Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Looking Ahead

J's dance recital was cancelled because of a blackout caused by a big thunderstorm.  They rescheduled it for September (?!).  She's excited school is over and is looking forward to being a junior!  She told me she is considering going into the science field, working with either dancers, athletes, and/or kids.  I've already bookmarked a few colleges to look at, lol.  She also plans to keep dancing.

J went to the Broadway Dance Center with a friend this week and took a contemporary jazz class.  She used one of her free passes and plans on going there a lot this summer.  Her theater jazz summer workshop starts on Sunday.

W's show choir performance was awesome and he can't wait to start the next session in the fall.

Here's the final outline of what we'll probably be using and doing for 6th Grade.  This is the general plan but I predict there will be lots of tweakage. I have almost everything now and I'm really looking forward to September.

W 6th Grade

Spelling, Grammar, Vocabulary
Spelling Skills 5 & 6 (Harcourt)
Simply Grammar (Andreola)
Wordly Wise Gr. 6 (Hodkinson & Adams)
Studied dictation exercises
Creative writing 
Saxon 7/6 (TT7 & LoF are on hand)
History & Biography
Various books & workbooks on US & World History
Oral & written narrations
Field trips
States & Capitals
Countries & Capitals
Continents & Oceans
Science/Natural History
Nature Study: The Handbook of Nature Study (Comstock)
Outdoor Hour Challenge blog
Various books & workbooks
Oral & written narrations
Field trips
The Chronicles of Narnia series (Lewis)
   -The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
   -Prince Caspian
   -The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
   -The Silver Chair
   -The Horse & His Boy
   -The Magician's Nephew
   -The Last Battle
Some oral & written narrations
Daily Independent reading - books of choice
Getting Started with Spanish (Linney & Orta)
Artistic Pursuits, Junior High Book One: Elements of Art & Composition (Ellis)


MrsMo said...

Im so excited to have stumbled on your blog!! I never knew there were so many NY homeschoolers! Awesome, I will be taking this step with my middle schooler and its exciting yet scary!

NYCitymomx3 said...

Congrats on your decision to homeschool! When I first started 7 years ago, I thought I was the only homeschooler in the city, lol. Email me anytime if you have questions. :)