Song
***#14 Poor Lonesome Cowboy

Physical Education

Running, skipping, galloping, throwing and catching a ball
aerobics, stretching exercises, Rising Bike, scooter, fast walking, golf and hiking.

Handiwork/Life Skills

Help in house and garden
Help with Animals
Make Christmas & Birthday gifts
Wood burning and other wood work (ex. Construction)
Boys Club activities
Cutting grass
Stacking wood
Survival Skills
See Handicraft list for more ideas

Field Trips, Clubs, Socials, Extra’s, etc

Home School group Park day’s and Social events
Summer Adventure Club
Science Fair
Creation Club
Boy’s Club
Nature Hikes
Tellus Natural History Museum
Booth Western Museum
Misc. Field Trips that come up

History Time Line:

Term 1
Fall of Man
Sumer 4000BC
Menes (Narmer) 2500BC
Cheops (Khufu) 2000BC
Hammurabi 1800BC
Abraham 1800BC
Isaac 1750BC
Jacob 1700BC
Joseph 1700BC
Moses 1500BC
Judges 1300BC
Tutankhamen 1000BC
Term 2
David 1000BC
Solomon 970BC
The Kingdom Divides 920BC
Trojan War 900BC
Homer 800BC
Phoenicians 900BC
Lycurgus and Sparta 900BC
First Olympics 770BC
Founding of Rome 750BC
Jonah 770BC
Assyrians Rule (Nineveh) 700BC
Babylonians Rule 600BC
Persians Rule 540BC
Buddha of India 500BC
Confucius of China 500BC
Draco and Solon 500BC
Aesop 500BC
Term 3
Jews return home
& Temple is rebuilt (Cyrus) 540BC
End of Kings of Rome 500BC
Battle at Marathon 490BC
Queen Esther 480BC
Thermopylae & Salamis 480BC
Golden Age, Pericles 480BC
Nehemiah 440BC
Peloponnesian War 430BC
Socrates 400BC
Plato 380BC
Aristotle 350BC
Alexander the Great 330BC
Punic Wars (Carthage) 200BC
Maccabees Revolt 170 BC

Example of Daily Schedule:

20 min Bible Read next Old Testament passage- Fiery Furnace
Narrate aloud
5 min Read aloud one poem from the poet you are studying
30 min History-Read next chapter from Child’s History of the World
Narrate aloud and add figure to timeline
20 min Read 4 pages from Peter the Great by Stanley
20 min Math workbk, game or living book (if you dare)
20 min Geography- Read Paddle to the Sea continue to trace his route on your map of North America
15 min Copy work – copy a few lines perfectly from a poem of your choice from the poet you are studying
20 min Science- Take a field guide outside and identify six new flowers.
30 min Drawing -Draw one flower in your nature journal and paint with water colors
30 min Dictation- passage from Robin Hood, notice difficult words for spelling
10 min Go over your memory work
( begin at 8:30, includes 30 min break outside, finish before lunch at 12:30pm)
Choose any book from your literature list to read during quiet time
***This was very strongly influenced by Linda Faye (@ The Charlotte Mason Help site). I have used her YR 2 as my core but exchanging YR2 History for YR1 History so that we will be starting the History Rotation from the beginning. I have deleted or added a few books to fit my kids likes or dislikes. I also chose my own Artist, Composer, folksong, etc***

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