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...]
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
We love classic literature! And unit studies. It's wonderful to combine the two and have all sorts of hands-on learning. What better book and movie combo than Swiss Family Robinson for unit study fun?This tale of a family stranded on an island is a grand adventure full of many wonderful morals, geography, ingenuity, and fun. It's a tale suited … [Read more...]
Homeschooling High School Students If you are a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, or an unschooler, or interest-led, or you like unit studies, or you practice an eclectic mish-mash of all of these (and more!), you might be looking ahead to the high school years with trepidation. You might be thinking you'll need to change everything, because high … [Read more...]
Join me at Teach Them Diligently blog today for some great resources on Bird Watching with young learners. There is also a really fun birdseed cake craft to make indoors with your kids! Be sure to check it out.We love watching birds out our kitchen window. It makes mealtime lots of fun, too. We are going to be keeping a bird log a few days a … [Read more...]
Honey, you don't have time to be stressed about planning your homeschool year. At least that's what I've always told myself just after flipping my lid.How does one plan out a whole year when their child is constantly changing and challenging them? The short answer is . . .They don't. Or at least they don't after they try once (or twice) … [Read more...]
Charlotte Mason Home Education 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 … [Read more...]
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...]
There is nothing quite as wonderful as the smell of freshly baked muffins spiced with cinnamon wafting through the air when you wake up on Christmas morning. At least if you're a child.As the adult doing the baking, I prefer the smell of coffee first. Then the smell of delectable morsels accompanied by the galloping of two (always) hungry and … [Read more...]
If there is a homeschool mom on your list, then finding the perfect gift couldn't be easier. We've combined our favorite things with the favorites our readers across the internet have suggested and compiled them all here for your shopping ease. These are wonderful gifts for birthday, Christmas, friendship gifts, welcome to … [Read more...]
A Christmas Carol Unit Study A Christmas Carol is one of our favorite holiday read alouds! It is such a rich a wonderful piece of literature that it makes a beautiful holiday study. Here are some ideas to have your own holiday school unit study of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.Recommended Resources:A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens (This is … [Read more...]