Sorry for the 101 posts, but it is helping me get some thoughts flowing get some anxiety off me!!
So can you share an example of a day worth of lesson plans?
Ds- special needs 6th grade
Vocabulary & spelling
2 reading workbooks
Reading Harry potter
Language arts textbook
Language arts workbook
History text book
History work book
Social studies workbook
Dd- advanced 8th grade
Spelling & vocabulary
Writing essays (New ones due every 2 weeks)
Earth science textbook
Western history textbook
We go from 9-1
Then of course we do documentaries & movies and anything else they want to.
I don't do lesson plans. My son baby steps it. My daughter works independently and usually covers in a couple of sections per subject per each day.
Math, go over new lesson, worksheet A
Reading: Read story, do vocab worksheet
Writing: (today was a) Edit & Revise story
Science: (usually it's read a chapter, but we finished our curriculum for the year)
History: Read a chapter and take a few notes, Map work
Spelling: Review words that were previously misspelled, Go over new concept, spell new words on the board
Math: Worksheet C
Reading: Comprehension worksheets
Writing: Day off of normal writing curriculum, instead work on other curriculum for 30 minutes
History: we're doing history pockets this week, so pocket 2
Spelling: Review, sentence dictations
Math: Worksheet E,
Reading: Graphic Organizer
Writing: Publish the story
History: Pocket 6
Spelling: Review, write new words on paper, sentence dictations
For my 3rd grader: Today this is what we did....
He did his map of Europe test (filled in all of the countries of Europe With a word bank).
Then he took his Math U See test for lesson 19. Watched the video for lesson 20.
We read the story "How Spider Got a Thin Waist" from the Spider Tales of Africa. He created a plot diagram of the story.
We read the poem I'm Always in Parentheses by Ken Nesbitt and went over the rhyme scheme. And then he worked on the rules for parantheses and how to use them in his grammar book. He played a couple games on Spelling City for his new spelling list and wrote 2 of his spelling sentences for the week.
I read the first section of the chapter on the Ottoman Empire. Then he drew a picture of "The Sheep Rocks" with the caption that the man did not give to his God what he said he would so his God (Allah) punished him by turning he and his flock into rocks.
We used a spring scale measuring pounds and on measuring in Newtons to measure wooden blocks, his Bible, a quart jar, our fireplace poker and a bunch of other stuff. He made a table with each of the weights in it. Then he converted the table into a bar graph.
He made a lion out of yarn and puff balls and pipe cleaners for art class. He's working on 3-d art using different mediums.
Then he did 30 minutes of gym class using the wii fit. And he read his for fun book (A Series of Unfortunate Events) for 45 minutes.
cursive practice (often combined with spelling and/or vocab word lists)
reading fluency and comprehension practice
choice of: grammar or spelling or vocabulary
choice of: social studies or science or independent reading or project or craft
It really depends on the day.
Math--> 2-3 pages in his workbooks, sometimes a math game on the computer or Khan Academy
Grammar-->3-4 pages depending on what we are going over, Madlibs
Phonics--> A lesson in ETC, usually does 4 pages of it so we can go back and do more if he doesn't remember the rule he learned
Spelling--> write his words, some days pyramid words, rainbow words, write them 3x or any number of other ways and one page in his workbook, Monday we do the Pre-test, Friday we take the test
Computer Programming-->Depends on if we are using Code.org or Khan Academy, but we usually spend about 30 min working on whichever program we are using
Spanish-->This is kinda a freebie, D wants to learn, but I haven't gotten anything formal yet so he plays on My Spanish Coach on his DS. Usually about 20 min or so.
Handwriting--> 2 pages in his workbook
Everything else is a toss up right now. We need to get caught up in History and Science. When we start his 3rd grade English work, we will be doing a lot more writing than we have been.
Our schooling for middle school.
Monday: Math, Literature, and History
Tuesday: Math, Literature, and Geography
Wednesday: Math, Literature, Science, and Logic
Thursday: Math, Literature, Writing, Spelling and Grammar
Friday: Math, Literature, and finish anything not completed.
Math is at his either a page or 2 out of his workbooks or a lesson/quiz from time 4 learning.
he has weekly spelling and vocabulary words.
a science page or lesson from t4learning. We are going to be starting unit studies soon.
we are reading a 500 page chapter book. I will go ahead and read some of it myself and make up questions and then have him read the same thing and answer the questions.
he is working on cursive, a weather log, parts of sentences, animal families, telling time...
we will also be starting to break down the U.S. State by state