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...]
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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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...]
We've been returning to our roots, so to speak. When we moved beyond tot-schooling, we loved unit studies. And after a year of Classical Conversations, we are going back to units for some summer fun-schooling. I feel like interest based learning is a great fit for Mr. T, and I enjoy it, too. Lately it's all been about castles and knights … [Read more...]
There is beauty in imperfection. There is grace in unfinished to-do's. There is conviction in the correction of our children. There is a curiosity and love of learning that is reborn in our older souls. When God calls us to homeschool, He calls us to so much more. Docendo Dicimus: We learn by teaching. Teach because you learn, too. What is … [Read more...]
A Subscription for the Animal Lover in Your Homeschool We love subscription boxes! There are so many fun ones out there for all sorts of learning fun. For my computer savvy Mr. T, this one is a cut above the rest! (I received Junior Explorers Mission Arctic for review purposes and was compensated for my time. All opinions are my own and I was not … [Read more...]
We love art. Mr. T especially. He's great at our more Charlotte Mason style studies, but since we've been studying American artists that are more recent in our Classical Conversations studies, I thought a study of Modern Art would be fun. Hands on is, in my opinion, the best way to help solidify art in the minds of young students. *Disclosure: I … [Read more...]
10 Things You Need to Hear You are amazing. Your day in and day out caring for and fighting for your child is something your should be proud of. Remember this every day! This is not a sprint, it is a marathon. Take time for yourself when possible or you will end up having to have time for yourself before you erupt. Sometimes eruptions … [Read more...]
Living History with Medieval Times We had an amazing time visiting Medieval Times' Atlanta Castle for a School matinee. We've been before to the regular shows, but this was our first time attending the educational matinee. The program included a wonderful 20 minute presentation by the King and Princess that outlined several elements of … [Read more...]