What educational method do you utilize?

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What educational method do you utilize?

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nov. 21, 2006, 11:34 pm

I'm a classical homeschooler using The Well-Trained Mind as a tool to guide our homeschooling journey.

What is your favorite homeschooling book?

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nov. 25, 2006, 9:29 pm

We follow the Charlotte Mason style of education, and use the schedules and booklists from Amblesideonline.org. I just love real books.

The Ambleside online website has lots of good information about the Charlotte Mason method, but my favorite book about a Charlotte Mason education is When Children Love to Learn.

des. 6, 2006, 7:07 am

hey, Jessica ;)

We do (or maybe I should say "I do," since the hobbits would rather not do any lessons. ha.) classical with the The Well-Trained Mind as a jumping off point. No way to we meet the rigid schedule but I'm satisfied.

I dabbled in Mason when they were younger but I never seriously pursued it. I am big on narriations though.

des. 14, 2006, 6:53 pm

I try to follow some of the Well Trained Mind, although that is a struggle. I had to give up on doing history chronologically. Our library here on base is horrible and I couldn't afford to buy all the books to make it interesting. Last school year, I went to look up the Greeks -found one book- and the Romans and found two books. Sad. Being overseas we don't have the option of getting books from another library.
Also, my son is a struggling reader, so although he is in third grade, his reading level is more of a second grader. He's made great improvements this year, so I'm hoping he will get caught up this year.

des. 15, 2006, 3:27 am

I really thought I left a message here...maybe it was too late at night :) When my children were young, we used the Konos curriculum. It is somewhat of a unit study, based on character traits. It was great for my boys because there was so much activity and costumes and such. Lots of reenactment. My daughter loved it too. She also used the Konos high school curiculum. She enjoyed it, but it was too intense for my boys.

Now we sort of make up our own as we go. My daughter is graduated and in college. :D The boys write an essay a month with three revisions. One does an intensive vocabulary study. They both study German and their level of math. I wrote the science curriculum for them for health and the human body. History this year is through reading real books and then discussion with mom. We are sort of on an in-between year for some of their requirements. We have used Apologia science curriculums and enjoyed them. Some years we share with other families, this year we are on our own. I love flexibility.

Next year, if I can talk my 8th grader into staying home for high school, I am considering designing a curriculum around his guitar studies and playing. English: lyrics/poetry, History of music. Not sure about science, may have to convince him that the more he is aware of the world around him the better human he will be, hence the need for Biology! Math is math. O.K, sorry to go on so!