Last year as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew I had the wonderful opportunity to review an e-book from Prechoolers and Peace called Circle Time. I had every intention of using this throughout the year, but with some health issues which came up our year got a little crazy. We got through our school year successfully, but without many extras I wanted to include. I am determined to change this! There are many, many things I want to teach my girls and let them experience. Homeschooling offers so many opportunities for this and I don't want to miss them!
It only took us about 30 minutes each morning. Some of the things I'm including are calendar time, hymns, Greek and Latin roots, artist study, composer study, state history, Scripture memory, and more! Some of this will change as the girls grow up, but having this time together did something I didn't expect. It started our day in such a truly peaceful way that the rest of our day seemed to flow with ease. I'm excited to continue this habit!
For the rest of the week I had planned for lighter work. I like schooling year-round, but during the summer our schedule is much lighter so we have time to enjoy summer fun. This means we do math and language arts, but set aside our regular Heart of Dakota studies for a couple of months. We miss them, but try to still keep a Charlotte Mason feel to our day as much as possible.
Grace - Preschool
Beth - 1st grade
Rose - 3rd Grade
That was what Monday through Wednesday looked like...then it started to look more like this...
Yup. a fever came to our home and knocked all three of my little sweeties down! Bummer, right? It hit them hard and fast. They're still not feeling themselves, but they're starting to feel some better. Lots of sleep, popsicles, gatorade, water, and movies have helped quite a bit!
Hoping lessons are back to normal starting Monday!