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  1. Thank you everyone again for your replies. Just to clarify, we do school Tuesday- Saturday. Monday is my husbands day off, so we spend that as a family or do doctors appointments. The unfinished work may be someone that I really wanted to get to Saturday afternoon, but then for example we had a birthday party. My SOn does not use his math time wisely. So if he hasn't complete two pages a day, he has to do math on Mondays.
  2. Thank you for this; you are right. I know the things I don't want; I am not sold on a classical writing program, I do not want my kids memorizing facts without their informing ideas. I want an education based around living books and for my kids to to be able to narrate, discuss, and notebook after reading those books. We do enjoy Latin and I do see the benefit of it. Where we just moved there are a lot Spanish people, so I do see the benefit in learning spanish for conversational purposes, we are doing this as a family. I want good relationships with my children, and right now I feel that
  3. Just to clarify it is only my almost 9 year old and ten year old studying Latin. I really don't want to debate, but Charlotte Mason had french history and english history going for class II. SHe then had ancient history. The Stories from Rome is an intro to PLutarch.
  4. My son is super interested in reptiles right now. HE just got a gecko. I am trying to take advantage of this.
  5. I give a lot of credit to you for doing your own thing. I have always wanted to, but I feel it would be easier just to follow what someone else has planned. Deep down this would be my plan. Math, copywork, and latin daily. (How do they spend only 15 min on latin? Last year my older two did Latina CHristiana which they enjoyed, but we spend 30-45 min a day). Rod and Staff English and then written narrations for writing. I would then have them notebook and study 1 content area a day on a rotation, for exmaple Modern History, Geography, Science/ Nature Study, Classical History, Classical Li
  6. Thank you ladies for taking time to consider my post. You all gave me things to consider. Lori I am going to take your schedule into consideration. I do think I need more intentional times with my littles. Every year I feel like I should do my own thing, but then I go ahead and follow a curriculum plan.. Maybe this will be my last year. Like I said, I do love the Latin Centered Curriculum model (minus classical writing and possibly just rod and staff with written narrations). I also love Hunters rainbow curriculum and I have always had that bookmarked.
  7. If I don't schedule my kids afternoons, they end up fighting and or isolating themselves in their rooms. My ten year old with play legos or take care of his pet in his room and then he tends to get depressed from being alone; I am trying to figure out how to handle a ten year old boy. If I don't schedule my daughter, she wants to be scheduled and entertained. I guess I struggle, because I don't schedule chaos happens and fighting. Maybe I am doing something wrong. I should add we just moved to a new state and my kids don't have any friends. We did join a pool, so for now I am cutting
  8. You have alot of good points, thank you! The reading is for my son who just turned 7, he still is not reading fluently and has speech articulation issues, so the reading is for him. My older two read independently and then I have them each read me a poem a day so I can address any pronunciation issues. The quiet read is independent silent reading for my older two. It is a lot of reading though.
  9. We also do Bible over breakfast. Thank you everyone for your input! My older two actually love Latin and it is one of the only things my son looks forward to. I do think we need more time for math, although Charlotte Mason would only have 30 minutes spent on math at this age. Piano does take about 1/3 of my attention. I love the idea of doing one subject a day as stated in LCC and then having an hour of family reading and some independent reading. Maybe only have the older two do one content book in depth daily and notebook, but this isn't the Charlotte Mason way. My 1 year old is my la
  10. Yes, that is true about morning lessons, but after Form 1 all the handcrafts, nature work, and leisure reads are added to afternoon hours. She also had things like composer study and playing the piano on her program and other works of literature that did not fit into the morning timetable.
  11. Lori, the Speech is me doing speech therapy with my seven year old. Writing is actually copywork; are not using a writing curriculum. The line between each half hour block is showing what my older two are doing while I work with my 7 year old. I really like your ideas and am going to take them all into consideration!
  12. Here is a link to my current checklist https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XV-ztM1d8j1ToMuq5g-9LeOF1VygCtfngdrzz4rRP9M/edit?usp=sharing
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