(December 7 – 11, 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

  • Literature – Free Reading:

    Ginger and Petunia, by Patricia Polacco.

    Cute book about a pig who takes on the persona of her owner who is away on vacation for a few days. A bit wordy for my 3 and 4 year old, my 6 year old was entranced by the descriptions of all the funny things that Petunia the Pig did in her owner’s stead.

School Day

    Library Day

    • Science – Free Reading:
      The Bizarre Body, by Katharine Kenah.

      A great beginning reader about the body. Interesting facts about the eyes, heart, finger nails, etc. The kids have loved digging into this book and then looking at eachother’s fingernails and eyes to see what the book is talking about.

    School Day

    Field Trips/Nature Study

    • Handicrafts:

      Project of the Month Club, a unique website that delivers craft, woodworking, and science projects to your door, sent me a couple of products to try out and blog about on this site and my other site The Mommy Journal. We have a stepstool and a tissue box cover to choose from for our craft today. If you’re interested in joining the club, be sure to enter the promo code “homeschoolme” for a 10% discount. Check back on this site for my blog article after we attempt this craft, too. Should be fun!