Home Education

2017-2018 Curriculum for 1st Grade and Preschool

The following are my curriculum selections as we go into the 2017-2018 year. You may or may not want to use these. I may or may not want to use these. ūüėČ This is for my daughter who will be starting first grade and my son who will be starting preschool.¬†Format taken from http://www.ourhomeontherange.blogspot.com¬† Daughter:… Continue reading 2017-2018 Curriculum for 1st Grade and Preschool

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Home Education

Our Living Books 2016-2017

Just a quick post to share what we are doing for each of our subjects this year. We are again using the methods of Charlotte Mason to teach our kids, which is based on using "living books" and narration as the foundation of learning. Narration is where you take a chunk of what you read… Continue reading Our Living Books 2016-2017

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Nature Notebook

I took the idea from Wee Folk Art and she¬†made her nature notebook for the year, with me helping with the tough to cut or punch parts. We got the crayon water color resist idea for the web from The Artful Parent. We are currently waiting to go out and get a stick for in… Continue reading Nature Notebook

Home Education

Laying Down Our Rails

After sitting down and finishing all 200 pages of Charlotte Mason's "Home Education Series" Volume 1, I got a better semblance of what I want to do. We are combining a whole bunch of stuff into one comprehensive preschool experience. I say experience because young children shouldn't be bogged down with formal academics at this… Continue reading Laying Down Our Rails

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Pre-K 2015-2016

After going through the work pages in¬†"102 Top Picks for Homeschooling" ¬†by Cathy Duffey we determined that we fall into Charlotte Mason style goals for our family. Charlotte Mason used "living books" to teach her students around the turn of the century. Since our daughter is 4 she is under the age that Charlotte would… Continue reading Pre-K 2015-2016