Do you Have a Loading Dock?

Several weeks ago I returned the final proofs of all the components of Living Geography so printing could begin. I hadn’t heard anything for a while. Due to the myriad of components and details to keep track of I wondered if I had forgotten to send something. But it turns out there were busy beavers printing away. Out of the blue they called Monday and … Continue reading Do you Have a Loading Dock?

What Kind of Crazy Way is This to Order?

So how do I order this, you ask?? I don’t know.But I do know I have a bunch of boxes of books sitting in my entry way that I’d love to get into the hands of good families and premier schools. Here it is, the Real Me.I don’t have a cell phone, I don’t know how to work facebook, I just signed up last week, … Continue reading What Kind of Crazy Way is This to Order?

How I Organize my Home Library Book Shelves

When you become a Charlotte Mason Educator you also become a home librarian!-which is the funnest part! I began purchasing the books my children needed for their studies many years ago. I also became a frequent visitor of garage sales, library sales, and in general, anyone who was getting rid of books. Needless to say, the books began to stack up. One day I brought … Continue reading How I Organize my Home Library Book Shelves

Tips on Sounding out Letters

These are three helps that I use with First Reading Lessons to aid sight and sound recognition. Buddies.These letter combinations, which I call Letter-Buddies, are often found together in words. They are common enough that it comes in handy to know their sounds.ingedeeth (has two sounds , as in thistle and that)ch (3 sounds but most often ch as in church)sh (put finger to lips … Continue reading Tips on Sounding out Letters

Paying Attention on Reading the Poem lesson days.

In the ‘How to Use the Teacher’s Notes for First Reading Lessons’ the instructions read:Read the poem with the student. Help them with sounds and words when they need help. I suppose that is enough said. But, of course, there is more to say on it- both from my experience and from Charlotte Mason. What I would have liked to add, but, for sake of … Continue reading Paying Attention on Reading the Poem lesson days.

Care~oling

But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.For they are transplanted to the LORD’s own house.They flourish in the courts of our God.Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green.They will declare, “The LORD is just! He is my rock!There is no evil in him! -Psalm 92:12-14 Join the Osika … Continue reading Care~oling

It Happens Every Day

  “A Basis of Facts.—Of the teaching of Natural Philosophy, I will only remind the reader of what was said in an earlier chapter—that there is no part of a child’s education more important than that he should lay, by his own observation, a wide basis of facts towards scientific knowledge in the future. He must live hours daily in the open air, and, as … Continue reading It Happens Every Day

My Volume Typing Challenge

My first priority for this blog is to type and post Charlotte’s six Volumes. Why? Well, there are a few reasons. When I began home educating, there were limited resources for learning about a Charlotte Mason education. I found one blog that guided me through the initial baby steps, but the bulk and weight of learning a CM Education for me came from reading the … Continue reading My Volume Typing Challenge

Introducing Myself

Fifteen years ago, I began studying Charlotte Mason as my oldest began her schooling years. I have implemented a Charlotte Mason Education in our homeschool since those beginning years, learning from Charlotte and applying her Volumes to our lives. Currently, I have 4 children all school age or under. You’ll find my journey with Charlotte Mason sprinkled throughout the articles on this blog. My hope … Continue reading Introducing Myself