William Butler Yeats

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

-William Butler Yeats


Saturday, August 10, 2019

South Side Schoolhouse 2019-2020
Story of the World: Volume 2
Reading assignments are due on dates given so material can be discussed in class that day.


Week 1: August 23 Introduction
Chapter 1: The Glory That Was Rome
Week 2: August 30 Chapter 2: The Early Days of Britain
Chapter 3: Christianity Come to Britain
Week 3: September 6 Chapter 4: The Byzantine Empire
Week 4: September 13 Chapter 5: The Medieval Indian Empire
Week 5: September 20 Chapter 6: The Rise of Islam
Chapter 7: Islam Becomes an Empire
Week 6: September 27 Chapter 8: The Great Dynasties of China
Week 7: October 4 Chapter 9: East of China
Week 8: October 11 Chapter 10: The Bottom of the World
Week 9: October 18 Chapter 11: The Kingdom of the Franks
Week 10: October 25 Chapter 12: The Islamic Invasion 
Week 11: November 1 Chapter 13: The Great Kings of France
Week 12: November 8 Chapter 14: The Arrival of the Norsemen
Week 13: November 15 Chapter 15: The First Kings of England
Chapter 16: England After the Conquest
Week 14: November 22 Chapter 17: Knights and Samurai
*November 29 - Happy Thanksgiving - NO CLASSES*


Week 15: December 6 Chapter 18: The Age of the Crusades
Week 16: December 13 Chapter 19: A New Kind of King
Chapter 20: The Diaspora


*December 16-January 1 - Merry Christmas - NO CLASSES*

Week 17: January 3 Chapter 21: The Mongols Devastate the East
Week 18: January 10 Chapter 22: Exploring the Mysterious East
Week 19: January 17 Chapter 23: The First Russians
Week 20: January 24 Chapter 24: The Ottoman Empire
Chapter 25: The End of the World
Week 21: January 31 Chapter 26: France and England at War
Chapter 27: War for the English Throne
Week 22: February 7 Chapter 28: The Kingdoms of Spain & Portugal
Week 23: February 14 Chapter 29: African Kingdoms
Week 24: February 21 Chapter 30: India Under the Moghuls
Week 25: February 28 Chapter 31: Exploring New Worlds
Week 26: March 6 Chapter 32: The American Kingdoms
Week 27: March 13 Chapter 33: Spain, Portugal, and the New 
World
*March 20 - Spring Break - NO CLASSES*


Week 28: March 27 Chapter 34: Martin Luther’s New Ideas


*April 3 - Homeschool Conference - NO CLASSES*


Week 29: April 10 Chapter 35: The Renaissance
Week 30: April 17 Chapter 36: Reformation & Counter 
Reformation
Chapter 37: The New Universe 
Week 31: April 24 Chapter 38: England’s Greatest Queen
Chapter 39: England’s Greatest Playwright
Week 32: May 1 Chapter 40: New Ventures to the Americas
Chapter 41: Explorations in the North
Week 33: May 8 Chapter 42: Empires Collide
End of Year Review


Sunday, August 4, 2019

UPDATED Class Schedule 2019/2020


South Side SnugglersSouth Side SweetiesSouth Side SuperstarsSouth Side ScholarsSouth Side Savants
(Birth up to 2 yr)(2 & 3 yr olds)(Grades 4 years/PreK-2)(Grades 3-6)(Jr. & Sr. High)
7:00 AM
Optional Ensembles
7:30 AMCheck-in & Drop-off; Free Playtime
8:00 AM
Free Play, Breakfast, etc.
Fine Motor Skills Activities
Book Nook
Art
Marching/Symphonic Band until 10am
8:15 AM
8:30 AMStorytime
Sign Language
8:45 AMFree Playtime
9:00 AM
Introduce Activity
Painting
History
Art
9:15 AM
9:30 AM
Exploring Rhythms & Instruments
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
Morning Nap for our Smallest Snugglers
PE
Hands-on Math & Logic
Marine Biology
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
Bubbles & Bouncing with Music
10:45 AM
Five in a Row & Learning Centers
Literature Hands-On Discussion
11:00 AM
Touch 'n Feel Textures
CIRCLETIME: Fingerplays
11:15 AM
11:30 AM---LUNCH---
12:00 PM
Free Play, Diapers, Nap Prep
Bathroom, Wiggles, Wind Down...
PE
Suprise Me
Hands-on Math & Logic -OR- Personal Finance
12:15 PM
12:30 PM
A Sleepy Story & Quiet Time
Geography through Five in a Row
Science
12:45 PM
American Government
1:00 PM
Story, Snuggles, Afternoon Nap
Art
1:15 PM
1:30 PM
Free Playtime
PE
Health
1:45 PM
2:00 PM
Music & Movement
2:15 PM
Literature Discussion
2:30 PM
Sensory Science Sensation
Science
Elementary Music
2:45 PM
Boys'/Girls' PE
3:00 PM
Introduce Afternoon Activity
Art
Sign Language
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
Storytime
Sign Language
3:45 PMBubbles & Music
4:00 PM
2019-2020 School Year

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Savant American Government Literature (2019-2020)

Book List:

Fall
God and Ronald Reagan by Paul Kengor
Common Sense by Thomas Paine (Gutenberg.org)
Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
Great Speeches of the 20th Century by Bob Blaisdell

Spring
Born Again by Charles Colson
Self-Reliance and Other Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
           (http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/autobiography/)
The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge (Archive.org)
Articles from “Imprimis”
           (search titles at https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/)

Below is the link to the class syllabus:
Savant Literature Syllabus

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Scholars Book List (2019-2020)
Hot off the presses, here's what reading books your Scholars 
will need this year:

Fall:
Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle
Arabian Nights by Martin Woodside (Classic Starts)
Viking Ships at Sunrise by Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House)
Sword of the Samurai by Eric A. Kimmel
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Tanya Zamorsky (Classic Starts)

Spring:
Russian Fairy Tales by Gillian Avery
Thomas and the Dragon Queen by Shutta Crum
Treasure Island by Chris Tait (Classic Starts)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Chris Sasaki (Classic Starts)

Happy reading!