I've been spending most of my down time getting a plan together for next year. Right now, I'm planning on using Ambleside Online. Its a free plan using the Charlotte Mason approach. I decided to put some of Ambleside Online's practices to use this week, just to see how the kids responded to it. Quite honestly, we naturally have a Charlotte Mason feel in our home school, so I'm not sure the kids noticed a difference. We started reading Bedtime Stories by Thornton Burgess. The kids love these sweet little stories. I love how each one has a moral. Logan did copy work from the Burgess book, for handwriting, while Felicity worked on what we call "rainbow letters" (letters with arches, such as r, p, b, and h). Both of them did fantastic handwriting this week. Some of their best work ever.
Thornton Burgess, copy work, and Sweet Child o' Mine on repeat.
I love how he has his own unique taste in music.
On Friday we had our last science group of the year. We went to one of the family's homestead and learned about goats. The kids made goats' milk soap and goats' milk ice cream, and the Mamas enjoyed home made chevre and goats' milk cheese cake. The Mamas also had a milking competition. It was my first time milking a goat. I lost, big time, but oh, it was so much fun! I'll be back to improve on my skills for sure. :)
How was your home schooling week?
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