Sunday, April 06, 2014

Sixth Grade Plans

Son is going to be 11 this fall! I can scarcely believe it. Here is our plan for next year, which will be sixth grade. I'm excited because we're cycling back to the study of the ancients after a little more than four years.

This is our list for next fall:

Mathematics: MM 5B and 6A
English: Serl's Intermediate Language Lessons (ILL), Wordsmith Apprentice, English From The Roots Up
History: Dorothy Mills' Book Of the Ancient World, Book of the Ancient Greeks, Book of the Ancient Romans using Kfamily's Mind in the Light curriculum, The Human Odyssey: Prehistory Through The Middle Ages, Landmark biographies, What Life Was Like, a great selection of living books
Literature Read-Alouds: A Christmas Carol, The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Play: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Natural Science: Finish BFSU 2 Elementary Science Education, BFSU 3 Middle School Elementary, Behold and See 5 and 6, Exploring The Way Life Works, a nice selection of living books
Reading: Around the World in Eighty Days, Gentle Ben, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Incredible Journey, North to Freedom, A Wrinkle in Time, Cheaper by the Dozen
Geography: A Child's Geography: both Explore the Holy Land and Explore the Classical World, selections
Spanish: So You Really Want to Learn Spanish Book 1 (finish up) and Book 2; Duolingo Spanish, Rosetta Stone LatAm Spanish Homeschool Ed.
Latin: The Big Book of Latin Volume 1 - Lively Latin
Poetry: Millay, Tennyson, and Frost using Poetry for Young People series, Teaching Poetry Yes You Can
Art: Usborne Introduction to Art and for skills not sure yet. Daddy's in charge.
Music: Classics for Kids, Usborne Introduction to Music
Bible: The Children's Bible
Spelling: Natural Speller and Spelling City 

MM: Math Mammoth
BFSU: Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding

For history, I have created a reading schedule that coordinates each of Dorothy Mills' history books (Book of the Ancient World, Book of the Greeks, and Book of the Romans) with K12's The Human Odyssey. We're concentrating on Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. Everything else we get to is gravy. I'm combining these with A Child's Geography: Explore The Holy Land and Explore The Classical World focusing on Egypt, Greece, and Italy. Big girl, who's six, will be joining us for the geography studies. She is going to be working on Story of the World Volume I: Ancients.

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