Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Our daily / weekly schedule

In one of my previous posts on our year 1 curriculum, I mentioned I would post about our weekly schedule.
So, here's the link (as I'm not too tech savvy, it's a link to my google document) and hopefully this will work for you:


Year 1 term 2 schedule and plan



In reality, the time's I've allocated are a general guideline only! Sometimes we are done much earlier and sometimes later than I've noted on my schedule! It's purely a "guide" for me!

We follow the Charlotte Mason philosophy of 1.short lessons(reflected in the schedule) 2. a liberal education (she likened it to spreading a feast before a child) so Rebekah is exposed to art, music, foreign language etc from a young age, 3. our language arts component is also different to more traditional curriculums; for instance at this age, we don't do "spelling" as such, nor grammar, etc, among other things:) (they begin at a later age with her method)4. I placed "habits" in the schedule to remind me to work on them as I need to be in the habit of working on developing good habits in Rebekah:)

For a good introduction and explanation of her method (if you're interested) you can check it out here: http://www.charlottemasoneducation.com/overview.html

Back to us: in term 1 we did 1 week of our curriculum over 1 and 1/2 to 2 weeks but as Rebekah has grown a bit over the last couple of months I'm finding I'm speeding things up a bit and we probably cover it in 1 and 1/2 weeks now. I know this will speed up even more as she gets closer to 7. (That's the beauty of homeschooling isn't it:)) That's why we are currently still in term 2!
Also, on some days, we throw out the schedule altogether and go to the park / for a nature walk / a play date! :) (Learning doesn't only happen with books or at a desk but that's a topic of it's own!)

4 comments:

Amanda said...

I like what you are doing with your daughter! You sound very organised and balanced in your homeschooling Rosemary :D

Jo said...

Thankyou for sharing, it is very interesting how you home school.

Ganeida said...

Rosemary: Can you e~mail me. I don't think you have an e~mail up & while I am happy to answer your question I don't actually want to put it up for the whole world to read given some of my old church reads my blog & they have unresolved issues with the Holy Spirit. ☺

Sarah said...

Hi Rosemary, you have chosen wonderful resources for your daughter and I'm sure you are enjoying learning too like I do from the wonderful literature. Your schedule is really cool. xxx