Wayfarers: My Pick for a Charlotte Mason Homeschool Curriculum
QUICK LINKS: Our Curriculum Pick for 2016/2017
Introduction: SEVEN PAGES?!?!
Wayfarers by Barefoot Ragamuffin: Our Charlotte Mason Homeschool Curriculum
Language Arts: English Lessons through Literature
Math: RightStart + Prodigy
History: Wayfarers: Revolution History
Geography: Wayfarers: Revolution History
Science: Simply Charlotte Mason’s Nature Studies + MysteryScience
Bible: Telling God’s Truth by Peter Enns (maybe)
Literature: Wayfarers: Revolution History
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A Sample Day: Week 1, Day 3 (Grammar Stage)
Job Ch 5-6
Each day begins with a Bible selection to read with the family. Last year we skipped this in favour of reading a story from our children’s Bible, given that my kids are so young.
English Lessons through Literature, Lesson 2
Reading Lessons Through Literature, phonogram review
Rod and staff English, Lesson 2
You own grammar program
There are a few suggestions for the language arts, including Barefoot Publishing’s own English Lessons through Literature. We LOVE ELTL, which I’ve already written about on my blog. A typical ELTL lesson includes:
- a chapter or two from classic literature
- a short grammar lesson that uses a passage from the day’s reading to illustrate the grammar principal
- a fable that I have River narrate back to me, or a picture that I have River study and then describe to me from memory
- a short poem that River reads out loud
- a written exercise based on the grammar lesson of the day
- copywork, which is always a sentence or two from the day’s reading, and sometimes a line or two from a poem or a maxim
I purchased the additional workbook PDF that accompanies ELTL and it makes my life just that little bit easier. The workbook has the day’s grammar exercise and the copywork already written out in my choice of fonts so that I don’t have to write out the passage neatly myself while simultaneously holding a fussy one-year-old, dressing a stubborn five-year-old, and baking muffins because I need carbs if I’m going to survive the day.
Literature, grammar, poetry, picture study, copywork. Done, before my mid-morning tea. It’s just that easy.
Math is next!