Catholic Charlotte Mason Homeschool – Year 3 – Term 2
Timing worked out perfectly for our finishing up our term using Ambleside Online Year 3 – Term 2. We were doing exams the week before Christmas! This was a great stopping point and we spent the rest of that week and the following two weeks on break. The kids and I needed the break and we will begin again today with term 3.
Here’s our recap of Catholic Charlotte Mason Homeschool – Year 3 – Term 2
After taking a month and a half off over the crazy holiday season, I am feeling refreshed and ready for the new year. Life was getting a bit overwhelming so a break let me spend my extra time with the ones that need me most, my kiddos.
As we are entering the tween years, it is becoming very clear to me that there are so many issues that need to be discussed as they begin to question, understand and yearn for answers. Some of them are easier than others, but they are there and we need to lead the way.
We’ve been taking learning a step further with lapbooks lately. It’s been a good way for my older two kiddos (8 and 7) to learn to do research and find the facts. While lapbooking is not a normal thing for our Charlotte Mason environment, I don’t mind adding in a bit of research when they are having fun doing it as well. We had the opportunity to use the The Greatest Inventors lapbook from A Journey Through Learning Lapbooksand it was a great chance to dig a little deeper into those great inventors from history.
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.
Latin was a subject I would have never thought to teach my children, but then again I never thought I would be homeschooling my children in the first place. Funny how life throws some amazing curve balls. Once I began thinking about homeschooling and doing research, I quickly saw how Latin takes a part in our everyday lives. We’ve done two years of Latin now, finished a program, and were ready to move onto a more advanced Latin program, this year. For this reason, I was excited to have a chance to review Latina Christiana Complete Set from Memoria Press.
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