Sunday, August 5, 2007

Sample Schedule

I'm so sorry I haven't posted the sample of the schedule I am creating for my son. Life seems to always get in the way of all my great plans. I still haven't finished the schedule. I had several projects to do for Apologia, then I had to go to Washington DC to pick up my daughter from her ballet intensive. Then, my boys were horseback riding all week while the girls did ballet. It seemed my car was where I spent my entire week last week. Now I'm getting everything ready for a trip to Oregon where I will be speaking at the Oceanetwork conference there, and seeing old friends.

As promised, here is a preview of the schedule I'm creating for my 11 year old (5/6th grade) son. This is the first week. I've only done 14 weeks. As I said, I am not done and things may still change with it. I'm sorry if it's difficult to read. I had to convert it from a table to an image and it lost some of the resolution in the transfer.

He will have the schedule coil bound into a book and he will be responsible for making certain he does all his work each day/week. This is for him to follow - not me.
He'll be doing Teaching Textbooks 6. I love Teaching Textbooks for the younger grades. For Algebra, I recommend other programs.
Since he has read all my science books, he will be doing science through an online course called the Edison Project. It has a quiz he has to turn in every Friday. We're not used to testing, but the course looks like it will be right up his alley. He's done a lot of robotics and can build a computer from scratch, so this is a great avenue for him this year.
I have added science books to his reading list as he truly detests fiction and only likes to read science books. We are doing Phonics Intervention to help him on his progress of overcoming dyslexia - which may be why he doesn't like fiction. We are also using a reading intervention program called Passport to Reading. It's for older struggling readers. Very expensive. I'll let you know if it is effective. I am expecting this to be a landmark year with his reading! My nine-year-old doesn't struggle with reading and will have a completely different set of readers at a higher level.

We will use the Big Book of Latin for Latin. Only my 11 year old and my 14 year old will do Latin. I have used other Latin programs, but BBoL seems to be really easy to teach. Charlotte Mason was a big advocate of teaching Latin and I think it's the most logical way to provide a foreign language for our children - no need to speak the language! There are other benefits. But I don't think it necessary to begin when they are young.

His handwriting will include dictation. He'll be doing a cursive handwriting book I created that includes a devotional with every verse he writes. This will give him practice with cursive, memorizing Scripture and spiritual food for thought! I'm getting it ready to offer as an ebook.

For history, we've decided to do Diana Waring's CD's with extra reading and notebooking. I love her CD's; they are so lively and are simply fascinating. Diana is my all time favorite history person. I highly recommend her CD's for whatever time period you are studying.
So, that's it for now! Let me know if you have any questions!


Tiany said...

This is great!

I would like to invite you to a "Homeschool Open House" I am hosting on my blog. The reasoning behind the "Open House " was to build a source of encouragement and fellowship amongst Homeschool moms as another school year begins. I homeschool year round but I realize that many do not thus the homeschool open house to share our plans and encourage each other for the coming year!

I think many of the ladies participating would be greatly blessed by your experience, especially mothers like myself just staring out.

If you feel lead to participate you can read all the details on my blog!

Blessings to you and yours,


P.S. I forgot to mention there are also lots of amazing "Door Prizes" being given away and everyone that participates and shares a post and link to the Open House to spread the word will receive a free E-book from Biblical Womanhood! Hope to see you there!

Shonda said...

Wow Jeannie,
That's very impressive. Do you plan the whole year? or do you start with a semester? I tend to break up the curriculum into monthly segments and plan for one month at a time.

I recently ordered Diane Warings CD's and books. I look forward to studying history with my son! Her audio's are so fun to listen to.

I pray you have a safe trip to Oregon and a great conference.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't know dyslexic(s) didn't like fiction. That makes a whole lot of sense to me, my two sons, and one of my twin daughters.

I was reading natural science reference books to both boys at ages 2 and 3!

Thanks for the tidbit.

Jeannie Fulbright said...

I don't think ALL dyslexics don't like fiction. But, for many, it is too difficult to follow a story line with all the twists, turns, and lack of left brain logic that goes into weaving a story. Fiction doesn't make sense until they are confident readers and can remember what they read.

moreofhim said...

Thank you for sharing your schedule. I'm in the process of trying to come up with a good schedule for my son and myself. Take care and God bless!

Karen said...

I would be interested in your handwriting book that you are creating. That sounds like such a wonderful idea!!!! I look forward to it being offered.

Dawnelle said...

Wow! I found you through another blog, but have heard much about you and your books through a friend (Holland) here in the Pacific NW.

I'm excited to read through your blog- what a great resource!


Michielle said...

I'm not sure if you would want to: but to get better resolution you could save your schedule as a pdf and then just link to it and then it would just download if someone really wanted to see it. I have done that at my wordpress blog and others like it.

this entry has the reference book, I adapted for us.

BTW~ the schedule looks great, I have a 4th grader this year and am always looking at other's for inspriation for hte next year. :)

Michielle said...

oh yes, please let us know about the passport to reading, my son is dyslexic also and we are always hoping to find something to help him in his reading.

Contessa Kris said...

I stumbled across your blogpost today. Very helpful! I was wondering if you knew the author/company on the Big Book of Latin. I'm not finding that exact title in my search and I would like to look it up. Thanks so much.