Yahoo, y'all! It is that time of the year again and I'm super excited to share our homeschool curriculum with you this year. I hope you find some new things to explore and some tools and tips to help your homeschool thrive this year. If you've found some new gems, don't be shy! Please share them in the comments. We all love finding the right … [Read more...]
The Charlotte Mason method is based on Charlotte’s firm belief that the child is a person and we must educate that whole person, not just his mind.
Charlotte Mason's Student Motto:
"I am, I can, I ought, I will."
"I am, I can, I ought, I will." This was the motto she gave us. I am a human being, one of God's children; I can do right by my fellowmen and by myself; I ought so to do and God help me, I will so do. Is this not a great message she has given us? - Michael A. E. Franklin, one of Charlotte Mason's students
As a child, I would sit enraptured with the rhythm and rhyme of Dr. Seuss. The way the words rollicked about inducing fits of giggles and tied-up tongues was the beginning of my love of poetry. When I entered school, however, I nearly lost that joy. There was so much analysis and dissecting that Shakespeare almost lost his polish. Every single … [Read more...]
Homeschool morning time is a gentle way to begin your homeschool days with goodness, truth, and beauty. Here's our simple homeschool morning work routine. I know that picture you have in your head. Everyone's up. The beds are made. The breakfast dishes are already rinsed and in the dishwasher. The children are excited to start their … [Read more...]
Why You Should Attend Homeschool Conventions Homeschooling always seemed odd to me. So I didn't have a background full of awesome stories, I didn't have any idea what "those" people actually did, and I assumed that the children would be sheltered, strange, and unprepared for the real world because that was the narrative I had been fed. Then I … [Read more...]
There's nothing more fun than a great living literature unit study. This Treasure Island literature unit will have your students talking like pirates, discussing obedience and loyalty, and learning all about life on the sea and a deserted island! Join Jim as he travels the high seas with the mysterious and often deceptive Long John Silver. Where … [Read more...]
My husband, the organizer, wants a plan for our precious daughter’s kindergarten year that’s coming up this fall. While I would have been content with nature play and finger rhymes, he asked me for a syllabus, a schedule, a well-planned year. This unexpected turn left me a little overwhelmed. Truthfully, I love putting together curriculum, but … [Read more...]
When I was a little girl, my dad loved to tell me stories before bed. These weren’t just any stories. They were always full of imagination and silly voices. I never knew exactly where he was going with each story, but I could usually depend on there being a purple polka-dotted dragon involved. All these years later and I still remember how much … [Read more...]
Tired of Googling for Homeschool Art Classes Near Me? Me, too! There is nothing quite as fun as watching children learn to draw, paint, and express their ideas through many different creative mediums. When one strikes a cord and they want to dig deeper, it can be daunting to find just the right class. Disclosure: As a member of the launch team, … [Read more...]
Homeschool Gardening Unit Study For some, gardening is a sort of escape from every day life. And that’s ok! I'm one of those people. I love digging into the dirt, pruning, tending, and simply enjoying my gardens as a way to clear my head and refresh my soul. Homeschool plants many seeds in our children's minds and hearts. We can also teach them … [Read more...]
Did you know around 40% of the mammals on earth are in the Rodentia (or rodent) order? Chipmunks, beavers, hamsters, gophers, and mice are all among the 1,500 plus species of rodents. There are so many different kinds of these incredible small mammals! We are delighted to be joining in with The Nature Book Club linkup this month! Down toward the … [Read more...]