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My 7 Favorite Charlotte Mason Resources| Home education

  My children are captivated.  The silence and motionlessness confirms any doubt I had about whether this book was a good, “living” book.  As they strain to hear every word, they see me, their mother, pacing the living room in excitement, baby strapped to me, enjoying our literature just as much as they are.   This, my friends, is Charlotte Mason Education.   Racing from our car…er…I mean huge white van, my children dash into the trees. They know this trail and their boundaries.  I’m walking as I strap my 4 month old to my body to catch up to…

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Purposeful Learning with Pre-Schoolers: Sensory Play

“Plainly, the environment must be a living one, directed by a higher intelligence, arranged by an adult who is prepared for his mission.” Maria Montessori We are a home schooling family with one child in 1st grade (Year 1) and the other two still preschool age. Our style of home school falls within the Charlotte Mason camp with a touch of Montessori for my little ones. A question I often encounter is: what do you do with your younger children while you do school with your older child? This is where the Montessori inspiration comes in. We have found that the…

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Homeschooling: Where to Start

  Though I am only in my first year of homeschooling and blogging I find people are often looking for a single post on what to do if they’d like to start homeschooling.  There is so much information out there and sometimes the idea of “doing it wrong” makes people not want to venture into home education at all.  So, in my very minimal knowledge, based on only my own personal research, here is a very basic starting place and hopefully a few valuable resources.   Step 1: Pray. Honestly, I think every Christian parent should home school.   I feel…

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