After years of deliberation and weeks of planning, I've started home schooling my fourth grade daughter. Here's a sampling of what she did last week.
Literature: classical tales (The Gift of Athena, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah's Ark, Abraham and Sarah, the Lion and the Mouse, the Ants and the Grasshopper, the Father and his Sons, the Bat and the Weasels); poetry ("In the beginning was the three pointed star..."); social fiction (Sheila the Great, chapter 1); nighttime reading (several chapters of "Little Town on the Prairie").
Writing and grammar: reading summaries; exercises in Story Grammar.
Math: 6 problem sets from the Singapore Math 5A fractions chapter.
Social Studies: first 3 chapters of Story of the World, volume 1 (nomads through the early ancient Egyptians).
Science: chapter 1 of North American Wildlife; David Attenborough's Life of Mammals (CD 3, episodes 1 and 2).
French: First seven lessons of French in Action.
Field trips: Academy of Natural Sciences; Penn Museum/Secrets of the Silk Road.
Miscellaneous: exercises from Drawing with Children; Renaissance music; music composition; ping pong; roller skating; map reading (the local neighborhood; the Silk Road quadrant of the globe)
After school: pottery; piano; violin; bike riding.
Social: Saturday playdate with E.