I sat down this weekend and made a plan for the units we will share this school year.
For those who really know me, you know I just 'wing it' from week to week, so having a plan is amazing. If I stick to it, it will be a miracle!!! But hey, even if I only get half of it done, I'll still be doing great!
For the most part, I took the girls' Zoology schedule from co-op and choose units to go along with it. I didn't pick as many FIAR titles as I thought I would--we've already rowed many of the titles that would go along with the themes. We'll be re-rowing a couple FIAR titles. I mostly choose HSS units because we haven't done them before, with the exception of When Agnes Caws, Sophie's Masterpiece, and Crawdad Creek--all favorites around here!
9/21 Field Trip
9/22-9/26 HSS Firekeeper's Son
9/28-10/3 sea life/octopus: HSS Nico's Octopus
10/5-10/10 sea life/jellyfish: FIAR Night of the Moonjellies
10/12-10/17 sea life/general: HSS Atlantic
10/19-10/24 worms: read Diary of a Worm
10/26-10/31 metamorphosis: read ???
11/2-11/7 spiders: HSS Sophie's Masterpiece
11/9-11/14 crayfish: HSS Crawdad Creek
11/16-11/21 HSS Goody O'Grumpity
11/23-11/28 fish: HSS A Fish Out of Water
11/30-12/5 ???fish-maybe re-row FIAR's Higgins or just read a salmon book????
12/7-12/14 HSS Annika's Secret Wish / Orange For Frankie
12/28-1/2 snakes/ turtles: HSS Lake of the Big Snake / Turtle Bay
1/4-1/9 dinosaurs: HSS Dino Unit
1/18-1/23 birds: HSS When Agnes Caws
1/25-1/30 birds: HSS Fly Homer Fly
2/1-2/6 birds: HSS Grandmother's Pigeons
2/8-2/13 HSS Tea with A Dragon
2/15-2/20 Biomes: HSS All the Places to Love / also start HSS The Year of Miss Agnes as read aloud (finish by 3/5)
2/22-2/27 aquatic: HSS Song of the Waterboatman
2/29-3/5 arctic: HSS Baby in a Basket / FIAR Very Last First Time
3/7-3/12 mountains: ???HSS My Mountain Song???
3/14-3/19 HSS Rechenka's Eggs
3/24-3/26 HSS Alejandro's Gift
3/31-4/2 grasslands: HSS Gauchada / HSS On the Pampas
4/4-4/9 rainforest: HSS The Great Kapok Tree
4/11-4/16 farm: HSS Klara's New World
4/18-4/23 HSS Parrot Tico Tango
4/25-4/30 marsupials: HSS Wombat Stew
5/2-5/7 endangered: HSS The Lorax