Some Changes

What I hadn’t considered when I started keeping an online record of our weekly AO schedule, was that in posting my schedule,  I could be breaking AO copyright.

So in righting that mistake, I have taken down my weekly schedule posts. I shall simply have to keep my records for my own benefit in another way.

Instead I’ll do a term summary that will include how I scheduled and what kind of ‘work’ we did with the various weekly readings, simply posting some samples and summaries.

A Term 1 review will be posted soon.


Timeline – Year 1

In the footnotes for the Year 1 Schedule, AO suggests students at this age should construct a personal timeline.  This PNEU article outlines various styles of timeline that can be created in order to teach children chronology.

In order to correlate all the different figures and events from history that we touch on in Year 1, and to incorporate our own personal timelines, we decided to construct a family timeline book that we will keep as a group for the first several years of schooling with AmblesideOnline.

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Resource Guide – Paddle to the Sea

***This Resource Guide is a work in progress!***


Anything other than handicrafts, narration, mapwork, and constructing a Paddle timeline, is most likely not compatible with Charlotte Mason methodology but is included here for those looking for a range of resources not necessarily CM.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

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Resource Guide – Burgess Bird Book


The Burgess Bird Book
By Thornton W. Burgess

This wonderful introduction to the birds of North America is required reading in not only Year 1 of AmblesideOnline, but in many Charlotte Mason and other Classical Studies based curricula.

Through the eyes of Peter Rabbit we become acquainted with a variety of birds as they return to Peter’s neighborhood in the spring. In the context of the story about each bird, we hear about its nesting habits, its feeding preferences, and its interactions with other wildlife. We meet Jenny Wren, Scrapper the King-bird, Redwing the Blackbird, and dozens more.

Welcome Robin and Winsome Bluebird

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AmblesideOnline Year 1 Week 2

Ambleside Schedule


Bible – Genesis, The Flood

Church History – Trial and Triumph, Polycarp; Witness in the Arena (Lots of discussion over this one. Polycarp has always been a hero of mine.)

Literature – Aesop’s Fables, Belling the Cat (Oral Narration)

Poetry – A Child’s Garden of Verses



Reading/Phonics – McGuffey Readers


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