Hi, recently I attended a homeschool convention and was so excited about the Charlotte Mason approach I have started to revamp our year. We didn't have a very good year, so I decided to start making changes. I changed our math, our english, our handwriting, our spelling and added a few things. We are behind so we are playing catch up. I am down to two students, we have five but two graduated public school (one is 24 and married, the other is 21 and she works out of the house for one of our elders at church cleaning his house and watching over his 90 year old mom)and our 17 year old just completed all of her graduation requirements, our first homeschool graduate, Praise God! The ages of our two students Tara is 12 and Billy is 9. Tara is more of a late 6th grade level and Billy is not too far behind her. Except in handwriting, lol!
Anyway, I was really praying that we would be able to use a "box curriculum" that had is Bible based, but I just don't know if a commitment to that kind of money for the next several years is something we want to do. So that is why I am here.
Here is what we are doing currently and will do until September.
Bible-Catherine Vos Bible Stories (we start new testament next week) And a character study workbook on obedience
Read-a-loud- Currently Billy Sunday
Spelling-Spelling Power and they are enjoying it
Foreign Language-Rosetta Stone Spanish I - they beg to do this each day!
Handwriting-Hymns in Prose (working nicely)
Math-Singapore (just made this change two weeks ago and couldn't be happier)
Intermediate Language Lessons-by Emma Serle, this is a CM approach and I love this and so do they.
Okay, so I know what I want to do for science. We have Exploring Creation with Astronomy that we barely touched this year. So the main question is History. I was looking at the Modules and thought I would start right at the beginning. Can someone tell me how they work? Do you get books to go with it? Is there a "spine" for this module? Any information would be appreciated. I have been reading about it, but am feeling overwhelmed. I know other curriculums have everything planned, I'm really not worried about that, I LOVE to plan. But I don't know what I need. So please help!
As a side note, I went to every session offered at my convention and loved all of Sonya's teachings. Very inspiring!