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.
Fractions Equivalency (using printables from What Did We Do All Day)
Fractions addition same denominator
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Fractions mixed work
Chains and cubes
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
Small Bead Frame
Subtraction strip board
18 17 16 15
Social Studies Activities:
Calendar Work, Months, Seasons
Knights and Castles
___Castles, from dirtbag
___Lifestyle during middle
___housing during middle
___Christianity during middle ages
Labels Geometric Solids Sorting
Language Arts Activities:
PAL Writing Lessons
All About Spelling
__Label sentences 1
__Label sentences 2
__Logical adjectives game
Zoology Activities: (Apologia Land Animals of the Sixth Day)
Experiment: A Person’s Sense of Smell
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!