How to Create a Homeschool Room Creating a homeschool space can be daunting. To have a dedicated space or not to have a dedicated space? To decorate it to the perfect degree or go for a minimalist approach? Waldorf or Montessori? And the list of choices and decisions goes on and on and on.Today I'm sharing with you what our current homeschool … [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
Classical Charlotte Mason Homeschool Classical and Charlotte Mason educational methods are very complimentary. Our homeschool is a lovely hybrid blend of both. By sharing our curriculum, our desire is to give you ideas and resources that will make your homeschool more vibrant.There is no need to ever try and mimic someone else's curriculum … [Read more...]
Homeschool Music Appreciation Made Easy I'm delighted to have my friend Mary from SQUILT Music Appreciation curriculum joining us today on the podcast! She gives us 3 easy ways to incorporate music into our homes and homeschools.SQUILT is a favorite part of our morning time routine and you can read more about that here. Enjoy!Listen … [Read more...]
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 homeschool day and you just topped off your coffee. It's Morning Time! The gleeful giggles warm your heart as you dive into a perfect homeschool day.Uh-huh.We … [Read more...]
When we hear terms like living books, narration, copywork, nature study, and habit training, we immediately think Charlotte Mason. Yet these elements do not tell the whole story of the Charlotte Mason method. It is important to know Charlotte Mason’s overall vision of education to determine if this method is right for you.Charlotte Mason … [Read more...]
Choosing Curriculum and Learning Styles One of the most common reasons people contact me about homeschool consulting is curriculum overwhelm. Choosing curriculum is the leading cause of hives for homeschool moms according to my own unofficial research.Yes, there are a lot of curriculums out there, boxed and build-your-own, and they can cause … [Read more...]
Ratatouille - Movie Unit Study Ratatouille is such a delightful movie. The story is wonderful, especially for kids who have to overcome struggles and challenges. This was the movie that sparked Mr. T's desire to become a chef. Remy the rat is a fantastic character who marches to the beat of his own drum and manages to fulfill his dream of becoming … [Read more...]
Harry Potter just seems like the perfect themed tea. I mean, you just can't get more modern day British. Right?My boys and I are big fans of literary teas and I just happened to get a beautiful new tea set for Mother's Day that we hadn't used yet so we decided to get it out for a Harry Potter Tea. What You Need for a Harry Potter Tea The … [Read more...]
How on Earth do you make history fun? When we first began toying with the idea of homeschooling, many questions plagued me. One of the most frequent was how to keep a child engaged in "boring" subjects.Now, I enjoy historical fiction and the occasional documentary, though I only had one teacher who ever tried to bring history alive, and … [Read more...]
What is My Book of Centuries: A Timeline Notebook for PreK-3rd Grade? My Book of Centuries: A Timeline Notebook for PreK-3rd is a printable PDF Book of Centuries in Charlotte Mason style but geared for young learners that is available in our shop. Newly updated and ready to make your homeschool easier.A Book of Centuries is simply a timeline … [Read more...]