Seven seems to be a magic age for Tessa. Her talents and capabilities are really starting to blossom. I want to take advantage of this new potential during school time, but keeping everything I want to explore with her within a four-hour window has been tough. My solution is to try block scheduling for our "elective" subjects, plus reading this year. Every six weeks, we will rotate between Composer Study/Music and Artist Study/Art, plus Chemistry and Early Modern History as well as what we use for reading. I think this will also help me stave off burnout. In previous years, I had to research and request between 50-75 science and history books, DVDs, etc. from the library every couple of weeks. Now, I will only have to order six weeks worth for one subject or the other at a time (and make sure I keep them renewed). Keeping my fingers crossed that it all works out.
We'll start back August 18, 2014.
|A quick pic of Tessa enjoying summer. Climbing the chunky rocks at our local park helped fill the lulls of waiting for Forth of July fireworks to start.|
Tessa's Second Grade Schedule
Vocabulary - A Word a Day, Grade 2
Reading - The Elson Readers: Book One (Block 1), historical fiction (Block 2), literature study (Block 3), All About Reading, Levels 3 & 4 (Blocks 4-6)
Spelling - All About Spelling, Level 2
Logic (Friday only.) - Primarily Logic, and then Mindware Analogy Challenges: Level A, Perplexors: Basic Level
Spanish (Tuesday & Thursday only.) - Song School Spanish
Electives - Blocks 1, 3 & 5
Composer Study/Music (Monday, Wednesday & Friday only.) - The Story of the Orchestra
Electives - Blocks 2, 4 & 6
Early Modern History - History Odyssey: Early Modern, Level 1
* Titles listed are primary curricula only. Updated March 14, 2015...things changed a bit.