Wayfarers + ELTL: STILL My Picks for our Charlotte Mason-Inspired Homeschool
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Last week my nine-year-old asked when we’d be starting school again.
“Why, are you ready now?” I asked, half-jokingly.
“Yes.” she replied, dead serious.
My first thought was: “but I haven’t even done my 2017/2018 curriculum pick post yet!”, followed immediately by: “the house is way too messy to do lessons in!” But how do you say no to a child that’s ready to learn? I knew I had to get my butt in gear, so I picked the easier of the two tasks.
Welcome to my 2017/2018 Curriculum Pick post.
Now you might be nervous because you remember that last year’s post was an insane seven pages long. This post is actually more pages — but it’s purely for ease of navigation. I promise you that I used far fewer words this year. Just the good ones.
A quick introduction: River is almost 10 and she is going into Grade 5. Harbour is 6.5 and she is starting Grade 1. Forest will be 3 soon, and mostly I’m just trying to keep him from painting the walls while I’m teaching the other two. For the purposes of this post, I’ll just call that “preschool”.
The vast majority of our curriculum is from Barefoot Ragamuffin: English Lessons Through Literature, Reading Lessons Through Literature, Handwriting Lessons Through Literature, Pathways, and Wayfarers: Ancient History. You could say I’m a fan. You can read up on why I love ELTL in my post Adding Poetry to Our Day, and you can read a more detailed introduction to Wayfarers in my Curriculum Picks of 2016/2017 post.
Jump Ahead: Our Curriculum Pick for 2017/2018
Math: Beast Academy and RightStart
Language Arts: Barefoot Ragamuffin and Brave Writer curriculums
History: Wayfarers: Ancient History
Geography: Wayfarers: Ancient History
Science: Science in the Ancient World
Bible: Episcopal Children’s Curriculum
Foreign Languages: Speaking French with Miss Mason and François and Latin for Children
Miscellaneous: Wayfarers: Ancient History