Monday, August 19, 2013

The beginning of a new school year

The weather is slowly changing. With every morning a reminder that fall  is quickly approaching. All these changes makes my young pupils more and more eager to start their school year.

This year will have 3 little goose doing some form of schooling. 

This post will be a short overview of our plan for this school year

These are the books that I will read-out-loud to them this year (this is not a complete list but you get the picture)
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall ~ Patrica MacLachlan
  • More Perfect then the Moon ~ Patricia MacLachlan
  • The House At Pooh Corner ~ A.A Milne
  • The First Four Years  ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Little House in the Big Woods ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • By the Shores of Silver Lake ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Pionner Girl. ~Megan Stine
  • Charlotte's Web ~ E.B White
  • Anne of the Green Gables ~ L.M Montgomery
  • Anne of Avonlea ~L/M Montgomery
  • Anne of the Island ~ L.M Montgomery
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit ~ Beatrix Potter
  • The Tailor of Gloucester ~ Beatrix Potter
  • The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin ~ Beatrix Potter
  • The tale of Benjamin Bunny ~ Beatrix Potter
  • The Tale of two Bad Mice ~ Beatrix Potter
  • The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy - Winkle ~ Beatrix Potter
  • The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher ~ Beatrix Potter
  • The Tale of Tom Kitten ~ Beatrix Potter
  • The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck ~ Beatrix Potter
  • The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies~ Beatrix Potter 
  • The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse ~ Beatrix Potter
  • The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes ~ Beatrix Potter
  • Franklin Has a sleepover ~ P. Bourgeois and B. Clack
  • Franklin and the Babysitter ~ P. Bourgeois and B. Clack
  • Franklin Plants a Tree ~ P. Bourgeois and B. Clack
  • Franklin's Canoe Trip ~ P. Bourgeois and B. Clack
  • Franklin Makes a Deal ~ P. Bourgeois and B. Clack
  • Franklin Helps Out ~ P. Bourgeois and B. Clack
  • Franklin's Secret Club ~ P. Bourgeois and B. Clack
  • Franklin's is Bossy ~ P. Bourgeois and B. Clack
  • Franklin Wants a Pet ~ P. Bourgeois and B. Clack
  • Franklin's New Friend ~ P. Bourgeois and B. Clack
  • Franklin is Messy ~ P. Bourgeois and B. Clack
  • Franklin plays the Game ~ P. Bourgeois and B. Clack
  • Franklin is Lost ~ P. Bourgeois and B. Clack
  • Franklin in the Dark ~ P. Bourgeois and B. Clack
I haven't written down my "Reading scheduled" for all those books, will hopefully have it down on paper before the end of the week.

On my reading books list for homeschool. I'll be reading these:
  • Charlotte Mason Companion. Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning. ~ Karen Andreola
  • Educating the WholeHarted Child ~ Clay Clarkson with Sally Clarkson
And these following are some books that I will be using to help with lesson plans:
  • Come Sit By Me (Vol 1) ~ Cyndy Regeling
  • Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons ~ Siegfried Engelman, Phillis Haddox, Helaine Bruner
And will be using tools like this one for math

And books like this to keep little hands busy

How about you:

- What are your plan for the school year?
- Will your children go to public or private school? 
- Or will they be homeschool?
- What grade will they be doing?
- What part will you be playing in your child education?

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  1. Thanks for sharing! We are homeschooling again this year, and from last year my children too loved the read aloud times (even my older ones!)

    1. I think I enjoy reading as much as they enjoy listening :-)

  2. You have a great list of books there! I am currently reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to my ten-year-old. So glad she still enjoys read-aloud time!!

    1. I love the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ... I think the Narnia series might be on our do read list next summer :-)

  3. I love seeing what other homeschoolers do! I'm hoping to get a post up soon with my plans. We're planning to start the first week of Fall, though, so I've got a bit of extra time. I like your read-aloud list. I'm hoping to go through some of Ambleside Online's year 0 booklist this year with SA.

    1. I went to the Ambleside online website a while ago, they do have great booklist :-) Find their website a bit confusing to navigate but that might just be me (I might be a bit if a website snob hehe)

      Simply Charlotte Mason also have great booklist and other helpful tips on how to plan your school year.

    2. I find Ambleside Online a bit hard to navigate too. I'll have to check out Simply Charlotte Mason again. I've looked at it before, but not recently.

    3. btw the simply Charlotte is not that much more easier to navigate but I love the color scheme better hehe!

  4. I love the booklist. With our current youngest starting Pre-K this year, I get to revisit some of those favorites that are otherwise a little "too young" for the girls to enjoy. And I love the info on Ambleside but agree about the navigation! LOL Found you from Far Above Rubies Domestically Divine Tuesdays!

    1. Glad to know that I am not the only one with issue with the navigation on that site hehe!

      Thank you Ella for visiting and leaving your sweet comment :-)

  5. What a great list of books!
    Love their adorable picture!