I’m fairly relaxed with planning for our times together in that I don’t have set subjects or books on particular days but rather have a weekly list of what we will do, with some priorities determined beforehand so that if we have unexpected interruptions I know certain things will get done.
Bible Memory Work – you can see here how we do this.
Greenleaf Guide to the Old Testament. Every few years I go through this so the younger children get a historical sweep of the O.T. It’s simple to use and good if you have children of various ages. This time through I’m thinking of also using parts of the Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt when we get to the book of Exodus.
We’re also using these books.
William Blake; review of previous poems. I have a post here of poetry we’ve memorized or just enjoyed and some ideas for sharing poetry with children plus some books we’ve used here.
Pilgrim’s Progress: Christiana’s Journey by John Bunyan. My copy is a lovely old hardback with gold embossing but it’s a little hard to read aloud as there’s no quotation marks or helpful quotes such as, ‘Christiana replied, “….. ” so I have to add those bits as I go.
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason. I started reading this aloud about two years ago. It is very rich and I’m taking it slowly.
Fabius. We’re continuing this from last year and then I’d like to do Cicero which is a relatively new addition to the Ambleside Online Plutarch studies. http://www.amblesideonline.org/PlCicero.shtml
We have audio recordings for The Winter’s Tale and Twelfth Night so we’ll do those unless I find a production of another play that we can see live.
The Arkangel CDs are difficult to find in Australia. I used to always try to borrow them from the library but they had a limited selection. I found mine via Ebay but now Audible have them.
Some of the Naxos Shakespeare audios are good also but I don’t know if they are as consistent across the board as the Arkangel productions.
Mozart – even though we’d listened to his works about two years ago. One of the boys is learning this piece for his music exams which we were able to find sheet music for at the wonderful free online site at the Petrucci Music Library. They also have audio files.
Johannes Vermeer. I’ve put together some of his work on Pinterest.
Every month I read from A Bush Calendar by Amy Mack.
Hymn: Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
3 thoughts on “Together Time Plans”
Looks great! What year of AO are you doing? Do you combine your children? 🙂
Sarah, I'm doing years 3 and 7 with my youngest two.I have combined AO – 2 boys did Year 8 together (is that what you meant?) Together time is done with everyone – the younger ones have been included in Plutarch & Shakespeare all along. They'd play lego or draw and listen if they wanted.
Funnily enough, we're actually doing Vermeer and Mozart here too right now. 🙂 I really enjoyed reading about your plans–such a rich selection!