16 May 2016

Our Week Ahead ~ 16 May 2016 (Navigating around extra-curricular Commitments)

Some weeks feel amazingly short of hours to fit in academic subjects at home; this one is shaping up to be just that with Jay home for lessons only 2 days this week. (High school years sure are requiring scheduling flexibility )
Here's what we do to academically navigate around extra-curricular commitments - we take our intended week ahead  suggestions and do some serious pruning and condensing, as we don't do after tea "homework" - bible and literature stays, always, then, for Jay, we endeavour to fit in English, Math, and Business Studies if there is time.
I've switched Jay's novel (reader) to audio format so that he has something hands free to do while he's out-and-about and sitting around waiting;  and, his reading time will be with a title he is wanting to complete.
·       Jay
History, Literature, & Book Basket:
1: Book Basket:  
4:  Outliers ~ Gladwell    (book of choice to read)

2:  Audio’s in May: 
2:  Out of the Silent Planet ~ C.S. Lewis (1938)  Sci-fi

Most of the line-up beneath is for Daisy, who other than an orthodontist visit is following her suggested working schedule as usual this week.

May Monday 16  2016
·       Family
All:  Luke 12+

History & Geography
Artist:   Mary Cassatt
Christian of Note:  Hudson Taylor 1832-1905

1:  Read Alouds:   Kiwis at War : 1915Diana Menefy
2:  Book Basket:   Do Hard Things ~ Harris 
3:  Short Stories:    The Machine Stops ~ Forester (1909) complete

·       Daisy
History & Geography

2:  Bp Early Modern Times:
Ch: 13  (Review only)  188-190a, 194b-195
3:  KF p.3782  (Boxer Rebellion 1900)

Mapping:  BP Map of Russia (complete from last week)
Review:  China  (Lizardpoint)

History, Literature, & Book Basket:
1: Book Basket:
1:  Hudson Taylor  ~ Benge
2:  The Keeper of the Bees ~ Stratton-Porter   (end of WW1)  To start this week.   (we inserted The Keeper of the Bees here so Daisy's reading line-up about the Great War wasn't all crammed into a narrow time frame.  It fits in well with our family read aloud.)
Free Reading
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit ~ Kerr  SL300  (Complete this week)
2:  Audio’s in May:
The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax ~ Gilman (bk 3)
Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station ~ Gilman (bk 6)  see our review notes


Allie said...

We've been having school interrupted by life on and off at our house, too.

Chelle said...

Hiya Allie!
I can only imagine the interruptions that dance ( & etc ;-) ) must generate in your home.