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...]
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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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...]
What is an Illuminated Manuscript? Illuminated manuscripts have a very dear place in my heart. Many of my favorite artists created frescoes after first learning how to illustrate parchment through this beautiful and tedious art form. There is a feeling of reverence for the devotion to detail this task must have required of the artists who created … [Read more...]
Gingerbread and Brownies The holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy sweet treats that overflow with scrumptious spices. The flavors of gingerbread have always evoked a feeling of Christmas, but when you mix them with chocolate, too? Gracious, it's amazing! Chef Teddy has partnered with RawSpiceBar, a wonderful company from San Francisco, to … [Read more...]
Does the busyness of the holiday season seem to runaway with you? Does it feel like Christmas arrives and your entire season is a blur, leaving you wondering if your children really understand why we celebrate? Have you even talked about Jesus outside of church? I know how that feels. I want my own children to know that Christmas is not about … [Read more...]
Do you have Harry Potter fans in your home? Have a fun Harry Potter themed tea at home. I'm sharing recipes, ideas, and resources so you can plan a Harry Potter tea time in your homeschool. 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 … [Read more...]
Classical Charlotte Mason Homeschool Classical and Charlotte Mason educational homeschooling 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 … [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 music appreciation curriculum and makes a lovely addition to our morning time. You … [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 homeschool programs out there, boxed and build-your-own, and they can … [Read more...]
Ratatouille is a lovely movie and full of fun things to study. Grab a Ratatouille Movie Study and get our super simple Ratatouille recipe. 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 … [Read more...]