We are a Christian family that follows Charlotte Mason's philosophy of education and character formation. Our homeschooling blog documents a curriculum of living books and nature study with a Montessori flair.
SUMMER ARTIST STUDY
This summer we wrap up our 1 1/2 year study of Impressionists! We depart from France and head for America to study the artistic hand of the Impressionist lady, Mary Cassatt. Cassatt's paintings of mothers and their plump babies will have a familiar air in our family (with little Faith now in the mix).
After a huge dive into the world of birds, butterflies, shells, tidepools, and rodents, it is time to turn our attentions to plant life. The children are very interested in planting every seed they can get their hands on, and we'll be documenting our progress.
We are taking a break from composers this term to focus on the famous playwright Shakespeare. We have avoided the meatier literature in Ambleside's Year 1, but it is time to tackle Shakespeare square on. In an attempt to make the literature come alive, we will be using laminated paper dolls from Dover Publication's wide assortment of paper dolls as our cast members.