Friday, January 20, 2012

Plans for Vellvin 2012

Lingua Mater
Imitation in Writing Fairy Tales

Grammar for Dummies (library resource)

Words from Dictionary
The Essential Spelling List - Fred J Schonell

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 in both manuscript and cursive.
Improve Cursive using one of our resources in the style you prefer

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

Bernadette Our Lady's Little Servant - Hertha Pauli
Mother Seton and the Sisters of Charity - Alma Power-Waters
Pauline Jaricot- Mary Fabyan Windeatt
Saint John Bosco and Saint Dominic Savio - Catherine Beebe
Saint Isaac and the Indians - Milton Lomask
Saint Elizabeth's Three Crowns - Blanch Jennings Thompson
Saint Margaret Mary - Mary Fabyan Windeatt
Saint Thomas Aquinas - Mary Fabyan Windeatt

Nature or Science:
A Tippy Canoe and Canada Too - Sam Campbell
The Wolfling - Sterling North
Laddie - Gene Stratton-Porter
Old Bob's Birds - C. K. Thompson
Canada Ride - Mary Bosanquet
The Garden and Forest Behind Grandpop's House -  Vincent Iezzi
The Young Milton - Mary Hobbs
Marie Curie - Beverly Birch

The Silver Branch - Rosemary Sutcliff
Tom Sawyer Abroad - Samuel Clemens
Heidi - Johanna Spyri
Legend Led - Amy Le Feuvre
Tom Sawyer Detective - Samuel Clemens
The Enchanted Island - Ian Serraillier
The Story of Doctor Dolittle - Hugh Lofting
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

G.A. Henty:
A Roving Commission
By England's Aid
The Lion of St Mark
St George for England
In the Reign of Terror
Rujub the Juggler

Australian : See below in Australian History

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

The First Christians - Marigold Hunt
With God in Russia - Walter Ciszek

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 2 - Medieval (finish this one) (as a spine)
When Finished Story of the World 3 - Early Modern Times
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):
By the Sandhills of Yamboorah - Reginald Ottley
Southern Rainbow- Phyllis Pinddington
Verity of Sydney Town - Ruth C Williams
Bakers Dozen - Celia Syred
They Came South - Mavis Thorpe Clark
Gold on the Wind - Valerie Thompson
From Billabong to London - Mary Grant Bruce
The Green Laurel - Eleanor Spence

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  (
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:
The World of Chemistry
The World of Medicine
Planet Earth
Term 3:
Astronomy (using books from Home Library)
Create a solar system
Term 4:
Biology and Anatomy Home library and using library resources, (add in names when they arrive on interlibrary loan)

Nature Study:
Keep a Nature Notebook all year. 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: The Burgess book of Birds for Children - Thornton W. Burgess
Term 2: Wild Animals at Home -Ernest Thompson Seton
             Artic Prairies -Ernest Thompson Seton
             Bannertail - Ernest Thompson Seton
Term3 : The Burgess Flower Book for Children - Thornton W Burgess
Term 4: The Best of Ernest Thompson Seton -Ernest Thompson Seton
             Woodland Tales -Ernest Thompson Seton

Watch Science and Nature  DVDs eg Steve Irwin, Mythbusters, MacGyver

Australian: mapping and memorising

World: Geography in Seven Months (on line mapping etc)
Using Home Library choose countries and write about culture, commerce, history etc
Pin point map for each country you do

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

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

Piano and Guitar Lessons
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

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)

1 comment:

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