Each term we pick a hymn to learn as a family. This is one of my favorite parts of the Charlotte Mason philosophy that recognizes that there is more to know than the basic academic subjects.
Our Late Fall Hymn is Stand! by Amy Carol Webb. We sing this at fellowship a lot, and Kai loves to sing it, so I thought it would be a good for her to actually be singing the words.
“In the name of love, in the name of peace, will you stand, will you stand with me?”
One of my favorite bit’s of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy is that she calls on mothers to keep learning and growing, and not stagnate and lose themselves in the role of the mother.
My mother culture routine:
If you missed the Year 1.5 Summer Term post, check it out for some background on how we homeschool.
Fall will be the beginning of our academic subjects. I decided to keep a slower pace this first year, and wait for a foreign language or any other additional subjects until next year. History, Geography, Math and English will be the only subjects we do every day. Everything else in on a weekly or ad hoc looping basis.
A lot of these resources are available online for free. I linked to hard copies because I dislike digital books, especially when reading Charlotte Mason style.
Fall Term (September, October, November)
We’ve been a little crazy around here as of late. Lots of changes, lots of rebalancing and rethinking, lots of preparation.
I handle that with excessive planning, back up planning and excel sheets. Thus, I planned out our homeschooling year while sitting around waiting in offices and cars.
This our summer plan crafted around Kit, a six going on seven year old who is a weak reader and Kai, a hyper almost two year old. I’m going to post the rest of the year as well. It’s an eclectic plan, mostly based around Charlotte Mason style short lessons. Our history cycle is a hybrid CM/Classical style, there is some Waldorf influence in the areas of pre-writing, handwork, and art, a lot of Reggio play based ideas, and probably some stuff that’s just me. I pulled from lots of programs, curriculum, and Instagram ideas, all listed at the end of the spring term post. Continue reading