Genevieve Aged 7.6yrs, 2012

Our Family Learning Motto.
We desire books that feed the mind and nourish the soul

1. English
Language Arts
Goal is to have Genevieve independently reading by the end of the year.
Daily Reading practice and regular review of phonic sounds.
Spalding Phonics
Qld Readers
DK Readers
Usborne Readers
Effective Reading Workbooks
Ridout Workbooks

10 mins Daily
Printed Books
Startwrite -selection of poems/bible passages/catechism

2b) Narration
Dictate Oral Narrations to Mum.
Occasionally write own narration and illustrate.

2c) Writing Club
Dictate/Write Creative Stories weekly and share with the group.

2d) SpellingAll About Spelling

Select at least one book per term for Mum to read aloud, including; 
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
All of a Kind of a Family – Sydney Taylor
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew – Margaret Sidney
Little House in the Big Woods – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Daily Poetry reading and to memorise at least one poem per term.
Classic Children’s Poetry
Laurel and the Harp – Laura Berquist
Spike Mulligan and other Australian Poets.

2. Maths
Singapore Maths.
Math-drills 6000+ free math worksheets
Math Worksheets
Living Math books
Math Board Games and activities

3.Science and Technology
Nature Study 
(1) Take at least one weekly nature walk
(2) Keep a nature notebook.
Wonderland of Nature – Nuri Mass

Focus is on Biology this year.
Also enjoy experiments.
The World of Plants
Living Books from Branch Library and our library.
Science and Nature TV Series and DVDs
Various experiment books and you-tubes.

Building Skills
Building a house learning many skills; carpentry, painting, tenacity, teamwork etc

4. Human Society and Its Environment
Ancient History
Story Of The World 1, with supporting living books from the library.
Notebook Narrations.

Australian History
The Australia Book – Eve Pownell
Notebook Narrations.
Supporting Living Books from our Branch Library and own Library.

Tour the Continents
Trail Guide to Geography
80 Tales from Around the World – Saviour Pirotta
Maps and Mapping – Deborah Chancellor

Notebook Narrations.
Supporting Living Books from our Branch Library and own Library.
Further ideas – Homeschool Share
My Pinterest

5. Creative and Practical Arts
Use a variety of different mediums.
Discovering Great Artists – Mary Ann Kohl and Kim Solga
The Usborne Book of Art – Fiona Watt
Blogs; Deep Space Sparkle
Art Projects for Kids
Harmony Art Mom

Picture Study
DK Children’s Book of Art
Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids
Various other resources from Branch Library and our collection

Listen and Dance to variety of artists.
Enjoy our variety of instruments.
Learn new songs/hymns

6. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Term 1 & 4 – Swimming Lessons
Term 2 & 3 – Soccer Team

Biology & Nutrition
Cover basic anatomy and physiology.
Be aware of basic medicinal remedies and have a basic understanding of nutritional health.

Term 1/Lent: New Testament
The Life of Our Lord for Children by Marigold Hunt. Approximately three pages to be read and narrated for each lesson.
Easter:The Story of Padre Pio by Clare Jordan Mohan
Term 2:Bible History – New Catholic Picture Bible by Rev. Laurence G.Lovasik.
Read aloud and narrate one chapter each lesson
Term 3: Saints
The Child’s Book of Saints by Hugh Ross Williamson. Read and narrate one saint each week.
Term 4/Advent
The Way to Bethlehem – Inos Biffi
Catholic Mosaic Picture Books
The Mass Book for Children – Rosemary Gortler and Donna Piscitelli
Little Acts of Grace- Rosemary Gortler and Donna Piscitelli