The time has come! It’s almost August, and I’m waist-deep in planning for the next school year. I’ve started my pre-reading, and I’m almost done constructing my timetable, but first: let’s talk about what I decided to use with my first grade student this year! Keep reading to see my 2021-2022 homeschool curriculum reveal!
2021-2022 Homeschool Curriculum Reveal
We follow a Charlotte Mason homeschool philosophy in our home, so we try really hard to save formal lessons until age six. Meaning, we’ve been pretty relaxed about our school days up until this point, but this year, the real fun begins!
For this curriculum reveal, you won’t see the names you typically find in homeschool videos (you know which big ones I’m talking about!) and that’s because we are very intentional about using living books, narration, nature, and beauty in our school. This doesn’t always lend itself to big box curriculums, so that isn’t what I’ll be using this year. Instead, I’m using a compilation of many, many living books, art supplies, music, and some key supplies to make up my daughter’s first grade year. Watch the video to learn more!
Watch the Reveal in this Video Here:
What is the CMEC?
I’ve decided to become a member of The CMEC (Charlotte Mason Educational Center) and will mostly follow their recommendations for living books for subjects such as geography, American history, nature lore, etc. I love that their program is deeply rooted in Mason’s philosophies. They follow recommendations directly from the programs Charlotte Mason ran herself. Amy Snell and Celeste Cruz head up the program, but I like how they consider themselves a collaborative group with other CM parents.
Why the CMEC?
The CMEC just has an above and beyond type of support that I want as a new homeschool mom. They offer an ongoing mother’s education course, a summer prep course, community meet-ups, and a whole TBG (Truth, Beauty, Goodness) program. Not to mention the amazing section of resources for things like handicrafts, art studies, physical education, and singing + solfege. The amount of resources packed into the membership has blown me away. Like I said, their programs are based on years of research that a group of parents did on Mason’s original methods and programs. The materials they recommend and living books they use are ones used in their own homes.
If you’re a new homeschooler who has an interest in Charlotte Mason’s methods, and you crave to know more about how she did things and want to learn how to implement her methods in your home, you’ve got to check out the CMEC!
Learn more about The CMEC here. I hope this 2021-2022 homeschool curriculum reveal video was helpful to you! Thank you so much for reading!