Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Above is a little sneak peek at the timeline I am making to replace the traditional timeline(s) for the Third Great Lesson. I will give you ALL the details when I am finished. I think tonight I will almost finish the control. Tomorrow I will start in on the mute chart.
It has been a busy day! I started the day by completing day 2, week EIGHT of Couch to 5k. I picked TWO GALLONS of cherry tomatoes from our garden and a cucumber the size of my forearm (stealthy bugger). The boys had violin lessons, soccer practice, and boy scouts. The new Great Lesson timeline has already taken a few days, but I was able to start and finish the BC/AD timeline in about 10 minutes and simultaneously printed charts for the Fifth Great Lesson (Story of Numbers).
Yesterday I wrapped up the History Question Charts. There was also a fun trip to about 5 different locations to round up all the materials I needed to make the Hierarchical Material.
Last week I completed the two key Fundamental Needs Charts. I really WANT to make/buy all eight but my albums assure me that the child should come up with/make the others.
I ordered and received all the materials I am using to replace the traditional Second Great Lesson. Checking the front porch is really exciting this week because I am waiting to receive some fun materials to go with the 4th and 5th Great Lessons.
I am feeling so much better about the start of this year than I did the start of last year. Last year was definitely a primary/elementary hybrid Montessori experience. This year I really feel like I have all the big elements I need in place to make it a truly elementary experience. I just don't know how we are going to fit it all in!