Thursday, August 7, 2008

More New School Year stuff

After much agonizing, here is what is on the agenda for Deuce:

Deuce: 4th Grade

Reading: Free Reading 300 minutes per month
Make a book list

Required Reading: My Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George
Not My Dog, Colby Rodowsky
Small Steps: The Year I got Polio, Peg Kehret
Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren
How to Eat Fried Worms, Thomas Rockwell
The Ghost in the Third Row, Bruce Coville
Malu's Wolf, Ruth Craig
Secret Letters from 0 to 10, Susie Morganstern

Language Arts: LLAL Yellow (or Orange – I haven't decided yet)
miscellaneous grammar exercises and book reports

Handwriting: Getty-Dubay level D
An Elegant Floral Alphabet

Spelling: Spelling Power 3x per week.

Math: Try Living Math Intermediate Level, Cycle 1, Unit 1. If this works, I'll keep it up. If not, then back to Singapore Math, or supplement with Singapore Math.

Social Studies:
History: Unit 1: Renaissance
Unit 2.: Feudal Japan
Unit 3: Vikings!

Geography: Home Geography for Primary Grades (in PDF form on computer)

Science: Unit 1 – Elements
Unit 2 – Life Science
Unit 3 – Solar System

Foreign Language: German

Music: Violin Practice 15 min/day, lesson 1x per week

Art: Hands of a Child Art Appreciation