Our Morning Basket in Eastertide
Phew! It’s the home stretch of our homeschool year. Although many families use the freedom that homeschooling offers to craft creative yearly schedules, we follow the September-May schedule of most traditional schools. That means that we are just entering our final term of the academic year. It was well past time to edit and restock my morning time basket. Here’s what we are working on this last term during the 50 Days of Easter and beyond into the fiery season of Pentecost.
- Learning Crown Him with Many Crowns, a rousing Easter hymn
- Putting Psalm 100 in our hearts
- Reading, cutting, coloring in the Garden of the Good Shepherd. We’ve done this for years and years–some years more faithfully than others. It feels like this might be a faithful year because we have such a strong circle time rhythm holding us right now. We’ve done the stickers in the past, but this year we are using Charlotte’s images.
- American history finds us on the cusp of the Revolution. We are reading George Washington: 25 Projects You Can Build Yourself--not so much for the projects, but for the approachable text and line drawings.
- Both older children follow up Circle Time with Miquon math.
- Mabel also practices cursive with Pictures in Cursive.
- And now at the end of the year we are circling back to the picture books grammar lessons that were not a good fit in September. She has progressed in her reading by leaps and bounds, and we’ve spent the year with a gentle grammar introduction from Language Lessons for the Very Young. This is our first week and first book, but it has been a very good few days.
What does your basket hold?
We used Language Lessons for the very Young last year, but when I switched to Sonlight last Fall I just picked up their Lang. now we are going back to Queen Publishing! Good stuff!
The cursive program that we’re using comes from Queen too…and the grammar work that I mentioned but forgot to name, is Living Literature Grammar Packs by Cindy West of Shining Dawn Books http://shiningdawnbooks.com/available-units/grammar-packets/
Ooh! I like Cindys nature study packs! I didn’t know she had other things too.
I really love that we can all read and enjoy the picture book and then my oldest can take the next step with the story herself. It adds a richness, even to skill work.
looks ambitious and fun! It will be summer before you know it!
It’s going to be 80 degrees here this week! Summer really is coming 🙂 Love you.
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