Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Set 4 -- Planning

Days 30-39
Reading Chart for Set 4

on Faith --
Basic and Supernatural Virtues
Virtues for Practice this Year
Practicing Virtue
Habitual and Actual Faith
Professing the Faith
Great Teachers
More Great Teachers
read Modern Crusaders

Joseph in Egypt
The Pentateuch
Review of Chapter
Ancient Art #2 (Excursion to Ancient Egypt)
Old Testament: Israelites in Egypt

Sentences #7 Predicative Nominatives
Sentences #8: Compound Predicate Nominatives
Sentences #9: Direct Objects and Predicate Nominatives

Sentences #10: Identifying Complements

Quiz #8

Elements of Circumstance
introduce idea of summarizing

Unit 2

Latin Boot Camp #5-6
Wheelock Chapter 3
Second Declension
Masculine Nouns and Adjectives
-Er Endings in Second Declension Masculine
Word Order
Imperative Mood in Latin Verbs
Reading Latin

Structure of Water
Solubility and PH
Organic Molecules
Review Questions
Mystery of the Periodic Table

Proving Triangles Congruent
Proving Corresponding Parts Equal
The Isoceles Triangle Theorem
Algebra Review
The SSS Congruence Theorem
More Constructions
Summary and Review
Test on Congruent Triangles

Literary Analysis
Figurative Language
"In Media Res"
Read Books 9 - 12 of the Iliad

Literature and Reading
Mere Christianity
Screwtape Letters
Iliad (catch-up)
Instant Biology
Science Matters
King Solomon's Ring
How to Read a Book?
View from The Oak

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lesson Notes -- First Quarter

(I don't plan the lesson notes more than 2 weeks ahead since I change things on the Dashboard to adjust for the student).

We are on: 
Week 6
September 27-October 1
Day 23
Day 24
Day 25
Day 26
Day 27

Week 7
October 4-8
Day 28
Day 29
Review #3
Day 30 (minimum day/conference)
Day 31

Week 8
October 11-15
Day 32
Day 33
Day 34
Day 35
Day 36

Week 9
October 19-22
Day 37
Day 38
Day 39
Review #4
Day 40 (minimum day, end of quarter)

We have finished:

Week 3
September 6-10
Labor Day

Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14

Week 4
September 13-17
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18
Day 19

Week 5
September 20-24
Review #2
Day 20
Day 21
Day 22

Saturday, October 2, 2010

High School Focus

Grade 9 Themes

Reading non-fiction (very general level)
Reading literature (some lit analysis -- targeted towards his writing)
Composition:  exposure to "types" of writing/thinking/invention, focus on narrative as core of all writing
Vocabulary as entry point into material -- hanging concepts onto it.

During School Day

Oral review from Quizlet printouts
Discuss key concepts from readings (I need to list these)
Read Aloud (to both Paddy and Kieron)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I made a new TADA list for putting chapters of books into

Also starting a new website to work on as time provides A Catholic Literary Education

Sunday, September 26, 2010

How to Read a Book -- Notes

I think I will do a "reading" course with some of the ideas from HTRAB rather than just have him read the book itself.  Have him read it in sophomore or junior year.

Also, have a "main concept" for each science lesson and possibly for each history lesson.

Also, have "strands" or main themes for each course.