Week 2, Day 2

English & writing Review the main ideas for the 3 body paragraphs in the essay. Write up on the withe board and analyze. Finish outline for essay and make sure have details and 2 quotes text for each of the 3 body paragraphs Math Khan Academy Expressions and Variables – do 8 questions together onContinue reading “Week 2, Day 2”

Week 2, Day 1 Home schooling 5th & 6th Grade

8:30 – 9:20: 50 min English & writing 8:30-8:55: Direct Instruction 5th grade Lots of reading! Mostly fiction, also poetry, essays/memoir (personal, persuasive), maybe a play. We’ll discuss and you’ll write about the books you read. Vocabulary—some every week. Check out book.  Grammar—some every week.  Intro The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, 1978.  8:30-8:55: IndependentContinue reading “Week 2, Day 1 Home schooling 5th & 6th Grade”

Week 1, Day 5: Homeschooling 6th grade

It’s a shorter day because I had to take the dog to the vet and I’m still balancing independent work with direct instruction – I have the goal of moving toward more independent work, especially as my 5th grader starts homeschooling next week. 8:30 – 9:00: 30 min English & writing Vocabulary—lesson 1 test ReadContinue reading “Week 1, Day 5: Homeschooling 6th grade”

Week 1, Day 4: 6th grade homeschooling

8:30 – 9:20: 50 min English & writing Vocabulary—Finish lesson 1 in Vocabulary from Classical Roots 6th (Mountain). Vis “to see, sight”, Spec “to look at”, “to watch”; also super for “big and above.” Alcott’s “An Old Fashioned Girl”, choose the theme you want to write a 5-paragraph essay on (she chose “innocence vs. maturity).Continue reading “Week 1, Day 4: 6th grade homeschooling”

Day 3 6th grade Homeschool

8:30 – 9:20: 50 min English & writing Vocabulary—Start lesson 1 in Lee Mountain’s Vocabulary from Classical Roots – Grade 6 Discuss Chapters 2-4 in Alcott’s “An Old Fashioned Girl”, further development of character & theme. Notes on chart paper. 5 min stretch break 9:25 – 10:15: 50 min Math Simplifying Expressions. Review questions asContinue reading “Day 3 6th grade Homeschool”

Day Two Homeschooling 6th Grade

9.29.20 Homeschool Schedule Here’s my lesson plan from Day 2. It went well! 8:30 – 9:20: English & writing: When reading and analyzing a book, it’s important to not just look at the plot/setting/characters/theme, etc. — also look at the context in which it was written, and information about the author. An Old-Fashioned Girl (LouisaContinue reading “Day Two Homeschooling 6th Grade”

First Day of Homeschooling 6th Grade!

9.28.20 First Day of Homeschooling!!! Needs: binder w/ paper & pen/pencil, Kindle (charged), laptop (charged)  8:30 – 9:20: English & writing  Lots of reading! Mostly fiction, also poetry, essays/memoir (personal, persuasive), maybe a play. We’ll discuss and you’ll write about the books you read. Vocabulary—some every week. Grammar—some every week. Writing: creative, personal, analytical andContinue reading “First Day of Homeschooling 6th Grade!”