Hi gang ! I have only posted a few times here and am still learning tons about CM . I will be starting my 3rd year HS , but this year will be the 1st with teaching 2 kids at a time. I have some holes / gaps that I am trying to fill , and trying to scratch together a daily "flow" chart I guess. We have been using the Scripture Memory system , right start math , following the outdoor hour challenge blog for nature study/science , Explode the code online / interactive phonics , Come look with me series for picture study and All about spelling .
We are a part of a campus day/ co-op one day each week. The kids will be taking A general Evan moore science about animals and sign language.
What will be new this year for us is Primary Language Lessons by Emma Serl , Music / Composer study , My Father's world History/Geography along with their read-a-loud list that goes along with the history for our oral narration. Also i want to attempt to introduce handicrafts.
Speaking of handicrafts this is what I kinda thought as possibilities: origami , soap making ( right before the holidays to give as presents possibly ) , watercolor , kiting / building our own kites. I have a 7 & 5 yr old. I am hesitant about the origami since that requires finger dexterity. Is this a craft more appropriate for an older child? I don't know much about it. What are your thoughts about soap making ?
My attempt to "spread the feast" throughout the week -Mondays - Handicrafts, Tuesdays - Picture study, Wednesdays _ ?? Maybe a 2nd day of Handicrafts ??, Thursdays - Music/ Composer study , Fridays - Nature Walk. Any suggestions? Would I be crazy to add in something else new like Hymn study? I just don't want to do too much "new" stuff all at once. The oral narration is going to be our biggest challenge I think, training them to be attentive and pay attention long enough to narrate parts of what I read. I am thinking of doing this in the morning when they are fresh , the afternoons seems to be a bit of a challenge.
I feel like I rambled on a bit and not quite sure I got to the point. I am excited about CM and implementing her ideas . Thanks in advance for any suggestions or advice !