Sunday, August 14, 2011

Learning Logistics: 2011-2012

Learning Logistics...
... the planning, implementation, and cooridination
of the details of... our learning at home.
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Each year I try to share
what our intended resources are for our homeschool.
Somehow I skipped last year (oops)
but this past week, I was able to sit down
and plan a rough draft of our intended curriculum.

I say intended because, many times,
we follow rabbit trails in our learning...
sometimes we add resources...
sometimes we decide not to use certain resources...
it just depends on our school year.

And though I like to have a plan,
I, also, like to be flexible with it
and follow where YHVH leads. :)
Below, is our list of our learning logistics
for this upcoming year of learning at home.





Scripture Study

This is THE MOST IMPORTANT part
and focal point of our educating our children at home.
It is through Scripture that
knowledge, understanding, and wisdom are gained...
which are of far greater eternal value than any academics.

Not all resources are listed here, but these are some
that we either have used, currently use, or will use.


Daily Torah portion readings
currently using schedule found here
considering this schedule

Five Book Walk! Series
{not adhering to some of the rabbinical teachings therein}

Messianic Family Fellowship Parsha Printouts

One Torah for All Parsha Printouts

possible various other Torah/Scripture
printouts and copywork


(additional for 13 year old)
Classbook to go along with Torah portions
Torah Explorers




Character Study

For Instruction in Righteousness

Character Sketches

Character Cards

Polite Moments


(additional for 13 year old son)

Anecdotes for Boys by Harvey Newcomb

How to Be a Man by Harvey Newcomb

copywork pertaining to set-apart men for Yah


(for 7 and 8 year old girls)

Little Lady Series by Sandi Queen

copywork pertaining to set-apart ladies for Yah



History/Geography

Book of Centuries

Ancient History study with Torah portions

A WIDE variety of living books from our shelves

various U.S. history/geography workbooks from store

Classical Kids and Old Testament Days activity guides

possible notebooking

Victor's Journey Through the Bible

A Child's Geography: Explore the Holy Land

Blackline Maps of World History

Charlotte Mason's Elementary Geography




Language/Grammar

Language Lessons by Queen Homeschool

copywork for all

spelling and vocab from Torah portions

various Abeka readers from our shelves

McGuffey Readers from our shelves - oral reading


(additional for 13 year old)

Grammar Land

written narrations
{via notebook, Word, or blog}




Science/Creation Study

Nature/Creation journaling


Handbook of Nature Study
by Anna Botsford Comstock
(also available online)


Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
by Edith Holden

Variety of Burgess Books for Children
by Thornton W. Burgess

WIDE variety of living books from our shelves

Considering God's Creation CD
(and possibly book with 7 and 8 year olds)


Kent Hovind Creation Series videos

Nature Readers
by Christian Liberty Press

Wildcraft: An Herbal Adventure Game


{additional for 13 year old}

Land Animals of the Sixth Day:
Exploring Creation with Zoology 3

by Jeannie Fulbright



Mathematics

Ray's Arithmetic Series
{oral and copywork}

Math Facts to Classical Music

Life of Fred Math
{used by 13 year old
but possible for younger ones}

Living books from shelves
{Equal Smequel; A Place for Zero;
Tell Time with Thomas; Multiplying Menace;
Sir Cumference Series}


Music/Composer study

family singing
violin/piano practice/lessons
music flashcards

Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers

Living books from our shelves
to accompany above book

various videos and cds
to accompany above book



Art/Artist Study

Nature/creation sketches

Various "how to draw" books
from our shelves

Various living books about various artists
{Mary Cassatt; Edgar Degas; Monet;
Jean Francois Millet; Benjamin West,
and possibly others}

Various coloring books
to accompany artist study
from dover publications



Poetry

Various poems by various poets
{including Robert Louis Stevenson/Emily Dickinson}

Poems for Memorization book

Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization
{we just LOVE to listen to the cd of poems read}



Literature

We will aim to keep a list of all the books read...
we go through lots!
Here are a few books I hope to cover this year
but am not limited to these.

A Girl of Limberlost

Swiss Family Robinson

Various Lamplighter books

More to be added and assigned :)


Life Skills

Prepare and Pray!

Keepers/Contenders of the Faith projects

videos from YouTube

attempt to begin a small garden



Hebrew

Holy Language online

Hebrew Homeschool printouts
at Hebrew4Christians



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Again, this is not an all inclusive list.
Some things we may not get to,
some things we may add.

Not all of these resources will be used on a daily basis
and some of them will be.


May YHVH guide us and bless us
as we train them up in the way they should go...
and may they not part from it.


Shalom!



2 comments:

rgcamire said...

Thank you for sharing! Our eyes were opened to the importance of observing the Torah about 8 months ago. Since, I have wondered how this is going to change the way I homeschool, and I think you have put some pieces together for me! I had been reading about Charlotte Mason's method and I have had experience with Kent Hovind, Hebrew for Christians and a few other resources that you mentioned. Awesome! I will be refereing to your resources often! My oldest is 5, so I am just getting my bearings and gaining the confidence to piece the curriculum together myself. Oh, and I am originally from California, and not living on the East Coast! Shalom, Gena

ethelbeans said...

An inspiring list! Sounds like a beautiful school year ahead :) After reading your list, I am reminded of how we have gotten away from CM style of schooling. Makes me want to "dust off" our poetry and nature study books :)

~ Cheryl

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