Friday, March 25, 2011

Field trip!

Today, the family went and toured a Fire Station / Ambulance Station. I booked it a couple of weeks ago, and the kids loved it. Especially Echo, who has wanted to be a Fireman ever since she was 2. It also did allowed us to check off a few Otter Badge requirements. Unfortunately, the 2 ambulances were out on a call, so we didn't get to see them.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sometimes Overwhelmed

There are days when I feel almost overwhelmed in trying to plan my children's education. It really makes me appreciate the hard work that has been done by the creators of Ambleside Online, Milestones Academy, Simply Charlotte Mason, and for that matter many others. I have benefited greatly, and will continue to do so, by these fine people.

It would seem that what I'm trying to do should be a lot easier. (and it probably is...) All I'm trying to do is Canadian-ize the plans.

I have access to some lists... the cmCanada yahoo group has a list of Canadian History literature books. I've been reading a list of Canadian literature books.

Trying to figure out what is best, the right age/reading level, will fit in with the other books... what should be taken out to make room.

Not sure why I'm sharing this...

btw - I should have updated schedules on the file group for Year 1, and one for Year 2 soon.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Binder Timeline

Just found out about a resource for a Binder Timeline (many people call it a Book of Centuries - but I feel a Book of Centuries is a bit different... I have a post on that...)

I plan to use this soon...

(Note: picture is not from the link above - is just a generic picture of a binder timeline.