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

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

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

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

Art:
Painting
free online painting course
various art projects