Tuesday, March 20, 2012
And That was That....
They both said they liked it fine, but would rather be writing fantasy novels, where as the programme insisted on an 'adventure' novel. Of course, they do realise that the knowledge could then be used to write in other genres, but they were struggling with motivation to complete the course.
After a long chat and listening to their views, we unanimously decided to call it quits with the One Year Adventure Novel. We still do like the programme - and I have a suspicion that a couple of my younger girls will love it, so, we'll put it aside for now, and see what the future brings.
As my teens are working through the English textbooks, 'English for Australian Schools', and as they have already completed several IEW writing courses, I have decided to be nice, and allow them to continue with only their English text and their Literature Lists for the rest of the year.
My son, however, said that he wouldn't mind taking a geography course, so we've added that in instead - I think we'll use the 'Ultimate Geography Guide', along with the lesson plans from Mother of Divine Grace School, both of which I have on my shelf.
It feels like we're always changing bits and pieces of our curriculum, however, I strongly believe that there's no point pushing things that are not being enjoyed, or more correctly, when learning isn't taking place. In this case, I felt it was time to let go of a curriculum that, while excellent, was not working for my two teens at this point.
And, we're moving on.......