Enrichment Year Ideas 3

Here is one way to combine the various Family Enrichment studies. Use these ideas as is or as a starting point. Add your selected history time period books and grade-level math, science, and language arts to complete your year’s plan.

Scripture Memory: Verse Pack 4

The memory verses packs, which contain about fifty verses each, are designed to be learned and recited together as a family. Our Scripture Memory System gives tips on how to easily memorize and review any verses you want to use. We also have the verse packs available in a free download of printable verse cards.

Psalm 1
Matthew 5:1–12
Matthew 16:16
Mark 10:42–45
Luke 19:10
John 3:3
John 3:16–18
John 5:24
John 10:7–16
John 14:6
John 15:13
Acts 4:12
Acts 16:31
Romans 3:23
Romans 4:5
Romans 5:6
Romans 6:23
Romans 10:9, 10
Romans 10:13

Literature: Book Group 3

Select one level to read aloud: younger, middle, or older. Use the links below to view all the books in a group in the CM Bookfinder for easy scheduling in our CM Organizer. You can also see our suggestions for where to find the books.

Younger Students (Grades 1–4) (View on the CM Bookfinder)

Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit

Middle Students (Grades 5–8) (View on the CM Bookfinder)

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Laddie: A True Blue Story by Gene Stratton-Porter
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Older Students (Grades 9–12) (View on the CM Bookfinder)

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Poetry: Emily Dickinson

Read Dickinson’s poems for several weeks (six at least). If possible, read a short, interesting biography about her as well. During the other weeks of the year, simply read a variety of poems and enjoy them together.

Picture Study: Giotto, Titian, Monet

Our Picture Study Portfolios make it simple to get to know these new friends.

Term 1: Giotto
Term 2: Titian
Term 3: Monet

Handicrafts & Art: Acrylic Painting, Cardboard & Paper or Woodworking, Pencil

Our Handicrafts Made Simple video series is a good resource to help your children (and you) learn a new-to-you handicraft. Creating a Masterpiece teaches several different media (pastel, pencil drawing, ink, sculpture, watercolor, acrylic painting) on several levels.

Term 1: Creating a Masterpiece: Acrylic Painting
Term 2: Handicrafts Made Simple: Cardboard & Paper or Woodworking
Term 3: Creating a Masterpiece: Pencil

Music Study: Handel, Schumann, Rossini

Listen to pieces by the composer for several weeks until the children become familiar with that composer’s style. If possible, read or listen to a short biography about that composer sometime during your study of his work.

Term 1: Handel
Term 2: Schumann
Term 3: Rossini

Hymn Study: Hymn Group 3

Sing the hymn together until all of the family members have learned every stanza. If you learn one hymn every six weeks or so, you will be able to cover six in a school year. Singing the Great Hymns includes all of these hymns, along with audio recordings, to make hymn study simple.

And Can It Be
O Worship the King
Now Thank We All Our God
Once for All
Oh, for a Thousand Tongues
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

It’s easy to do Shakespeare with a simple three-step approach. Our Shakespeare in Three Steps series gives you lesson plans to make studying Shakespeare a delight.

Personal Development: Laying Down the Rails

Laying Down the Rails: A Charlotte Mason Habits Handbook and Laying Down the Rails for Children: A Habit-Training Companion will help your whole family focus on cultivating good habits one at a time.

Foreign Language: Speaking [Spanish] with Miss Mason and Francois

Each volume from Cherrydale Press is designed to last several years. Work as a family at your own pace with your language of choice.

Sample Schedule

Here is one way to spread the feast throughout a week, including your selected History/Geography/Bible study and math, science, and language arts for individual students. Click any subject below for more details.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Scripture Memory

History/Geography/Bible

Picture Study

Foreign Language

Literature

Math/Science/Language Arts

Scripture Memory

History/Geography/Bible

Music Study

Personal Development

Literature

Math/Science/Language Arts

Scripture Memory

Poetry

History/Geography/Bible

Handicraft or Art

Literature

Math/Science/Language Arts

Scripture Memory

History/Geography/Bible

Hymn Study

Shakespeare

Foreign Language

Literature

Math/Science/Language Arts

Scripture Memory

History/Geography/Bible

Nature Study

Personal Development

Literature

Math/Science/Language Arts

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