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Monday, Tuesday , Wednesday, Thursday

Quran, Arabic, Math, Reading  (in that order, with breaks as needed)

Islamic Studies (in afternoon)

Handwriting and Grammar (after dinner)

Tuesday, Thursday

History (in the afternoon)

Monday, Wednesday, (occasionally Friday)

Science (in afternoon or evening)

I try not to schedule work on Friday, but we usually end up doing something we missed during the week.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SCHEDULE

 

Main text or spine-1001 Facts About Earth by Cally Hall

We divided our study in the following subjects:

  • Earth in space, continents, crust, earth layers, and plates.
  •  Mountains, volcanoes, and geysers.
  • Rocks and minerals.
  • Erosion, caves, glaciers, valleys
  • Oceans, rivers
  • Atmosphere, climate

 

 

 

 

Some projects we've done include making a globe.  It was messy and time consuming, but the kids loved and and it taught them about the continents, hemispheres, and the equator in a concrete, hands-one way.  We also made a volcano.  We made our own rock collection from rocks gathered outside, and classified them according to their hardness and other characteristics.  We made peanut brittle to simulate igneous rock (the sugar melts at high temps, similar to magma), and a sandwich with different layers to show sedimentary rocks.

 

Books I've used to support each topic are:

 

  • The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth
  • Earth Sciece for Every Kid by Janice VanCleave
  • Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils by Krista West
  • Let's Go Rock Collecting by Roma Gans
  • It Could Still be a Rock by Allan Fowler

 

Astronomy Schedule

 

Main text or spine 1001 Space Facts by Carol Stott.