We are just beginning the alphabet with Sugar Plum who is two years old. We are taking a letter a week and doing fun activities to learn the letter and the sound it makes. One of her favorite additions to our letter learning is Bible ABC Curriculum Notebook from The Crafty Classroom.
A few months ago, we ended our Ambleside Online Year 2 studies. After a few weeks off, we began Year 3 slowly. While we do homeschool year round, through the spring and summer we take it a bit slower to enjoy the weather and fun activities. What would normally take one week we are doing over two. This allows us a lot of extra time to enjoy a bit of a break and still have a structure in our days.
This year has also given us a chance to slowly transition into more independent work for both kiddos. At seven and eight years old they are both proficient readers. This slower pace is a great way to let them take on more of the readings themselves.
This is a great transition, but it does take a bit more work on my end in preparing Ambleside for the week.
I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on motherhood, parenting and life in general. I keep coming back to the thought that we need to follow our hearts. Even when it is very different than what others think is best.
Catholic Charlotte Mason Homeschool – Year 2 – Term 3
We’ve finished our Year 2 of Ambleside Online. As with the previous years we added a Catholic twist. Here’s our recap of term 3.
Over the past month, I have spent a lot of time planning for Lent for the kiddos and myself. Here are a few of the resources we will be using this year.
Over the past year, I’ve found myself turning off the radio and putting on a podcast. Driving has been the perfect time for me to just sit and listen. There are a quite a few podcasts out there to weed through, but these are my favorite at this time.
As a Catholic family, it’s important to us that we have good resources for our children that highlight our faith. There are many Catholic books out there, but these are a few of our favorites right now.
Comparison can get the best of us.
While I was growing up, I constantly compared myself to others, it seemed there was always someone better, prettier, more accomplished than me… the list could go on and on.
As I got older, I still have to fight with the voices inside my head telling me I’m not good enough, pretty enough, strong enough…
It doesn’t stop, and in reality, it probably never will, but that doesn’t mean I have to let it take over my head and heart.