He is doing quite well this year. He needs to work on his confidence a bit. He is finally reading chapter books and I think that will help a lot this upcoming work. I really need him to be more independent.
He will keep track of important dates and people in his Book of Centuries.
Supplemental library materials (i.e. books and DVDs) will be available. He will keep track of these on his 6 week planner sheet and Goodreads.
Suggested memory work for the period are Declaration of Independence, First 12 Presidents of the United States, and Major Wars for the time period.
I will do my best to create some kind of notebook ahead of time for at least the first term.
Option 1: The Well Trained Mind suggestions for Life Science. DK First Animal Encyclopedia, Kingfisher First Human Body Encyclopedia, and Laurie Carlson's Green Thumbs. Use these with the notebooking method suggested in TWTM.
Option 2: Real Science-4-kids
Option 3: Homemade Lessons using some KONOS units and library supplements.
He will do copywork from his literature selections. Once he is comfortable with copywork, he will move onto studied dictation.
Budget permitting, I might purchase Writing with Ease level 2. If so, I will nix the previous copywork plans. They are included in WWE.
He will probably have some type of memory work for each month. Poetry or speeches from the time period are suggested in TWTM.
He will do a short period of oral reading for a parent. We need to keep up with him and make sure he is doing well.
I do have First Language Lessons 1 & 2. I could pick and choose some basic lessons to give him a start on Grammar. Then allow him to perfect the skills of narration, copywork, and dictation.
He will keep a list of trouble words. These he will go over at the beginning of each Spelling lesson.
Like his older brother, he will be using Spelling Power at his own level. I'm excited to find a curriculum that can be used by all children. It makes my life easier and it will last more than a year.
Critical thinking press Mind Benders: Warm Ups A1, A2, A3, A4