Using Volume 4 with Students

…of all the knowledge which a child should get, the knowledge of God is first in importance, and the knowledge of himself, next. – Charlotte Mason Volume 5 p.363             Charlotte intended for Volume 4 to be read by children under the age of sixteen. Her goal was that these students would grow in character from a thorough study of human nature. She titled this … Continue reading Using Volume 4 with Students

Reading Helps

These are three helps that I use with First Reading Lessons to aid sight and sound recognition. Buddies.Letter-buddies that are often found together: ing, ed, ee,  th (two sounds , as in thistle and that), ch (3 sounds but most often ch as in church), sh, ar (like a pirate “ar matey!”), or (“or, or, or!” like a seal).   Always give the sound along with pointing out these buddies. … Continue reading Reading Helps

Subject List for Form 1a

Form 1a=  age 7-9 / grade 2-3 Bible * -Old Testament -New Testament   Literature -imagination stories like fables, fairy tales, and legends -poetry (read)*   History -own country -charts of the lives of people and/or time studied -timeline of the centuries wall display -famous artwork of major people and events studied   Geography -maps that correspond with books being read- often history -physical geography … Continue reading Subject List for Form 1a

Subject List for Form 1b

Form 1b=  age 6-8 / grade 1-2 Bible * -Old Testament -New Testament Literature -imagination stories like fables, fairy tales, and legends -poetry (read)* History -own country -child’s own timeline -famous artwork of major people and events Geography -maps that correspond with books being read-often history -physical geography learned outdoors- seasons, weather influences, sun ‘movement’,  water movement and its effects, air movement and its effects…. … Continue reading Subject List for Form 1b