Friday, July 15, 2011

8th Grade

Tomorrow, I go pick up Dea from my grandpa's house. On Monday, she starts 8th grade. We have finally figured out how her year will go. So, here's the plan:

Term 1 July 18 - Oct 28

Math: LOF Adv. Alg.

Latin: Oxford Latin Course

English: most of English will be in T2, but she'll be doing writing throughout the whole year, literature throughout the year, and has the option to do grammar throughout the year
For writing she'll be using Put That in Writing level 1 and additional writing assignments
Literature: this term she will read The Illiad & The Odyssey

ASL: she'll continue doing ASL with us

Spanish: if she chooses she can do Spanish with Tell Me More

Computer Programming: if she chooses, she can do Logo Adventures on her own

Term 2 Nov 7 - Mar 9

Math: LOF Geometry

Latin: Oxford Latin Course

English: Easy Grammar 10
Put That in Writing and additional writing assignments
Beowulf, Eaters of the Dead
Myths/Legends - Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Norse, Celtic, Native American, American Legends/Tall Tales

History - Ancient Civilizations: A Comparative Study
topics covered include: Government/Social Structure, Religion, Daily Life, Clothing & Food, The Arts, Science & Invention, Weapons & Warfare
required civilizations: Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, Vikings
optional civilizations: Celts, Gauls, Mesopotamia, Saxon, Isrealites

ASL: she'll continue doing ASL with us

Spanish & Computer Programming: she can continue on her own, if she chooses

Term 3 Mar 19 - June 29

Math: LOF Geometry (if doesn't finish in T2)

Latin: Oxford Latin Course

Science: Anatomy & Physiology
Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology as a spine, supplement with anatomy coloring book, websites, software, additional reading, dvds, etc.

English:
Put That in Writing and additional writing assignments
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

ASL: continue ASL with us

Spanish & Computer Programming: can continue if she chooses

So, that's the plan for 8th grade. She says she's looking forward to it. I'm really hoping for a year without the constant fighting. This schedule will allow her to have more free time for her social life and volunteer work, while still making sure we have enough time to go in-depth. So, it's theoretically a win-win situation.