Why Nature Journals Are Important

Why Nature Journals Are Important

If you’ve been around here much, you know the importance I place on nature study. The real-life science lessons that offer a consistent “lab” experience are unmatched compared to simply studying the same topics from a textbook. But, just as important, nature study reaches so naturally into other academic areas that it’s priceless for gently integrated learning….

Around the USA Study

Around the USA Study

Our 1st grade trip Around the World was wonderful. Our 2nd grade trip across the United States of America was even more wonderful! Take a peek at our around the USA study and enjoy a trip yourself! Around the USA Study Our brief stops in each state began with living literature “tour guide(s)” who introduced…

Why the Math and Literature Connection is So Important (with GIVEAWAY!)

Why the Math and Literature Connection is So Important (with GIVEAWAY!)

Books are incredibly effective tools for teaching. Charlotte Mason homeschoolers certainly understand that fact as it pertains to subjects like history and science. But, did you know the math and literature connection can be just as powerful?   Why Math and Literature? There are many reasons math and literature pair so well together: Books introduce…

How To Make Friends with Books

How To Make Friends with Books

What is a friend? Webster’s 1828 Dictionary of the English language defines a friend as, “One who is attached to another by affection; one who entertains for another sentiments of esteem, respect and affection, which lead him to desire his company.” I can easily apply that definition as I make friends with books and I…

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