I had contemplated signing Cowgirl up for Homeschool Connections, but it just wasn't the right time to do that for any of us. The amount of anxiety that she and I were experiencing just thinking of starting led me to realize it wasn't the right choice for us. That's the great thing about homeschooling, lots of flexibility.
I decided, instead, to take a Great Books/Charlotte Mason approach. Here is our extensive list of plans for the year. I mixed print books, e-books, and audiobooks to give us the most options and make life with a newborn more bearable.
This is a fairly lengthy list of books, and our budget is tight presently. I used Thriftbooks to find most of my books, as well as Librivox, and the library. In the end, I spent about $120 on curriculum total and will have it for future years, since most is not consumable.
Choose one Gospel to Read
Read about four saints of your choice that you know nothing about
Copy two paragraph of literature each week
Write a narration of what you read once a week
Sign Language resources
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