My intent was to have this post up weeks ago before we began the school year, but I’ve been busy teaching and am just now getting around to it. The beauty in this delay is that I have been using this plan for a few weeks and can tell you where it is falling short (and it is) and what I am going to do to fix it.
Morning Time is supposed to be a time for us to 1) read aloud and 2) do all of those things that might otherwise get pushed aside in our homeschool.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Prayer – Children’s Daily Prayer 2013-2014 from Liturgy Training Publications. This is written for schools, but it also works great in a home setting. There is a Psalm and gospel reading each day as well as questions for reflecting on the gospel and intentions. I am liking using this very much. The only downside is the cost of shipping from LTP.
Virtue card and song – We review our We Choose Virtues card of the week and sing our Sing Along Virtues song.
Oral presentation practice – Every day we practice our presentation for co-op. Last year we were always running at the last minute getting our presentations ready. Having a set time during the day to practice is wonderful.
Read aloud literature – Selections from My Book House. Love this set of books!
Memory work – I’ve created a memory work binder based on the Simply Charlotte Mason memory review program for all of our memory work. More details coming soon.
- Monday – Math
- Wednesday – Science
- Thursday – History
Friday is slightly different as it is the day I like to focus more on fine arts.
Oral presentation practice
Read aloud literature