What’s the Point?

I’m reading the book “Consider This” with a friend right now in preparation for our trip to Ambleside, England, this spring. Its author, Karen Glass, explores the connection between Charlotte Mason’s educational principles and the classical tradition. It’s reminding me that every educational system is rooted in some sort of view of what it means…

2 years of free copywork? Yes, please!

Copywork plays a key role in Language Arts in our homeschool. You can read more about how we tackle this subject area here. Copywork accomplishes so much in such a simple way. Obviously, it provides practice in the basics of handwriting when a child is first starting formal lessons. But it also improves spelling and…

From The Velveteen Rabbit to the Pre-Raphaelites

In just a few months I'm heading to England's beautiful Lake District for a home educator's conference. Yes, I'll be staying in Ambleside. I know. I know. What more could a Charlotte Mason mom ask for?! I am getting super excited! To prepare, I've been steeping myself in English poetry, reading biographies of Wordsworth and…

I Love Morning Time

And, by that, I do NOT mean that I am a "morning person". That's fodder for a whole other post. My favourite part of our homeschool day happens during breakfast. It's what we (and countless other homeschoolers) call "morning time". We have been at this homeschooling thing for longer than I realized. I kept thinking…