Welcome to the Knowledge Club!
This is where families and students come to get started with the Knowledge Series lessons. We'll walk you through each step to get set up in the Quick Start, then guide you day by day through the first few lesson in Unit 1.
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Decide which units to use and make a schedule. If the Knowledge Series isn't right for you, try the Foundations Series for pre-readers and early phonics, and the Bilingual Reading Acceleration Program for struggling readers.
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In this unit your student will learn to add and subtract numbers up to 20 with both accuracy and speed: all 10 right in 20 seconds or less.
Print the number strips and flashcards, ideally onto cardstock.
Have the student do the online lesson (Math 201.01) while you cut out the number strips and flashcards.
Print out the MathGame ScoreSheet and the math worksheets for this unit.
Show the student how to do use the number strips with the worksheet.
Show the student how to use the number strips with Mrs. Fischer's MathGame; do addition level 1 ten times and write down the scores on the MathGame scoresheet.
Also practice using the number strips with the flashcards for lesson 1.
In this unit your student will learn the continents and the geography of the Middle East.
Print the world map on 4 sheets of paper.
Have the student do the online lesson (Culture 201.01).
Tape the continents map together (tape on the back side). Have the student label each continent in pencil and color each continent a different color (not blue).
Practice the Middle East map puzzle at Owl & Mouse.
Play with Google Earth.
We're studying Simple Machines in this unit! Learn about mass, force and Newtons; learn to measure distanes and weights with the metric system, and build a bunch of fun, interactive models with K'Nex (or real-life simple machines).
Read the teacher's manual (hands-on plan / HOP) for Simple Machines. Print the pages you want to use.
Have the student begin the online lesson (TCH 201.01).
Choose a hands-on lesson:
a. Build inclined planes with K'Nex.
b. Build inclined planes with books, boards, etc.
c. Do a photo scavenger hunt.
1. Do the online lesson (ART 201.01).
2. Choose a hands-on lesson:
a. Music lessons/practice
b. Research the arts in Turkey
c. Any drawing/painting/weaving/sewing/etc.
This unit introduces students to some robust geology!
In lesson 1 (see the teacher's manual for more details) you will be doing a discussion, an outdoor project and a demo.
Read more about heliocentrism:
Get more ideas about measuring shadows:
An animation of the Earth's rotation and revolution:
All of the Communications lessons in this unit have the same structure.
Do the online lesson to learn some vocabulary and practice some spelling.
Use those same words to write creative sentences. Illustrate the sentences if you would like.
Spell those same words aloud.
Read a story aloud; for early readers, have a partner read all the hard words to keep the story flowing.
Practice typing.There are many options online, including "Free Typing Lessons" here:
Fall 2020 Schedule
You can set up your schedule however you chose; there is a blank schedule on page 10 in your notebook.
This is the schedule in which we will be posting instructional videos: The minor subjects are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the major subjects are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You could use a weekend day for catch-up or for further exploration, or just take a break.
You will also want to be flexible if your kids are ill and need to take a few days off.
Altogether, plan on 50 instructional days to complete the 100 lessons in the term, followed by a day or so to review the study guides and then four days for final exams (in the major subjects).