We are starting our first grade homeschool here at the Wannabe Homestead and we’ve got a ton of new books. We’re following the Classical Model of Education BUT you don’t have to follow the Classical model to enjoy these books- I think they’d be awesome for any 1st grader!
So far, my daughter and I have been taking homeschooling nice and slow but now that she is six, I’m ramping learning up by adding more subjects. We’re following the Classical model of education which I believe to be the most clear-cut and time-tested form of education there is (that’s just my opinion, there are other great models too).
I’m homeschooling my soon-to-be 5 year old using theClassical method of education. Annnd it’s going really, really well! I’m following the schedule and resource recommendations of A Well-Trained Mind by Jessie Wise. The book guides you completely through your child’s education- from preschool to entrance into college.
Schedule. That word makes me shudder. Not because I hate schedules- I love them. I just can’t keep to one and the bothers the heck out of me. But if I’m gonna keep my daughter from being indoctrinated by the state school system then I better get used schedules, at least a homeschool one for my daughter’s sake.
To me, the self-sufficient lifestyle not only means producing your own food, energy, etc, etc but also means taking control of your own education. My daughter will be turning 4 in November and I’m super pumped to dive deeper into her education.