Okay, we're ready to roll for our first week back after Summertide. Everyone is looking forward to digging in, and what a relief to know that all the planning and organizing will now go in to effect. (The waiting part is hardest pour moi, I'm afraid ;-)
Our first term will be a little over 6 weeks and we're hoping for many Indian Summer days to take advantage of outdoor activities (especially the pool) while we can.
(View from the schoolroom)
There seems to be a strong pull towards a return to a more pure Charlotte Mason method in the blogshpere this year, and since it has always been our method of choice (with occaisional segueys into Montessori for the littler ones) I hope you'll follow along with our doings especially as this will be our first foray into the high school years using Charlotte's wisdom and philosophy. We can't wait!!
I'm so glad to to see that Jen and Theresa and Barb are all keeping such lovely documentation of their CM high school. It's nice to be in such good company on this endeavor :) I have truly enjoyed reading about how things are playing out in their families and after our first few days/weeks, I'll be able to give you a little better snapshot of how it works for us, especially with the multiple ages. You can find our plans by clicking each link: Kindergarten, 3rd Grade, 7th Grade and Highschool Freshman. (Keeping in mind these are just a framework for us, not a ball and chain ;-)
(View of our school room area looking from the kitchen)
I am so thankful for the Simply Charlotte Mason site, it is truly a gold mine of resources and inspiration. I also enjoy visiting the other usual places for Charlotte Mason, like Ambleside, Mater Amabilis (Catholic Charlotte Mason), Penny Gardner, and Charlotte Mason Help.
(Straight on from the kitchen. I am looking forward to having my comfy couch avaible for narration time and read-alouds)
As a refresher and for some inspiring reading, I meandered through Simply CM's "Smooth and Easy Days". It's always good to put things into perspective at the beginning of a new term :) Violet helped me put the school room shelves in order this past week and we're happy with how things look. We're also thankful that our learning area is a central hub to the goings on in the house as it is adjacent to our kitchen and deck right off both rooms. Looking forward to more frequent visitors to watch and sketch :)
(And finally the view from the couch)
Allrighty then, deep breath, here we go again!! Hope your new school year preparations are coming along nicely, or that maybe you're already back at it and enjoying some great Charlotte Mason days together with your sweeties! Many blessings, and we'll see you soon...