Week Two

Our Harvest Moon Nature Walk

Our Harvest Moon Nature Walk

Our week went superbly! (Not perfectly, but superbly!)



Illustrating 'The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe'

Illustrating ‘The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe’

Early Morning Science!

Early Morning Science!

This was our first week of ‘proper’ lessons and all was well. Ellie has really enjoyed her work & is relishing the challenge. I have been able to make lots more free time for Rose this year, whilst still getting everything done for her. Sticking with short, authentic lessons with no ‘twaddle’ has given her space between lessons to play. She is still very much into imaginative play & it has been glorious to see her playing with her stuffed animals & chatting away to them or running in from the garden to tell me about a spider she has found, a fly, or a butterfly….
Origami Maths ~ AKA Paper Airplanes

Origami Maths ~ AKA Paper Airplanes

I am doing the necessary ‘end of first week’ shake up of the time table. Little Passports was mentioned on FaceBook as now being available in the UK. It has come along at the right time as I was mulling over ideas for something that Rose can dip in & out of as the mood strikes her. I ordered on Friday & I believe it will take up to four weeks to arrive, so I am not going to mention it to her & let it be a surprise package in the post.This is just the kind of thing that will fire up her imagination. It will work well with these two books I was planning to use with her this year:
Writing Thank You Notes

Writing Thank You Notes

Also in the ‘Time Table Redux’ I have decided to cut ‘Life Of Fred’
Oh! how sad I was to do this! I was reluctant, but I had promised myself that I am not over stretching us this year. Everything must have a purpose & count. We are not going to dash from subject to subject. The temptation (for me) with short, Charlotte Mason – style lessons can be to ‘pack ’em in’ to every available minute! We need margin…and it was the one thing that wasn’t getting done.  We only got it done once…so it has gone off the time table!
There is a happy ending to the sad tale of LOF…I sold our books, which has funded the purchase of Norms & Nobility: A Treatise On Education I am very much looking forward to slowly reading this book!
More Harvest Moon Walk

More Harvest Moon Walk

Happy Weekend!

10 thoughts on “Week Two

  1. Really like the recommendations for Little Passports, If the World Were a Village and Children Just Like Me, as I had never Heard of them before. Thank you!

  2. Wasn’t the moon wonderful this week? I’m also interested to see Little Passports has reached the UK. I remember looking for it a few years ago and being disappointed. I will have to check out the site and see if it’s still a match for my kids. Thanks!

    • It was glorious!
      Yes, I am glad that Little Passports has hit our shores..glad to be of help!
      They did give me an offer of a $10 discount to pass on to other subscribers, but my friend found out it was only for a year long subscription. But if it is of ay help, do get back to me.

  3. It’s interesting to see that your approach to homeschooling is very similar to mine, so I shall be following with interest. Thanks for sharing the good news about Little Passports. I looked at it a few years ago and thought that was a really interesting way for children to learn geography. It’s great that this resource is now available in the UK.

  4. Thank you! I am glad to have found your blog.

    I think you would really enjoy the book ‘We Gather Together’

    My friend had mentioned Little Passports to me a few years back, so when I saw it posted on FB, I was very interested. I am far too excited to wait 4 weeks for it to arrive though!

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