Thursday, June 27, 2013

Curriculum & Read alouds for 2012-2013

Curriculum 2012-2013

M8 - Third Grade
Explorer’s Bible Study – Jesus, My Shepherd
Language - Spelling Power
Rod &Staff 3 Grammar
Writing Strands 2 7 3
Singapore Math 3A&B
Story of the World: The Modern Age
NEOE Physics
Latina Christiana
Great Artists

S10 - Fifth Grade
Explorer’s Bible Study – Discovery: God’s Perfect Plan
Logic puzzles (Mind Benders, Red Herrings)
Spelling Power
Rod &Staff 5 Grammar
Writing Strands 3 &4
Math on the Level /Lial BCM
Story of the World: The Modern Age
NEOE Physics
First Form Latin
Great Artists

H13 - Eighth Grade
Explorer’s Bible Study – Quest: God’s Perfect Plan
Art of the Argument
Spelling Power
Analytical Grammar
The New Oxford Guide to Writing & Elements of Style
The Great Courses Algebra 1, & Jacobs Algebra
Story of the World: The Modern Age
NEOE Physics
First Form Latin
Great Artists

Read Alouds
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachian
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Twenty One Balloons by William Pene du Bois
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff
Sky Lark by Patricia MacLachian
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Caleb's Story by Patricia MacLachian
Caddy Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Life & Works of W.B. Yeats
The Impossible Journey by Gloria Whelan
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Samir and Yonatan by Daniella Carmi
When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
The Watson's Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Gannett
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Maggie's Door by Patricia Reilly Giff
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Mr. Chickee's Funny Money by Christopher Paul Curtis

Summer Swing

I know that the official beginning of summer is June 21 but it seems as if our summer has been in full swing for quite some time. 

We have been to the beach, joined the library summer reading program, enjoyed the local pool, washed the outside of the house, had the chicks delivered and played in the creek.  One child has participated in soccer camp.  Another has enjoyed space camp.  A third has spent a week with friends in another state.  We've toured national historic sites, visited friends and family and viewed a super moon. 

The best part is that there is so much more to the summer. In the next few weeks we will go to 4-H camp, the Ohio State Fair, practice for "The Music Man Jr.", go to the beach (again), roast a pig, read, swim, dream and  explore. 

I love summer.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

I am so blessed to be able to celebrate two amazing fathers.

My father

and the father of my children.

God is so gracious and I am so blessed.