Sunday, March 23, 2014

Science 3 - Rainbows

Next Up in our Science study is Rainbows
The Magic School Bus Makes a Rainbow
Rainbow Fish
Rainbow Fish to the Rescue
The Rainbow Goblins
Rainbow Magic

Play with our wooden rainbow and coloured wooden puzzles

Make a cloud from a paperplate and hang crepe paper streamers down to represent the rainbow colours
Make a salt dough rainbow
Make a paper rainbow 
Make a felt rainbow from felt one on top of the other
circle Rainbow template
Rainbow fish colouring page
Rainbow colouring page

Paint paddle pop sticks into rainbow shapes

Use coloured pipecleaners and match the beads to it to form a rainbow
sort buttons into rainbow colours

Hoop Rainbow
Rainbow in a Jar- three ingredients, jar, salt and coloured chalk
Make Pavement Chalk

Make Rainbow Crayons (here is a guide if you don't know how)

FOOD:
Rainbow Pudding Pops
Make a Rainbow cake (use this as a guide perhaps)

you tube ideas-
Sing a rainbow Song
How do rainbows form
Another
How is a rainbow formed
Does it need rain and sun?

Blessings,
 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Poems for Rogan to Learn

Unfinished List- 2014:

To Rivendell- J.R.R. Tolkien
The Land of Story-Books- Robert Louis Stevenson
Journey's End- J.R.R. Tolkien
The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon-J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lamplighter- Robert Louis Stevenson
The Road Goes Ever On and On- J.R.R. Tolkien

Add the others soon Rogan :)

Blessings,
 

Poems for Vellvin to Learn

Term 1- 2014:

To Rivendell- J.R.R. Tolkien
Charge of the Light Brigade- Alfred Tennyson
A Thing of Beauty(Endymion) John Keats
The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon- J.R.R. Tolkien
The Road Goes Ever On and On-J.R.R. Tolkien
Proverbs 31
A Word- G.K. Chesterton
Cradle Song- Alfred Tennyson
He Who Serves- Edgar Guest
Peace- Edgar Guest
The Englishman- G.K. Chesterton
A Bird Came Down- Emily Dickinson
A Christmas Carol- Christina Rosetti
A Prayer in Spring- Robert Frost

Blessings,
 

Nature 2 - Sugar Glider

Our second week of Nature Study will be Sugar Gliders-
Books- we don't actually own any so all work will be form the Book Australian wildlife and online

Information Australia
Enchanted Learning
Fun Facts
Make  a sugar glider from the Australian Wildlife packet similar to this one

Youtube-
gliding
Lifecycle by young children
Eating and again eating
More
Cool whip
Sugar glider barking
Kung Fu

Blessings,
 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Vellvin's Assinged Reading -1

ASSIGNED READING FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2014

Information-
Italy: the land and its people
Britain is my Country
We live in Argentina*

Classics-
Persuasion- Jane Austen
Mardie- Astrid Lindgren**
Little Men- Louisa May Alcott

Nature/ Science-
All About Dogs- Carl Burger*
The Ox-team- Elizabeth Coatsworth
Gatie the alligator- Rhoda Leonard & William S. Briscoe

Saint-
Saint Ignatius and the Company of Jesus- August Derleth*
Pauline Jaricot- Mary Fabyan Windeatt
The Spear- Louis De Whol

G.A. Henty
One of the 28th
In the Irish Brigade
At Aboukir and Acre*

History-
That Girl of Pierre's- Robert Davis*
The Mitchells: Five for Victory- Hilda Van Stockam
Sword Song- Rosemary Sutcliff

Blessings,
 

Rogan's Assigned Reading -1

ASSIGNED READING FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2014

Information-
Italy: the land and its people
We live in France
We live in the U.S.A.*

Nature/Science-
The Yearling- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Young Astronomer- Harry Ford*
Animal Stories- Ruth Manning Sanders

Classics-
Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain
Anne of Green Gables- L.M. Montgomery
Mardie- Astrid Lindgren**

History-
My Heart Lies South- Elizabeth Borton de Trevino*
Midshipman Quinn-Showell Styles
Enemy Brothers-Constance Savery

G.A. Henty-
True to the Old Flag
Winning His Spurs*
A Roving Commission

Saint-
Saint Paul the Apostle- Mary Fabyan Windeatt*
Saint Hyacinth of Poland- Mary Fabyan Windeatt
St. Thomas More of London- Elizabeth M. Ince

Blessings,
 

Science 1- Bees

We will be doing  quick Science based projects each week or two. Just following our interests and using mostly any internet based resources and books we have at home or can be borrowed easily form the library

The first one is bees and we covered this today.
We read aloud and watched these interesting youtube sessions as well as listen to the cute song at the end.

Books: Inside a Beehive (Magic Schoolbus Series)
Honey in a Hive - Anne Rockwell
How do Bees make Honey- Usborne
Youtube resources_
Magic School Bus- Inside a Bee Hive a favourite with the children always
Honey Bee Lifecycle
A look inside a Beehive
How do bees make Honey
Extracting Honey by Hand
Cleaning Melting and Filtering Beeswax
Extracting Honey on the Cheap
Cutting and straining honey

Information-
Beeright Facts
Beeright videos

Honey Bee Song Youtube the kids loved this one

And the Bee Movie. Not accurate in lots of ways but fun to watch.

Activities: make a fleece bee and catch and observe bees

Blessings,
 

Nature 1- Kangaroo

Once a week we are looking at Nature
We are starting off with Kangaroos
At the moment we are using this Australian Wildlife book I have had for  14 years and used on and off
Books to read-
Chai the Kangaroo -Pam Blashki
Katy No Pocket- Emmy  Payne
Using the internet for a lot of information-
Basic Facts
Fun Facts
Red Kangaroo
Eastern Grey
Wallaby

You tube-
Joey in a pouch
Kangaroo
Dot and the Kangaroo Movie
Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport - Ralph Harris

Colouring page and the joey page we have to cut our and put in the mothers pouch

Skippy Series our younger kids love watching this all the time!!

Blessings,
 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Plans for Corbyn (and Arwen)

This year we will focus on getting Corbyn and Arwen if she is interested in really knowing the alphabet, having fun with the letters and listening to lots of read alouds, doing painting, drawing, crafts and nature study.

So the general plan is thus:
Read picture books, do art and craft  and cooking Corbyn (Arwen and Trahaearn may join in as they want)
Listen to read alouds like the girls

These will be the backbone of our learning this year:
Use the book -Twenty- Six Letters from Heaven
My own Alphabet of Saints Plans to look through for ideas for crafts etc especially to add to the above
100 easy lessons
CHC lessons
various cards and flash cards
Funnix Reading
Funnix Maths
Any work books that he thinks are fun
Puzzles and finding things
Gnome Maths with the girls

Christopherus Kindergarten and First Grade Syllabus

Liturgical year and seasonal crafts

Handcraft: crochet, spider knitting, simple embroidery
Art: Nature Study, copying artists, watercolour painting, painting, form drawing
Lifestyle: routine chores, cooking, basic gardening

Blessings,
 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Daily Plans for Moran and Myffwyn

Monday:
Read aloud 30 mins - Caddie Woodlawn
English 20 mins
Read Aloud to me 20 to 30 mins each
Faith 20 mins
Gnome Maths 20 mins
Spelling 20 mins

Independent Study~
puzzles and finding time 20 mins
nature journal 20 mins
music appreciation and art 20 mins

Saxon math 30 mins
Vellvin faith 30 mins

250 mins = 4.2 hours

Afternoon:
Crafts - liturgical year and seasonal
handcrafts

Tuesday:
Read aloud 30 mins -  All of A Kind Family
English 20 mins
Read aloud to me 20 to 30 mins each
Faith 20 mins
American Girl Study 45 -60 mins

Independent Study~
nature journal 20 mins
Funnix Reading 20 mins
Funnix Math 20 mins

Eden Science 1 hours

255mins = 4.25 hours


Afternoon:
Crafts - liturgical year and seasonal
handcrafts


Wednesday:
Read aloud 30 mins - Caddie Woodlawn
English 20 mins
Read Aloud to me 20 to 30 mins each
Poetry and memorisation 20 mins

Spelling 20 mins
American Girl Study 45 to 60 mins


Independent Study~
nature journal 20 mins
Funnix Reading 20 mins
Funnix Math 20 mins

Vellvin: faith 30 mins

245mins = 4.1 hours


Afternoon~
Crafts - liturgical year and seasonal
handcrafts


Thursday:
Read aloud 30 mins - All of A Kind Family
English 20 mins
Read Aloud to me 20 to 30 mins each
Poetry and memorisation 20 mins
Faith 20 mins

Independent Study~
nature journal 20 mins

Funnix Reading 20 mins


Saxon math 30 mins
Vellvin faith 30 mins
Eden Science 1 hour

240 mins = 4 hours


Afternoon:
Crafts - liturgical year and seasonal
handcrafts


Friday:
Read aloud 30 mins - Wind in the Willows
Read Aloud to me 20 to 30 mins each
Poetry and memorisation 20 mins
Spelling 20 mins
Maths Gnomes 20 mins
American Girl Study 45 to 60 mins

Independent Study~
music appreciation and art 20 mins
Funnix Reading 20 mins
Funnix Math 20 mins

Saxon -math 30 mins

245 mins = 4.1 hours


Afternoon:
Crafts - liturgical year and seasonal
handcrafts


Blessings,
 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Plans for Moran and Myffwyn 2013

Moran and Myffwyn plans for this year~
I expect that they will make great leaps with their reading moving from Peter and Jane books to independent reading on their own.
As they progress I expect more fluent writing of their narrations and able to record new findings. I think they are really ready to make the jump to more involved and interesting learning

Unit Study: American Girl Study - Kaya

Science and Nature  with Eden -
DVDs:
Magic School Bus
Steve Irwin
Macguyver

Books:
Magic School Bus
Nature Study outside observing and drawing observations


Maths with Saxon- 
Simply Numbers
Maths picture books

Read Alouds-
Caddie Woodlawn - History
The Wind in the Willows - nature
All of a kind Family- Classic
The Cottage at Bantry Bay - Night Read aloud
Lots of picture books for snuggle time still

Maths - 
Gnome Maths
Oak meadow maths
Funnix Maths

Reading-
reading aloud
Peter and Jane
Little Bear and friends
Funnix Reading

English- 
Lessons in Language
Poetry- book -memory and write out and draw picture

Crafts-
Alphabet Glue
Summer craft ideas
Any other birthday gifts and interested crafts
Seasonal craft preparations and gifts

Art-
Appreciation - look at art picture and narrate
Learning- copy artists and form drawing, waldorf drawing
Painting- water colour and

Music-
Music Appreciation - Masters Series
Classic Collection Vol 1 and Vol 2
Singing, finger plays,

Spelling -
All About Spelling
Word Family activities

Handcraft -
basic embroidery, cross stitch, knitting

Faith-
First communion Preparations for Myffwyn and Moran can review
Liturgical year preparations and feast day plans
Catechesis of Good Shepherd
Scripture memory
Mass responses learn all

Home Economics-
cooking and baking

Blessings,
 

Resources for Eden, Saxon, Vellvin and Rogan

These are the resources that are being used for the different subjects that have been identified and are readily available in our home.

FAITH~ Eden, Saxon, Vellvin and Rogan
Church History -all
The Faith Explained -all
Catholic Girls Guide (Eden and Vellvin)
Catholic Boys Guide (Saxon and Rogan)
Philadelphia Catholic in King James Court (Eden and Saxon)
Credo (Saxon, Vellvin and Eden)
Beautiful Girlhood (Eden and Vellvin)
Memorise books of the bible -all
Scripture Memorisation -all
The printed sheets on catechism facts etc -all
Catholic Culture reading and discussion (Eden, Vellvin and Saxon)

ENGLISH~ 
Eden, Saxon, Vellvin:
The Grammar of Poetry
Excellence in Literature- British Literature
Windows to the World
All Things Fun and Fascinating

Rogan:
Stories of the Saints
Imitation of Fairy Tales

MATH~  Eden, Saxon Vellvin and Rogan
Understanding Maths
Maths on Line
Times Tables (for those who need it)

HISTORY~

NAVAL UNIT STUDY~ Saxon and Vellvin
Navel Unit Study plans

ANCIENT HISTORY UNIT STUDY~ Eden and Rogan
Ancient British History

SCIENCE~Eden, Saxon Vellvin and Rogan
Exploring the World of Medicine
Exploring the World of Biology
Exploring the World of Physics
Exploring the World of Chemistry
Exploring Planet Earth

Research Solar panels and electricity costs- the replacement and cost of running a household on solar only - Saxon

More Biology resources for Saxon  and Eden especially-
Khan Academy- Science Section
biologyabout.com
kids biology

SPELLING~ Eden and Rogan
Word Families
The Essentials Spelling List - Fred J Schonell
Teach your Child
A Spelling Notebook to put  interesting or hard words you find to write in and learn Eden and Vellvin

COPY WORK~ Rogan
from selected texts, poetry and bible

POETRY~Eden, Vellvin and Rogan
Robert L Stevenson
Alfred Tennyson
>Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Other favourite poems

MEMORY WORK~
Scripture
GK Chesterton (Eden)
Sir Walter Scott (Eden)

WORLD CULTURE~Saxon, Eden, Rogan and Vellvin
Lands and Peoples
Internet sources

NATURE STUDY~Eden, Vellvin and Rogan
Animal - Vellvin only
The Wonderland of Nature - Rogan
Hands on Nature - Rogan

ART~ Saxon, Eden, Vellvin and Rogan
Using Elsa Beskow, Beatrix Potter, Tasha Tudor and Thomas Kinkade (plus any others similar) books to copy and learn from
If needed use these for help and inspiration
Nature Jounaling
Painting Nature in Pen and Ink  with Watercolour
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady

MUSIC APPRECIATION~Rogan
Masters Series
Classics Collection Vol 1 and Vol 2
Any favourite Classical composers
A study of modern Christian music

ITALIAN~Eden, Saxon, Vellvin and Rogan
Drive Time Italian

TOLKIEN UNIT STUDY~ Rogan
Tolkien Unit Study

OPEN UNIVERSITY ~
Introduction to Commerce - Saxon only
Effective Communication: Academic and Professional Contexts Eden only

Blessings,
 

Ancient Britain Study

This is a basic and broad coverage of the British Isles form around 50AD up until 1100AD
Here are some ideas and resources to use:

Resource Books~
A Nursery History of England
A Street through Time
The Middle Ages R J Unsted
Usborne Medieval World
England  Book 1 The Medieval Scene R J Unsted
The History of the Kings of England -
Life in a Celtic Village
The Vikings
One Day with Vikings
Anglo Saxon Village
A medieval Monk
An Irish Pilgrim
How they lived: A Roman Centurion

Chapter Books~
Beric the Britain - G A Henty
Wulf  the Saxon - G A Henty
In Freedoms Cause - G A Henty
A String in the Harp
The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow
Beon the Proud
Red Hugh of of Donegal
Beowolf
Augustine came to Kent
Between the Forest and the Hills
Son of Charlemagne
To Tell my People
Outlaws of Ravenhurst
Town Across the Water

Rosemary Sutcliff

Asterix in Britain

TOPIC IDEAS~
British Peoples - Celts, Welsh, Picts, Scots, Brits, Normans, Romans, Vikings, Irish, Saxons
Legends eg  King Arthur, Robin Hood

Heroes from the time periods  eg Boadicea, William Wallace, Rob Roy.
Daily Life
Saints from Britain
Book of Kells
Kings of Ireland
Celtic symbols and writings
Invasion of Rome and the changes

Celtic Legends Unit Study actually here for direct link

British History BBC~
British Pre History
Anglo Saxons
Vikings
Hands on History

Irish~
History
Kings
Folk Lore and symbols
Religion
Culture
Writing
National Language
Agriculture
Defense ie, battle preparations, Armour
You can use this structure for any other of the British people

Use the standard methods of recording-

The method for recording is the standard:
1. Person
2. Place
3. Thing about a chapter or section of work

again using these methods of recording
1. written narration
2. Oral narration- either in a direct translation, a play or skit
3. Drawing Narration - painting, sketching, watercolour drawing etc
4. Making things from various materials


Blessings,
 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tolkien Unit Study

This Unit Study is a very broad one based on Tolkein himself: His life, who he was and his achievments
His books and a study of them and what are the literary interestw wihtin them

These books will help with the first objective -
The Magical World of the Lorld of the Rings - David Colbert
The Man who Created the LOTRs - Michael Coren
Tolkein's Ordinary Virtues - Mark Eddy Smith

Books By JRR Tolkein to read- ( or listen to on Audio)
The Hobbit
and the visual guides we have~
The Hobbit and Unxpected Journey Chronicles
The Hobbit: an unexpected journey- Official Movie Guide
The Hobbit: an unexpected journey- The Movie Storybook
The Hobbit: an unexpected journey -Visual Companion

Lord of the Rings Trilogy
and the various visual guides we have~
The Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring- visual companion
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers- visual companion
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King- visual companion

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Pearl
Sir Orfen

The method for recording is the standard:
1. Person
2. Place
3. Thing about a chapter or section of work

again using these methods of recording
1. written narration
2. Oral narration- either in a direct translation, a play or skit
3. Drawing Narration - painting, sketching, watercolour drawing etc
4. Making things from various materials

All this will be kept in a folder to be vbound in a book form at the end of your study.

Blessings,
 

Naval Study 1700 to 1850

This Naval Study is loosely based around the time period 1700 to 1850 and looks at the history of the British Navy.
The major theme will be taken from the Mini Series Hornblower as a base and using other books, DVDs and on line research to support this topic.
The Hornblower Series contains 8 episodes and to start with one episode will span approximately 2 weeks of study.
As a way of recording knowledge of this time period the following ways of recording will be a part of each episode of book review
1. Person - either an actual historical figure from this time period or from the DVD episode
 ( a narration of who and what the episode was about)
2. Place - again either actual historical or from the episode and how it may have been real
3. Thing - muskets, cannons, ships, maps, etc either real or from the episode

While using the three types of recording knowledge it needs to be spread over three area of actual recording:
1. Written narration
2. Drawing, sketching, map making, painting etc
3. Making of miniatures and other objects to show working knowledge

OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION~
Naval Study Information -

G. A. Henty Books-
A roving Commission
By Conduct and Courage
At Abukir and Acre
In Greek Waters
With Cochrane the DauntlessMidshipmen Quinn Series - Showell Styles
Cleared for Action - Stephen W Meader
Hornblower books by C S Forester

METHOD:
1.Watch the Hornblower series on Monday Night - take notes on topics of interest
2. Research the information you are interested in from your note taking and use the methods above to complete your work assignments
3.Then start to read through your book choices and

NB if you find you have run out of ideas before 2 weeks do not feel you need to complete the  two weeks before moving on.
By the same token if you require more time than 2 weeks to cover all you wish to learn then keep working till you are happy with your knowledge

Enjoy!!!!

Blessings,
 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Rogan's Daily Schedule


Monday:
Faith -30 mins
Maths -30 mins
English -30mins
Spelling/Copywork -20mins
Poetry/ memorisation -20mins
History -30mins
Art/Music - 30mins
Nature Activity -30mins
Assigned Reading -30mins

Tuesday:
Faith -30mins
Math -30mins
English -30mins
Spelling/Copywork -20mins
Poetry/memorisation -20mins
Science -30mins
World Culture -30mins
Tolkien Unit Study -30mins
Assigned Reding -30mins

Wednesday:
Faith -30mins
Math -30mins
English -30mins
History -30mins
Spelling/copywork -20mins
poetry/memorisation -20mins
Art/Music -30mins
Nature Activities -30mins
Assigned Reading -30mins

Thursday:
Faith -30mins
Maths -30mins
English -30mins
Spelling/copywork -20mins
poetry/memorisation -20mins
Science -30mins
World Culture -30mins
Tolkien Unit Study -30mins
Assigned Reading -30mins

Friday:
Faith -30mins
Math -30mins
English -30mins
Spelling/copywork -20mins
poetry/memorisation -20mins
History -30mins
Art/music -30mins
Nature Activities -30mins
Assigned Reading -30mins

Blessings,
 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Saxon's Daily Schedule 2013

Monday:
Open University - Introduction to Commerce -2 hours

Faith - 1 hour
Math - 1 hour
English - 30 mins
World Culture - 30 mins
Little Kids Math - 30 mins


Tuesday:
Open University - Introduction to Commerce- 2 hours

Faith - 1 hour
Math - 1 hour
English - 30 mins
History - 1 hour
Art- 30 mins


Wednesday:
Open University - Introduction to Commerce -2 hours
Faith - 1 hour
Math - 1 hour
History- 1 hour
Science - 1 hour
Art - 30 mins

Thursday:
Open University - Introduction to Commerce -2 hours

Faith - 1 hour
Math - 1 hour
English -30 mins
World Culture - 30 mins
Art - 30 mins
Little Kids Math - 30 mins


Friday:
Open University - Introduction to Commerce -2 hours
Faith - 1 hour
English -45 mins
History- 1 hour
Science -1 hour
Math Little Kids - 30 mins

Blessings,
 

Eden's Daily Schedule 2013

Monday
Effective Communication: Academic and Professional Contexts 2 hours
maths- 30 mins
English- 30 mins
history- 45 mins
world cultures-30 mins
faith - 1 hour
science- 30 mins
flute
read to little kids
assigned reading
Right brain
spelling
Italian
poem   360 mins = 6 hours

Tuesday:
Effective Communication: Academic and Professional Contexts 2 hours
Maths -30 mins
English- 30 mins
little kids nature/ science-1 hour
Art- 30 mins
faith- 1 hour
poem
flute
little kids read
writing
spelling
assigned reading
right brain    330 mins = 5.5 hours

 Wednesday:
Effective Communication: Academic and Professional Contexts 2 hours
Maths- 30 mins
English- 30 mins
History- 45 mins
World cultures- 30 min
Faith- 1 hour
Italian
Spelling
Writing
Poem
Flute
Little kids read too
Assigned reading
Right brain  315 mins = 5.25 hours

Thursday  
Effective Communication: Academic and Professional Contexts 2 hours
Maths- 30 mins
English-30 mins
Little kids science/nature - 1 hour
Art- 30 mins
Faith- 1 hour
poem
writing
spelling
Flute
Read to little kids
assigned reading
Right brain  330 mins = 5.5 hours

Friday
Effective Communication: Academic and Professional Contexts 2 hours
Maths- 30 mins
History- 45 mins
Art- 30 min
Science- 30 mins
Faith- 1 hour
Poem
Flute
Writing
Spelling
Italian
Read to little kids
Assigned reading
Right Brain  315 mins = 5. 25 hours

Blessings,
 

Vellvin's Daily Schedule 2013

Monday:                                                                       
Faith- 1 hr                                                                  
Math- 45 min                                                              
English- 1 hr                                                                
Science- 30 min                                                          
Art- book and nature-30 min                                                                  
Poetry*                                                                      
Cursive/Copywork *- 30 min                                      
Little kid's Faith- 30 min                                                
In all: 5.25 hrs.
                                                            

  Tuesday:
Faith- 1 hr                                                                  
Math- 45 min                                                              
History- 1 hr                                                              
World Culture- 30 min                                                          
Nature Study book of Animals -45 min                                                                
Poetry*                                                                      
Cursive/Copywork *- 30 min                                                                                      
In all: 4.5 hrs.                                                          


Wednesday:                                                                  
Faith- 1 hr                                                                    
Math- 45 min                                                                
English- 1 hr                                                                
History- 1 hr                                                                
Art: book and nature- 30 min                                              
Poetry*                                                                        
Cursive/Copywork * 30 min                                        
Little kid's faith- 30 min                                                
In all: 5.25 hrs                                                                  


Thursday:
Faith- 1 hr                                                                
Math- 45 min                                                                
Science- 30 mins                                                      
World Culture - 30 mins                                                              
Nature Study- book of animals - 45 min                                            
Poetry*                                                                      
Cursive/Copywork * 30 min                                        
Little kid's faith- 30 min                                                

 In all: 4.5 hrs

Friday                                                                            
Faith- 1 hr                                                                      
English- 1 hr                                                                  
History- 1 hr                                                                    
Art: book & nature- 30 min                                      
Poetry*
Cursive/Copywork*-30 min
In all: 4 hrs


EXTRA'S
Italian with jobs about 20 mins each day.
Spelling Notebook: Whenever you see a word which you don't know write it down and
Practice singing hymns


Blessings,
 

Rogan's book's to read throughout 2013

Rogan's List of books he choose for 2013~
Enemy Brothers-Constance Savery
Anne of Green Gables-L. M. Montgomery
William in trouble-Richmal Crompton
Bush Boys-James Tierney
Little House in Brookfield-Maria D. Wilkes
Little House in the Highlands-Melissa Wiley
Alvin's Secret Code-Clifford B. Hicks
The Hollow Kingdom-Clare  B. Dunkle
Eragon-Christopher Paolini
The Mysterious Benedict Society-Trenton Lee Stewart
The Squire's Tale-Gerald Morris
Kateri Tekakwitha-Evelyn M. Brown
Saint Anthony And the Christ Child-Helen Walker Homan
The Miraculous Medal-Mary Fabyan Windeatt
Bernadette-Hertha Pauli
Rakkety Tam-Brian Jacques
Doomwyte-Brian Jacques
The Long Patrol-Brian Jacques
Castaways of the Flying Dutchman-Brian Jacques
Winning His Spurs-G. A. Henty
The Adventures Of Robin Hood-Roger Lancelyn Green
Robin Hood And His Merrie Men-
The Loin of St Mark-G. A. Henty
A Journey to the Center of the Earth-Jules Verne
The Loin the Witch and the Wardrobe-C. S. Lewis
The Horse and his Boy-C. S. Lewis
Prince Caspian-C. S. Lewis
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader- C. S. Lewis
The Silver Chair-C. S. Lewis
The Last Battle-C. S. Lewis
The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters-Enid Blyton
 My Side of the Mountain-Jean George
The Spanish Letters-Mollie Hunter
Doctor Doolittle-Retold From Hugh Lofting
The Indian in the Cupboard-Lynne Reid Banks
The Witch of Blackbird Pond-Elizabeth George Speare
Saint Rose of Lima-Mary Fabyan Windeatt
Vincent De Paul-Margaret Ann Hubbard
American Girls Series Molly
Swallows and Amazons-Arthur Ransome

Blessings,
  

Books for Vellvin to read 2013.

Vellvin's List of books she chose for 2013~
The Lost Heir - G. A. Henty
In the Heart of the Rockies - G. A. Henty
Beric the Briton - G. A. Henty
Under Drake's Flag - G. A. Henty
One of the 28th - G. A. Henty
Little Men - L. M. Alcott
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
The Lantern Bearers - Rosemary Sutcliff
The Shield Ring - Rosemary Sutcliff
The Shining Company - Rosemary Sutcliff
Legions of the Eagle - Henry Treece
Man with a Sword - Henry Treece
Rebecca of SunnyBrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggin
William the Conqueror - Richmal Crompton
Presenting Miss Jane Austen - Mary Lamberton Becker
My Heart Lies South - Elizabeth Borton De Trevino
Dear America: Dreams in the Golden Country - Kathryn Lasky
Dear America: When will this Cruel War be Over? - Barry Denenberg
When the Siren Wailed - Noel Streatfeild
Laddie - Gene Stratton-Porter
The Lord of the Rings :The Return of the King - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - J. R. R. Tolkien
Under the Lilac's - L. M. Alcott
Fell Farm for Christmas - Marjorie Lloyd
Rainbow Garden -Patricia M. St. John
The Silver Sworc - Ian Serraillier
Lorna Doone - R. D. Blackmore
The Brothers Lionheart - Astrid Lindgren
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen
Saint John Bosco and Saint Dominic Savio -Catherine Beebe
Saint Paul the Apostle - Mary Fabyan Windeatt
Saint Philip of the Joyous Heart - Francis X. Connolly
Saint Pius X - Walter Diethelm
Rifles for Watie - Harold Keith
The Lost Prince - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Blessings,
 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Moran and Myffwyn Weekly Schedule

This is the breakdown of both Moran and Myffwyn's plans into a Daily rhythm: Perhaps this will only be for Term 1 or it may continue, we will see!


Daily Rhythms: this will be a  feature of the day and can be come the way for smaller children to remember days and what we do.
SUNDAY- Family Day - white
MONDAY- Liturgical Year - purple
TUESDAY- Painting/ Drawing/ modelling - Pink/Red
WEDNESDAY- Seasonal/ Nature - Yellow
THURSDAY- Baking - Orange
FRIDAY- Messy Crafts - Green
SATURDAY- Housekeeping - Blue

After Morning Routine and Breakfast and chores~
* Nature Walk or outdoor activity
* Bible Reading, memory verse and virtue book
* Circle Time: singing, rhymes and memorising poem
* Learn to Read: Pondered in my heart, Sight Words, 100 Lessons, Flash Cards and Peter and Jane
* Maths or Music (Maths 3x week Music 2x week)
* Read Aloud- currently The Story Begins: Listen, narrate orally and pictorially: Colouring would be available as well as the copywork below . Also small play items can be used at this time- bees wax, the families, small pile of INDIVIDUAL lego, blocks, puzzles etc
* Copywork: short Bible verse or other, while listening to  Read aloud.
* Spelling
LUNCH
* Read Aloud - Bush Boys free read = no activity required (if like hand work can be used)
*Art or Handcraft
* The assigned Day activity eg. Monday Liturgical Year work: CGS or Feast Day activity
* Quiet Time
* Free time
* Dinner and tidy up/chores preparations

* Night Time Routine

Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday- (Liturgical year on Mon, Art/ Painting on Wed,  Messy Craft on Fri)  Nature Walk, Bible, virtue, poetry, Circle Time, LR, Maths,  Read Aloud, copywork, spelling, Read aloud, Art, Daily activity, Quiet Time, Free time, Dinner and clean up prep

Tuesday/ Thursday - (Baking on Tues, Seasonal/Nature on Thurs) Nature Walk, Bible, virtue, poetry, Circle Time, LR, Music Appreciation,  Read Aloud, copywork, spelling, Read aloud, Handcraft, Daily activity, Quiet Time, Free time, Dinner and clean up prep


Blessings,
 

Plans for Moran 2012

Essentially Moran  will have exactly the same plans as Myffwyn but I will do them separately for recording purposes:

FAITH -
Catholic Bible-
Little Acts of Grace -
St Joseph's Confirmation Catechism

Virtue-
Little Suzy Stories-

ENGLISH -
Complete Learning to read; using these ideas
Sight words (lots of tips form when I asked on FB)
Use Teach Your Child to read in 100 Easy Lessons
Flash Cards
Peter and Jane Series
Pondered in My Heart -from personal letter and her blog

Literature:
Read and Narrate, both verbally and in picture and sometimes copywork from the current reading aloud books
The Story Begins - Road to Avonlea Series
The Bush Boys- Father James Tierney
Milly Molly Mandy Series -

MESSY CRAFT-
resources:
Global Art - MaryAnn F Kohl
Discovering Great Atrtists- MaryAnn F Kohl
Mudworks- MaryAnn F Kohl
Oak Meadow crafts

Messy crafts - see book blog for ideas
Use creative books from book blog


MATHS -
First Lesson in Numbers
Games for Maths- Peggy Kaye
The Man who Counted- Malba Tahan
Maths Lessons for Elementary Grades
Oak Meadow 1st Grade
cards, dominoes, counting games, board games, etc

SPELLING -
Jan Brett spelling words
Kids Spell

NATURE-
Earthways by Carol Petrash
Small Wonders -Linda Garrett and Hannah Thomas

POETRY-
A Journey through Time with Verse and Rhyme- Heather Thomas
R L Stepehnson
Oak Meadow Second Grade
Finger plays from other books

MUSIC-
Appreciation:
The Story of the Orchestra (with CD)
Meet the Orchestra - Ann Hayes
Famous Children Series - Ann Rachlin
The Farewell Symphony (with CD)
Classical Kids Collection Vol 1 and Vol 2
Listen to The Masters Series
Bravo! Bravo! A Night at the Opera - Anne Siberell
Tchaikovsky Discovers America - Esther Kalman
Bethoven Lives Upstairs - Barbara Nichol
Dance me  A Story - Jane Rosenberg

Piano Lessons (from Autumn)
Learn simple hymns and fold songs as well as finger plays and rhymes
Angels All Around - Catholic Tape
Nersery Rhymes - tape

ART-
Read and Narrate:
Katie and the Mona Lisa - James Mayhew
Katie Meets the Impressionists - James Mayhew
Leonardo and the Flying Boy - Laurence Anholt
Linnea in Monet's Garden

Appreciation:
One Art picture a week for Picture Study (Charlotte Mason style)
Term 1:
Monet
Robert Duncan
Term 2:
Jessie Wilcox Smith
Waterhouse
Term 3:
Thomas Kinkade
Van Gough
Term 4:
John Constable
Tom Roberts

Practise:
Water colour painting - Waldorf style
Copy and colour/paint from approved sources
Draw/colour/paint own designs and creations

Daily Rhythms:
SUNDAY- Family Day
MONDAY- Liturgical Year
TUESDAY- Painting/ Drawing/ modeling
WEDNESDAY- Seasonal/ Nature
THURSDAY- Baking
FRIDAY- Messy Crafts
SATURDAY- Houskeeping

Colour of the Day:

SUNDAY- White
MONDAY- Purple
TUESDAY- Pink/ Red
WEDNESDAY-  Yellow
THURSDAY- Orange
FRIDAY- Green
SATURDAY- Blue


Blessings,