December 22, 2009|8:18 am
I have been planning all sorts of fun educational topics for 2010. BUT life has happened again. Dad needs another surgery. Dad lives in Texas. I am now headed to Texas shortly after Christmas. I don’t know how long I’ll be gone but I do know that if I don’t get a schedule with assigned work down on paper nothing will get done in the “school” department here at home. Big sister and daddy will keep them right on track if I have it laid out out and they don’t have to wing it.
So I have decided January will be a great time to get the “habit” of doing the basics settled into our lives. Charlotte mason has much to say on the formation of habits in the lives of both our children and ourselves and it makes sense. We always have grand schemes so I am going to make this one simple. Each day there will be :
- Writing or copywork depending on age
- Memory work from our classical community coop.
- Reading out loud (from a fun book and from History)
Personal reading time
That should be productive enough to keep them from getting bored in the winter weather that seems to have moved in with every intention of staying until next spring. I think I’ll also add some fun activities for the younger children — maybe a list of extras like working on their nature Notebooks. Or maybe some puzzles and such. The two youngest will also work on their phonograms so we can get them both reading strongly this year. I am looking forward to the day when I have all readers! I am assuming school will be quite different.
Have a blessed day as you prepare for the upcoming Christmas season. I will be working on things at home as we got 5 new inches of snow again last night. They are forcasting 3-5 tomorrow and then about that much Christmas even and again Christmas day along with blizzard conditions and some freezing rain. Isn’t staying home lovely?