Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Curriculum and Extra-curricular choices for 2015-2016

9th Grade:

Math- Saxon Algebra 2
World Geography-  Trail Guide to World Geography,  Glencoe World Geography and Cooking up World History
English 9-  Easy Grammar:  The Ultimate Series-Grade 9; Spelling Power; Sharon Watson's Jump In!  Writing Program; Literature Selections- Billy Budd, Sailor; Christy; Teyve's Daughters; King Lear; Watership Down; Jane Eyre; The Scarlet Pimpernel; Collection of short stories (and 2 more selections yet to be determined)

PE- Fencing, swimming and daily exercise
Chess- Chess club attendance, daily chess practice through Chess.com and Chess Magnet School, various books and videos, and tournaments
Music Appreciation- Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers, Enrichment Studies Composer Study packets, Music Theory, Cindy Downes' Music Appreciation Unit Choir and concert attendance

Highlander Chorale and Community Choir
Chess club
Community service

8th Grade:

Math- Saxon Algebra 1/2 and Algebra 1
History- History of US Volumes 8-10 with John Hopkins University Student Guide; Documentaries
Science- The Brain, Carbon Chemistry and The Elements units from Ellen McHenry's Basement Workshop; Science bowl topics
English 8- Daily Grams 8; Spelling Power; Sharon Watson's Jump In!  Literature Selections- The Wizard of Oz, Off on a Comet (more selections yet to be determined)

Flute lessons
Science bowl
Chess club

1st Grade:

Math-  Saxon Math 1 and 2; Easy Peasy Math 1
Language Arts-  30 minutes of reading per day; Read alouds; 
Spelling Power; Handwriting practice
History- Easy Peasy Level 1 and Lesson Pathways
Science- Easy Peasy Level 1 and R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Life Science
Music and Art- various lessons

Chess club
4-H Cloverbuds
Swim lessons


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