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
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.
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
“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 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
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
As we close one year and open a new one, I think back over some of the events of 2017 – things we did, things we learned, how we approach this brand new baby year. I found one important meditation from this past summer. May it bless you. We woke to a beautiful morning on August 21 packed a picnic lunch, our solar glasses and … Continue reading The Realistic Purist