Charlotte Mason Homeschool Portfolio

Charlotte Mason Themed Homeschool Student Portfolio

“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

Making Narration Fun Download

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

Charlotte Mason

Homeschool Schedule: Fitting it all in the Charlotte Mason Way

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

Art Study the Charlotte Mason Way

Art Study the Charlotte Mason Way

Charlotte Mason & Picture Talks Charlotte Mason referred to art study as “picture talks.” The students were simply expected to express what they observed or how the work of art impacted them. The teacher’s role is not to lecture but to guide the conversation and allow the students to do the talking.   Implementing Charlotte Mason Art Appreciation The first step is to select an artist to study for a particular time frame. You may select one week by week, for a term or a semester. You may want to select an artist from the time period of history you are studying or simply start with a family favorite. Steps to Conducting your Art Study Select an artist to study. Select … Read more