(November 9 – 13, 2009)
Our school week will see the heavier loads on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as those are the days that ds is at Mother’s Day Out so that dd and I have less interruptions. Each activity is designed to take only 10-15 minutes at the most as this is one of the defining characteristics of a Charlotte Mason approach to education.

*Please feel free to leave your comments or questions below. I always love learning from other people!*

Planning Day

  • Science – Free Reading:

    Voyage Ocean, by John Woodward.

    Another non-fiction book we picked up at our local library. The kids loved looking at all the incredible pictures of ocean life, the sea floor, underwater volcanoes, and so much more. To add to the fun, this book is actually a circular book that is contained in it’s own circular box and each circle page is devoted to a different animal or topic. The verbaige was over their heads for sure, but the pictures were excellent.

School Day

Library Day

  • Handicrafts – Free Reading:
    Ed Emberleys Fingerprint Drawing Book, by Ed Emberley.

    Another of Kate’s picks. She so enjoys any kind of artwork, that this was totally up her alley. Of course, we already love Ed Emberley’s stuff because it is so simple to follow his step-by-step drawing instructions. Perfect for a beginner, or a non-artist who can only draw circles and lines like myself. 🙂

School Day

Field Trips/Nature Study

  • Literature – Free Reading:

    Nuts to You, by Lois Ehlert.

    Another of our favorite authors, Lois Ehlert doesn’t disappoint. The art is amazing as usual and the adorable story about a squirrel and his nut definitely makes the kiddos smile.