“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...]
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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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...]
Getting Active Learners to Love Math Active learners don't like to sit still. They aren't fond of work books. Often they don't like "doing school", especially if it isn't about something they love or want to do. And math? Forget about it. Or, just try out a few of these secrets and see if your active learner begins to like, or even love, … [Read more...]
Music Matters Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato Music is a gift. The ability to listen, really listen to it, is a learned delight. The ability to play it, to read it, to understand it is a practiced art. To be able to create … [Read more...]
We share lots of our day-to-day pictures on Instagram and Facebook. But I have a lot of people ask me how we manage therapy, food allergies, etc., and homeschool. So let me tell you my secret to managing "it all". One day at a time. And no, I don't get "it all" done, whatever "it all" is. So here is a little look into the day-to-day homeschooling … [Read more...]