Thursday, April 27, 2017

2017-2018 School Year Plan

This is our 8th year using the My Father's World curriculum and I still love it.

We will have a 3rd grader, 5th grader, and a 7th grader using the 1850 to Modern Times materials.

We will continue from last year's study. This year, we will learn about the happenings in the world and the U.S from 1850 to now.
We will also continue the state study and the president study.
These are the examples of state sheets and president sheets I made for the kids.

We will listen to Story of the World (The kids and I have enjoyed Jim Weiss' reading for the past books, so we will continue this year). We will also do activities and worksheets from the Activity Book.

Lil Sis will do some worksheets from this book instead of the activities from the Story of the World.

These are the read-alouds we will be doing.

 (for the older two)

(for Lil Sis)

We will learn the location of states and capitals.
I have a feeling the Stack the States iPad game will resurrect. (We had a blast of a time playing with the game a few years back when Big Bro was doing MFW Adventures)

We will read from Patricia St John's Devotional Book, discuss some verses, and memorize a book from the bible.

We memorized James last year and while it was difficult, it was so beneficial. I thought we should memorize another book this year instead of the memory verses provided by MFW. We might be doing the book of Philippians, which has about the same number of verses as James.

Our family learned from this video by Dr. Tim Brown on bible memorization/interiorization. It was so inspiring!

Big Sis and Lil Sis will be using the Science materials in the 1850 to Modern Times curriculum, learning about physics and chemistry, particularly electricity and magnetism.

Big Bro will be using Exploring Creation with General Science. This is the first year he will be doing Science on his own and we will see how it works out!
Big Sis and Lil Sis will continue in Singapore Math.
It took me a while to find out what Math curriculum to get for Big Bro and we have finally decided upon Chalkdust Math (Prealgebra). It will take a little time for us to see if it works well for us.

All the kids will continue on Rod and Staff English.

Big Sis and Lil Sis will also do Spelling Power. Big Bro has gotten quite well in his spelling I will let him off this year. In its place, he will learn writing from Institute for Excellence in Writing. This is a new curriculum for me. I have gotten the Teaching Writing and Structure Seminar package for myself, and the Student Intensive Group B for him.

The children will continue their Mandarin studies.

This will be our fourth (and most likely the last, sob!!) time using MFW's Kindergarten materials.
We all can't wait. The older ones are looking forward to the book basket we get for the wonderful Kindergarten unit studies.
Baby Sis will also use the Daily Math/Calendar worksheets I have done for Lil Sis a couple years back.
This is an example. Everyday she has different tasks.

I am in the process of researching for Art. Last year, we enjoyed part of Artistic Pursuits, and not other. This coming year I hope to use MFW-K's units to make up the art curriculum for the kids. I may use materials from Artistic Pursuits (projects we have not done), Art and the History of God, and mostly the wonderful resources from artistic moms and teachers on the web.

Big Bro and Lil Sis are learning guitar and Big Sis is learning piano. All the in home. 

MFW Exploration to 1850 WEEKS 31-34: New York State Report

We will finish the memorization of James even though school is "done".
I hope to do reviews in the summer.

These last weeks we do research on New York State Study.

We used the State Study Book and learnt about research, bibliography, paraphrasing, and quotations. Then the kids did their research online as well as from some books from the library.

Big Sis' State Report

Big Bro's State Report

We read Bound for Oregon. This is a good read-aloud book.

Big Sis continued reading her books of the "Little House Series".
She found this book in the library which she thought was really interesting.

The kids continued to do Rod and Staff English (and will continue to finish up in the summer).
The older ones did not do spelling for these last weeks but Lil Sis continued with Spelling by Sight and Structure.

No Science

We did not do art.

Books we read for leisure

Preschool: Fairy Tales

Our last month in Preschool. Such a sad notion for me.
We are ending with Fairy Tales.

Jack and the Beanstalk

The books we read. We even did an online interactive version which was really fun!

We planted "magic beans" and are still waiting for them to grow! (but alas, they did not.) :(

This drawing of the giant was so fun!

The Elves and the Shoemaker

This video we watched was interesting.

Three Little Pigs

Sequencing Cards

This app for the story is fun! (I think it's not available anymore)

We made the story props

Baby Sis LOVES to play with the props

Little Red Riding Hood


Dollar store hair. She LOVES it.

Sleeping Beauty

We read some books on abcmouse and also played some educational games on ipad.

And this girl graduates from Pre-Kindergarten!

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