Homeschool Lesson Goals
Reading/Phonics – How to Tutor Lessons
- Writing & Singing ABC’s
- Writing & Spelling name
Math – Next lesson for boys (in Saxon Math), Saxon Math 1 & 2 (2nd grader...she didn't finish Math 1, and I will not go to Math 2 until she has finished)
- Shapes & Counting (1 – 20)
- Writing numbers
- Basic Addition, Subtraction, & Division
Bible – Memory verse each week & TOG curriculum (focuses on what the Bible says and why certain people did what they did)
- Bible Stories
- OT & NT Songs
- Catechism Questions
- Singing Scripture
Music – Identifying notes, Listening to music, Composers & their music, Singing (refer to Bible)
- Instruments? – piano, cello, keyboard, trumpet, guitar?
Art – Colors & Mixing Colors, Still Life drawings, Animal Drawings, TOG curriculum
- Using different mediums – crayons, markers, play dough, paint?
English – Spelling (Natural Speller?), Language Arts (Shurley English?), Writing (Write Like Crazy?)
- Identifying punctuation
- Identifying nouns & verbs
Science – Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day?, Butterflies & Bees mini books?
Social Studies – TOG curriculum
Health – Learning about our bodies and how to take care of them.
Physical Education – Team Sports
- Reciting Nursery Rhymes
- Fairy Tales & Fables
The indented items are mainly thoughts on teaching my little ones... They will be 1st grade & younger. TOG stands for Tapestry of Grace Curriculum.
The main goal with my little ones is to keep them busy while I teach the older children. The less idle time they have, the less they get into trouble.
Other ideas when trying to keep your littlest content is to have your older children take turns occupying baby while you teach the others. And as baby begins to sit up and play, get a basket of toys (safe for baby) and set in front of him/her. That usually keeps them busy for a good long time. If all else fails, invest in a carrier of some kind...I suggest the Ergo baby carrier, and put baby in there until he/she falls asleep.