So, I have laid out my general plans for seventh grade. This is the advantage of having taught this grade twice before in a Waldorf style – I still have my notes, which is very helpful. One of the years I went through seventh year I put a week by week summary on this blog, so you can access those older posts.
I want to really focus on geography and the interaction of people with where they live throughout this year, so I plan on doing a little geography throughout the year. Every day we will do math practice and geography. We also have a focus on writing as our son just became interested in writing more recently, and I want to focus on that for preparation for high school work.
With middle schoolers, I feel I often turn the main lesson rhythm found in Waldorf on its head and often begin with something hands on, working side by side, bringing in the sort of presentation piece or more of a Socratic method of questioning and then ending with the academic writing.
Our plans to begin our new school year in August look like this at this point. I am saving physiology for eighth grade.
Week One August 8-12 – Physics
Week Two August 15-19 – Physics
Week Three August 22-26 Physics
Week Four August 29-September 2 – Math Main Lesson
Week Five September 5-9 – Math Main Lesson
Week Six September 12-16 Math Main Lesson
Week Seven September 19-23 The Life of Buddha
SEPTEMBER 26-30 FALL BREAK
Week Eight October 3-7- Renaissance
Week Nine October 10-14 – Renaissance
Week Ten October 17-21 – Renaissance
Week Eleven October 24-28 – Renaissance and Father-Son Trip
Week Twelve October 31-November 4 – Perspective Drawing
Week Thirteen November 7-11 – Perspective Drawing
Week Fourteen November 14-18 – Catch Up Week
NOVEMBER 21-25 THANKSGIVING BREAK
Week Fifteen November 28-December 2 – Astronomy and Navigation
Week Sixteen December 5-9 – Astronomy and Navigation
Week Seventeen December 12-16 – Astronomy and Navigation
DECEMBER 19- JANUARY 4 – CHRISTMAS BREAK
Week Eighteen January 5/6 – Grammar and Writing
Week Nineteen January 9-13 – Grammar and Writing
Week Twenty January 16-January 20 – Grammar and Writing
Week Twenty One January 23-27 – Chemistry
Week Twenty Two January 30-February 3 – Chemistry
Week Twenty Three February 6-February 10 – Chemistry
FEBRUARY 13-17 WINTER BREAK
Week Twenty Four February 20-24- Math Main Lesson
Week Twenty Five February 27-March 3- Math Main Lesson
Week Twenty Six March 6-10- Math Main Lesson
Week Twenty Seven March 13-17 – American Colonial Times
Week Twenty Eight March 20-24 – American Colonial Times
Week Twenty Nine March 27-31 – American Colonial Times
APRIL 3-7 SPRING BREAK
Week Thirty April 10-14 – Writing
Week Thirty One April 17-21 – Writing
Week Thirty Two April 24-28 – Writing
Week Thirty Three May 1-5 -Writing
Week Thirty Four May 8-12 – Catch Up Week
I am excited for this coming year. It promises to be full of friends, family, horses, 4H, church activities and other fun things!
Are you planning yet for fall? If you blog, please share a link below!