Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Curriculum, fall term

We’ve finally finished with blocking out this stuff on the calendar. Here is our term this fall, like you care:

Daily

  • Penmanship
  • Phonics
  • Spelling
  • Math
  • History & Literature*

Weekly

  • Art
  • History readings co-related with a timeline or century book and map
  • Handicrafts
  • Music Appreciation, including folksongs
  • Nature Study
  • An artist and a composer each term
*Well, history is literature, right?:
A Child’s History of the World
Virgil Hillyer ch 47, ch 49-53 (1000 CE) Charlemagne, Vikings, Peter the Hermit; 800-1100 CE
A Wonder Book
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Abraham Lincoln
Ingri D’Aulaire
Along Came A Dog
Meindert De Jong
An Island Story
ch 22-32 (1066-1189, Harold II Henry II)
Brighty of the Grand Canyon
Marguerite Henry
The Burgess Animal Book for Children
Thornton Burgess
Chanticleer and the Fox
Barbara Cooney
The Story of Doctor Dolittle
Hugh Lofting
The Door in the Wall
Marguerite De Angeli
Farmer Boy
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Five Children and It
Edith Nesbit
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
Margaret Sidney
Hans Christian Andersen
fairy tales
Heidi
Joanna Spyri
Bible
King James Version
The Little Duke
Charlotte Yonge
Little House on the Prairie
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Travels
Marco Polo
Mary Poppins
P.L. Travers
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Richard Atwater
Otto of the Silver Hand
Howard Pyle
Parables from Nature
Margaret Gatty
Pied Piper of Hamlin
Robert Browning
Pilgrim’s Progress Book 1 (Christian’s Journey)
John Bunyan
Poetry
Walter De La Mare
Tales from Shakespeare
Charles and Mary Lamb
This Country of Ours
ch. 1 (Vikings)
Understood Betsy
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Thanks to J-with-2-N’s and Monsieur, I think it’s a wrap. These kids are going to get an education that will stay with them. So will I. And, not a standardized fill-in-the-bubble-with-a-#2-pencil test in sight until they are 15 years old.

2 comments:

daisy said...

I want to be in your class. I want my kids to be in your class.

the Yearning Heart said...

Daisy - doesn't it sound like fun?