Unschooling | Homeschooling
Over the past few months I have been devoting so much time to research. Looking for a method of schooling for my children that fit our family. I started my journey with Wild + Free, a home school community that focuses on preserving the Adventure, freedom and wonder of childhood.
My last post explained my why but this post is to share what curriculum we decided on using this year. Rosalie will be starting with Kindergarten while Elias will be doing Pre-K (which just really means a lot of play.)
For my core curriculum I am using A Year of Tales, created by Lisa Wilkinson. A Year of Tales is a gentle curriculum for young learners like my Rosalie and Elias. It is perfect for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. It focuses on literature and nature as a base, blending together the rich and imaginative tales from Beatrix Potter, and encourages character and inner exploration.
Each week we will expand in our personal character traits and scripture knowledge. We will read well written literature and poetry every day. We will focus on art and nature. I am pairing A Year of Tales with Exploring Nature With Children. ENWC also focuses on poetry, art, and of course…a whole year of nature study.
I am so excited for both of these to be honest. In a way it is a redemption of my own education, a chance to learn and relearn right alongside my littles.
For math I went with The Good and The Beautiful Math K kit.
For reading and phonics we are using Dash Into Learning.
We will be using Meaningful Menus every morning with breakfast as a way to prime our hearts for the day.
Both Jake and I are really drawn to the Charlotte Mason method of teaching but we are going to mix a few things to see what best fits us and the learning styles of our children. That is the beauty of schooling at home…or unschooling is so many ways.
Here are a few pictures of our space:
Here is the schedule we will be using until baby #3 comes: