Year round homeschooling is becoming a popular alternative to the standard school schedule. Moms around the world are seeing the many benefits this method of homeschooling provides. I have a few tips to help make your summer schooling feel more like a new adventure and less like old hat. 1. Take your homeschool outdoors. This is pure common sense, but take your school work outdoors when it is warm. I live in an area that stays cold for most of the year. When it finally gets warm by the end of May, we know we have about 4 months before it turns cold again. We soak up every minute of sun we can get because we know it isn’t staying … Read more
If you are familiar with the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling, I am sure you have heard about her desire for children to pursue a love and knowledge of handicrafts. According to Charlotte Mason, handicrafts should be taught one at a time. The parent should instruct slowly and carefully while helping the child pay attention to detail. The quality and usefulness of the final product is important. There are many ways to learn, and as a mom you do not have to be a pro at any or all of the handicrafts available. It is just important that you show your child an active desire to continue learning in you as well as equip your child with the proper resources … Read more
The Good and the Beautiful: Language Arts and Literature Level 4 If you are looking for a relaxed approach to Language Arts that combines all of your necessary studies in one curriculum, I would recommend that you take a look at this curriculum. There is no daily prep time and this Language Arts program combines multiple subjects – every homeschool mom’s dream! There are 7 levels to choose from with a high school level promised to arrive in the summer of 2018! The following subjects are covered in Level 4 of the Language Arts & Literature Course: Reading Writing Spelling Grammar & Punctuation Literature Art Geography My daughter said that the Creative Companion which covers Writing, Geography and Art was … Read more
Most parents understand that their children need less screen time and more time outdoors, but when it comes to nature study you might feel a little bit lost. It sounds fun, but how do you actually begin? The Purpose of Nature Study I think we have to answer this question first. What is the purpose of nature study? We do nature study, first and foremost, to stop and bask in the glory of God’s creation. Of course it is wonderful that the kids are outdoors and burning off energy. It is also a benefit that they are learning about the plants and the bugs, the weather, constellations, and so much more. As we research these things that spark our interest, … Read more
Every day is another Charlotte Mason day when you download this Charlotte Mason January Activity Calendar. Start the year on a Charlotte Mason trail. Each day provides you with an activity. Monday provides you with the copywork for the week. Tuesdays are picture talk days. Wednesday will delight with composer study. Thursdays explore the world with nature study. Friday is your day to learn a new habit to implement in the coming weeks. The calendar will provide you with links to free downloadable products, coupons for other products, and coupons to get some products for free! Download your calendar TODAY and get started! LIMITED TIME OFFER! Through 1/10 download the Charlotte Mason themed Student Portfolio Binder for FREE! Whether your aim … Read more
A Christmas Carol Copywork & Notebooking Pages A Christmas Carol has always been one of my favorite holiday stories. It has become a family tradition to read the story and watch the movie each year. This time of year can be a peaceful and beautiful time, even in the busyness, when you take the time to focus on what makes it a lovely time of year. Get your FREE copy today by clicking the download button below. I have always felt that taking time out to focus homeschooling and my home on the holidays always made for very special memories. Start a homeschool family tradition with this Dickens’ classic!