First Day of Fourth Grade Coming Soon!

I had originally planned on starting the homeschool year this past Monday. However, Em’s trip to California interfered with that. She was still in San Francisco on Monday and having a great time with her grandparents and the rest of her extended California family.

So I’ve rescheduled it for Monday, which now looks to be exceedingly busy since I’ve got two cleanings on that day. No worries, we will take a little time today to review what needs to be done.

Wednesday I signed up for Time4Learning and Thursday we spent some time getting used to it so that Em feels comfortable signing in and working with it on Monday.

We also need to work in one other activity – yoga. I recently bought an “introductory unlimited classes in a month” package for $30 from Boulevard Yoga. I’ve been to two of the classes, Beginner Yoga on Monday and Yin/Yang on Wednesday. I plan on going tonight if I can manage it. Last night, as I was returning from a yoga class, Dave and Em were returning from working on our rental house in Belton.

Em immediately perked up at the idea of yoga classes. “I want to go too, Mama!”

So it fills the Physical Education component and is something we can do together. This is a high priority in my book!

I’m not sure which classes will work the best for us, so I’m possibly going to purchase a 30-day new student promo pass for her as well and bring her along. Together we will figure out a good schedule for both of us.

Here is her proposed schedule. I will be re-learning French right alongside her. And Em’s big sister, Dee, is taking French I this semester at UMKC. Between us, we should do okay at linguistics.

Monday:

  • Time4Learning
  • Spelling List for week (until 100% accuracy is obtained)
  • Cursive practice
  • Cello practice
  • Rip The Page! Journaling
  • Reading for minimum of 1/2 hour
  • Practice French w/Duo Lingo app on Kindle
  • Play dates every other week the McLoughlin family?

Tuesday:

  • Time4Learning
  • Spelling List for week (until 100% accuracy is obtained)
  • Harmony Project
  • Rip the Page! Journaling
  • Reading for minimum of 1/2 hour
  • Practice French w/Duo Lingo app on Kindle
  • Play dates every other week with Blevins family?

Wednesday:

  • Time4Learning
  • Spelling List for week (until 100% accuracy is obtained)
  • Cursive practice
  • Cello practice
  • Rip the Page! Journaling
  • Reading for minimum of 1/2 hour
  • Practice French w/Duo Lingo app on Kindle
  • Play dates every other week w/Gunn family?

Thursday:

  • Time4Learning
  • Spelling List for week (until 100% accuracy is obtained)
  • Harmony Project
  • Rip the Page! Journaling
  • Reading for minimum of 1/2 hour
  • Practice French w/Duo Lingo app on Kindle

Friday:

  • Time4Learning
  • Spelling List for week (until 100% accuracy is obtained)
  • Cursive practice
  • Cello practice
  • Rip the Page! Journaling
  • Reading for minimum of 1/2 hour
  • Practice French w/Duo Lingo app on Kindle
  • Swope Park Friday recess every so often

Saturday:

  • Harmony Project
  • Social activities/sleepovers

It might seem like a lot, but homeschooling moves rather quickly. An hour, sometimes two, and she is typically all done. We will be doubling up on math for a while. When I set her up with Time4Learning it asked for me to enter her grade level for Math and English. I set the bar at 3rd grade level for Math, and 4th grade for English, but I hope to see her at grade level soon.

So when it comes to Time4Learning work each day, she will need to complete the following:

  • Language Arts – 2 activities per day
  • LA Extension – 1 activity per day
  • Math – 4 activities per day
  • Science – 1 activity per day
  • Social Studies – 2 activities per day

This took us a couple of hours on Thursday to complete all of the activities. So the proposed schedule will probably need to be changed around somewhat. We will re-assess after a week or so.

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