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Thread: Need help with Weeks 28 and 29, lower grammar focus

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    Because we're moving during our break in-between Unit 3 and Unit 4 of TOG2, I am planning out Unit 4 now. I'd usually wait to plan until the break week but that won't be possible.

    Here's what I need help with. In week 28, we're going to read Ben & Me as a read aloud which may last the entire two weeks but week 29 I've hit a snag.

    The literature selection is The Matchlock Gun (50 pages), the other reads for the week are George Washington (D'Aulaire) pages 1-37 (two days of reading aloud is what I figure) and Liberty! (pages 2-5, done in one day). So for the week we have:

    George Washington (D'Aulaire) 2 days, pg. 1-37
    Liberty! 1 day, pg. 2-5
    Ben & Me (read aloud), 2nd week
    Hasty Pudding, chapter 2
    then I have to decide whether to drop or which one to read between:

    1. Matchlock Gun (fiction, 50 pages: 10 pages per day to be done in a week): feeling unsure about this but there is a student activity worksheet for THIS book.

    or

    2. Battles of the French and Indian War by Smolinski, 29 pages and is an Upper Grammar (4th-6th) grade reading selection, non-fiction and may be a little dry. I don't like throwing too many details at dd7 (to be 8) just yet and this would be throwing a lot of details at her.

    For activities for the week, I have:
    1. French and Indian paper craft (2 days)
    2. biography page on George Washington (1 day)
    3. Benjamin Franklin Experiment book (1-2 days, can be dropped)
    4. Possible literature page if we read Matchlock Gun
    5. Quick, short mapwork
    6. Hasty Pudding reading and cooking activity

    Yes, this can all be done in a week without much fuss, my question is whether to read Matchlock Gun or Battles of the French and Indian War or drop both of them?

    Side question: for those who have read Matchlock Gun, is it a worthy read? I know she'll love Ben & Me, but dropping Ben & Me may also be the solution. That will free up a read aloud for the two weeks and I could read aloud The Matchlock Gun if it is ultimately a better read than Ben & Me by Lawson.

    While you mull over this, I'm continuing on to week 30...
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    Jessica
    We're a Classically Charlotte homeschool
    www.triviumacademy.blogspot.com

    Using TOG Y3, with LG focus and Writing Aids

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    Can you choose what can be done given your moving schedule and save the other "reads" for the summer - when you have more time? All of them are good books, but may not be appreciated if they are rushed, or you are distracted.

    Just a thought,

    Pam
    Pam, Wife of Kevin, Mom to Steven (17), Kristen (15), Daniel (11), Bethany (9), Julia (6) and Jonathan (1)

    Blog: http://Langhavenslatest.blogspot.com

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    The move is not a problem, we'll be fine to continue with our studies which don't start until a week after we move in.

    I figured it out, I just moved Matchlock Gun to the next week and used George Washington Level 3 DK Reader for independent reading for week 29.

    Thanks anyways
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    Jessica
    We're a Classically Charlotte homeschool
    www.triviumacademy.blogspot.com

    Using TOG Y3, with LG focus and Writing Aids

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