Well, at least this month’s curriculum planning only took 3-4 hours. I decided to group them together because Dec will be a short month and Nov we will have about 1/2 week off.
I think I covered about half of what I wanted to last month, not too bad.
I can feel the laze starting to set in. Which means that my presentation calendar isn’t as detailed as it used to be. I hope it doesn’t really come back to bite me. On the days when I’m good, it is still very nice to just check the calendar and see what presentation I’m supposed to give.
The kids actually did sing a Halloween song last month and I hope to cover one this month. We even managed to make some ceramic pumpkins.
In terms of curriculum this month, we’re going to spend November and December just covering Set 3 of Sagebooks. I’m hoping an extra month will give Astroboy some breather and help solidify characters he forgets. I no longer have any real goal for Thumper in terms of teaching new Chinese characters because there’s no need. We’ll just continue to use Anki to see what new words she’s learned.
I really really really hope I get to fractions this month. And that I make progress in our squaring work. And geography and geometry. Those aren’t being touched really right now.
|THEME||Thanksgiving, Christmas, Time, Timeline of Life|
|– counting||skip counting, 3, 4|
|– memorization||addition/subtraction||crabby, multiplication/division practice|
|– operations||addition/subtraction golden beads||multiplication/division|
|– squaring||squaring a sum and expressing it numerically & algebraicly|
|– geometry||geometric shapes||straight lines, intersecting lines, planes|
|– fractions||introduction to fractions|
|– characters||Sagebooks Set 3||30 words|
|– writing||metal insets, components||Writing w/ ease, 2 a day, child autum poem for writing, song to write|
|– words||reading comprehension|
|– songs||稻草裡的火雞 地球公轉 The Earth goes around the sun||稻草裡的火雞|
|– poems||harvest poem||harvest poem|
|– books||Thanksgiving/Christmas video, Thanksgiving/Christmas books||Thanksgiving video, Thanksgiving books|
|– zhuyin||all 37 zhuyin+20 combos||practice along with writing|
|– grammar||introduction to nouns|
|– English||sandpaper letters 6 letters, d, t, n, l, g, k||Dr Seuss|
|– writing||Writing with Ease Week 24|
|– mechanics||question marks|
|– grammar||Introduction to verbs, pronouns|
|– literaray||recognizing literary elements, identify themes and plot|
|– Earth||perpendicular & Oblique rays, composition of earth, earth’s crust|
|– Physical||Parts of Atoms|
|– Life||Parts of the bird|
|– nature of matter||Air experiments, Air pressure, Water||Air experiments, Air pressure, Water|
|History||Days of the week/Months of the year,||Clock of Eras, BC/AD Timelines|
|Timeline of Life||Timeline of Life|
|Art||Ceramic windchimes, Thanksgiving art||Thanksgiving Art|
|Elements of Art|
|Music||solfege 一隻青蛙, 稻草裡的火雞, any christmas song||稻草裡的火雞|
|Practical Life||Thanksgiving/Christmas related art or crafts|