Lass is really zipping through her My Father's World First Grade curriculum. I am absolutely amazed. She struggled so much with everything when we started this back in April. The lessons are really easy for her now. We could probably go through 2 days of lessons each day, but I wanted to ease back into schooling the first week. We'll see how things go and adjust accordingly.
Ambleside Online has been a bit of a challenge. I haven't been able to get some of the books and some books I find too mature for my children (like Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb - I like Shakespeare but I think we can hold that off for a couple of years at least!). It is a very through programme with TONS of reading - I lost my voice a couple of times this week. So far, we've been reading An Island Story by H E Marshall, The Little Duke by Charlotte Mary Yonge, Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula, The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Burgess, and Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. I thought some of these books would be too "heavy", but my kids love them. We're also reading an Enid Blyton book as a family read-aloud in the evening and when we finish it, we'll be moving on to Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I loved the "Little House" books as a child and my children are enjoying them as well (we've already read Little House in the Big Woods and Farmer Boy earlier this year).
All in all, I couldn't have asked for a better week. The weather was gorgeous and we were able to be outside quite a lot. We took a nature walk around the perimeter of the 15 acre field next to our property and gathered lots of leaves, berries, acorns, flowers, etc to create an autumn centrepiece.
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