Monday, April 14, 2014

Second Grade Plans

As time-consuming as the logic stage is becoming, I also have Big Girl to think of as she's starting second grade next fall.

This year she has come along nicely in her reading, writing, and math, which I feel are important skills to focus on along with the enrichment she gets from art, music, and history through discussions with her older brother.

Sometimes I think it's funny to be calling my eldest daughter Big Girl, as she's got close to zero percent fat on her 45-pound frame, but she is the Big Girl in our family as she has a younger sister, Little Girl, who's 3 years her junior. As for Son, he's my only Son. Basically I'm writing these for convenience and distinguishing one girl from the other. If I had two sons, they would have been Big Boy and Little Boy. But I digress.

Here is what I have planned for Big Girl so far:

Reading/Phonics: Noah Webster's Reading Handbook, Harriet Taylor Treadwell's Second and Third Readers. Many books after that depending on her level. She enjoys the Magic Treehouse series, so she'll probably be enjoying it next year.

English: Serl's Primary Language Lessons (PLL) and Natural Speller

Math: Math Mammoth 2A and 2B

Literature Read-Alouds: Little House in the Big Woods, The Blue Fairy Book, The Railway Children, Tikki Tikki Tembo, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, The Mouse and The Motorcycle, Stuart Little

Reading: Living books

Natural Science: Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding (BFSU), Christian Liberty Nature Readers 1 and 2

Nature Study: Nature Connection and Nature Smart

History: Story of the World (SOTW) Volume I: Ancients plus Activity Guide ad relevant historical fiction and nonfiction

Spanish: Rosetta Stone Spanish, Muzzy Spanish, The Easy Spanish Jr. K-3, Duolingo

Penmanship: Penny Gardner's Italic: Beautiful Handwriting for Children and/or Getty Dubay Italic Character Italic

Poetry: Poetry for Young People Series: Edna St. Vincent Millay and Robert Frost (with Son)

Music: Piano, Usborne Introduction to Music

Art: The Usborne Introduction to Art, focus on Ancient Art

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