Sunday, March 18, 2012

School planning

Okay, so I'm a bit late working through my plans for this school year compared to my usual January posting of my plans.  But at long last, here is my plan for the 2012-2013 school year:

HAYDEN, age 12, Grade 8

Sonlight Core 100
Glencoe: Civics & You 2002 (Social Studies Supplement)
Sonlight Science 100 (Apologia Physical Science)
Glencoe: Physical Science 2002 (Science Supplement)
Saxon Math Algebra 1 No-Nonsense Algebra
Saxon Grammar & Writing 8
Wordly Wise 3000 Book 9 (new 3rd edition)
Switched on Schoolhouse Secondary Spanish (2nd half)
Beyond the Nine-Note Recorder Method for Alto (we didn't keep up with this last school year)

HAYLEE, age 7, Grade 3

Sonlight Core D (3) with Advanced Readers
Sonlight Science D
McGraw Hill Science 3
Lyrical Life Science Volumes 1 & 2
McGraw Hill Language Arts 3
McGraw Hill:  Our Communities
Houghton Mifflin Spelling & Vocabulary 4
Saxon Math 5/4
A Reason for Handwriting D
Wordly Wise 3000 Book 4 (new 3rd edition)
Everthing Kids' Learning Spanish
Everything Kids' Puzzle & Activity Book
Harcourt Health & Fitness 3
Silver Burdett Music 3
Abeka Art Projects 3
Scholastic News 4

HOLDEN, age 4, grade PK

Sonlight PK 4/5
Sonlight LA K
A Reason for Handwriting K
Saxon Phonics K
Get Ready, Get Set, Go for the Code series
Saxon Math K
Usborne Opposites and Shapes Workbooks
Character Development:  Help Me Be Good book series + Right Choices
Abeka K4 Art Projects
Tot Tray Activity Center
Scholastic "Let's Find Out" Magazine

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Box Day...Sort of...

The kids are already starting to feel the excitement of "Box Day," a treasured day known by all Sonlighters. Haylee's Box Day was sort of yesterday, as I went out to the shed and pulled out the sacred storage tub that contains Core 3 (now Core D). Hayden read me the titles while I made a list to have ready to compare with the new version of the core when it comes out in a couple of weeks so I ca...n order the newly inserted books and upgrade the IG on April 2nd. It was really cool to hear him exclaim the title, closely followed by "I remember that book...I loved this story" after nearly every book. Then the excitement was catching to Haylee with comments like "really, what's it about?" And then she wanted to know all about the books, but we were calling them out much too fast to linger over any one. Hayden fondly remembered his own Box Day with this core...I remember his own disappointment that year that "every single book was about Indians," as this is the first core that correlates readers with the history content. But in the end, he loved each and every book, much to his surprise. And he fondly remembers grabbing the science books out of the box and curling up with them on the spot. I swear, it seems like yesterday when I was reading those books to him. It's almost startling to think it's been 4 years since we cracked them open...the memories are so vivid that it just doesn't seem possible. Aaaahhh. These feelings we shared as we went through the books are *truly* what Sonlight is all about. :)