What’s New This Week?—December 15-20
It’s a whole new month on SchoolhouseTeachers.com, and we have dozens of exciting new lessons to share with you! The biggest news for December is the return of French class with Greg Shone, now in its third year! All prior lessons remain available for your use or review at any time.
We’ll have several Christmas-themed lessons for you this month as well. Lapbooking and the Monthly Reading List both have month-long Christmas units, and Dr. Sonya Brouillette’s Animal Science course will look at animals of the Nativity all this month. We also have two new Christmas-themed unit studies in Ditch the Desk, and Rhonda Clark is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas with a special Renaissance History lesson for the month. Introduction to Architecture with Tammie Bairen will study the architecture of gingerbread houses this week, and Schoolhouse Spelling is incorporating a passage from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens with their lessons in Upper Elementary-High School.
Many of our teachers will have adjusted schedules this month due to the Christmas holiday and vacation. Most of our teachers will have new lessons on December 1, 8, and 15. Very little new content is scheduled for the week of December 22. Most of our teachers will also take the week of the 29th off for the New Year holiday. Please see the course checklists for each teacher’s individual schedule.
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- Biology with Ruth Sundeen discusses the debate between evolution and Creationism.
- Renaissance History with Rhonda Clark explores the 12 days of Christmas.
- Animal Science with Dr. Sonya Brouillette studies three more fascinating animals this month.
- Creative Writing with Carrie Daws-December‘s focus: Dialogue, Pt. 2
- Imperial Russia with Professor Carol studies Catherine the Great and offers a mid-term exam.
- Bug Science with Rosemarie Pagano moves into the world of the “bad” worms-parasites.
- Free Market Economics with Savannah Liston studies spontaneous order, money and exchange, the division of labor, competition, and monopolies.
- Literature with Adam Andrews-The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis. Eight pages of study on a literary classic, a blank story chart for you to develop, and much more!
- Whole Foods Cooking with Sue Gregg teaches students about animal protein main dishes such as fish and meatless main dishes such as Gourmet Baked Potatoes and Pasta Parmesan Supreme.
- Benjamin Franklin Writing Method with Cheri Blomquist teaches writing through studying the masters.
- Becoming an Internet Entrepreneur for Teens with Dana Beasley studies choosing your font this week.
- Writing with Janice Campbell-“The Wild Swans at Coole,” a poem by William Butler Yeats.
- Introduction to Architecture with Tammie Bairen. This week: the architecture of gingerbread houses.
- Hands-On History will introduce us to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, and Charles Dickens this week.
- Constitution and Bill of Rights looks at the Sixth Amendment, criminal charges and witnesses, compulsory process, and the assistance of council.
- Mock Trial with Deborah Burton-our current topic: environmental law. Develop your own mock trial, debate, or persuasive paper.
- Art Techniques with Brenda Ellis explores tempera painting.
- ESL Learning continues to build vocabulary and ESL skills.
- Music Theory/Education with Michelle Martin has concluded Music Theory II. Michelle will return with a new course segment in the spring.
- Homesteading with Lisa Barthuly will return in January.
- Reading Lessons for young readers or struggling readers with Dr. Matthew Glavach-current focus: middle school and high school struggling readers
- Science with Jason Lindsey-weekly experiments with pdfs and videos
- Figures in History with Cathy Diez-Luckie-November’s Figure: William the Conqueror.
- Algebra for Kids with Bob Hazen has supplemental algebra worksheets for elementary students.
- Lapbooking with Kimm Bellotto shares a unit on “Why the Chimes Rang” by Raymond Macdonald Alden.
- Literature Kits with Marla Schultz-December’s Lit Kit on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe continues!
- Reading List with Michelle Miller-December’s Topic: Christmas.
- Studio Art for Teens with Sharon Jeffus explores trees in art.
Previous weeks remain posted for catch up and review.
For a list of all courses both active and archived that includes suggested grade levels, click here.
Don’t miss all the incredible resources we have in the Schoolhouse Preschool for your littlest learners including:
- ABC with Me history series for preschoolers.
- Early Learning Sensory Activities with Beth Gorden.
- Charlotte Mason Preschool with Brittney Jordan.
- Figures in History with Cathy Diez-Luckie.
- Pre-K Activities: Read and Play.
- Pre-K Spelling with video flashcards.
- Animated books by EZ Tales.
- Plus coloring activities, stories, games, and more!
We’ve got lots of new material this week in the Schoolhouse Dailies, bite-sized units to fit into any day.
- ABC with ME-Our newest Daily for your littlest learner!
- Daily Grammar-for 1st, 5th, and 6th/7th (and completed material for 3rd/4th)
- Daily Puzzlers
- Daily Writing
- Ditch the Desk
- Nourishing Nuggets
- Everyday Games-5 new reading games for elementary
- Everyday Organization
- Schoolhouse Spelling: High School-Charlotte Mason-themed spelling activities, vocabulary building, and more.
- Schoolhouse Spelling: Middle School-Charlotte Mason-themed spelling activities, vocabulary building, and more.
- Schoolhouse Spelling: Upper Elementary-Charlotte Mason-themed spelling activities, vocabulary building, and more.
And don’t forget the resources in our completed Dailies including Everyday Easels, Daily Math, Everyday Astronomy, Everyday Explorers: Australia & New Zealand, Everyday Explorers: Canada, Schoolhouse Spelling: Pre-K/K, Schoolhouse Spelling: Lower Elementary, Test Your Knowledge, This Day in History, and This Month’s Menu.
Don’t forget the DOZENS of complete courses we have on the site including:
- Computer Science/Programming with Chris Yust (12 months)
- Home Economics with Heather Leach (6 months)
- Public Speaking with Rebekah Bell (5 months)
- Statistics (high school level) with Kathy LaPan (5 months)
- Friendly Chemistry with Joey Hajda (12 weeks with video)
- Charlotte Mason-Preschool with Brittney Jordan (6 months)
- Family Fitness with Bethany Learn (3 months with video)
- Charlotte Mason Homeschooling with Cindy West (5 months)
- Photography with Michele Peterson (8 months)
- Elementary Spanish with Carol Henderson (9 months) available until January 1, 2015
- Nature/Outdoors with Erin Dean (14 months)
- Botany with Julie Polanco (4 months)
- Special Needs with Judi Munday (19 months)
- Economics with Mike Sims (14 months)
- American History: Colonization Era with Amy Puetz (12 weeks)
- Pre-Algebra/Algebra with Charlene Johnson (10 months)
- Classical Archaeology with Regan Barr (5 months)
- ASL Adventure with Sandra Heflin (4 months)
- Asia: Safari with Bonnie Rose Hudson (38 weeks)
- Family Nutrition with Jennifer Needham (4 months)
- Beginning Sewing: Historical Costumes with Amy Puetz (4 months)
- Beginning Violin with Nancy Blue (8 months)
- College Choice Guidance with Denise Ames (19 months)
- Asia: Its People and History with Bonnie Rose Hudson (6 months)
- Career Exploration with Carol Topp (8 weeks)
- Starting a Micro Business for Teens with Carol Topp (8 weeks)
- Experience Videomaking with Evonne Mandella (5 months)
- Chemistry (All Things Matter) with Anna Crisostomo (12 weeks)
- Classical History with Jennifer Courtney (29 weeks)
- Classics-Based Writing with Janice Campbell (11 months)
- Filmmaking with George Escobar (36 weeks)
- Geography with Terri Johnson (12 months)
- Guitar with Jerry Jennings (8 months)
- Hands-On Hebrew with Evonne Mandella (16 weeks)
- History: Christian Luminaries by Diana Waring (4 months)
- Home Economics with Malia Russell (10 months)
- How to Write and Produce a Play with Dr. Marci Hanks (10 months)
- Keyboarding with David Kimball (10 weeks)
- Logic with Lisa Duffy (15 weeks)
- Media Socialization with Dr. Lisa Dunne (19 weeks)
- Music/Voice with Joy Sikorski (11 months)
- Physics with Jim Mueller (5 months)
- Scientific Method by Anna Crisostomo (6 weeks)
- Sensory Learning for Toddlers: Playing and Learning My ABCs with Beth Gorden (26 weeks)
- Social Justice with Kurt Hoffman (4 months)
- Trigonometry with Martha Candler (12 weeks)
- Wildlife Adventures with Kelli Becton (15 weeks)
- Writing: Advertising Copy with Sharon Watson (3 weeks)
- Writing: Compare/Contrast Study with Sharon Watson (10 weeks)
- Writing: College Admission Essay with Sharon Watson (2 weeks)
- We even have an animated books collection!