Category Archives: Charlotte Mason

Review: Homeschool Copywork

We received a Lifetime Membership to Homeschool Copywork as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. This allows us to download a wide variety of copywork and notebooking pages. What is Copywork? When you hear the term “copywork” you might think … Continue reading

Curriculum Updates

I’m pretty sure that I mentioned at some point that we were switching things up with our curriculum. Gotta love asynchronous learners – right when you have them pegged, they make a huge leap forward in some way. Boobear is … Continue reading

First Grade – Week 4

Week four has been a lot of fun. We read and narrated from 50 Famous Stories Retold, Child’s History of the World, and the Burgess Bird Book. We covered our basics and added back in Learning through Sounds. While I … Continue reading

First Grade – Week 3

Okay, I’ll admit it – we’re behind. While the basics are getting done every day, the extras aren’t always. This is why having a loop schedule makes me very happy (and not dating the planner! Argh, no dates!) You can … Continue reading

Halloween Salt Dough Skulls

We don’t have much in the way of money to go all out buying Halloween decorations. We reuse things we found previous years or make our own things. This year, we decided to get creative with salt dough and try … Continue reading

Review: Writing Through Ancient History Level 1 Manuscript by Brookdale House

As I’ve mentioned before, I really like using Charlotte Mason methods in our homeschool. Boobear responds well to them and I find it easy to implement. (Now, that in no way means it’s easy! Just easy for me to use.) … Continue reading

First Grade – Week 2

Well, we finally have finished what I’m satisfied with calling week two. Yes, it took a while and it was spread out, but we had good reason! And we did some things that counted as “school” over the time period. … Continue reading

1st Grade – 1st Week

So we’re back to school! Yes, we actually did our first week a bit ago, but hey – life. So it got spread out a bit, but we were still learning. Videos, bug hunts, and whatever science book is hanging … Continue reading

1st Grade Curriculum – 2015-2016

Would somebody please explain to me how on earth Boobear is in the first grade? Well, on paper anyway. I don’t really believe in grade levels. I believe in ability. So on paper he’s in first grade. In reality…well, it … Continue reading

Review: Animals and Their Worlds ~ Final Thoughts

winter promise

It’s been a bit since I’ve posted about this program. I do apologize for that, but health issues and some other things got in the way. So, onto our final thoughts about this program from Winter Promise’s sister company Spirited~Autumn~Hope! … Continue reading

Where to Do Nature Study

Several times lately I’ve seen folks in Facebook groups asking just where they are supposed to go to do nature study. They say they don’t have the ability to drive out to fields or lakes, they live in town or … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Japanese Beetle

Changing Methods

I’ve been thinking a lot about the way we homeschool. I love reading about education methods, the psychology behind things, and what does or doesn’t work for people’s children. I try to keep up with what’s happening in the public … Continue reading