Week 8 – September 26th – September 30th

Week 8 we are working on these lessons for our students/kids:

1st Grader

  • Language Arts: Letters O & P 
  • Social Studies: Helpful People in the Community
  • Math: Addition (3 days a week)
  • Science: Cardinal Directions & Weather (2 days a week)
  • Arts & Crafts: Knitting & Pin wheel
  • Math Reasoning Level C (pg 134-140)
  • Building Thinking Skills (pg 126-133)
  • History: Story of the World Volume 1 (Chapter 15)
  • Brain Games
    • Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game

3rd Grader

  • Language – Parts of speech (noun & verb), Herb Identification
  • Math-u-See Gamma (Lesson 7)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 3
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • All About Reading Level 3
  • Arts & Crafts: Wet-on-Wet Watercolor
  • History: Story of the World Volume 2 (Chapter 9)
  • Science Investigations Grade 2 (page 31-38) *3 week lesson
  • Create your own Comic Books
  • Gravitrax
  • Brain Games Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game, World of Dinosaurs, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough

5th Grader

  • Math-U-See Pre-Algebra (Lesson 7)
  • Mosdos Press Pearl (Across the Five Aprils)
  • Ancient India – The Buddha, Dragons
  • Soprano Recorder Lessons
  • Biology – Plant Cells
  • Word Roots Level 1 (Lesson 6)
  • The Fallacy Detective Lesson 7
  • Easy Grammar Grade 5
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Brain GamesThe Astute Goose, Cat Crimes Game, Color Catch, Mystery Mosaics, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough
  • Art – Paint by Numbers, Painting, Drawing
  • STEM – Gravitrax

9th Grader

  • Earth Schooling High School set up 6 week blocks
    • Outdoor Skills Lecture 1 & 2
    • African Drumming Lecture 1
    • French Revolutions Lecture 1 & 2
    • Embryology Introduction & Lecture 1
  • Algebra 1 (Mon-Thurs)
  • English 9A (Tues & Thurs)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 9 (Day 30-35)
  • Word Roots Level 2 (Lesson 6)
  • Parkour
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Art – Semester of Art & Needle Felting
  • Eurythmy

Week 7 – September 19th – September 23rd

Week 7 we are working on these lessons for our students/kids:

1st Grader

  • Language Arts: Letters M & N
  • Social Studies: Ways to help others
  • Math: Four Operations (3 days a week)
  • Science: Animal Needs (2 days a week)
  • Arts & Crafts: Knitting & Bird Nest Supply Box
  • Math Reasoning Level C (pg 128-133)
  • Building Thinking Skills (pg 118-125)
  • History: Story of the World Volume 1 (Chapter 13-14)
  • Brain Games
    • Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game

3rd Grader

  • Language – Parts of speech (adjectives & nouns), Harvesting your garden
  • Math-u-See Gamma (Lesson 7)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 3
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • All About Reading Level 3
  • Arts & Crafts: Wet-on-Wet Watercolor
  • History: Story of the World Volume 2 (Chapter 9)
  • Science Investigations Grade 2 (page 31-38) *3 week lesson
  • Create your own Comic Books
  • Gravitrax
  • Brain Games Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game, World of Dinosaurs, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough

5th Grader

  • Math-U-See Pre-Algebra (Lesson 6)
  • Mosdos Press Pearl (The Wounded Wolf)
  • Ancient India – The Buddha, Greek numbers
  • Soprano Recorder Lessons
  • Biology – General Biology Lab Safety continue lab
  • Word Roots Level 1 (Lesson 5)
  • The Fallacy Detective Lesson 6
  • Easy Grammar Grade 5
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Brain GamesThe Astute Goose, Cat Crimes Game, Color Catch, Mystery Mosaics, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough
  • Art – Paint by Numbers, Painting, Drawing
  • STEM – Gravitrax

9th Grader

  • Earth Schooling High School set up 6 week blocks
    • Outdoor Skills Lecture 1 & 2
    • African Drumming Lecture 1
    • French Revolutions Lecture 1 & 2
    • Embryology Introduction & Lecture 1
  • Algebra 1 (Mon-Thurs)
  • English 9A (Tues & Thurs)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 9 (Day 26-30)
  • Word Roots Level 2 (Lesson 5)
  • Parkour
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Art – Semester of Art & Needle Felting
  • Eurythmy

The first 6 weeks back to school Whoa!

It was such a fun start to the year! Even though it’s been hot and humid, we had a blast making a garden schedule, planting seeds and making garden beds, learning about Ancient India and aboriginal art, and reading books (like one about dog training).

We started off making a garden schedule for the new school year. While we have not stopped planting I wanted to remind the kids that gardening is a year round project and there are many things to consider.

Planting schedules, harvesting, bugs, preparing, canning or other forms of prep, and when to start germination for seeds. Plus we went over beneficial and not beneficial bugs, what to use instead of pesticides and how to take care of the problem before it gets too bad.


There were a few days of rain, and tons of humidity (which we are not used to) but overall this has been an exciting time. I’m looking forward to seeing all the new things we’ll be learning throughout the year!

Photosynthesis was our 5th grade topic and we learned how plants gather their food, water, and energy (light).

We also went over how plants absorb carbon monoxide and release oxygen for clean air.

We talked about why you would want a variety of plants in your garden as well as flowers to keep a small ecosystem of diversity.


6 weeks of math, STEAM, art, science and history

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Week 6 – September 12th – September 16th

Week 6 we are working on these lessons for our students/kids:

1st Grader

  • Language Arts: Letters K & L
  • Social Studies: Places on a Globe
  • Math: Counting Arranging Quantities (3 days a week)
  • Science: Observing Birds (2 days a week)
  • Arts & Crafts: Knitting & Bird Feeder
  • Math Reasoning Level C (pg 122-127)
  • Building Thinking Skills (pg 111-117)
  • History: Story of the World Volume 1 (Chapter 9)
  • Brain Games
    • Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game

3rd Grader

  • Language – Parts of speech (Verbs), Gardening Tools, Location and Planting
  • Math-u-See Gamma (Lesson 6)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 3
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • All About Reading Level 3
  • Arts & Crafts: Wet-on-Wet Watercolor
  • History: Story of the World Volume 2 (Chapter 7-8)
  • Science Investigations Grade 2 (page 31-38) *3 week lesson
  • Create your own Comic Books
  • Gravitrax
  • Brain Games Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game, World of Dinosaurs, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough

5th Grader

  • Math-U-See Pre-Algebra (Lesson 5)
  • Mosdos Press Pearl (Phoebe and the General)
  • Ancient India
  • Biology – General Biology Lab Safety continue lab
  • Soprano Recorder Lessons
  • Word Roots Level 1 (Lesson 5)
  • The Fallacy Detective Lesson 5
  • Easy Grammar Grade 5
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Brain GamesThe Astute Goose, Cat Crimes Game, Color Catch, Mystery Mosaics, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough
  • Art – Paint by Numbers, Painting, Drawing
  • STEM – Gravitrax

9th Grader

  • Earth Schooling High School set up 6 week blocks
    • Art History
    • Geology & Geography with Lab 2
    • Moby Dick
  • Algebra 1 (Mon-Thurs)
  • English 9A (Tues & Thurs)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 9 (Day 21-25)
  • Word Roots Level 2 (Lesson 4)
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Art – Semester of Art & Needle Felting
  • Eurythmy

Week 5 – September 6th – September 9th

Week 5 we are working on these lessons for our students/kids:

1st Grader

  • Language Arts: Letters I & J
  • Social Studies: Time Measurement
  • Math: Counting 100 forward & backwards (3 days a week)
  • Science: Animal Tracks (2 days a week)
  • Arts & Crafts: Knitting & Forest Art
  • Math Reasoning Level C (pg 117-121)
  • Building Thinking Skills (pg 103-110)
  • History: Story of the World Volume 1 (Chapter 7-8)
  • Brain Games
    • Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game

3rd Grader

  • Language – Parts of speech, Gardening schedule, Layout, and Plants
  • Math-u-See Gamma (Lesson 5)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 3
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • All About Reading Level 3
  • Arts & Crafts: Wet-on-Wet Watercolor
  • History: Story of the World Volume 2 (Chapter 5-6)
  • Science Investigations Grade 2 (page 23-30) *3 week lesson
  • Create your own Comic Books
  • Gravitrax
  • Brain Games Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game, World of Dinosaurs, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough

5th Grader

  • Math-U-See Pre-Algebra (Lesson 4)
  • Mosdos Press Pearl (Phoebe and the General)
  • Ancient India
  • Biology – General Biology Lab Safety
  • Soprano Recorder Lessons
  • Word Roots Level 1 (Lesson 4)
  • The Fallacy Detective Lesson 5
  • Easy Grammar Grade 5
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Brain GamesThe Astute Goose, Cat Crimes Game, Color Catch, Mystery Mosaics, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough
  • Art – Paint by Numbers, Painting, Drawing
  • STEM – Gravitrax

9th Grader

  • Earth Schooling High School set up 6 week blocks
    • Art History
    • Geology & Geography with Lab 2
    • Moby Dick
  • Algebra 1 (Mon-Thurs)
  • English 9A (Tues & Thurs)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 9 (Day 21-25)
  • Word Roots Level 2 (Lesson 4)
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Art – Semester of Art & Needle Felting
  • Eurythmy

Week 4 – August 29th – September2nd

Week 4 we are working on these lessons for our students/kids:

1st Grader

  • Language Arts: Letters G & H
  • Social Studies: Draw Human Form & Moon Cycle
  • Math: Growing & Diminishing Forms (3 days a week)
  • Science: Parts of a Plant: Seed (2 days a week)
  • Arts & Crafts: Knitting
  • Building Thinking Skills (pg 95-102)
  • History: Story of the World Volume 1 (Chapter 6)
  • Brain Games
    • Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game

3rd Grader

  • Farming – Herbal Identification, Familiar Terrain, Nature Journal
  • Math-u-See Gamma (Lesson 4)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 3
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • All About Reading Level 3
  • Arts & Crafts: Wet-on-Wet Watercolor
  • History: Story of the World Volume 2 (Chapter 4)
  • Science Investigations Grade 2 (page 23-30) *3 week lesson
  • Create your own Comic Books
  • Gravitrax
  • Brain Games Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game, World of Dinosaurs, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough

5th Grader

  • Math-U-See Pre-Algebra (Lesson 3)
  • Mosdos Press Pearl (Phoebe and the General)
  • Ancient India
  • Forensics – Crime Scenes and Evidence (finish 1st experiment)
  • Soprano Recorder Lessons
  • Word Roots Level 1 (Lesson 3)
  • The Fallacy Detective Lesson 4
  • Easy Grammar Grade 5
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Brain GamesThe Astute Goose, Cat Crimes Game, Color Catch, Mystery Mosaics, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough
  • Art – Paint by Numbers, Painting, Drawing
  • STEM – Gravitrax

9th Grader

  • Earth Schooling High School set up 6 week blocks
    • Art History
    • Geology & Geography with Lab 1
    • Moby Dick
  • Algebra 1 course Begins (Mon-Thurs)
  • English 9A course Begins (Tues & Thurs)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 9 (Day 16-20)
  • Word Roots Level 2 (Lesson 3)
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Art – Semester of Art & Needle Felting
  • Eurythmy

Week 3 – August 22nd – August 26th

Week 3 we are working on these lessons for our students/kids:

1st Grader

  • Language Arts: Letters E & F
  • Social Studies: Draw Human Form
  • Math: Geometric Forms (3 days a week)
  • Science: Phases of the Moon & Plant Identification (2 days a week)
  • Arts & Crafts: Knitting
  • Building Thinking Skills (pg 87-94)
  • History: Story of the World Volume 1 (Chapter 5)
  • Brain Games
    • Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game

3rd Grader

  • Farming – Ground Preparation, Three Sisters Farming & Planting
  • Math-u-See Gamma (Lesson 3)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 3
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • All About Reading Level 3
  • Arts & Crafts: Doily Project
  • History: Story of the World Volume 2 (Chapter 3)
  • Science Investigations Grade 2 (page 12-22) *3 week lesson
  • Create your own Comic Books
  • Gravitrax
  • Brain Games Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game, World of Dinosaurs, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough

5th Grader

  • Math-U-See Pre-Algebra (Lesson 2)
  • Ancient India
  • Forensics – Crime Scenes and Evidence (finish writing about experiments)
  • Soprano Recorder Lessons
  • Word Roots Level 1 (Lesson Review 1 & 2)
  • The Fallacy Detective Lesson 3
  • Easy Grammar Grade 5
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Brain GamesThe Astute Goose, Cat Crimes Game, Color Catch, Mystery Mosaics, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough
  • Art – Paint by Numbers, Painting, Drawing
  • STEM – Gravitrax

9th Grader

  • Earth Schooling High School set up 6 week blocks
    • Art History
    • Geology & Geography with Lab 1
    • Moby Dick
    • Pre-Algebra Review (2 weeks only)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 9 (Day 11-15)
  • Word Roots Level 2 (Lesson Review 1 & 2)
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Art – Semester of Art & Needle Felting
  • Eurythmy

Week 2 – August 15th – August 19th

1st Grader

  • AlLanguage Arts: Letters C & D
  • Social Studies: Draw Human Form
  • Math: Geometric Forms (3 days a week)
  • Science: Phases of the Moon & Plant Identification (2 days a week)
  • Arts & Crafts: Knitting
  • Math Reasoning Level C (pg 99-104)
  • Building Thinking Skills (pg 79-86)
  • History: Story of the World Volume 1 (Chapter 3-4)
  • Brain Games
    • Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game

3rd Grader

  • Farming – Composting materials, hot vs cold composting, gathering for compost materials
  • Math-u-See Gamma (Lesson 2)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 3
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • All About Reading Level 3
  • Arts & Crafts: Doily Project
  • History: Story of the World Volume 2 (Chapter 2)
  • Science Investigations Grade 2 (page 12-22) *3 week lesson
  • Create your own Comic Books
  • Gravitrax
  • Brain Games
    • Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game, World of Dinosaurs, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough

5th Grader

  • Math-U-See Pre-Algebra (Lesson 2)
  • Ancient India
  • Forensics – Crime Scenes and Evidence (2 weeks)
  • Soprano Recorder Lessons
  • Word Roots Level 1 (Lesson 2)
  • Mandalas
  • The Fallacy Detective Lesson 2
  • Easy Grammar Grade 5
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Brain Games
    • The Astute Goose, Cat Crimes Game, Color Catch, Mystery Mosaics, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough
  • Art – Paint by Numbers, Painting, Drawing
  • STEM – Gravitrax

9th Grader

  • Earth Schooling High School set up 6 week blocks
    • Art History
    • Geology & Geography with Lab 1
    • Moby Dick
    • Pre-Algebra Review (2 weeks only)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 9 (Day 6-10)
  • Word Roots Level 2 (Lesson 2)
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Art – Semester of Art & Needle Felting
  • Eurythmy

5th Grade: What are we using?

We are excited for this 5th grade class that we will be incorporating 6th and 7th grade into. Our 9 year old wants to progress ahead another grade level and we are going to see where this year goes.

We make photocopies of books to write or have a separate notebook for writing the answers so we can use them for our other students. So what did we decide to utilize for our 5th Grader?

English

Math

  • Math-U-See Pre-Algebra
  • Math-U-See online videos

Science

Social Studies/History/Geography

  • The Fallacy Detective
  • Earth Schooling History Blocks
    • Ancient Persia
    • Ancient India
    • Ancient Egypt
    • Ancient Greece
  • North American Geography

STEAM & Thinking Skills

  • Do Art with Clay
  • Kloak
  • Paint By Numbers
  • Tic-Tac-Ku
  • Color Ku
  • Gravitrax
  • Knitting
  • Recorder Lessons

Week 1 – August 8th – August 12th

First Grade

  • All About Reading Lesson 1
  • Language Arts: Letters A & B
  • Social Studies: Making a Calendar
  • Math: Counting & Sorting (3 days a week)
  • Science: Phases of the Moon & Plant Identification (2 days a week)
  • Arts & Crafts: Do Art Coloring with Clay
  • History: Story of the World Volume 1 (Chapter 1-2)
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Brain Games
    • Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game, Loopy Animals

3rd Grade

  • Farming – Creating a month-by-month calendar & seed cycle, learning about clouds
  • Math-u-See Gamma (Lesson 1)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 3
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • All About Reading Level 3
  • Arts & Crafts: Doily Project
  • History: Story of the World Volume 2 (Chapter 1)
  • Science Investigations Grade 2 (page 12-22) *3 week lesson
  • Create your own Comic Books
  • Gravitrax
  • Brain Games
    • Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game, World of Dinosaurs, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough

5th Grade

  • Math-U-See Pre-Algebra (Lessons 1)
  • Ancient India
  • Forensics – Crime Scenes and Evidence (2 weeks)
  • Soprano Recorder Lessons
  • Mandalas
  • The Fallacy Detective Lesson 1
  • Easy Grammar Grade 5
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Brain Games
    • The Astute Goose, Cat Crimes Game, Color Catch, Mystery Mosaics, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough
  • Art – Paint by Numbers, Painting, Drawing
  • STEM – Gravitrax

9th Grade

  • Earth Schooling High School set up 6 week blocks
    • Art History
    • Geology & Geography with Lab 1
    • Moby Dick
    • Pre-Algebra Review (2 weeks only)
  • Easy Grammar Grade 9 (Day 1-5)
  • Word Roots Level 2 (Lesson 1-2)
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
  • Art – Semester of Art & Needle Felting
  • Eurythmy

We created some back to school activities for different grades. If you are interested let me know I have grades Preschool through 5th grade and blank pages for 6th through 12th if parents are interested. I also have an Etsy Page where there are a few grades added.