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...]
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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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 and what homeschool curriculum we're using instead. Not every method works for every child, and we must make the right decision for homeschool learning in our home. 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 … [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...]
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...]
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...]
We adore Life of Fred mathematics. We are looking into the science and language arts for the spring semester. Educents has put together an awesome buyer's guide to help you figure out what all the buss is about and which Life of Fred products will help your homeschool thrive this year! Ultimate Buyer's Guide for Life of Fred "Life of Fred" is … [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...]