"The children should have the joy of living in far lands, in other persons, in other times--a delightful double existence; and this joy they will find, for the most part, in their story books." ~ Charlotte Mason
(Vol. 1 Part IV- , p.153)
(Vol. 1 Part IV- , p.153)
Daily Instruction & Practice~
Joshua AO4~Phonics- Learn to Read, Write & Spell- Complete book 6
Writing Tales (English, Grammar)
All about Spelling
Modern Cursive Handwriting- Book 5McGuffey's Readers
Phonics- Learn to Read, Write & Spell- finish book 3 start book 4
Copywork- Mother Goose
Modern cursive Handwriting- finish book 1 start book 2McGuffey's Readers
Note: Both of my children love to write, so I have provided more writing practice than what a Charlotte Mason Education requires. Every family and child is different and that is what makes home schooling so exceptional.
Joshua to complete Yr 3A ready to begin Yr 3B
Gracie to complete Yr 1B ready to begin Yr 2A
We continue with Spanish by listening to a lot of Spanish music on our iPods, in the car, you tube and I have just installed some wonderful programs from the APP store for additional practice - very excited indeed.
I plan on introducing Latin slowly this year, hopefully 2-3 days a week.
Musical Instrument Practice~
Joshua to continue Violin and to start the basics for Acoustic guitar
Gracie to begin the basics for Acoustic guitar
Weekly Instruction or Practice~
*= Term 1 **= Term 2 ***= Term 3
History Tales/ Biography~
*Squanto~ Joshua to read
* ** The Little Duke~ Together
*** Poor Richard~ Joshua
Australasia's Story (All terms)
An Island Story (All terms)
** ***George Washington's World~ Joshua
Finish SOTW 1 and start A Child's History of the World ( All terms)
Use time lines as much as possible (that's my plan anyhow:D)
Australasia's Story (All terms) we will follow on our maps
* Tree in the Trail
** Minn of the Mississippi
I would like to cover Marco Polo sometime this year, I have a lovely book, but we'll see.
The Wonderland of Nature (All terms)
C.K Thompson' Australian Animal stories including~
Blackie the Brumby
Warrigal the Warrior
Red Emperor - Here is a little excerpt-
With gentle fingers, the rosy hand of dawn parted the curtains of night and then withdrew so that the glorious face of the rising sun could dart glances of the softest gold over the silent bushland. For one long instant the world was an open album, filled with priceless etchings and then, in a flash, the heavens were all aglow and the tired old earth, stirring restlessly for a moment, awakened to continue the daily round.
*The animals Noah forgot (Banjo Paterson)
** Walter de la Mare
*** Emily Dickinson
*The Jungle Book
*The Wind in the Willows
**Seven little Australians
Art & Art Appreciation/ Composer
Finish Artistic Pursuits Book 1
Look at the works of:
*Frederick McCubbin (19th century Australian Artist)
**Emily Kngwarreye (Indigenous Artist)
***Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)
We will follow Ambleside Online's selection of Composers
for each term.
Listening to classical in our home and car is just a way of life, we all love this style of music.
Folksongs & Hymns
**The Ash Grove
***The Lion Sleeps tonight
We also have a very large selection of Australian & Spanish folksongs that we play throughout our home, the car and on our iPods.
Everyday in our home we listen to a lot of praise music, I don't like to make it a subject, we follow Ephesians 5:19 - "addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart".
We will try to study one life from Plutarch and A Shakespeare play as Ambleside Online require for Joshua's AO4.
Additional free reading-
The Little Black Princess (Aussie Lit)
The Story of Kurri Kurri the Kookaburra (Aussie Lit)
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales (currently reading)
Along Came a Dog
Mr. Poppers Penguins
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
Around the World in Eighty Days
Storm boy (Aussie Lit)
A little Bush Maid (Aussie Lit)
Lassie Come Home
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
Little House in the big Woods (Currently reading)