Oh, I so want to be able to do wonderful handicrafts! Crafts so beautiful they are worthy to be placed in a cozy little shop on Main Street and sell out the day they hit the shelves. I would love to quilt, sew clothes for my children, knit colorful sweaters, make bars and bars of […]
Charlotte Mason Homeschooling
Charlotte Mason homeschooling encompasses everything that is wonderful about homeschooling. Gentle lessons in a literature-rich environment, short lessons that focus on real-life with plenty of opportunity to explore the world indoors and out. And, these are just a few of the reasons I love this style of homeschooling! In these articles, my goal is to share the wonder, joy and creativity of the Charlotte Mason style, while giving you plenty of ideas and practical advice for implementing it in your own home. Enjoy!
I love Discovering Great Artists! I’ve used it in our home and in a co-op art class. This lesson came from the book. Albrecht Durer did paintings, watercolors, drawing and woodcuts. We tried our hand at woodblock printing, which was one of Durer’s specialties. You take wood blocks and hammer metal objects into the wood to make impressions. […]
This is the title of a workshop taught by Tina Burnell that I attended at the CHEK Convention. This post contains affiliate links. Let me first start by saying, Duh!! I have a master’s degree in education. I’ve studied in depth about teaching reading. I’ve studied in depth about reaching various learning styles. I’ve known […]
What a pleasure this group has been! This summer, a few moms of girls ages 8-12 got together to organize a Keepers At Home group. We meet twice a month and use the Keepers At Home Handbook as a loose guide when planning what to teach the girls. The moms take turns teaching classes – choosing what we feel […]
Caleb told me the other day that first grade sure is harder than Kindergarten! He’s right. I’m expecting a lot more from him this year, but nothing he can’t handle. He’s a very active child and would much prefer to climb a tree than do a phonics page. I make sure he has PLENTY of […]