Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas to me! I just put the finishing touches on our rough draft for 2008 fall term. We have used some CM principles, some helpful ideas from Ambleside Online, and mixed them together with what works for OUR family. I still have to choose some Fine Arts components, but here is what I came up with so far.


Blank SCHEDULE that you can edit (Open Office)

6th Grade Curriculum
- Term 1

American History (1865-1890)

  • Reconstructing America by Joy Hakim – Ch 1-37
    (Pre-read 3 chapters per week as teacher background.
    Assign as independent reading or read together and

  • TruthQuest History AHYS III – use commentary as
    teacher background and discussion material.
    Use TQ book list to set up a Book Basket of free reading.

  • Keep a history notebook or timeline book.

  • Create a reading log of books read.




  • alternate 2 weeks of grammar instruction with 2 weeks of
    writing instruction


  • Integrate with American History using weekly
    blackline maps & Trail Guide to US History

  • Memorize States/Capitals using games, software, songs


  • Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Music (See Fine Arts-At-A-Glance schedule) Plutarch



  • Variety of inquiries and readings from TOPS Science, Bob Jones University Science, Janice VanCleave books, home library, public library, kits, local classes. Emphasize vocabulary and labs.

  • Keep a science notebook of vocabulary words, hand- drawn diagrams, reading lists, and labs.

  • Complete one major science project or participate in a
    nce fair.



Blank SCHEDULE that you can edit (Open Office)


Wee Pip said...

I'm impressed! I saw the biography of George Washington Carver on your list - we just watched a tv show about him and it was very interesting!

me :) said...

I LOVE your schedule!! I have littler (nice made up word) kids - would there be any chance you could post one that I could edit and add my own kid's stuff?? I LOVE the idea - thanks so much for sharing - love your blog!

Tami, part-time blogger - full time scrapbooker said...

Thanks for the kind words! I just added an Open Office schedule that you may edit to your heart's content!

: )

me :) said...

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

my5wolfcubs said...

I stopped by to download your schedule a few days ago but haven't been back to tell you how much I enjoyed reading it! Thanks! For better or for worse, we will finish TOG Yr 1 this coming semester. But next year...I might just use the Ambleside Classical model. :)

Life With My 3 Boybarians said...

If you wanted to make this a permanent link (so it's easy for me to find, selfishly! ;) Ha.) Google docs are free and provide you with a permanent URL. I did this with the customized history plans on my blog.

I am inspired by your plan to fold in even more CM into our preK, 2nd and 3rd grade plans.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Darcy from LWM3B

Jennefer said...

How wonderful. One of my goals is to continue reading and learning more of CM's writings. Seeing your plans makes me all the more eager!

Post new photos of the remodel project when you can!!!


Karen said...

wow - i really like your schedule layout. Thanks for posting it.

Donna in TX said...

You have such a wonderful blog. Thank you for sharing so much. We use a weekly checklist similar to yours. I'm curious as to how DD knows what her specific page #'s or chapter assignments are for each day/week. Do you have a second form for that?
Thanks again, Donna