Spelling doesn’t have to be a monotonous chore. It’s simply allowing your students to create a relationship with the words. One of the best ways to do this is to have them interact with each word using their senses.
I have been reading Know and Tell the Art of Narration by Karen Glass and have been challenged to really make an effort in the area of comprehension and narration in our homeschool this year. Read More
In the Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease, he says, “The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” Read More
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite aspects of a Charlotte Mason education: Copywork. This understated and simple, learning tool packs quite a punch when it comes to what it is capable of accomplishing for a child’s education. Read More
Happy 2018! I guess this means January is here, Christmas break is over, and it’s time to bring a little more structure and purposeful learning to our home school day. Not to say we haven’t been learning… Read More
My freshman year of college I had to take an academic seminar which was basically a how-to-do-college course. Most of it was pretty common sense and should go without saying like keep track of your assignments, do your homework, turn in your homework… go to class…things of that nature. Read More
Charlotte Mason, an early educator from the early 1900’s, had a unique outlook on the education of children. She claimed that the foundation for knowledge didn’t begin in the classroom, but rather in the teaching of good habits at home (the top three being: attention, truthfulness, and obedience). Read More
Our first daughter came out talking…not quite, but pretty much. To this day she can out talk just about anyone I know. By the time she was two, she was speaking in full sentences. Therefore, when her third birthday rolled around I had a little lightbulb moment… Why don’t I attempt to teach her how to read?
“Tell Me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I will learn.” -Benjamin Franklin
One of the things with having small children is their need to follow us around. Maybe it’s just mine… but if I walk out of the room, they typically drop what they are doing to see what I am up to. Sometimes I receive this well and other times, I would just like to go to the bathroom in peace. You know what I mean? Read More
Have you ever had one of those days that you have a million things to do and none of your kids are cooperating with you? Busy mamas and kids who need their attention are two things that always seem to go hand in hand, right? You want to give them the attention they need, but you also have a to-do list a mile long. Read More