Summer Schedule & Curriculum 2016

Hot off the press…our summer schedule & curriculum! Just to be clear, this is what our best days look like – the day I persevere to have. That being said, many days do not actually go like this. I keep our daily routine up on our fridge for days I feel really frazzled and off, then I can see where I am at and try to get our train back on the track. This is not meant to produce stress, but freedom…there is a time for everything and everything has its time. When we stay closely aligned to this, our days tend to go more smoothly and easily ;).

If you are still stunned that I have a schedule for summer, it’s because we homeschool year round ;).

Disclaimer: There are TONS of links below…if you should happen to click on an Amazon link, I make a tiny commission if you choose to purchase that book. It does not cost you a penny but it helps us afford our luxurious gluten-free lifestyle…so thanks ;).

summer schedule & curriculum via My Life as a Rinnagade

Our Summer:
May 2016 – October 2016
*Our “summer” is a little off this year in an effort to catch up with the curriculum we are following.
B & J: 2nd grade
O: 1st Grade
G: toddler…The Early Years 🙂

Terms: 8 weeks long with (2) 1 week breaks
Term 1: May & June
Term 2: July & August
Term 3: September & October

Priorities:

Atmosphere of environment (Relationship, i.e. Son-Rise Program(R))
Discipline of Habit (Independence)
Presentation of living ideas (Academics)

Daily Routine

6:00: Quiet Time & AM Routine
6:45: Start Breakfast/atmosphere (candles/music/open up house)
Boys: A.M. Routines/Me: get ready
7:15: Breakfast/Morning Time/Brush teeth
Me: clean kitchen/Kids: Free Time & Outside
8:00: Boys: Free time/Me: 1-on-1 with G & To-do list
9:30: Mid-day group work/Snack/Sensory time (rotate activities daily during read aloud)
Independent Work (one at a time)
11:45: Lunch & Lunch reading/dishes/finish laundry
1:00: Room time
2:00: M,T & TH: Snack/Regroup/G Nap = each boy play alone till I get out
W: Snack/Outings & Errands/G nap in car
F: Pool/Field Trips/Snack/G Nap in car
3:00: Finish up any undone work/Clean-ups/Free Time
4 – 5:30: Kids’ Screen time (level 1-3 activities)/Me writing time till 5
5:00: Me: Make dinner & listen to a podcast like this one
Eat Dinner/Free time/activities/walk dogs/I start PM Routine/Baths
7:00: Start Bedtime routine
8:30: Finish PM Routine, finish work, write, read, relax & hang out with the husband
10:15: BED!
schedule

***************Group Work ****************
Aligned to child in lowest level

Bible Bedtime Devotionals

I Am: Names of God
The Ology

As It Happened Timeline: Bible, History, Science & Geography

In the Beginning Timeline
Big Picture Interactive Bible
Kids’ Guide to God’s Creation
MapTrek: Ancient World
Classical Conversations Ancient World Cards

AIH Living Books:

Term 1: Heaven & Space

The Answers Book for Kids Volume 3: God and the Bible
The Answers Book for Kids Volume 5: Space & Astronomy
Prince Warriors

Term 2: Natural Kingdoms & Dinosaurs

The Answers Book for Kids Volume 2: Dinosaurs and the Flood of Noah
The Answers Book for Kids Volume 6: Babel and the Ice Age
Dinosaurs for Kids

Term 3: Ancestry & the Human Body

The Answers Book for Kids Volume 1: Creation and the Fall
The Answers Book for Kids Volume 4: Sin, Salvation, and the Christian Life
My Body or The Body book?
True Story of Noah’s Ark
Genesis Finding our Roots

AIH activities:

Butterfly Kit
Ant Farm
Notebooking
Our Family Tree: A History of Our Family
Genealogy of Jesus Christ
Jesus’ Family Tree

Literature: Core Classics, Good Reads & Bedtime Audios

List 1: Core Classics

Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales

The Ugly Duckling
Little Ida’s Flowers
The Old House
The Happy Family
The Conceited Apple-Branch
The Pea Blossom
…more to come!

 List 2: Good Reads

Secrets at Sea
…more to come!

List 3: Bedtime Audios

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Peter Pan *Jim Dale is our favorite audio reader!
Peter & the Starcatchers
Peter & the Sword of Mercy
Peter & the Secret of Rundoon
Peter & the Shadow Thieves
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
…more to come!

Poetry: A.A. Milne

Term 1: When We Were Very Young  & short bio on A.A. Milne
Term 2: Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow
Term 3: Outside Your Window 

Picture Study:

Term 1: Van Gogh
Term 2: Michelangelo
Term 3: Botticelli

Music Study:

Term 1: Bizet
Term 2: Chopin
Term 3: Grieg

Habit Training:

Term 1: Attention
Term 2:TBA
Term 3:TBA

Memory Work:

Term 1: Rice Pudding by A.A. Milne
Term 2: Natural Kingdoms
Term 3:

Nature Study:

Nature Journal weekly – ideally on Saturdays as a family

Personal Development: SOME in home activities:

Yoga: Cosmic Kids
Meditation: Enchanted Meditations for Kids CD

Personal Development: SOME out of home activities:

Swimming: Pool Passes (go weekly)
Creation Museum
Henry Ford Museum
Lego Discovery Center

**************Independent Work**************

B: Level 3

Language Arts:

Read book of choice every day

Math:

Khan Academy: Early Math

Personal Development: SOME in home activities:

Complete Son-Rise Program (R) Developmental Model: Level 3
Focus: Brain Beat

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J: Level 5

Language Arts:

Oral narration with Reading Time
All About Spelling Level 1
Finish Star Wars Reading & Writing
Start after Star Wars: All About Reading Level 4

Math:

Finish Star Wars Book
Khan Academy: Early Math

Technology:

Khan Academy: Computer Programming

Personal Development: SOME in home activities:

Complete Son-Rise Program (R) Developmental Model: Level 5
Piano Lessons: Hoffman Academy
Focus: Brain Beat

jacksonO: Level 4

Language Arts:

Oral narration with Reading Time
All About Spelling Level 1
All About Reading Level 1
ABC Mouse.com

Math:

Finish Star Wars Book
Khan Academy: Early Math

Personal Development: SOME in home activities:

Complete Son-Rise Program (R) Developmental Model: Level 4
Piano Lessons: Hoffman Academy
Focus: Brain Beat

owen******MORE TO COME IN NOVEMBER!********

Do you have your summer schedule ready?

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