Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Changes for Term 3

"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


  1. Awesome. Sometimes God shows us a way that goes against the voices of those around us. His way is family, and uniquely tailored, and found after much prayer. His way allows for more peace in the home, more of a gentle spirit from the mom/teacher, and more of that safe trusting in Him. His yoke is easy, his burden light.

    I love the way you sought God and now confidently speak it--
    "I feel pleased and content in these changes." and
    "truly after prayer, I could not go past the peace I had about doing this."

    And your header is way cool too.

  2. Fabulous. I love the way you have incorporated both kids in the programme. What an exciting term you have planned. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

  3. Lovely to hear from you again Sarah! love how you've adapted your homeschool to suit your family:)
    We actually dropped Spanish this term, dd has just lost interest and don't want to push it!
    Are you doing Latin with both or just Joshua?

  4. Hi Sarah! Long time no read! Have a wonderful term. My boys work well below their "age level" but I am happy with the progress they are making at their own pace. I hope this new plan works for you all.

  5. Thank you for your comments lovely ladies.

    Rosemary - Yes I am doing Latin with Joshua & Grace as they both really enjoy it especially Gracie. :D

  6. I love seeing Australian AO plans! Thank you for sharing Sarah.
    p.s. I combine years for readings too. x


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