Welcome to day 4 of our Classical Charlotte Mason homeschooling series. So far we’ve discussed the principles of Classical education, principles of a Charlotte Mason education and some similarities (in my opinion), between the two.
Today I’m giving you a peek at what a combination of these philosophies looks like in our homeschool.
Classical Charlotte Mason Curriculum and Resources
For the last 4 years, we’ve used a combination of Classical and Charlotte Mason curriculum and resources. We’re pretty happy with the results. Some of our favorite free resources are Open Biola, Ambleside Online, YouTube (always exercise caution when on YouTube), No Fear Shakespeare and of course our local library.
Some of the curriculum we love, that has worked very well with our Classical Charlotte Mason style includes the History Revealed, Notgrass History, Memoria Press composition, Latin and logic, Apologia science, Life of Fred math, Grammar Galaxy for language Arts, and Classical Conversations flashcards for fact review.
Our Classical Charlotte Mason Weekly Schedule
This will be our 2nd year of year round homeschooling. We like to take time off every so often, therefore we school in 6 week terms (six weeks on, one week off).
I’ve been busy planning our first six week term, this is what week 1 looks like. Click on the image below, to take a closer look.
It may look like there’s lot of material to cover, however please note that I’m homeschooling two middle schoolers and two high schoolers this year. Also notice that our history, geography and literature curriculum go hand in hand. I also try to line up our artist and composer study with the time period we’re focusing on.
Some of the subjects we’re passionate about are history, literature, and science. We spend a lot of time on these three, and our schedule is a reflection of that.
I look forward to sharing some planning tips and templates with you on the last day of our series.
Do you plan your homeschool year in advance? If so how much do you plan?
Are you a go with the flow homeschooler?
Join me tomorrow, as I share our favorite Classical Charlotte Mason language arts resources. Don’t miss the rest of the Classical Charlotte Mason Homeschooling series. Be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a couple of our favorite resources.