Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Plans for Jay's Next Term

As of April 2015, Jay will be starting Jr. High School (6th grade). He wants to stop with regular school years & switch to 6 month terms, like Dea does. We decided the beginning of Jr. High would be a good time to start. So, Jr. High will be 4 6-month terms, and High School will be 6 6-month terms (more only if necessary). Each term, each subject will cover 1 whole year of study, except for Language Arts/English, which will cover half a year of work per term.

Jr. High School Term 1 4/13/15 - 10/16/15:

Language Arts:
Grammar: Caught Ya! Grammar with a Giggle
Vocab: Vocabulary Cartoons lists 1 - 11
Spelling: All About Spelling Level 7 Step 1 - 15
Writing: Writing with the Best vol. 1 units 4 - 6
Reading: He will read the following 13 books and will choose at least one of them to write a book report on: The Lord of the Flies, Of Mice and Men, Flowers for Algernon, The Outsiders, The Diary of a Young Girl, Beowulf, Hunt for Red October, The Brothers Karamazov, The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, Maus, Frankenstein, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Finish Life of Fred Geometry (he started it last week)
Start Life of Fred Trigonometry (if has time after finishing Geometry)

Tell Me More, supplemented with Spanish in a Flash flash cards, bingo, and word searches

Anatomy & Physiology
E-Z Anatomy & Physiology
a few different kits (haven't decided on the exact ones yet)
various websites, dvds, and library books

free online painting course
various art projects