our children are quite young–first grade and pre-k. so we take a fairly relaxed approach to our studies, following where interest and delight take us. the baby takes a morning nap (most days!) and we use that time together to read aloud and do other focused work–we call it circle time and clipboard. these are the resources we’ve been using and loving this fall.
- The Story of the World: The Middle Ages. we started with Volume 1 because you start at the beginning, right? but our boy is so interested in knights and castles and such that it only made sense to spend our morning time together reading where he was interested. we also use the activity book which is full of wonderful picture book recommendations, maps, and coloring sheets.
- Language Lessons for Little Ones, volume 3. we chose this level because it would be a way to easily review phonics rules and give gentle practice. it’s working very well for us because the lessons are short and there are poems and art work spread throughout.
- Miquon Math. again, this is working very well because of the short lessons, the use of manipulatives, and creative problem solving. we started slowly last year with the first book. we are just about done with it, and looking forward to the second book of first grade.
during circle time we also sing together and work on scripture memory, color, read other seasonal storybooks, talk, watch videos, play with playmobil, eat snacks and drink tea. then when the baby wakes up, we are ready for a walk to the library or grocery or just out + about. what’s working at your place?