The idea that everybody took a year to a grade, no matter what! Was so fixed in her mind that she felt as though the teacher had said: “How would you like to stop being nine years old and be twelve instead?” Continue reading First Day of School Misfits
Homeschool planning is tough, when there are so many resources out there. Here's one helpful way to think about it.
The success of our homeschools is primarily a result of what habits we, as homeschooling moms, have formed for ourselves. Of course, it's our responsibility to help our kids form good habits, but it starts with us. After some false starts and a whole lot of practice, some habits, like reading more, have taken hold … Continue reading Three Tips for Better Habits
We've hit springtime homeschool restlessness hard. All we want is play outside. The weather's great, the backyard is calling. Even the dog is vying for our attention: "Just one, maybe two races across the yard? Pretty, pretty please?" How can we sit here at the kitchen table and focus on book work when there is so much more fun to … Continue reading Homeschool Restlessness: 1 Great Trick, 5 Things I’ve Learned
The nitty-gritty details on how to do Morning Time in a classical, Charlotte-Mason homeschool.
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This is part of the series: Classical Homeschooling Those of you who have read any of these great books about classical homeschooling have, if you're anything like me, shut the book and said something like, "Yeah right." All of this sounds fabulous, but real people like me can't possibly accomplish all that these books lay out. … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Classical Homeschool
Earlier, I discussed how a classical education is a humanizing education. It teaches a person how to think and speak with those around him, it nurtures him instead of constantly assessing him, and it feeds him with books and ideas that will nourish his intellect and soul. Today we're going to talk about another characteristic … Continue reading Characteristics of Classical Education: Education as a Path
Before we can classically educate our students, we need to know generally what it is we're aiming for.