I'm proud to announce that I have finally finished organizing my planner for the new year! I'm very excited because I have all my Angelicum lesson plans in it along with my weekly planner and schedules. I organized it with a 15 tab, table of contents since I have so many different subjects. At first glance, it looks a bit overwhelming. But once I get things in perspective...it's all good!
I'm listing all that is contained within my new, wonderful book!
|Table Of Contents|
|3||Saxon Math||4-5 Times a Week|
(Lesson Plans, Book Lists)
|3 Times a Week|
(Good Books, Enrichment Reading)
|4-6 Times a Week|
(Sing, Spell, Read, Write)
|4-5 Times a Week|
|4 Times a Week|
(English from the Roots Up)
|1 Time a Week|
(Schedule, Lesson Plans)
|2-4 Times a Week|
(Our Heavenly Father, Seton)
|4 Times a Week|
|11||Cartography||1 Time a Week|
|12||Music||1 Time a Week|
|Varies, Daily Spanish Practice|
Apart from these tabs, I also have some blank paper for notes and a field trip log sheet. I'm keeping this full of field trip ideas that might correlate with our studies or just fun things to do! In my pockets I also keep our library receipt for books checked out and a calendar.
Music is weekly piano lessons. We are still using Music for Little Mozarts and will progress from there as Marco's piano teacher sees fit. Isabella will also be starting piano using book 1 of the same program. We will also be visiting with Usborne's First Book of the Recorder for fun.
Art will be rotated and done every couple of weeks using Draw, Write, Now and Drawing with Children. This is mostly in here for fun.
For philosophy we are using Elfie as suggested by Angelicum Academy. It's a small book that is to be completed over the course of 2 years.
Foreign Language is a big one. I'm trying to get the kids to speak Spanish again, so this is my top priority. Besides speaking practice daily, we'll be using Espanol para Chiquitos. Latin will be Prima Latina at a very leisurely pace.
National Geographic Map Essentials will be used for cartography. These are short weekly lessons.
For religion, we are using the Faith and Life Series of Our Heavenly Father as our spine. We will be reading from the Seton Religion for Young Catholics 1 on a daily basis, probably after our daily devotions and prayers.
Science, as you have previously read, is Living Learning Books accompanied by Harcourt Science. This is my DH's baby, so he wants to do science all the time...year round...forever.
For history we'll be using SOTW accompanied by RC History for a little Catholic spin. Won't be too in depth since Marco is young and he'll be revisiting history later in his years.
Since Isabella's kindergarten materials correlate with what Marco is doing (math, phonics, religion, philosophy, etc.) I'm just going to be scheduling them both in my weekly planner.
So far I can say that I love the materials used by Angelicum Academy for first grade!! We are all excited to start a new year soon!