We are getting to the end of the school year and often that is when we start considering our goals for next year and begin perusing the curriculum catalogs. This process of goal setting and reconsidering our victories and missteps during the previous semester is a good practice. It enables us to learn from mistakes and to challenge ourselves for the following year. One of my personal resolutions usually entails organization of the homeschool room to some extent. It never fails that I have a monstrous pile of papers staring me down full of worksheets, projects, etc. belonging to each individual child. In the past I have stored all of those papers in individual boxes for each child, but not this year! Join … Read more
“The question is not, — how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education — but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?” ~ Charlotte Mason, School Education: Developing a Curriculum What did your child learn to care about this year? If you are a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, you will love this Homeschool Student Portfolio styled perfectly to organize your child’s accomplishments from the previous school year. Whether your aim is to meet state standards or just keep memories for the future, this printable … Read more
Making Narration Fun Narration is one of my favorite aspects of the Charlotte Mason methods. It quite simply is the process of retelling a story or text. The process begins by reading your child a passage from a living book or even a portion of your history text. Then ask your child to retell, in her own words, what she has heard. Traditionally it is done orally. However, I have developed, Making Narration Fun, to mix things up and keep it fresh. Benefits of Making Narration Fun Some children may not know how to form a narration or go beyond repeating exactly what they heard. Allowing them to use their creativity or see things from a different perspective will help them … Read more
We all have long days where joy seems far away. Keep these scripture cards close to your heart just for times like that. This printable pack includes two pages with 12 verses that will remind you of the joy Christ brings to your life. Also included is a journal sheet and printable wall art all designed to keep your heart joyful and calm. We all need that little reminder sometimes. Make sure not to miss our podcast on 4 Things that Steal Your Joy in Homeschooling here!