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
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!
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
The Charlotte Mason method employs short lessons which enable the student to stay engaged and develop the habit of paying attention while allowing a well-stocked day of lessons. Many are amazed how many subjects my children study and books that are read in one year. My children do not spend all day working on school. In fact, they probably spend quite a bit less time than you may imagine. The Charlotte Mason method instructs class time as follows: 15-20 minutes per subject for grades 1-3 20-30 minutes per subject for grades 4-6 30-45 minutes per subject for grades 7-9 The two most important habits taught are the habit of attention and perfect execution. Short classes allow you to build the habit of … Read more