With that - I have decided to combine my website and 2 blogs into one. I wanted to share more of our homeschool, Charlotte Mason "ish" ideas and plans, my faith in the Lord, and in general, the lifestyle that comes along with all of it. I also wanted to make things easier on myself ;) so I'm going to have it all here on one blog. I didn't want to change the name of the blog entirely and get lost by those families we enjoy so much so I'm just adding, "...and more..." to the title and off we go with it. :)
The first new things I'm adding/transferring over are forms, schedules, ideas, and curriculum/literature we are using in our homeschool. I wanted to start with poetry since this is a piece I was working on last week. I hope you find the poetry schedule and forms helpful! :)
Here please find a guideline idea sheet/ 5 day plan for poetry that we use.
Here I have placed our schedule for poets and poems - Term 1 & 2 are complete.
"It is good to store a child’s memory with a good deal of poetry
learnt without labour." Charlotte Mason
During our first term we are going to study Christina Rossetti. My children love her poetry about nature and I love how her faith in the Lord is apparent. Please feel to use my free Christina Rossetti notebook page -find it here.
Here is a photographic version of Rossetti's, "The Rose"
Copywork for, "The Caterpillar" is found here. I tried to leave enough room in between each line/stanza for the student to copy the line above. I hope you enjoy it.
For younger students- you may want to try this copywork form of, "The Caterpillar". It has the hollow style font which allows them to trace within the words rather than copying on their own. I am breaking this down for my kiddos by a few lines a day. Simply give them a few lines or delete the rest of the poem or copy and paste into different word documents to provide the appropriate amount of work for that day.
Here is a portrait of Rossetti by her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
I will add more Rossetti copywork and links as we come to them in our studies. I hope these help you in your own homeschool! :)