Mid County Homeschool Co-op 2016/17

A Ministry of Hillcrest Baptist Church

2010/2011 Syllabus

For future reference:

 

High School

 

2010/2011 Syllabus List:  High School

Biology:  Cassandra

Week

   1    ---   Classification

   2    ---   Introduction to the Microscope

   3    ---   Pond Life

   4    ---   Pond Life continued

   5    ---   Subkingdom Protozoa

   6    ---   Class Basidiomycetes

   7    ---   Yeast & the Fermentation Process

   8    ---   Molds & Mildews

   9    ---   Osmosis & Diffusion

 10    ---   Fragility of an Enzyme

 11    ---   Cell Structure 1

 12    ---   Cell Structure 2

 13    ---   DNA Extraction

 14    ---   Mitosis

 15    ---   Genetic Traits

 16    ---   Carbon Dioxide & Greenhouse Effect

 17    ---   Observation of Hydra

 18    ---   Dissection

 19    ---   Dissection

 20    ---   Dissection

 21    ---   Dissection

 22    ---   Leaves & Leaf Color

 23    ---   Dicot / Monocot Cross-Sections

 24    ---   Flower Anatomy

 25    ---   Fruits

 26    ---   Bird Embryology

 

American Literature:  Annette

1  Books assigned -Scarlet Letter introduction Paper assignment

2   Scarlet Letter Ch 1-4 Paper due

3  Scarlet Letter  Ch 5-7 Paper assigned

Scarlet Letter  CH 8-11

Scarlet Letter Ch 12-15 Paper editing

6  Scarlet Letter Ch 16-19

Scarlet Letter Ch 20-24 & Review

8  Test  & Paper Due

9  Great Gatsby Ch 1-3

10  Great Gatsby Ch 4-6

11  Great Gatsby Ch 7-9  Paper assigned

12  Thanksgiving Break- write paper

13  Paper editing

14  Test  Paper due

15  Poetry

16  Poetry

17  Old Man & Sea through pg 53 Paper assigned

18  Old Man & Sea through pg 127

19  Test  & Paper due

20  To Kill A Mockingbird Ch 1-8

21  To Kill A Mockingbird Ch 9-15 Paper Assignment

22 To Kill A Mockingbird  Ch 16-22

23  To Kill A Mockingbird Ch 23-30

24  Spring Break – Read Hurricane Ch 1-5

25  Hurricane Ch 6-10

26  Hurricane Ch 11-16

27  Hurricane Ch 17-20

28  Test & Paper Assignment

29  Happy Easter Write Paper

30  Paper due – Arrange notebooks

31  Open House               

 

Georgraphy:  Rhonda

1  Reading Maps – Directions on a compass

2  Land Forms

3  Water passages and altitudes

4  Continents and oceans

5  Australia

6  Australia

7  Africa

8  Africa

9  Europe

10  Europe

11  North America

12  North America

13  South America

14  South America

15  Asia

16  Asia

17  Asia

18  Antarctica

19 Antarctica

20 Antartica

21 Complete Notebooks

6-12 Grade drama – Melissa

Sept. 13 - Create a commerical

Sept. 20 - Play, Character sheets, perform create a commercial, ten elements of acting

Sept. 27 - Character sheets due, ten elements of acting

Oct. 4 - Parts assigned, read through play

Oct. 11 - Block and practice acts 1-6

Oct. 18 - Block and practice acts 7-11

Oct. 25 - Block and practice acts 12-17

Nov. 1 - Practice acts 1-9

Nov. 8 - Practice acts 10-17

Nov. 15 - Practice entire play

Nov. 22 - Practice entire play with music

Dec. 6 - Dress rehearsal

Dec. 13 - Performance

 

6 - 8th Grade

 

2010/2011 Sixth – Eighth Grade Syllabus List

Grades 6, 7, and 8 Literature and Writing - Melanie

1.  Introduction to The Hiding Place

2.  Pre-reading activities – character discussions

3.  Chapters 1 and 2

4.  Chapters 3 and 4

5.  Chapters 5, 6, and 7

6.  Chapters 8 and 9

7.  Chapters 10, 11, and 12

8.  Chapters 13 and 14

9.  Chapter 15

10.  Conclusion

11.  Character discussions

12.  Possible guest speaker

13.  Make-up day

14.  Introduction to biographies and speeches

15.  Analyze student models, discuss biography options

16.  Make plans, plan research

17.  Continue to work on planning

18.  Begin drafting

19.  Continue drafting

20.  Begin revising

21.  Continue revising

22.  Final drafts

23.  Plan speeches

24.  Write speeches

25.  Present speeches

26.  Present speeches

27.  Make-up day

 

Science 6-8 - Lynette
Will be using LIFEPAC grade 6/7

The subjects may not be covered exactly as I have listed them, but I'll try to get as much covered as possible---

 

Plant/Animals systems & behavior

Molecular genetics

Chemical structure

Earth in Space I & II

The atmosphere

Weather

Climate

Human anatomy

Structures

 

6-12 Grade drama – Melissa

Sept. 13 - Create a commerical

Sept. 20 - Play, Character sheets, perform create a commercial, ten elements of acting

Sept. 27 - Character sheets due, ten elements of acting

Oct. 4 - Parts assigned, read through play

Oct. 11 - Block and practice acts 1-6

Oct. 18 - Block and practice acts 7-11

Oct. 25 - Block and practice acts 12-17

Nov. 1 - Practice acts 1-9

Nov. 8 - Practice acts 10-17

Nov. 15 - Practice entire play

Nov. 22 - Practice entire play with music

Dec. 6 - Dress rehearsal

Dec. 13 - Performance

 

 

4/5th Grade

 

4/5 Geography – Tammy

First Semester

9/13            Introduction – Continents and Oceans

9/20            Brazil facts   

9/27            Brazil fun

10/4            Mexico facts

10/11         Mexico fun  

10/18         Egypt facts

10/25         Egypt fun

11/1            The Netherlands facts

11/8            The Netherlands fun

11/15         Italy facts

11/22         Italy fun

12/6            Catch-up day

12/13         Review day

 

Second Semester

1/10            Greece facts

1/17            Greece fun

1/24            Canada facts

1/31            Canada fun

2/7              India facts

2/14            India fun

2/21            Israel facts

2/28            Israel fun

3/7              Russia facts

3/21            Russia fun

3/28            Kenya facts

4/4              Kenya fun

4/11            Catch-up day

4/18            LAST CLASS DAY review

5/2              END OF YEAR PARTY/OPEN HOUSE

 

Drama:  Melissa

Sept 13: Create a commercial

Sept 20: Perform create a commercial; ten elements of acting

Sept 27:  Pass out play and character sheets, ten elements of acting

Oct 4:     Character sheets due, ten elements of acting

Oct 11:   Play parts assigned, read through play

Oct 18:   Practice pg 1 & 2

Oct 25:   Practice pg 3 & 4

Nov 1:    Practice pg 5, work on rough spots

Nov 8:    Practice Play

Nov 15:  Practice Play         

Nov 22:  Practice Play

Dec 6:    Dress Rehearsal

Dec 13:  Practice/ Performance        

 

Jan 10:  10 Elements of Acting

Jan 17:  Senses                       

Jan 25:  Who      

Feb 7:    What     

Feb 14:  Why

Feb 21:  Where

Feb 28:  When

Mar 7:   The 5 W's Combo

Mar 21:  Voice

Mar 28:  Body Movement

Apr 4:     Concentration

Apr 18:   Ensemble/ Reaction Speed

Apr 25:   Follow Directions

May 2:    Improvisation

 

Literature:  Rhonda

Cricket in Times square: Assign books chap 1 

Chap 2 

Chap 3

Chap 4-5 

Chap 6 

Chap 7-8 

Chap 9 

Chap 10

Chap 11 

Chap 12-13   

Summarize book 

Finish projects 

Charlie and the Chocalate Factory: Assign  chap 1-3 

Chap 4-6 

Chap 7-10 

Chap 11-13

Chap 14-16 

Chap 17-19 

Chap 20-22 

Chap 23-25

Chap 26-28 

Chap 29-30 

Summarize book

Finish projects 

Finish projects 

Last class Day: work on displays

Science:

Scientific Method

9/13 - Scientific Method

9/20 - Variables

Mechanics

9/27 - Gravity

Friction

10/4 - Velocity

10/11 - Newton's First Law

10/18 - Acceleration

10/25 - Newton's Second Law

11/1 - Newton's Third Law

11/8 - Momentum and Impact

Energy

11/15 - Defining Energy

11/22 - Kinetic and Potential Energy

12/6 - Vibrations

12/13 - Waves

Sound

1/10 - Sound and Ears

1/17 - Speed of Sound

1/24 - Sound and Vibrations

1/31 - Resonance

Atoms

2/7 - Atoms

2/14 - Electrons

Static Electricity

2/21 - Static Electricity

2/28 - Static Charge

Thermal Energy

3/7 - Temperature

3/14 - Changes of State

3/21 - Heat Transfer

3/28 - Heat and Phase Change

4/11 - Heat Capacity

Science project for family night:  4/11 and 4/18 - Class days to work on project

 

 

 

2nd/3rd Grade

Art:

Sept. 13 Artists Compose

            Unit 1 – talk about composition

            Project – draw a picture of something you have seen today or saw yesterday

            Supplies – paper, ebony pencil

Sept. 20 Artists Imagine

            Unit 2 – talk about imagination

            Project – draw a picture to show how you feel about objects around you

            Supplies – paper, watercolor crayons, paintbrushes, water

Sept. 27 Artists Use Photography

            Unit 3 – talk about photographs

            Project – make a picture from a photograph

            Supplies – paper, magazines, tape, watercolor crayons, paintbrushes, water

Oct. 4 Artists Observe Nature

            Unit 4 – talk about looking at living things in the world

            Project – go on a walk to draw

            Supplies – paper, board, pencils

Oct. 11 Artists Talk With Pictures

            Unit 5 – talk about communicating with others using art

            Project – draw a picture that talks or tells a story

            Supplies – paper, watercolor crayons, paintbrushes, water

Oct. 18 Artists Choose Special Objects

            Unit 6 – talk about choosing special objects

            Project – draw a still life with various objects

            Supplies – oil pastels, watercolor crayons, paintbrushes, water

Oct. 25 Artists Show Works

            Unit 7 – talk about displaying artwork

            Project – make a frame for their favorite of the work they’ve done

            Supplies – construction paper, glue

Nov. 1 Artists See Shape

            Unit 8 – showing height and width with an outside edge

            Project – cut and paste and outdoor scene

            Supplies – colored paper, scissors, glue

Nov. 8 Artists See Form

            Unit 9 – using height, width, and depth showing roundness

            Project – create an animal with form

            Supplies – paper, scissors, pen, glue

Nov. 15 Artists See Line

            Unit 10 – talk about using lines to show outside edges

            Project – draw a model of a horse, car, or boat

            Supplies – paper, pencil

Nov. 22 Artists See Empty Space

            Unit 11 – talk about empty space drawing attention to objects

            Project – draw leaving empty space

            Supplies – paper, pencil

Nov. 29 Thanksgiving break

Dec. 6 Artists See Full Space

            Unit 12 – talk about using full space to show a lot

            Project – draw a picture about sea life, animals of the forest, filling the page

            Supplies – paper, pencil

Dec. 13 Artists See Color         

            Unit 13 – talk about using color to convey feelings

            Project – mixing colors, painting using mixed colors

            Supplies – watercolor pencils, paper, water, paintbrushes, copies of page 46


 

Kindergarten / First Grade

 

Science:  Mandy

September
North America
Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
Week 1- Habitats, Ponds
Week 2- Mammals, Farms
Week 3 Life on the Farm, Making wool, Seasons

October
South America
When Jaguars Ate the Moon - Selected tales
The Great Kapok Tree by
Week 1 - The Rain Forest
Week 2 - Layers of the Rain Forest
Week 3- Plants and Animals of the Rainforest
Week 4- Reptiles and Amphibians

November and December
Europe
England (Pease Porridge - English Poem)
Spain ( The Story of Ferdinand  by Munro Leaf)
Italy (Jingle the Christmas Clown  by Tomie dePaola)
Week 1- Habitats -Forests
Week 2- Ferdinand - cork, vultures
Week 3- Habitats Mountains
Week 4- Review
Week 5

January and February
Asia
China (The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack)
Japan (The Laughing Dragon by Kenneth Mahood)

India (Tigress by Helen Cowcher)
Week 1- Ducks
Week 2- Rivers
Week 3 - experiment what sinks and what floats
Week 4- Tigers
Week 5- Elephants
Week 6- Review
March
Africa
Why Spiders Spin Tales retold by Janet Palazo-Craig
If You Should Hear a Honeyguide by April Pulley Sayre
Week 1- Spiders
Week 2- The Savannah/ animals of the savannah
Week 3- Animals of the Savannah
Week 4 - Review
April  -  Australia Book TBA
Week 1 - Habitats- The Desert (the Outback)
Week 2- Marsupials
Week 3- Coral Reef

 

Reading:  Crystal

September 13-   There's a Zoo in Rm 22.  Start ABC books and send home Family Tree Info

 

September 20-   Do the Before you Read Activities for The Long Way to a New Land.  Discuss Family Tree, flags, and maps

 

September 27-   Read Ch 1 of The Long Way to a New Land. Discuss and answer questions

 

October 4-        Read Ch 2 of The Long Way to a New Land.  Discuss and answer questions    

 

October 11-      Read Ch 3 of The Long Way to a New Land.  Discuss and answer questions

 

October 18-      Read Ch 4 of The Long Way to a New Land.  Discuss and answer questions    

October 25-     Read Ch 5 of The Long Way to a New Land.  Discuss and answer questions

 

November 1-    Illustrations & Food from the story.  What do you think happened after the story? Discuss Westward Movement

 

November 8-   Read Ch 1 of the Long Way Westward. Discuss and answer questions.

 

November 15-  Read Ch 2 of the Long Way Westward. Discuss and answer questions.

 

November 22-  Read Ch 3 of the Long Way Westward. Discuss and answer questions.

 

November 29- Thanksgiving Holiday

 

December 6-   Read Ch 4 of the Long Way Westward. Discuss and answer questions.

 

December 13- After you read activities and cooking activity

 

* We will be reading Clipper Ship and Wagon Wheels in the Spring

Social Studies: 

September
North America
Week 1:  Map of the world and passports

Week 2:  American Monument and Pledge Book, map of North America
Week 3:  Ox Cart Man

Week 4:  Craft/Food Day 

October
South America

Week 1:  Brazil

Week 2:  Craft/Food Day

Week 3:  Craft

Week 4:  Music

November and December

Europe

Week 1: England

Week 2:  Food Day

Week 3:  Spain 

Week 4:  Music/Food Day - 

Week 5:  Italy

Week 6:  Christmas craft

January and February

Asia

Week 1 & 2:  China

Week 3 & 4:  Japan

Week 5 & 6:  India

March

Africa

April 

Australia

 

 

PreK

Art:  Jessica

9/13: Mixing Paint (colors)
9/20: Glue Hues (colors)
9/27: "Me" Flags
10/4: Mirrors
10/11:  Playdough day!!
10/18:  Jesus Loves Me plates
10/25:  Nature Hear and Draw
11/1:  Leaf Rubbings and Dried Leaf Art
11/8:  Multi-Colored Turkey Hand
11/15:  Indian Corn
11/22:  Spice Turkeys
11/29: THANKSGIVING BREAK
12/6:  Christmas Trees and Glitter Bells
12/13: Gingerbread Men and Triangle Reindeer

12/20: CHRISTMAS BREAK
12/27: CHRISTMAS BREAK
1/3: CHRISTMAS BREAK
1/10:  Ice Cream Cone Shapes
1/17:  Paper Plate Snakes
1/24: You Are Special
1/31: Potato Print Ladybugs
2/7: Valentine Mouse
2/14 Valentine Flower
2/21:  Bug on a Leaf
2/28:  Coffee Filter Flowers
3/7: Rain Shaker
3/14: SPRING BREAK
3/21:  Rain Painting
3/21:  4 Stages of Butterflies
4/4: 4 Stages of Butterflies cont.
4/11: Sand Castles
4/18 Sand Bottles
4/25: EASTER BREAK
5/2:  End of your party and open house!!