Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Plans for Eden 2012

Lingua Mater

Finish Grammar Land
Grammar for Dummies (library resource)

Words from Dictionary
The Essential Spelling List - Fred J Schonell
Kids Spelling Site

Memorise approx 8 per term (to be chosen each week)
A 4-5 stanza poem should be able to be memorised in a week

Copywork of set Scripture or Inspirational quotes in both manuscript and cursive.
Improve Cursive using one of our resources in the style you prefer

The Fallacy Detective: Nathaniel Bluedorn (when purchased thanks Erin)

Writing Analysis:
Windows to the World (when purchased thanks Erin)

Read, listen and watch over the year - Hamlet, MacBeth, A Midsummer's Night Dream, The Merchant of Venice
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare - Edith Nesbit
Tales From Shakespeare  Charles and Mary Lamb
Shakespeare for Children – Jim Wiess (Audio)
In Search of Shakespeare - library resource
Shakespeare Works - library resource
Library resources as available

Blog Posts
Letters to Pen friends, brothers away and others
Continue to write out own creative stories
Sparrow Post notes

Assigned Reading:  2 from each category below for 1each term

Mother Seton and the Sisters of Charity - Alma Power-Waters
Saint John Bosco and Saint Dominic Savio - Catherine Beebe
Saint Isaac and the Indians - Milton Lomask
Saint Margaret Mary - Mary Fabyan Windeatt
Saint Thomas Aquinas - Mary Fabyan Windeatt
Saint Dominc an dthe Rosary - Catherine Beebe
Father Marquette and the Great Rivers - August Derleth
Edmond Campion - Harold C Gardiner

Nature or Science:
Two Little Savages -Ernest Thompson Seton
The Garden and Forest Behind Granpa's House - Vincent Iezzi
First Studies in Insect Life in Australia - William Gilles
The Harvester - Gene Stratton-Porter
Moths of the Limberlost - Gene Stratton-Porter
The Song of the Cardinals - Gene Stratton-Porter
Fabre's Book of Insects - Jean Henri Fabre
Laddie - Gene Stratton-Porter

Warrior Scarlet - Rosemary Sutcliff
The Hound of Ulster - Rosemary Sutcliff
The Shinning Company - Rosemary Sutcliff
The Eagle of the Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliff
Outcast - Rosemary Sutcliff
The Lantern Bearers - Rosemary Sutcliff
The Mark of the Horse Lord - Rosemary Sutcliff
Betsy and Tasey Downtown - Maud Hart Lovelace

G.A. Henty:
Both Sides of the Border
At Agincourt
Won By The Sword
A March On London

Australian : See below in Australian History

Information Reading:
Arthur Mee Encyclopedia
Newnes Encyclopedia
Other non-fiction from Home Library

The First Christians - Marigold Hunt
Saint Patrick's Summer - Marigold Hunt
Church  History - Father John Laux
The Faith Explained - Leo J Trese

A Philadelphia Catholic in King James Court and use the Study Guide with this
Credo (Printed notes)
Memorise The list of important facts on printed sheet

Read from Catholic Culture and be able to talk about it intelligently

The Catholic Guide for Girls

Story of the World 1 - Ancient Times (finish this one first) (as a spine)
When Finished Story of the World 4 - The Modern Age
Supplementary books from Home Library

Australian History:
History of Australia- Manning Clark, Meredith Hooper and Susanne Ferrier (spine)
The Australian Book -Eve Pownell (Interesting Note this is a new edition and varies dramatically from the old edition called 'We live in Australia'  published in 1966. My initial reaction is that it is a 'politically corrected' book.

Supplementary Reading ( 2 or more per term):
Man-Shy - Frank Dalby Davison
Hills End - Ivan Southall
A Saddle at Bontharambo - H J Samuel
The Undercover Secret - Colin Thiele
The Boundary Riders- Joan Phipson
Family at the Lookout - Noreen Shelley
The Australian Twins - Daphne Rooke

Dux Mental Arithmetic -K. Perrett and E. Whiting
Betty and Jim Mental Arithmetic  A.A. Parkes
Quick Practice Maths- K E Couchman, S B Jones, W Nay
Figue it out It Our Thinking like a Math Problem Solver - Sandra R Cohen  (www.curriculummassociates.com)
The Mathematical Toolbox- Rosamond Welchman-Tischler
Read Living Maths books from Home Library

Board games and card games and puzzles

Term 1- Botany:
The Wonderland of Nature Nuri Mass
Shaleya's Quest Thomas J Elpel
Botany in a Day -Thomas J Elpel
Exploring Creation with Botany (Young Explorer Series) Jeannie K Fulbright  Apologia  Press
Christopherous Unit Study Botany by Donna Simmons
Term 2:
Exploring  The World of Chemistry - John Hudson Tiner
Exploring The World of Physics - John Hudson Tiner
Exploring Planet Earth - John Hudson Tiner
Term 3:
Astronomy (using books from Home Library) Kids Astronomy site
Create a solar system
Term 4:
Biology and Anatomy Home library and using library resources, (add in names when they arrive on inter library loan) Kids Biology Site

Nature Study:
a) Keep a Nature Notebook all year.
b)As part of this try to have an area or tree or other that you can document the change of with the seasons.

Using the books below divided into 4 terms - read,  illustrate, and write information about them
Term 1: Key guide to Australian Wildflowers- Leonard Cronin
Term 2: The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia - Michael F Braby
Term3 : A Field Guide to Insects in Australia - Paul Zborowski and Ross Story
Term 4: Field Guide to the Birds of Australia - Ken Simpson
Watch Science and Nature  DVDs eg Steve Irwin, Mythbusters, MacGyver, Magic School Bus too if like

Road Trip Around Australia:
This involves choosing a destination for a 'holiday' and the route to take to get there. You will document the distance between towns, any significant physical landmarks and made made historical or cultural landmarks. You will chart your way and record information on the towns you pass through including population, what state it is etc.
Use online and Home library Resources
Have a map to pinpoint the towns on

Watch DVDs of Michael Palin and his various travels around the world.  Keep a world pin point map of the various places he visits

Around the World Trip:
Similar to the Australian one
Use online and Home library resources

Listen to The Masters Series
Classical Kids Collection Vol 1 and Vol 2

Piano and Flute Lessons (self teach)
Ballroom Dancing - use the DVD we have
Continue to learn new Hymns and songs

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

Copy and colour/paint from approved sources
Draw/colour/paint own designs and creations

Live Mocha
Library resources (waiting for them to arrive- update when have)

Creative writing
hand sewing
machine sewing
learn to knit

All Year Round
The Children's Year
Global Art MaryAnn F Kohl
Discovering Great Atrtists
Craft Basket and Nature Study Basket books from on my Book Blog

(Weekly breakdown to follow)

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