Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We Love the Robinson Curriculum!

Okay so maybe I am jumping ahead of myself here but, the Robinson Curriculum is so awesome for a lack of better words. The curriculum is based on the 3 r's and is all about self teaching. As a mother of 4 this is a great thing to hear. I love teaching my children but it become pretty hectic here most days. We were using the Konos Curriculum which is awesome too, but just not for us. It is just to much planing. Okay that makes me sound lazy but it really is a lot of planing. It is a lot of fun but I just don't feel its for me. I guess I don't have enough self-discipline to do it. I always did the lessons but it got to the point I would scramble each morning just to get it all put together.

So here is our schedule now

  • 8:00 am - Breakfast and morning chores
  • 9:00 am - Math ( we use Math-U-see)
  • 11:00 am - Reading
  • 1:00 pm - Writing
  • 1:30 pm - Lunch and free time if done with work
Everything is about self-teaching, which is how people learned before we had public schools everywhere. Come to find out people were smarter back then too. Hmmmmm??? That's odd. So anyway here is how we work this schedule.

They first start out with Math. The kids read there lesson and do the work on their own. If they struggle with a problem I just remind them to look back through their work and try again. Robinson says that if you show them how to do the problem it defeats the purpose of self-teaching. I am in the room the whole time being a good example. I will jump in and help if really needed.

Then we move on to reading. We have a list of books that we use and what you do is read them through in order and here is were you learn your science, history and literature. We also do vocabulary words from the books.All these books are classics and are great reads.

Writing comes last. What we do here is I have the children write about what they read and then sometimes I will have a question for them to answer too. What I do then is edit it and they have to rewrite it. So here is their language arts. Oh they also use these McGuffey readers that talk about sentence structure and they learn how to pronounce sounds.

I am homeschooling not just for the fact of I don't like public schools but I want to give my children the best education possible and I just know that this is what God wants me to do is to educate my children.


  1. Thanks you so much for the link! What a treasure trove of links, and what a time saver. We will definitely be using these resources.

  2. I am so happy it helped you. If you have any question you can email me at jenleibert@yahoo.com


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