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Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Musings... Trying Something A Little Different...

I've been very inspired lately by my good friend Jessica, and the way she is approaching homeschooling this year with her son. So I thought I would try a variation on her approach this week, to see if learning in modified "blocks" might work well for us.

We'll still be doing daily math, though I want to add in some stuff there too... for example, I would love to have the kids make these...


And I have a math video from the library that looks good.

So then what I am changing are the other subjects. I think that besides math, and maybe some writing, we'll focus on just one subject each day. So here's the lineup for this week!

Monday: Geography
Tuesday: History
Wednesday: The arts
Thursday: Sciences

The only other thing we will do every day is read from our main book of the moment, which currently happens to be The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

So on today's agenda:
A lesson from Mapping the World with Art (and maybe an activity!)

A chapter from Richard Halliburton's Complete Book of Marvels
A documentary of choice - something like Wild Africa, Wild China, or even an Anthony Bourdain No Reservations episode!

One thing I like about this idea is that it'll give us time to get to the stuff we're not getting to regularly. We'll see how it works!

2 comments :

  1. Good luck! I had block scheduling (not quite as blocked as you're doing, but blocked nonetheless) in high school, and it was great. We got to take 8 classes instead of the usual 7, and we only had to carry half our books each day. I think we got a lot more out of it, too. Can't wait to see how it works for you guys.

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  2. Oh, cool! I was surprised to see my name in your post this morning! And isn't that Waldorf math drawing gorgeous?

    Let me know how you like your new schedule? I think it's your turn to write, right? ;)

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