We school year-round and start the new year in August, so I'm doing my planning and purchasing now.
I'm doing this approach next year. I used the Simply Charlotte Mason free curriculum guide and this is my plan:
Bible - Genesis through Deuteronomy History/Geography - Ancient Egypt Composers - Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart (one per term) Artists - Da Vinci, Kahlo, and Renoir (one per term) Literature - Book List 1 from the website Science - Nature Study Handicrafts - whatever the kids are interested in, but if they don't pick something I'm going to encourage knitting this year, since that's what I'm into Personal Development - character studies using the 49 character traits - kids pick one per month to focus on
Math - Saxon 2 for 6YO and homemade curriculum for 5YO Phonics - Lippincott (5YO) Spelling - Dictation from other studies (6YO) Violin - Suzuki Book 1 (^YO)
Has anyone used Simply Charlotte Mason before? I have the recommended reading list for Ancient Egypt and Gen-Deut in my amazon cart. Thoughts? Recs?