Sunday, April 29, 2007

Hot Resource! Miss Mason's 1908 PNEU Weekly Schedule

Scheduling the Charlotte Mason Way



I admit it. The more that we implement Miss Mason's ideas in our homeschool, the more smoothly things run and the more productive we are. This past week I have been looking at Mason's PNEU school schedules for the grade level we will be doing next year. This would be Class II, or approximately 4th-6th grades. Her schedule looks refreshing and do-able. There is plenty of food for the mind here! We are planning on Greek instead of Latin, and science over the summer, but other than that I am following her weekly subjects and time tables pretty closely. We 'school' from 8am-12:00 using
short lessons and a timer. If you've never tried this, I recommend you give it a two week trial. What do you have to lose? After a morning of concentrated effort, afternoons are for productive free time!

We are using Sonlight 5 and most of our 'Reading' will come from that. However, I'm sure we'll add in some AmblesideOnline literature titles and some library finds.


Monday
Reading---(30-60 min)
Memory Work & Poem-a-Day---(10 min)

Bible---(20 min)
Composition---(30 min)
Music & 15 min play---(30 min)

Spanish---(20 min)
Reading---(30 min)
Math---(40 min)
Copywork---(10min)

Tuesday
Reading---(30-60 min)
Memory Work & Poem-a-Day---(10 min)
Bible---(20 min)

English Grammar---(30 min)
Phy-Ed & 10 min play---(30 min)

Reading---(30 min)
Math---(40 min)
Dictation---(10min)
Spelling---(20 min)


Wednesday
Reading---(30-60 min)
Memory Work & Poem-a-Day---(10 min)
Bible---(20 min)
Composition---(30 min)
Music & 15 min play---(30 min)
Math---(40 min)

Reading---(30 min)
Spanish---(20 min)
Copywork---(10min)


Thursday -- Hands-on Day
Notebook Time---(60 min+)
Reading---(30-60 min)
Geography---(30 min)
Hymn/Folk Song---(10 min)
Art and Projects---(60 min+)

Friday
Reading---(30-60 min)
Memory Work & Poem-A-Day---(10 min)
Bible---(20 min)
English Grammar---(30 min)
Phy-Ed & 10 min play---(30 min)
Math---(40 min)
Dictation or Spelling---(10 min)
Spanish---(20 min)
Reading---(30 min)

Now that I have my fall schedule done and books purchased, I can spend the summer at the beach relaxing. We do summer science, but since we enjoy science so much, it doesn't seem like school work!


For this year's summer science, we are trying Apologia's Botany using the supplies kit from Home Science Tools. We will probably get started sometime this week. Dd has a few math lessons to finish up and that is about it. Woo hoo! She is nearly a 5th grader! ; )

***UPDATE 8/5/07
I have tweaked the above schedule a bit from the original to accommodate Sonlight 5 better. You can also download as a PDF here: http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/view.php?id=135458


8 comments:

Rhonda said...

I was just working on the this part of scheduling today, so this is perfect timing.

When do you start to be finished by this time of year? We're scrambling to finish by the end of May, but that's my own fault. :)

Tami, new blogger said...

We start in August AND I squeezed our final unit a little -- combining here and there to finish early! Mostly I can't wait to get started on the summer science!!!

Anonymous said...

Tami,
I'm just curious as to where History fits in the schedule. (Or am I missing something?)

Tami, new blogger said...

Hi anonymous,

History is mostly through living books, which are scheduled in the "reading". We also do notebooking and geography.
from my post...

"We are using Sonlight 5 and most of our 'Reading' will come from that. However, I'm sure we'll add in some AmblesideOnline literature titles and some library finds."

Hope that makes more sense!

Jenny in Ca said...

I really liked the schedule you shared. I am schedule-challenged, every once in a while, I try again. I am thinking of trying something like this...we are doing Sonlight and SOW and lots of other reading. I really like to see what others are doing..please share more!

Lee said...

I just spent hours last night re-doing 3 of my school aged children's assignment sheets -- and while it ends up being a lot like what you posted, it just looks complex. And takes 2 pages for each child! Hmmm...
(5wolfcubs on the WTM board)

Heureuse d'instruire en famille said...

Hi!
Where can we find PNEU schedules?
There are no breaks?
Thanks!

Heureuse d'instruire en famille said...

following