What are you talking about?!
Don’t we need grammar books, spelling lists, and workbooks to do all these things?
Well, maybe. But we skipped it this year.
And it’s working really well.
Ditching the workbooks for living books
I’ve long been in love with the teachings of Charlotte Mason. Over the years of homeschooling though, we’ve reverted to much more workbook-y people than I’d like to admit.
So much paper.
So many blanks to fill in.
We had workbooks for grammar, handwriting, vocabulary, spelling, and whatever else I’d pick up when I had a freak-out moment.
For a while now, I’ve thought about how we could use our read aloud books in a more encompassing way.
We used Cindy West’s Living Literature Grammar for a while and loved the concept.
Just our read aloud, the guide, and a composition notebook for each kid.