Well, the children want to start school tomorrow, so I thought I'd post our plans for the year. Translation: the *girls* want to start school this week, but my eldest is sleeping over at her best friend's tonight, so the only person actually wanting to start tomorrow is the youngest, and the boy is doing what he's told, and Eldest Girl starts on Tuesday. First week of the year, and she's already a day behind :)
So... Plans! Beth is doing a variation of Ambleside Online's Year 4. Technically, she's in grade 7, but Year 4 is a pretty hefty year, so I'm content to slot her in there.
Here is her yearly plan, all of her readings. Some things I've had to replace or remove, and here we are:
Year 4 Year Schedule
Being a person without much of a sense of time, I need a schedule to ensure that we do what we need to do, so I've written a daily plan, as well.
Year 4 Daily Schedule
Mark is 8, turning 9 this year, and technically in grade 4. (How did that happen? He's just a little boy!) He's not a good reader, though he loves to read, and doesn't always pay attention, so I'm starting him on a combination of Years 1 and 2. I
Year 1/2 Year Schedule
Mark's also has a daily schedule:
Year 1/2 Daily Schedule
As for Gracey, she has gotten a taste of school at Prep last year, but she's still only 5, and won't be of compulsory school age until December, so I will be doing a form of Year 0 with her. Pretty much this involves phonics, handwriting, a little bit of maths, and picture books. She will also be taking part in the combined subjects, like Artist and Composer studies, songs, Art, Craft, and Nature Study. So, pretty much Gracey's year schedule comprises a booklist that I can tick off when we have read the book. I plan to have a general book, an Australian book, a New Zealand book, and a Beatrix Potter book each week. Since I don't have all the books, let alone have room for all of them, I made a list so that I can take it to the library with us, and can get out the week's books then, and tick them off so that I don't get them out again by accident.
Gracey's booklist is here:
Year 0 Booklist
Actually, there were so many great Australian authors, including a number I thought were American, that I just listed the authors' names. I've also got a reading log on my computer so I can list what I have read, and when.
Well, if you're with me at this point, congratulations! And thank you for your attention. Next thing is to see if I can actually stick to this. Also, I have to figure out where we're going to be doing school. I think we will be shuffling around the rooms for the next couple of weeks while we figure it out. And I promise to post some pictures soon :)
Oh, and they have free reading lists. Mark's is basically 15 books our of the Year 1 and 2 free reading lists combined with a list of Australian classics, while Beth's list is 20-30 books sourced out of Mark's list, the Year 3 and 4 free reading lists, and a few more Australian classics, a lot of which were scrounged from my mother's shelves. She has a lot of wonderful books! I'll add those later.
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