Homeschooling Middle School

Homeschooling Middle School

I love homeschooling middle school students.  They are so ready to dive deep into learning because they finally have the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic down.  On the other hand, they are still completely open to creative lessons.  You can just do SO much with this age group! In our eclectically Charlotte Mason homeschool,…

Picture Books to Teach Grammar

Picture Books to Teach Grammar

When you think of teaching grammar to your elementary student, does the word “boring” pop into your head?  Maybe not your head, but your children’s perhaps? Well, I have two pieces of good news for you! 1.  Formal grammar lessons aren’t all that important in elementary school!  Really.  A little here, a little there and…

Charlotte Mason Narration Help

Charlotte Mason Narration Help

What is Narration? The art of retelling. Anything can be retold – poems, verses, fables, stories, ideas from textbooks, recipes, directions… Why Narration? Oh, so many reasons! Builds short term memory and working memory. Builds auditory memory. Develops the skills of attention and observation of details. Builds comprehension. Builds vocabulary. Develops the pre-writing skills of…

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