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...]
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
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...]
We love cooking together almost as much as eating together! Even with all our food allergies, we have plenty of wonderful things to eat. Today we are sharing our epic Valentine's Day Breakfast and our delightful Valentine's Day tea. And because we love all our dear readers, we are giving you a gorgeous set of Recipe Binder printables for you and … [Read more...]
What is a Picture Study A picture study is simply art appreciation. It is a beautiful way to introduce your child to great works of art. It will not take up a significant amount of time and it is easy to implement.Don't forget to get your free printable Picture Study notebooking pages! Just add them to your cart and complete checkout. Picture … [Read more...]
Why we ditched Classical Conversations So I'm going to forego the dramatics of telling you how heart broken I am that CC just didn't work for us. Because I loved it and fought till the end to make it work. Had it been me in "School", we'd already be signed up through Challenge IV. It is not me and it was not what Mr. T needed. He adored community … [Read more...]
Practical Life Skills for Children - Cooking We love incorporating practical life skills into our curriculum. Cooking is a passion of mine (dishes, not so much, though). I also believe that giving children skills they can grow and build self-confidence through is important. Even more so for kids with special needs and twice exceptionalities.We … [Read more...]
There is just something magical about Maple Sugaring stories and paintings. I've dreamt of visiting Vermont since I received the most wonderful coloring book from there after my Uncle and Aunt honeymooned there decades ago. I still have that book with it's thick lined drawings of snow and sleighs, and monstrous maple trees with buckets and laughing … [Read more...]