5LittleMonkeys Posted January 25, 2011 Share Posted January 25, 2011 (edited) Here is what I am thinking of doing...tell me if you have done this and if it worked out for you OR tell me why you think it wouldn't work out. Edited to add: this is for dd8. I am going to be using Trail Guide to Learning next year because I am wanting something that teaches skills in context and something that allows those skills to flow into the next with no demarcation between them. All within the study of something we find interesting and engaging. So, we still have the rest of this year to get through and I am feeling very un-inspired when we sit down and do grammar then switch books and do writing and then switch books again and do .... the next thing, then the next, etc. I was pulling out our botany books (which she is begging to get back to) thinking how I just don't have time to squeeze this in with everything else she needs to do (and the other 3 I have to teach) and it crossed my mind that perhaps I could use the botany study and incorporate all of her other skills subjects into it. I'm thinking that I could certainly work in the writing by using the WWE methods with selections from the library books we get, penmanship would be worked on during this time as well. Whatever she uses as copywork would also double as her grammar model. Flower\nature themed poetry should be easy to find and we could even do a lot of botany themed math problems (although I would keep up with our regular math). Doing plant themed art is a no brainer of coarse and I suppose I could even work in a few books about the history of botany. We could get all of our skill work done AND her favorite subject wouldn't get pushed off the schedule everyday. So, has anyone already done something like this and would be willing to give me a few tidbits of advice to make this work well? Edited January 25, 2011 by 5LittleMonkeys Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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