Goals for the Week Ahead

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Last weeks goals – how did we do?

School Goals

  • Bible (830-9): Continue with Apologia ‘Who am I?, personal devotion times with the little ones using Grapevine Studies (stick figuring through the Bible)
  • Maths (9-945): B5 – 5 lessons; A7 – 8 lessons; C13 – 5 lessons or more; L13 – 5 lessons; T14 – 10 lessons (did 8 plus a topic test)
  • Morning Meeting (945-1045): Mystery of History (3 lessons – The Glorious Revolution; John Locke; the Salem Witch Trials); IGCSE Human Biology (Finish bones and joints part of syllabus); Begin our ancient Israel Studies (Using Heart of Wisdom read overview, go through step one (excite) and begin Step 2 (examine), Read about Abraham using The Victor Journey through the Bible.  Begin watching Abraham each day for 10 minutes. (decided, rather arbitrarily, to only do two MOH lessons as we only have a few to go til we finish the book.  Instead of Human Biology I fancied beginning the Africa unit study we are doing for the foreseeable future.  What can I say?  I’m a rebel deep down!)
  • Individual Learning Topics (1045-1145): T14 – begin IGCSE Chemistry; L13 – begin Starting a Micro business for Teens and Jewellery making; C13 – continue withHere to Help Learning write a six chapter book course and finish Music theory 2; A7 continue with Dinosaurs and the Bible course and EdTechLens classes on the Rain Forests   (all done and more 🙂  )
  • Writing (1145-1215): T14 – Complete IGCSE Psychology questions in Chapter 1 and hand in for marking; L13 and C13 continue with Cover Story; A7 and B5 complete copy work and Rain Forest assignments
  • Nature Walk: Complete a study of the brook and visit the Wishing Tree (although I think ‘study’ is overstating it somewhat, we did make it down to the brook, which is more than I can say for the wishing tree)
  • Delight Led Learning:
    • C (of indeterminate age)  – Help children as required; clear and organise study area; research abdominal exercises;  home making; begin updating my Ancient Egypt posts (as you can probably tell, I’m the one letting the side down this week!  I did do a bit of the hall way but it is not finished, on account of the fact I am too lazy  we have no more room for all the books and folders and therefore I have nowhere to tidy them to.  I can categorically state that I did absolutely no home making at all!  Oh, and I didn’t even start updating my ancient Egyptian posts.  Didn’t even look at them, in fact)
    • T14 – Finish off maths (plan to do two lessons per day); begin project based on bringing electricity to the teen nook; continue to make bass guitar; do bike repairs and maintenance as and when required
    • L13 – Jewellery making focusing on wire wrapping; project about Indian Jewellery; begin preparing for Springtime Splendor Mixed Media Art Course this week focusing on supplies and putting in own order on Amazon (Ha, my fault again!  Project changed from Indian Jewellery to the more generic ‘Jewellery Around the World’ and then we were able to focus on African Jewellery which fits in very handily with my new fandangled African unit study 🙂   )
    • C13 – Begin the Foundation for Teens Video Bible course – Complete Why Jesus?  Do one session each afternoon.  Complete handout which goes with session.  Spend some time in discussion before completing the essay questions.  Bring Bible 🙂
    • A7 and B5 – Create a Paleontologist lab and become paleontologists; read the Great Dinosaur Mystery; focus project on Triceratops;  begin chapter 3 of Apologia Astronomy.  (I was planning to do this on Friday but by the time it came, I kidded myself that we’d managed to achieve heaps this week and we all gave each other a pat on the back and called it good……and didn’t make a paleontologist lab.  They did watch Dinosaur Dan though.  Does that count?)

So this weeks goals are as follows:

School Goals

  • Bible (830-9): Continue with Apologia ‘Who am I?, personal devotion times with the little ones using Grapevine Studies (stick figuring through the Bible)
  • Maths (9-945): B5 – 5 lessons; A7 – 8 lessons; C13 – 5 lessons; L13 – 4 lessons; T14 – 8 lessons
  • Morning Meeting  (945-1045): Mystery of History (2 lessons – The Salem Witch Trials, Jakob Amman: Founder of the Amish); Continue with our ancient Israel Studies (Using Heart of Wisdom read overview, go through step one (excite) and begin Step 2 (examine), Continue to learn about Abraham using The Victor Journey through the Bible/ Holman Bible Atlas.  Continue with African unit studies (cover African religions and countries, read aloud two African picture books each day)
  • Individual Learning Topics (1045-1145): T14 – Complete Topic 2 in Section one of IGCSE Chemistry; L13 – Finish Starting a Micro business for Teens, Lesson one of mixed media art course, Lesson one of Drawing with Realism, Lesson one of Artists and their Art: Cezanne; C13 – continue with Here to Help Learning write a six chapter book course and begin Public Speaking course, and music practice; A7 continue with Dinosaurs and the Bible course (lesson 6: The Dinosaur Hunters) and EdTechLens classes on the Rain Forests (Chapter 2: Lessons 1-4)
  • Writing (1145-1215): T14 – Complete IGCSE Psychology questions in Chapters 5,6 and 7; L13 and C13 continue with Cover Story; A7 and B5 complete copy work and Rain Forest assignments
  • Nature Walk: Study Coppicing in the Ancient Woods
  • Delight-Led Learning
    • C (of indeterminate age)  – Help children as required; Plan T’s final two years – what graduation requirements will he need to attain before he leaves our homeschool; Attempt to clear hallway again.
    • T14 – Finish off maths (plan to do two lessons per day); read Lessons 8 & 9 of IGCSE Psychology; begin project based on bringing electricity to the teen nook; continue to make bass guitar; do bike repairs and maintenance as and when required.  Watch Why Jesus? with L13
    • L13 – Project about African Jewellery; Write a journal entry every day about your project; jot down notes and take photos for your fortnightly post.  Watch Why Jesus? with T14  Write a list of supplies required for the second lesson of all three art courses.
    • C13 – Begin the Foundation for Teens Video Bible course –Apologetics   Do one session each afternoon.  Complete handout which goes with session.  Spend some time in discussion before completing the essay questions. Project based learning: Africa Religion, Myth and Music – Finish first post for blog.
    • A7 and B5 – Create a Paleontologist lab and become paleontologists; read Dry Bones and Other Fossils; focus project on Triceratops;  Continue chapter 3 of Apologia Astronomy.

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