I’ve been planning Posie’s next year while she finishes up the last little details of 2017-18. Studying year round means less boredom during the summer, even if it’s only the last bit of the 3Rs. Composition books are handy friends for every subject. They work well for her copywork, dictation, narration, math, and all manner of scribbles and keeping. These slender stashes of paper have been an efficient and frugal way to record learning for quite a while now. They will be the go-to for most, if not all of Posie’s studies again next year.
On tap for 2018-19? Texas history, geography, and most likely Apologia’s General Science.
The guide I’m referring to while planning Texas history provides suggestions for learning with books, surfing websites, and traveling to interesting locations in our great state. Check out the book at the following link:
With friends, we will use these guides/curricula:
Other resources to be used during the year will include:
Ambleside Online will be an inspiration for the following:
Piano lessons and guitar lessons will be a weekly event and Posie will add 4-H to her adventures this year, too.
We’ll be studying Ourselves this year, which is something new for us to enjoy together.
Lastly, an exciting new-to-us resource for art/nature study, is an online website which teaches how to draw plants, birds, and mammals. John Muir Laws will be an encouragement for us to continue our ongoing nature journals.
As for me, I have set aside time to begin rereading Charlotte Mason’s Original Home Schooling Series this year. I read parts of it years ago, have had two Pink sets come into our home to be given away to others, and happily received a new set from the Biology Man just a couple of weeks ago. I plan to continue listening to podcast episodes at A Delectable Education, too. Reading blog posts at Charlotte Mason Poetry and the Charlotte Mason Institute keep me focused and encouraged, so they will be sprinkled into my days as they are posted and time permits.
It looks like a huge feast is being spread for the year. And, we will drink tea!