Thursday, March 24, 2011

Is this too much to ask from a 5th grader?

MATH
4x / week Saxon 6/5 (independent)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
2 chapters / month Latina Christiana finish I and start II (group)
2 chapters / month finish First French from Memoria Press (group)
2x / week MANGO exercises (independent)
SCIENCE
2x / week Elemental Science Logic Stage Biology (some independent/some group work)
LANGUAGE ARTS
3x / week Rod and Staff Grammar finish 5 begin 6 (independent)
1 chapter/ week Spelling Work out F (independent)
LIFE SKILLS
2x / week typing practice (independent)
household tasks
maybe some logic exercises
MUSIC
3 hours / week Piano practice and 2 lesson / month (independent)
BIBLE
1 chapter/ week Community Bible Study Genesis Study (group)
1x / week AWANA (group)
GEOGRAPHY (HUMAN/PHYSICAL)
1 country a week study of Asian country flags/ culture and outline map (independent)
1x / week write a paragraph to discuss Forest Habitats from HOAC (independent)
HISTORY/ART/MISC.
3x/ week read, outline, narrate, timeline Ancient History/Art/Science/Play from SOTW, Encyclopedias, other reference and fiction. CHOLL Logic Stage Ancients for reference. (independent)
(the red print indicates items he will not be used to, but the rest are tasks he is familiar with from 4th grade)

2 comments:

Pylegang said...

Okay, I'll take a stab at answering your question, since I have a 3rd grader and a 5th grader! ;)

I think your plan looks very good, but doing 3 languages seems like a lot (English grammar, Latin, and French). We're saving typing for the summer, when we're not doing such heavy academics. It doesn't look like you're adding too much, so you should be okay.

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

I don't get the impression that it is too much, although I can't figure out what CHOLL is... I think I need more sleep for my brain to work!

I suppose the question is, is it too much for YOU? With my boys it seems like they can handle as much as I can handle keep track of and overseeing, even when it comes to independent work.

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