Come take a tour of our Charlotte Mason inspired homeschool room. Homeschool rooms should evolve to meet the needs of the students. I'm sharing how ours has changed over the years and giving you some homeschool room set up ideas. Charlotte Mason Homeschool Room A homeschool is not meant to be school at home, so it stands to reason that a … [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
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Homeschool curriculum shopping? I am sharing some early elementary homeschool curriculum ideas for gifted and twice exceptional students. These suggestions are based on the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling. Gifted Early Education for Homeschool Homeschooling allows us to create an environment that allows our children to thrive, to develop … [Read more...]
“It is well we should recognise that the business of education is with us all our lives, that we must always go on increasing our knowledge… As for that aesthetic ‘appetency’ (to use Coleridge’s word) upon which so many of the gentle pleasures of life depend, it is open to many disasters: it dies of inanition when beauty is not duly presented to … [Read more...]
Studying the Masters is an integral part of learning how to appreciate and create art. Making that process a delight for your scholars is one way to ensure that even if they are not an up and coming master, they appreciate works of beauty, of interest, and even of absurdity. Here is an intro to a fantastic new course coming out in August! And the … [Read more...]
Being a Work at Home Homeschool Mom Being a single income homeschool family is tough. Especially when you add in food allergies (it makes groceries more expensive), therapy, etcetera. We are working to become debt free. Our family has a dream of a small homestead where we can grow and learn and love and scatter hospitality like confetti. We want … [Read more...]
Freckles They mark the beginning of every single sunshine-filled season of my life and have for as long as I remember. I used to hate them. Some poor soul would tell me they were angel kisses to which I'd respond "tell the angels to quit kissing me!". Now they are simple reminders that I had the first of many fun filled days exploring God's … [Read more...]
Why you should include Music Appreciation in your homeschool Music is a delight. It speaks a language all it's own that can evoke emotions a way no other medium can. Music allows us to express emotions through instruments that can seem almost magical. Sharing in the joys of music with your child is an incredible way to spend time together. … [Read more...]
Tapping Maple Trees at Home Back in December we told you all about our fun Maple Tree Sugaring Nature Study. We've been continuing the study throughout the winter, which is short here in Georgia. Our original plan was to travel to visit family in Northeast Tennessee for the tapping portion, which Mr. David Simerly has been doing there for several … [Read more...]
Surprised by Homeschooling I know by now there's really no surprise in being surprised by motherhood, by life, by the evolution of character over time, and by homeschooling. But I still get surprised when it comes to assessing where we are and what needs to be tweaked every few months. My children are both very bright, inquisitive, problem … [Read more...]