Saturday, March 05, 2016

Year 7


(July 2016-June 2017)

We won't be starting seventh grade until July, but I like to plan a tentative framework well in advance to get a start on the used book hunt.  




Science
  • Chemistry of Living Things (tutorial class)
  • Read-aloud books
    • The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way
    • The Story of Science: Newton at the Center (I plan to read the first half of this book during year 7 and complete it, along with the third/final book in the series, during year 8.) 

Math

History & Social Justice
We will continue our chronological study of American history (with additional focus on WWII, per his request).

Literature

 Poetry

Writing
We haven't done much writing up to this point because he just hasn't been interested.  This year, however, he will have writing assignments in his literature tutorial class.  We'll also set aside time at home for creative writing with Elegy for a Dead World and for playing storytelling games like Once Upon a Time and Snake Oil

Grammar/Spelling/Foreign Language

Current Events
CNN Student News

Art
Meet the Masters (Homer, Remington, O'Keefe, Hokusai, Matisse, Degas, Kahlo, Gaugin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Escher)

Physical Activity
  • daily walks and/or Trikke riding
  • weekly hikes
  • 2-3 yoga classes/week
  • fencing camp (1-2 weeks)

Life/Work Skills

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He will continue to update his Library Thing, adding all independently read books.