Saturday, October 04, 2008

Girls October and November

Read SOTW Intro and Chapter One.
Next to read A Child's History of Art chapter 1
Do painting project making paints from natural materials
Next to read the Archeology book we have (and have read ad nauseum),
The Dinosaurs Before Dark insipid book

Start a timelines project: Timeline of a year, timeline of our family
Talk about history - have girls define "history" and "archeology"
S: old times, story; your history, when I was growing up
E: making friends and other stuff, my life
E: people that find stuff that's been left behind by other species of people (missed and then she changed to nomads) that so they moved (she had something about wheat in here and agriculture then moved to Archeology) and then tall vines growed over then so that you can't see them and then people chopped down the vines and found the ruins that the people were (missng words on my part) eat and they find left behind toys and left bowls behind

Make a history of my family book and personal timeline to the extent they want to

Explore geography
Explore Africa through stories
Explore Asia, Europe, South America, Australia and Antarctica through stories

Play Geospy game
Pick out and view pictures from all continents

Friday, October 03, 2008

Boys India

Read India history from Usborne World History
National Geographic site
Finish A Concise History of India
Use This Link to flesh out any other Indian topics
Consider Kipling's Kim or at this site
Explore Hindu Gods
Explore Los Banos India Studies
Read A Passage to India or get the film
BBC Ancient India site
Finish India the Culture
Finish India the People
Video of Indian railway
Videos of Mumbai slum (mostly slum)
Video of life in an Indian village
Explore website
Explore Oxfam website
Explore tsunami site
Finish Daughter of the Mountains (India)
Finish Food and Nutrition for Every Kid (try to read this at least 3x week?)
Watch Ghandi (ordered 2-Feb)

Things I want to add to our "schedule"

Wordless Days - where the kids capture the day in a photo.
Art (waiting on supplies)
(me) read WTM for ideas

Monday, September 08, 2008

Boys September

So, I have been lax with planning material for the boys because I thought we'd be starting much later and we probably still will.

Finish Master Puppeteer (Japan)
Finish Commodore PErry in the Land of the SHogun
Read Born in the YEar of Courage (Japan) Pike
Read The House of the 60 Fathers (Japan) Jesse Pike
Explore the culture, feudal system and city of Edo in virtual tour

order this book and find someone to scan pages in until I can get the book myself

Continue to read Tales of a Korean Grandmother (Korea) for TTT
Read The Kite Fighters (Korea) Jesse Pike

(after China)
maybe we should start in on Ancients and let these books be readers
Finish Glorious Age in Africa
Read Journey to Jo'Burg (Africa) Jesse Pike
Read Island of the Blue Dolphins (California) Pike
Read Around the World in 80 Days Pike
Read Water Sky (First Nation) Pike

Start WJ Dictations
Start WJ Communication Game
Continue TTT
Continue FF
Continue Copywork

Continue Teaching Textbooks

Add Art day weekly (waiting materials)

week of Sept 22
week of Sept 29
week of Oct

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Girls dip into Egypt and Mesopotamia

yikes, I need to totally re-do this I think but my brain is full...

Science for the Girls
Storybook of Science
Seed Babies

Story of Mankind (SOM) Chapters 1-3
create a timeline

SOM chapter 4
SOTW Chapter 2 (Egypt)
SOTW AG for chapter 2 until I get a hardcopy
Usborne ILWH pages 114-117, 134-139 and quicklinks
send postcards
CHOA Chapters 2

Read at least to page 7 of History of Religion (pdf on black drive) or up to page 12

SOM Chapter 5-6
SOTW Chapter 4 (Egypt)
Tut's Mummy Lost and Found
Explore Mr Donn's Egypt
Read up to page 12 of History of Religion

SOTW Chapter 3 (Egypt)
SOTW AG for chapter 3 until I get a hardcopy
A Place in the Sun
Classical Kids: An Activity Guide (don't I have Egypt already?)
Ancient Egpyt Treasure Chest (not sure)
when bored don't forget Storynory

SOM Chapter 7-8
SOTW Chapter 5, 6 (Mesopotamia)
SOTW AG chapter 5, 6
Gilgamesh the King trilogy
Usborne ILHW pages 111-113
use quicklinks for Usborne book
CHOA Chapter 3
Explore Mr. Donn's Mesopotamia site
History Pockets Mesopotamia ?

From Unschooling to Homeschooling

I have decided to start this blog up again but it will be our homeschooling blog. I'll be changing the links and posts and stuff but I'll keep blogging day to day stuff at Don't want to buy another domain name just for homeschooling.

I'll write a post about why I've decided to give homeschooling a try after years of radically unschooling but for now I need to brain dump.

I might come back and update this with the above journey. That would make sense.