Academic Plans for Mariah for 2011; of course much will be learnt outside of these plans whilst; helping to build a house, learning life skills and living life:)
Mariah is a strong writer and speller, not so keen on maths, and needs nurturing in her reading horizons.  Her attitude is positive when keen on her materials.  Looking forward to a great year:)

Focus on learning hymns based on the liturgical year, incorporate into prayer time.
Introduce new prayers.

Catholic Mosaic Picture Books
Once Upon a Time Saints – Ethel Pochocki
More Once Upon a Time Saints – Ethel Pochocki
Catholic Children’s Bible
Read, Narrate, Illustrate

Faith and Life Series Bk 4
Read, narrate and discuss one lesson each week.

Language Arts
Grammar and Composition
Narrations Oral.
Stories with a View Emphasis on polishing pieces.
Little Grammar People by Nuri Mass (OOP)
Primary Language Lessons – Emma Serl

Creative Writing
Writing Club.
Assigned Blog Topics (email assigment weekly)

Studied Dictation/Spelling
Spelling Wisdom

Printed Book, beginning cursive.

Read Aloud
The Mitchells: Five for Victory – Hilda van Stockum
Canadian Summer – Hilda van Stockum
Friendly Gables – Hilda van Stockum
The Cottage at Bantry Bay- Hilda van Stockum
Francie on the Run – Hilda van Stockum
Pegeen – Hilda van Stockum
Other Family Series

Each term read one classic book, one saints book and one history  book independently.

Saint Colette
St Angela Merici
Long Picture bks
Select a bk once a month complementing the Liturgical Calendar.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
Heidi – Johanna Spyri
Little House Books – Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Secret Garden and A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney

Book list to be added term by term

‘The Laurel and the Harp’ and ‘Children’s Book of Verse.’
*Start the day with 2 poems after prayers.

Trialed this at the end of last year, very keen to begin this year.

Science and Nature

(1) Take at least one weekly nature walk
(2) Keep a nature notebook.
Read Wonderland of Nature – Nuri Mass & CD
Work on accompanying notebook
Australian nature study; L Rees, Leach

Steve Spangler Science
Various Science Experiment books from home and town library.
Complete and document at least 2+ experiements per week.
Read background information.

Human Society and Its Environment
Michael Palin DVDs
Watch together, discuss.
Pins on wall map,
Fill in blank maps and simple worksheet

Term 1-Vikings
Lapbook, non-fiction and fiction titles
Term 2 – Australian History
Arthur Baillie, Manning Clark and Eve Pownell as spines
Extra Readings, written Narrations
Term 3 & 4 –SOTW 1 Ancient Times
Lapbook, non-fiction and fiction titles
Creative and Practical Arts 

Music & Music Appreciation

Learn two+ new hymns each term.

Classical Music – Listen to 2 composers per term.
Read Opal Wheeler or picture book about composer

Art & Art Appreciation
Deep Space Sparkle
Art Projects for Kids
Harmony Art Mom
To undertake one+ project per week

Art Appreciation – Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids
Study 2 artists per term.
Read about artists, picture books and study prints.


Crafty Cow
Discovering Great Artists – Mary Ann Kohl and Kim Solga
The Usborne Book of Art – Fiona Watt (missing still)
To undertake one+ project per week

Practical Skills
– Improve your cooking and sewing skills.
– Building Skills- Main focus, working alongside Dad building,  you are going to learn so many wonderful skills that will be with you for life!