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I know its February and how can I possibly be looking to next fall’s curriculum, but as a planner I always try to stay ahead.
A few weeks ago the family went to visit a co-op for Classical Conversations. We went as a family because homeschooling is a family activity and this co-op is unique in that the smallest member of the family is included.
I have been reading everything I can about Classical Education, and after every magazine article, book or blog I get more convinced this is the method I want my kids to grow in. I have been so sure of it, but very fussy with the details when trying to explain the method to Fireman that I was pleased when he agreed to visit the co-op with me.
J blended in and participated like he had always been there, and L was happy to play in the nursery with the other kids. Fireman and I were so impressed with the hands on activities as well as the songs and hand motions for memorization. J was also impressed with the kids and what they knew. He left eager to learn and that is what sealed it for Fireman and I.
We came home sure of what next fall would look like, but as his teacher now I have been stuck trying to finish our current curriculum. It seems to Fireman and I that what would be the most beneficial for J to learn now is how to read, become more comfortable writing, and as long as he loves math we will keep advancing there.
I am so proud of him everyday for his improvement in reading and his eagerness to learn. I believe he is finally understanding the “why” do we learn to read, and watching him get excited is priceless.