It's curriculum sharing time again! In 2015 we will be following the Ambleside Online curriculum and suggested schedules. Thus far we have simply used their curriculum as a guideline and have pieced together other things, but I think I've finally learned that it doesn't really matter what "curriculum" you use, the key is picking something… Continue reading 2014-15 Homeschool Curriculum
I'm so excited for this article by Courtney over at Ordinary, Happily Ever After. I have been following her blog for several years now and she doesn't know this, but I was first drawn in by a political article she wrote. I was truly impressed by how well written it was- intelligent, articulate, and right on… Continue reading Guest Post: Homeschooling multiple children!
We don't take school off during the summer, but our primary focus is on literature and nature study. We do math as much as they want to, I don't put pressure on them to complete things. One of our favorite discoveries here is a nature park on the military base. It has a dozen or… Continue reading Nature Study, the Charlotte Mason way
My in-laws are in town for the next few weeks. We are so excited to see them. We're headed for a two week trip to Garmisch, Austria and Switzerland. I have a few scheduled posts while I'm gone and I'll share some pictures of our trip on facebook from time to time. The other day… Continue reading First sewing lessons
"I'm new to homeschooling (or thinking about homeschooling), how do I choose a curriculum?"This is THE most common question I get asked about homeschooling, and the most difficult to answer. There are dozens of ways to homeschool, and I am no expert by any means, but I'd like to share how I decide what to… Continue reading Choosing a literature based homeschool curriculum
My boys don't need a whole lot of encouragement when it comes to art, however I also want them to gain an appreciation for fine art from a young age. I was never taught to value fine art and I think pretty sure I'm not alone in this. I've discovered that for me, a lot… Continue reading Art Appreciation
I know blog posts are supposed to be short, sweet and to the point, but I have so much to say about two books I just read that I simply can't condense it any further than this. I hope you'll bear with me, and just for doing so I've created a few Charlotte Mason quotes… Continue reading Gaining a Charlotte Mason perspective (and free printable quotes!)