I am looking for some insight, encouragement and guidance. I currrently have a 7 year old and 14 year old. Educating CM style with my 7 year old seems quite simple. it's only our 2nd year educating her, and implementing new methods with her seems easy.
However my 14 year old, who is open to the changes I am making, still seems overwhelmed with work. Today was an okay day. Here's what we accomplished:
At 9am, we did family Bible study for about 30-40 mins.
After that, we enjoyed a family read aloud while my daughter worked on beading, and my son worked on a small weaving loom. (the kind that has the colorful loops that you can make potholders with.)
I gave them about a 15 minute break.
I worked with my daughter, and supervised my son while he worked on Math U See and did a test.
We then ate lunch and took about a 20 minute break.
Then he spent about 45 minutes listening to and following along reading Uncle Tom's Cabin. We are using Beautiful Feet Books American History.
That was it. Somewhere along the way, it feels as if we lost some time, and we didn't even get to writing or science.
I love CM methods and desire to implement them fully in our homeschool, but cannot possibly imagine how high school should look like with CM.
Can any of you who are fully using CM in your homeschool, or are using it at least most of the time, tell me what your high schooler's day looks like? How much time is spent doing what? And what type of curriculum/books are the best? We love literature at our house, and have always used living books to some extent in our curriculum, though we have used textbooks from time to time.
I am concerned that we will not get enough done during the day to qualify for high school credits, and I don't want my son to be wiped out when 2pm rolls around and all he wants to do is veg for the rest of the day.
I know CM recommended free afternoons. I cannot even imagine how that happens and anything gets accomplished. I feel some days it's all we do all day is school work.
Anything you have to offer would be of great help.