Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What's on the April Work Plan

Well, I started this post about a week and 1/2 ago, and it has just been the craziest month!!  So, I guess it's a recap of the plan, really.  I'd like to try and start sharing our monthly plans with you.  Hopefully, it will give you ideas and keep me a little accountable ;).

So, here is a peek at what was on Mustang's April work plan and links to info that we used for the item.  I will try to get Charger's up later.  Keep in mind Mustang is 7, and is in Primary, but missed a lot of Elementary due to me being new to this!  So, it's a mix.

Mathematics Activities:

Fractions Equivalency (using printables from What Did We Do All Day)
 2 3 4 5 Completed
Fractions addition same denominator
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Fractions mixed work
1 2
Chains and cubes
 8 9
Time Concepts (We were offered this review product at just the right time, so I took advantage of it!)
1 2 3 4 5
Money Concepts (Another review product at just the right time.  We will mix in some other activities).
1 2 3 4 5
Subtraction snake game
 1 2
Small Bead Frame
         Subtraction static completed
         Subtraction static completed
         Subtraction dynamic

Subtraction strip board
18 17 16 15

Social Studies Activities:
Location of Equator, Cardinal Directions N S E W Competed
Calendar Work, Months, Seasons
North American Flag Cards matching Completed

Knights and Castles
            ___Castles, from dirtbag
            ___Lifestyle during middle
            ___housing during middle
            ___Christianity during middle ages

Great Empires
       Egypt Text Completed
       Activities 1 2 3 4 5

Geometry Activities

Geometric cabinet
 Triangles   Polygons

Geometric Solids
Labels   Geometric Solids Sorting

Language Arts Activities:

PAL Writing Lessons 9 10 11 12
All About Spelling 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Grammar Symbols
     __Label sentences 1
     __Label sentences 2
     __Logical adjectives game

Biology Activities:

Parts of a flower (cards/puzzle/dissection) Completed

Zoology Activities: (Apologia Land Animals of the Sixth Day)
Experiment: A Person’s Sense of Smell
Lesson 3: Read pg 31-35 and Narrate Completed
Coloring page 39 Completed
Coloring page 40
Try This pg 35
Read pp 36-39 and Narrate
Read pp 39-41 and Narrate


Recap and thoughts:  First off, the month isn't quite over, but we will not have school Thursday and we go to co-op on Fridays, so we are winding down.  This is Mustang's work plan.  I ask her to do 4 works each day, but sometimes she manages to talk me into just 3.  Other days, she comes up with her own work.

Some of the other works she has done instead:

Reading The Magic Treehouse Research Journal on Egypt
Reading The Wildlife Fact File binder
Reading a very large picture book on Italy and exploring the globe
Watching The History Channel DVDs about Ancient Egypt
Watching a DVD about Knights and Medieval life

These were the ones that she did during 'school time' and got 'credit' for doing them.  There have also been days where we did group work-like using our new Motorized Solar System.  

She has also been spending a lot of time in her garden.  She worked the dirt, picked the seeds out, planted all the seeds, and then we got a bit of a flood-so time will tell if she will be doing the work all over again.  

Overall, I guess I have made the work plan a little too long.  I started out the month optimistic that we would have full work days 4 days a week, and she would pick 4 or even 5 works each day.  I really need to reevaluate for next month!  It is nice, however, for her to have a LARGE list of things to choose from.  I think it makes her feel more in control and is happier about the choice she makes.

It is also comforting to know that she is an avid reader.  So, other then math and handwriting, if she wants to know about something she WILL find out.  

I'd LOVE to know your thoughts on the plan.  Too much, not enough, just right??  Confusing?  (Do remember I explain it to her)...any ideas on how to improve it?

Thanks for stopping by!  

God Bless,

1 comment:

The girl who painted trees said...

Bear gets a daily workplan and I always end up putting too much on it! I like the idea of a plan for longer term, but I think I would need a weekly one, not a monthly one. I didn't find the plan confusing at all.