My last post on this blog was…September??? Of last YEAR???? What happened? Where did the time go?
I guess life just happened. 🙂 Honestly, what happens is that if I’m not working on the computer and the kids are asleep, the last thing I want to do is sit on the computer longer! I want to SIT and take a breather.
There have been some major changes around the house as far as school goes, and I always want to “talk it out” here, but I never get around to it.
So, looking back here’s what I’ve changed:
- I’m not doing hymn, artist, poetry, composer, or music study. Ever.
- I’m not doing history the way I lined it all out before.
- We’re not using the math texts I selected.
- I’ve dropped AO completely.
- I’ve dropped the extra science and the grammar and the copywork.
In short, I’ve kept Apologia science for Evie and the Bible Study Guide for all Ages. That’s it! I don’t even know if I am considered a Charlotte Mason follower. I guess I’m more relaxed eclectic or something. I LOVE the ideas of Charlotte Mason, and if I could have controlled my own education, that would have been how I would choose to learn. However, it didn’t work for my children.
So what do our days look like? I’ve cycled through a few ideas and different things through the year. This is what I’ve landed on.
Evie: Bible Study Guide for All Ages, Math on the Level, Life of Fred, Sequential Spelling, Easy Grammar and Daily Grams, cursive handwriting from Abeka, Apologia land animals and journal, Trail Guide to Learning (Paths of Exploration), and extracurricular things like ballet, co-op, gymnastics, and lots of art and drawing.
Jacob: Bible Study Guide for All Ages, Math on the Level, Life of Fred, McRuffy reading and handwriting, limited Trail Guide to Learning portions, and Magic School Bus science kits along with lots of computer learning games like Study Dog, Starfall, Mathseeds, etc.
Anna: Bible Study Guide for All Ages, Life of Fred for listening only, Magic School Bus science, and the above computer learning games (Starfall, Mathseeds, etc).
Anyway, I hope to go over some of the new things we’ve added and talk about the things that didn’t work for us and why they didn’t work. I’ll be posting more lately I hope!