This year, my 7th grader is taking a speech class and participating in the following speeches:
* Original Oratory - write a speech on a topic of her interest, memorize and practice hand gestures and blocking (walking purposely).
* Apologetics - there are 100 basic, general and analysis questions she has to research, find scriptures to back up, illustrations, quotes, hymns, etc. and write up them up individually by topic on 4x6 cards. In reality, she will only complete probably 20 of the questions since this is her first year.
I had a school schedule worked out before she started speech and I'm having a difficult time reallocating/reassigning the above to school subjects without overwhelming her with too many subjects to complete in a day/week. I know writing can be part of her Language Arts, and vocabulary, but does anyone have any more suggestions?
Right now, I think she's feeling a little overwhelmed and I am trying to see what I can prune out of her schedule or replace and fit the "speech" puzzle into the current schedule and make it all work, e.g., replace her regular creative writing weekly assignment with her speech writing.
This is her current schedule:
*Personal Devo - (bible reading of her choice/Discovering Doctrine Notebook)
*Prayer Letter - (Daily -> Praise-Repent-Ask-Yield-Supplication)
*Bible/Language Arts - (read-outline-topical-character study-vocabulary (2 words)-setting-commentary/application)
*English/Poetry - Analytical Grammar (daily for 10 weeks) / One poem reading a day
*Spelling - Spelling Wisdom (2x wk)
*Math/Math Drills - (Daily - Math-U-See)
*Science - (Daily - Apologia General Science) - She doesn't like doing so many experiments
*History/Geography - Egypt (1 semester) / Geography (see setting above and 10 min wkly)
*Literature Lesson (1x wk)
*Literature Book (daily 1/2 hr. reading - books from library of her interest - bios, hist fict, etc.)
*Creative Writing (1x wk)
*Electives (1x wk - art activity, music or anything related to the weekly lesson)
THE FOLLOWING IS SCHEDULED, BUT IT ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE LEFT OUT:
*Logic (1x wk)
*Picture Study / Nature Study
*Typing (2x wk)
*Latin/Greek Root Words (1x wk)
*Spanish (2x wk)
As you can see, I haven't included speech in the above schedule. Right now, it's extra. Any help would be a tremendous help!!
Still learning and growing!! God bless!