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Friday, July 3, 2020

2020-2021 Morning Time Recitations ~ Plan of Study

* I am updating this post for our new school year.*

We start school in 7 weeks!

I've had to push back our traditional first Monday in August start date because we have to get Miss Madison back to University so we will be starting up on Aug 24th. I am not quite ready yet but I have slowly but surely been getting our Plan of Study out of my head and onto paper and ready to post. In fact, it will go live sometime in the next two weeks, I am still finalizing a few more subjects/curricula. 
Today I did have the chance to sit down to write out our plan for our Morning Time Recitations {MTR} which very well might take place in the afternoon/evenings again this year. I prefer mornings but Mikayla and McKenzie train in the mornings and I don't want to do it twice so afternoon/evenings have to work.
Like previous years, we will continue to do school on Saturdays. It is a normal school day for Mikayla and anyone else who does not finish their weekly assignments. Mikayla and McKenzie will both have at least three double days being at the gym for 9 hours, with a 2.5 hour break for lunch/school. Past experience has told us this is not enough time to complete what needs to be done so we will utilize the weekends. Plus, this gives her practice for when she goes away to University next fall and managing her course load.

 Here is our general plan for the next school year…

Daily: *this part is done in the morning
~ prayer *
~ Bible / hymn / memory verse *
~ Recitations (5th and 1st graders) *
~ Journal prompts *
~ Memory work / poetry *
~ Character Traits / Habits * {6 habits per year studied for 6 weeks at a time; obedience, attention, truthfulness, kindness, manners, and cleanliness using Laying Down the Rails.}
~ Read-alouds {see schedule below}

Focus days:

Monday ~ Masterpiece Monday / Fine Arts activities

Tuesday ~ Geography/Map work

Wednesday ~ CoOp

Thursday ~ Show & Tell / Oral Presentations (tell me what you know about any topic for 5th grade and up)

Friday ~ Finish Literature / History questions, fine arts activities

Read-Aloud focus schedule: {my goal is to read up to 45 minutes aloud each evening before bed, however, my voice is not always that strong so I will have the older girls take turns reading aloud too.}

Monday ~ Tapestry of Grace Literature or History

Tuesday ~ read-aloud list (see below)

Thursday ~ Science in the Ancient World

Friday ~ we will work through this list for the year:

A Cry from Egypt

      The Red Pyramid

      The Throne of Fire
      The Serpent's Shadow

Greek Mythology

      God King
      The Bronze Bow
The Greystone Secrets series

      A Ring of Endless Light 
      Penny From Heaven
      Belle Prater's Boy
      Shakespeare Secret
      The Mysterious Benedict Society series

I'd love to hear your morning time plans if you have any! Leave a comment and let me know.

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