This year, we are starting a totally new curriculum for both children. We have been interested in a classical education for awhile and have decided to teach the children following guidelines found in The Well-Trained Mind by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer.
The classical trivium is divided into three parts: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Since C is in the first grade range, he will be starting the grammar stage and learning how to use language. Students don’t begin the trivium until first grade, but we will be using some suggestions The Well Trained Mind has for kindergarten for W.
Spelling Spelling Workout
Grammar First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind
Reading Literature about the ancients
Writing StartWrite Lessons will correspond with social studies and science lessons.
DK First Animal Encyclopedia
Green Thumbs: A Kid’s Activity Guide to Indoor and Outdoor Gardening
The Kingfisher First Human Body Encyclopedia
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child Vol I Ancient Times
Art & Music
Slow and Steady Get Me Ready
Reading Explode the Code, Beginning Readers
Math storybooks and manipulatives
Mudpies to Magnets
All of this will be rounded out with time for play and plenty of field trips.We are looking forward to starting our new year!