"That is the capital charge against most schools.
The teachers underrate the tastes and abilities of their pupils.
In things intellectual, children, even backward children, have extraordinary 'possibilities for good'––possibilities so great that if we had the wit to give them their head they would carry us along like a stream in spate." - Charlotte Mason
After reassessing my home school schedule for a month, I came to a decision to combine my two children in Ambleside year 2. I did have Joshua in y4 and Gracie in y2, but I really was not following history chronologically.
Firstly I did feel a little concerned about taking my son back, but in the scheme of life and education it really does not matter, and truly after prayer, I could not go past the peace I had about doing this.
My son is nearly 12 and he has been slower in the academics side, but his comprehension is incredible, his mind is beautiful he has an incredible artistic side, and he loves nothing more than having a really good conversation with people, I love that!
My daughter on the other hand simply breezes through her work and also has great comprehension and that is the fruit of narrating from living books.
"The more of a person we succeed in making a child, the better will he both fulfil his own life and serve society."
- Educator Charlotte Mason
So below is my new schedule and I feel pleased and content in these changes.
Ambleside Year 2 Australian Schedule