Saturday, August 23, 2008

SAA: 2008-09 School Year Texts

These are the “spines” we'll throughout the year (supplemented by living books, activities and other additions as we go).

RELIGION: St. Patrick’s Summer: A Children’s Adventure Catechism by Marigold Hunt
HISTORY: From Sea to Shining Sea: The Story of America by Catholic Textbook Project
SCIENCE: Behold and See 3 by Suchi Myjak
MATH: Miquon math series (orange, red and blue books)
ENGLISH: weekly spelling words (pulled from assignments, misspelled words, or other current areas of interest), weekly copywork to assist in penmanship, weekly memory work, one-on-one reading practice, book reports and read-alouds (during the day, keyed to other lessons; at night, fun family read-aloud by Dad).

ART: The Christian Heritage Art Program from the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia (Nashville)
MUSIC: composer and specific piece study will coincide with our history topics.
PE: Home School Family Fitness: The Complete Physical Educatin Curriculum for Grades K-12 by Dr. Bruce Whitney

1. Military History – America’s Battlegrounds (Reader’s Digest) by Richard Sauers
2. Journalism – Create Your Own Magazine by Barbara Taylor; The Young Journalist’s Book: How to write and produce your own newspaper by Donna Guthrie and Nancy Bentley
3. Chess – the game and its history – Chess for Kids by Michael Basman, The Chess Tactics Workbook by Al Woolum, The Story of Chess by Horacio Cardo, Chess Rules for Students by John A. Bain, and Winter Promise’s Knight’s of the Square Table: A Knight’s First Moves.

1 comment:

Sara said...

I am so happy to "discover" your blog, which, like so many good things, has been right under my very nose. I, too, have three students (ages 12, 10 and 7) and have planned my year similarly with spine texts so as to learn together as much as possible. We started last Monday, and, this being my third fall as a hschooling mom, I still struggle with getting my day done as planned (and I am far from being a rigorist)...well, your blog is lovely and thank you for it! Love in Christ, SS