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From: mary (
Subject:         Re: A Charlotte Mason day
Date: March 4, 2007 at 8:49 am PST

In Reply to: A Charlotte Mason day posted by jeannine on February 15, 2007 at 1:44 pm:

for my four year old: bible verse/"habit" (orderliness/obedience/etc.) five minutes recite/discuss while breakfast cooks. while food cools, i read the daily bible story. five minutes or less. we clean up. he practices the week's trait/behavior (clean up table, sweep, the best he can) while i gather up materials. nature walks depend on the weather, of course. we read some stories that demonstrate the week's "habit" (kiddy boooks), about 15 minutes, then chat about them briefly. i toss the laundry in the washer, after he assists in sorting (color or type). we discuss the machinery too while we do that. we do the calendar (say month, day, year), spell the day of the week & month, count the days we did so far this month, chat about the season. about ten minutes. either we do the leap frog alphabet tape (almost all song) which he truly likes, or we listen to an abc song while pointing the the letters. somedays we do the playdough letters, or draw the letters in the sand, sometimes lego letters. then we like to go outfor walk before lunch. we point out nature, weather, machinery, whatever he likes to chat about. in nice weather we feed the ducks or float little leaf boats in the creek. we go home for lunch, relax with a story or a toy. in the afternoon he plays or goes to a playground. at least once a week we go to a museum, either art, agricultural, science, or children's. i also try to get him to a playgroup or activity with other kids. he is a cautious child, and is selective about his friends.
this month we planted some sunflower seeds now in our kitchen window. he looks at them daily, and waters the plants weekly. it is too cold yet to plant. next month we are doing a butterfly activity. i am waiting on the catepillars to arrive, but he is very excited. he is worried about 'hungry hungry catepillar', after reading that book though.
for my kid, bible, art, language arts, math, science, social studies...condensed time about an hour, but it is one on one.
some of the books we use include beatrix potter's books, winnie the pooh book & poems, we ride a cock horse, paddington the bear, let's read and learn science books, kate greenaway's books, magic school bus.. i use that gutenberg project website for some of the older or more expensive stories. i often refer to ambleside online, tanglewood education, the well trained mind, sonlight...

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