Living Books are Delicious

These are the notes from my talk on Living Books. Here is an acronym to help you gauge what a Living Book is. A Living Book is DELICIOUS. D     Descriptive.A Living Book doesn’t present the topic as facts and information, but rather stirs the imagination by way of painting pictures for the reader. To paint a picture a Living Book will often use the senses … Continue reading Living Books are Delicious

How to Do Reading Lessons

PHILOSOPHY.Sounds and sight recognition of words through observation and attention  is what Charlotte Mason’s reading lessons use. The lessons should not be drudgery, but interesting and engaging. Sounding out words as well as sight word recognition are part of her method. Lessons in CM are short in order to train attention. These lessons typically run 10-15 minutes. ——♦♦—— METHODS. 1. Using Books Basic Plan. CM does … Continue reading How to Do Reading Lessons

Comparing CM to Other Educational Systems

Is CM the right type of education for you and your family or school? Lets briefly compare CM  to other educational systems to see if CM is what you are looking for. Disclaimer:This is a Quick Glance: My SHORT notes on the differences.These are as brief as I can make them. Hopefully they give you an idea of the differences.I’m also doing my best to … Continue reading Comparing CM to Other Educational Systems

How to do a Picture Study Lesson

PHILOSOPHY.You are working towards your student building a relationship with a particular artist. The end goal is to get to know, to appreciate, connect with, recognize, become friends with, build a relationship with- not individual paintings, but with the artist. Nor are you trying to critique particular technicalities of a work, but to know the work and relate to it as something familiar. When it … Continue reading How to do a Picture Study Lesson

CM Book Study 2023

Charlotte Mason Book Study Omaha Interested in pursuing a Charlotte Mason Education?  Questions as to how to go about it? Hit a bump and need help? What: a Charlotte Mason group, talking CM life and reading through Vol 6. TWO OPTIONS When: second Thursdays of the month, 11-4Where: at a library full of Living Books (of course!)  – Homeschool Library at Emmanuel Fellowship Church across … Continue reading CM Book Study 2023

Charlotte Mason’s 1881 Geography and Today’s Realtor

Is Charlotte Mason’s geography book written in 1881 relevant for today?1881! It’s soooooo OLD! Outdated! Surely there is a better book by now!How could a book that old possibly have any value for our modern, fast paced, at-your-finger-tips world?The answer is, this old book is absolutely relevant for today! The most obvious, no-brainer answers are that our world still has the same physical features– oceans, … Continue reading Charlotte Mason’s 1881 Geography and Today’s Realtor

Detailed Description – Daily Thoughts on Ourselves

Daily Thoughts on Ourselves is a character building guide to support growth towards honorable living and profitable habits. Topics for each week range from our physical bodies and mind to love and justice. Intellect, beauty, imagination, reason, desires, kindness, courage, loyalty, truth, use of time and money, opinions, self control, and service are a sampling of some of the bountiful topics and their guiding principles … Continue reading Detailed Description – Daily Thoughts on Ourselves

April 25, 2020. Epidemic, Catching in a Curious Way

“The second Dæmon of Imagination is Sin. Have you ever heard people say, ‘There seems to be quite an epidemic of burglaries’ or ‘of murders’? They are quite right. There is an epidemic of these things. They are catching in a curious way. People read of a crime in the newspapers, they allow their Imagination to dwell upon all the details; the whole thing becomes … Continue reading April 25, 2020. Epidemic, Catching in a Curious Way