Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Metzger Spring Homeschool Schedule 2011-2012





I'm really enjoying our school schedule this year! Since we school year-round, taking a few breaks during the year and a larger break between Thanksgiving and New Years, our grade levels are "in between" for some of the children. They all go at their own pace and complete their school years at different times during the year. Below is how we have worked it all out! Hope it sparks some imagination in your own home school!

Kaitlyn (12 years, 9th Grade) 2011-2012

Monday – Algebra 1, Great Explorations in Editing, Essay for DAR, Word Smart Junior, Spirit Controlled Temperament, Music Theory Review, 4H Projects
Tuesday – Algebra 1, Essay for DAR, Word Smart Junior, Choir & Theory, 4H Projects
Wednesday – Algebra 1, Great Explorations in Editing, Essay for DAR, Word Smart Junior, Spirit Controlled Temperament, Online Geography, MOH, 4H Projects
Thursday – Algebra 1, Essay for DAR, Word Smart Junior, Music Theory Review, 4H, Wilderness, 4H Projects
Friday – Community Service, Geography Video/Presentation, 4H Projects, Science reading, Missions Reading, Game

Ethan (10, 7th/8th grade) 2011-2012

Monday – Math x 2, English x 1, Typing, Reading, 4H Projects
Tuesday – English x 3, FFHA, Reading, 4H Projects
Wednesday – Math x 2, Online Geography, MOH, Reading, 4H Projects
Thursday – Math x 1, reading, typing, 4H, Wilderness
Friday – Community Service, Geography Video/Presentation, Science reading, Game

Trey (9 years, 5th/6th grade) 2011-2012

Monday – English x 2, Math x 1, Typing, Reading, 4H Projects
Tuesday – Math x 2, FFHA, Reading, 4H Projects
Wednesday – English x 2, Online Geography, MOH, Reading, 4H Projects
Thursday – Math x 2, reading, typing, 4H, Wilderness
Friday – Community Service, Geography Video/Presentation, Science reading, Game

Jake (3rd grade) 2011-2012

Monday – Math x 2, Typing, Reading, 4H Projects
Tuesday – Math x 1, FFHA, Reading, 4H Projects
Wednesday – Math x 1, Online Geography, MOH, Reading, 4H Projects
Thursday – Math x 1, typing, reading, 4H, Wilderness
Friday – Community Service, Geography Video/Presentation, Science reading, Game

Julia (K5/1st grade) 2011-2012

Monday – English x 2, Math x 1, Reading, 4H Projects
Tuesday – Math x 1, FFHA, Reading, 4H Projects
Wednesday – English x 2, Geography, Reading, 4H Projects
Thursday – Math x 2, reading, 4H, Wilderness
Friday – Community Service, Geography Video/Presentation, Science reading, Game


Ellie (Pre-K) 2011-2012


Monday - Thursday: "Preschool" and Rod and Staff


Judah (Nothing formal at all, 2 years old) 2011-2012


Monday - Thursday: "Preschool" with his big sister so that he can learn how to count, address, phone number, birthday, days of week, months of year, etc.


Eva (7 months...play, play, eat, nap, play) 2011-2012


*FFHA is Fun and Fitness Homeschool Athletics (mainly P.E. and pick-up sports games)


*4H for our children includes: Veterinary Science, Robotics, Wilderness, Animal Sciences, (and in the past - Rabbits, Pre-Flight, Dogs)


*MOH is Mystery of History On the day we do that, we do 3 lessons plus work on our timeline!


*Spirit Controlled Temperament is a high school requirement for Intro to Psychology. It is part of what we require in 10th grade for our students!


*Science reading is nature, animal and Creation sciences that we read aloud. Experiments are also done at that time. Again, we will do two or three lessons at a time.


*Geography Video/Presentation is when one of our children chooses a country in a continent I choose. They find a YouTube video (with me by their side to "screen" them) or a Netflix video. They also do a presentation on that country and everyone learns to locate that country on the globe.


*Games are all educational in nature (money counting, math, geography, etc.)


*Community Service projects are like this and this and more in that section!


*Doubling Up! Our children double up on certain subjects on different days so that we can devote Fridays to more fun activities and to community outreach. Since we school year-round, some subjects are only done 4 days per week.


This plan is not set in stone and will probably be tweaked as the year goes forward! Ahhhh...the beauties of homeschooling!



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3 comments:

I am blessed! said...

We do something similar to your doubling up. We take Wednesdays as our "light" day. We go to Community Bible Study together and the kids just complete math on their own. We're not doing community service projects, but focusing on our church family, especially widows and shut-ins. We aim for once a week- food, card, visit, that kind of thing.

Celee

Ellen said...

Lisa -- What's Rod and Staff? You mentioned Ellie, your pre-k'er is doing this....I have a 2.5 year old....

Lisa Metzger said...

Rod and Staff (what we use of it) is here: http://www.rodandstaffbooks.com/list/Rod_and_Staff_Preschool/

Lisa