Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Gee thanks...

... for all your nice comments, I'll be reading round later! So some of you may have noticed a slight change in education round here. Waldorf worked fantastically with Hettie for a year, with the exception perhaps of maths. Home edding two children is very different to one, especially when the new addition can be a tad difficult a times - well most of the time actually :o)
So I had decided Sonlight was the way ahead, unfortunately 8 weeks in we were all falling asleep from all that reading, its a little bland tbh. I ended up adding so much in that we were nowhere near on schedule. However the books I bought are great and so I began to tweak it a bit, well a lot actually. So I have a new schedule.
A friend mentioned that maybe Montessori would work well for Issy and its one of the few curriculums I haven't tried yet. So I set about gathering some materials etc. The maths equipment is great and is working well for both girls and we're making some good solid progress. Hettie is following Galore Park Maths and using Montessori equipment as she needs and for extra practice. Issy is following Montessori Elementary maths.
So today we threw in some Montessori zoology work and looked at Living and Non Living things, which proved quite an eye opening while they tried to decide whether a planet is a living thing!
More on the new schedule next time! The piggies are thriving and very well cuddled!


CJ said...

Great to see you back blogging, I always like to see how others are Heing. The girls look like they are enjoying what they are doing.

It will be interesting to see how Montessori works for you, have you found it expensive sourcing Montessori resources, it's something I've always found, although often of very good quality.

Love the G pigs, I adore them

CJ x

Luke said...

I'm sorry to hear you're finding the Sonlight titles bland! I would encourage you to submit your feedback on the Sonlight forums. We're always looking for ways to improve your homeschooling experience!



Lisa said...

Thanks CJ!!

Hi Luke, The book titles aren't bland and indeed I've ordered more from SL, but we found the curriculum was a bit too much reading and not enough 'doing', then when we were 'doing' we couldn't fit in the reading. I will comment on the forum!

Bridget said...

I've heard a lot about Montessori, it sounds good and I know a few people who use it and are very pleased with it. Hope it all goes well for you.