Hello and welcome! My kids are 3 1/2 and 5 and we are relaxed homeschoolers, pulling on Waldorf and CM (which have a lot in common). Our only curriculum this year has been Singapore Math, the primary level of the Explode the Series, and reading lots of good books. I'm considering 5 in a Row for next year because I think my kids would really like it.
Darci, have you seen http://amblesideonline.homestead.com/
It is an on-line guide to CM style homeschooling, complete with a reading list and schedule. There are some real gems at the site. This is my latest favorite:
"A Formidable List of Attainments for a Child of Six", a reprint
of a curriculum outline from a CM school in the 1890's. Here it is, enjoy!
(from Summer 93 Parents Review pub by Karen Andreola
1. To recite, beautifully, 6 easy poems and hymns
2. to recite, perfectly and beautifully, a parable and a psalm
3. to add and subtract numbers up to 10, with dominoes or counters
4. to read--what and how much, will depend on what we are told of the child
5. to copy in print-hand from a book
6. to know the points of the compass with relation to their own home, where the sun rises and sets, and the way the wind blows
7. to describe the boundries of their own home
8. to describe any lake, river, pond, island etc. within easy reach
9. to tell quite accurately (however shortly) 3 stories from Bible history, 3 from early English, and 3 from early Roman history (my note here, we may want to substitute early Am for early English!)
10. to be able to describe 3 walks and 3 views
11. to mount in a scrap book a dozen common wildflowers, with leaves (one every week); to name these, describe them in their own words, and say where they found them.
12. to do the same with leaves and flowers of 6 forest trees
13. to know 6 birds by song, colour and shape
14. to send in certain Kindergarten or other handiwork, as directed (this
one is unclear to me, any ideas as to what is meant here, anyone?
15. to tell three stories about their own "pets"--rabbit, dog or cat.
16. to name 20 common objects in French, and say a dozen little sentences
17. to sing one hymn, one French song, and one English song
18. to keep a caterpillar and tell the life-story of a butterfly from his own observations.