PRINTABLE HOMESCHOOL WEEKLY CHECKLIST – CYCLE 3

  • Timeline Review & Connections
  • Reading
    • Pick a book or several books that go along with the cycle 3 history, geography, science, or timeline
  • Bible (AWANA)
  • History Review & Connections
  • Essentials (4th -6th grade)
  • Extras

HOW LONG DOES SCHOOL TAKE?

    • Make Latin Flashcards (15 minutes, 1 day)
    • Make Geography Flashcards (15 minutes, 1 day)
      • (states one side, capital other)
    • Geography Activity (15 minutes a day, 4 days)
    • Spelling Dictation (15 minutes a day, 4 days)
      • (Bible or other memory work)
    • Math Review (10 minutes a day, 2 days)
    • Saxon Math (up to 3 hours a week)
    • Science (1 hour a week)
  • Timeline Review & Connections (15 minutes a week)
  • Reading (varies – 1-4 hours a week)
    • Pick a book or several books that go along with the cycle 3 history, geography, science, or timeline
  • Bible (AWANA) (20 minutes a day)
  • History Review & Connections (30 minutes a week)
  • Essentials (4th -6th grade) (45 minutes a day, 4 days)
  • Extras (1 hour a week)
    • Art, Music, Spanish, Other

School with Younger Kids – 10 hours a week + Reading Time and Class Time.  And most of it is in conversational type learning.

 

What should I do besides reviewing memory work?

  • Make Flashcards  – math, geography, Latin.  Yes, you can buy flashcards already made, but having the students make the cards themselves gives:
    • Handwriting practice
    • Spelling practice
    • Review opportunities
    • Ownership in the review process
  • Geography Activities (Choose at least ONE each week)
    • Tracing Maps
    • Free hand Drawing of Maps
    • Quizzing/Drilling Geography Info
    • Geography Puzzles
    • Notebooking Pages for a States or Geography Notebook
    • Coloring Pages, with Info about Geographical Areas
    • Watching How the States Got their Shapes
    • Making States Flags
    • Learning States Abbreviations
    • Cooking Food from different Geographical Areas
  • Math Time
    • Flashcards
    • Skip Counting Songs
    • Writing out Facts
    • Math Games
    • Saxon Math Curriculum (3-4 lessons a week)
  • Bible
    • We study AWANA verses, as well as reading a chapter of the Bible together as a family.  AWANA also has the older children look up passages to study Scripture for themselves.
    • We write out Bible verses.
  • Spelling/Dictation
    • Write Bible verses – first as copy work, later in the week from memory.
    • Practice handwriting and cursive with memory work
    • Learn to spell words from science, geography or history facts.
    • Write out the English (for older students, this information will be used in filling in charts in Essentials).
  • Reading
    • Pick books to go along with history sentences.  These can be stories the children can read themselves, or read alouds or both.  See my printable reading list for suggestions.
    • When we were learning to read, we used 100 Easy Lessons to Teach your Child to Read and All about Reading.  We are now just reading books and not using a “curriculum.”
  • Science
    • This year my two older children (5th and 6th grade) will be using Lyrical Life Science.  It has music on CD that explains human anatomy.  It also has a textbook and workbook.
    • For my younger daughter (3rd grade), we are using a simpler, mostly picture book about human anatomy.
  • Timeline
    • We sing the song with motions.
    • We make connections to the Bible and to our other CC cycles.
    • We sometimes make posters to connect different points of history.
    • We look for mentions of these items in books and movies and TV shows.
    • We relate what we are reading to what else is going on in the world.
  • Art
    • We use Draw Write Now to make pages relating to history or sometimes science.
    • We make gifts for others – cards, etc.
  • History
    • We make connections by reading and drawing mostly.
    • We have lots of conversation.  
    • We do not use a history textbook.
  • Writing
    • We do Essentials – diagramming sentences, writing paragraphs and papers.
    • We write letters to our friends, family, and church members.
    • We do dictation of memorized work.
  • Memory Work
    • Memorize Scripture
    • Memorize CC Facts
    • Memorize Essentials charts
    • Memorize poetry or famous speeches
    • Memorize hymns
  • Music
    • Tin Whistle
    • Music Theory (reading music)
    • Piano (only informally)
    • Singing
  • Spanish
    • We focused on Spanish during the summer.  We have neighbor friends who are bilingual.

 

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