Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Grade 2 Term 2 coming soon

Term 2 of Jay's 2nd grade starts next Monday. He's is currently on his break between terms. He's enjoying his break, but is really looking forward to the new term starting.

The break has been, well......, interesting. Dea fell, strained her back, and bruised her tailbone. Jay came down with a cold. Then, I got Jay's cold. Eventually, Dea got the cold, too. The kids are on the mend, but this cold is kicking my butt.

So, with the new term starting next week, I've been finalizing the plans for it. I'll be updating his curriculum page tonight. Here's a quick preview of the plan:

Language Arts:
Easy Grammar 2, Grammar Tales, Discover the Deck, All About Spelling

Defeating Division, Key to Measurement, review with games

World Geography & You, Map Corner

Latin for Children level A

Computer Programming:
Logo Adventures

Native American flute, Recorder

Tell Me More

Creating Line Designs, projects related to History & Science

Science: Flight, Forces & Motion:
various materials including, but not limited to, Magic School Bus episodes; Magic School Bus kit; biographies of Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Wright Brothers; various websites; various DVDs & Netflix streaming; tons of books from the library

History: Native Americans:
various materials including, but not limited to, various DVDs & Netflix streaming; various websites; tons of library books
We'll be making food as part of our study, including a Pre-Euro invasion themed Thanksgiving, learning to play Native American flute, learning to work with leather, doing several other projects & activities. I've also compiled a list of suggested reading about & by Natives, that I hope he'll have time to read. I won't post the list of suggested reading, though. I'll just wait until the end of the term & list what he did read.