• Homeschooling

    MFW ECC Week 2 + Why We School “Year Round”

    We just finished week 2 of ECC. Week 2 felt a little easier than week 1, yet it took us longer (a week and a half) to complete. This is a perfect example of why we are going with a “year round” schedule instead of a traditional one, but I’ll get to that in a minute. First, a quick review of week 2. Week 2 was a continuation of the introduction unit. We continued working on global geography (latitude and longitude, continents and oceans), as well as discussing different kinds of maps and working on basic map reading skills. For science, we continued talking about biomes around the world and the…

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    MFW: ECC Week 1

    We officially started our new school year! We finished Adventures in U.S. History, then took a few weeks to just play hard (although we did continue with reading and Life of Fred). As soon as the weather got hot enough for the kids to no longer want to spend all day every day outside, we dove right into ECC. We found that taking an extended summer break last year was not ideal for us. Doing school “year round” allows for us to maintain a gentler schedule without getting behind. I feel like the term year round is a bit misleading, since I’m certain we take off just as much time as…