2014-2015 Homeschool Year: Summer Term – Simply Convivial

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We put in our first week with a solid 5 days of Circle Time & math! Yay! I can see some things I will definitely need to tweak, especially before we’re going full steam in a few weeks, but that’s what a first week and a first term is for.

Circle Time

Two-thirds of our morning memory work time is spent in review, but this is our new content we’ll cover daily all six weeks:

Circle Time


Heidelberg Q&A 1: “What is your only comfort in life and in death?”

New Hymn: “To God Be the Glory”

We’re using the accompaniment of A Cappella Hymns, though we have to pause between verses because it only has verses 1 & 3, and we won’t skip verse 2. :)

New Memory Work Content
  • Psalm: 34
  • Passage: 2 Timothy 2:3-7
  • Proverb: Proverbs 6:6-11
New Poems

Hans and Jaeger picked all their own poems this year.

  • Me: “The World is Too Much With Us” by William Wordsworth
  • Hans (11): “A Pirate Story” by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Jaeger (9): “There Was a Naughty Boy” by John Keats
  • Ilse (6.5): “Bed in Summer” by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Knox (4.5): “Whole Duty of Children” by Robert Louis Stevenson
All-Year Memory Work

This year I’m trying something a little different. I put some new content behind the day-of-the-week tabs in our Memory Work binders that we’ll recite on that day of the week all year. It adds up to a similar number of times recited, and I’m curious to see how it plays out.

Colossians has 4 chapters, so every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, all year long, we’ll read aloud together a chapter of Colossians.

I want us to learn and internalize the 10 Commandments this year, so I broke it up like this:

The Catechism for Young Children Q&As include “What is the x commandment? The x commandment is:…” and the commandment from Exodus 20 verbatim.

Elementary Lessons

No Elementary Lessons during summer term.

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  1. ah0302
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    I always love hearing what other people are memorizing! We enjoy our morning (circle) time of reading aloud and memory work as well. We’ve dabbled with the Catechism for Young Children a bit, but haven’t worked our way through it. Thanks for sharing!

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