This post is coming at you a year late. Ava is currently in the middle of her third grade year and we are still homeschooling. I’m going to share our third grade curriculum soon but first let’s back track to second grade. The first half of the year we followed the Classical model as close as we could. In the second half of the year (we school year round) I started incorporating some Charlotte Mason concepts into our homeschool, specifically, shorter math lessons, narration, and the addition of nature journals.
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!
I’m a documentary junkie. You can keep your cable TV and expensive movie tickets- give me a documentary and I’m good for the evening. I love them because you learn about the world around you rather than just being mindlessly entertained. Don’t get me wrong- these documentaries are entertaining and even more so because they’re real.
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.
Having a long-term food storage supply is a must-have these days. We all need to be prepared for any sort of disruption in the supply chain. Natural disasters, civil unrest, and spiking gas prices are just some of the reasons to have a back-up plan to feed you and your family.
Having access to clean drinking water is hard these days and I believe it’s going to get even harder in the days to come. City water can’t be trusted and bottled water is not much better (not to mention the burden all the plastic bottles is having on our environment). That’s why I’m fortunate to have a Berkey Water Filter.