Shawnda recently asked me for more specifics on what we’re using as curriculum here at home. In case anyone else is wondering, here is a list…
We are using the schedule at Ambleside Online (year one) for literature, history, music, art and nature study. I agree with much of the teaching philosophy found in Charlotte Mason’s writings. They are available online here, also.
- Phonics: The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading
- Math: Mathematics Enhancement Programme from the University of Exeter (this is a great FREE curriculum! I have been very impressed with it. For Kindergarten, we used Singapore Earlybird workbooks.) I also supplement using the Quarter Mile Math computer program.
- Bible: We just finished reading through the Psalms at breakfast. This morning we started the Gospel of John. I’m also trying to follow the memorization schedule used at Capitol Hill Baptist (with limited success…I need to improve in this area!).
- Art: I splurged and bought Artistic Pursuits and I LOVE it. The kids like it a lot, too.