This Week on Facebook – November 15th 2014

facebookDue to Facebook’s continuing tendency to filter posts from Pages out of appearing in folks’ news feeds, I thought I’d start posting a weekly update here of highlights from my week’s Facebook posts so you can see what you may have missed from the Charlotte Mason & Home Education Facebook page.


This Week on Facebook:

The November issue of Kids Garden News just came out. I love this resource from the National Gardening Association.

Charlotte Mason portrait“Our aim in Education is to give a Full Life…We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests…Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking–the strain would be too great–but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest” – Charlotte Mason

I’d forgotten all about this card game until I stumbled upon it again this week.

We used to play Rummy Roots quite often as a family and it really helped my three children with their vocabulary development by learning Greek and Latin roots for English words. It’s fun, too.

FREE Kindle reading app for your computer! I love this and personally use it all the time. I’m always surprised how often I hear from people who don’t realize you can download a free Kindle app for your computer which allows even non-Kindle owners to be able to read all the free Kindle books that are regularly offered.  If you want to download it, here’s the link:

The Museum Syndicate website has a jigsaw puzzle game that goes with each work of art. Could be a fun way to add a little extra activity into Art Appreciation.

I think I may go do a puzzle of Monet water lilies.

Candace says: “I need help with making a multiplication table… don’t know why I am having such trouble with it….”

Were you looking for something like this?

Geography begins with maps …

“The child who gets no ideas from considering the map, say of Italy or of Russia, has no knowledge of geography, however many facts about places he may be able to produce. Therefore he should begin this study by learning the meaning of a map and how to use it. He must learn to draw a plan of his schoolroom, etc., according to scale, go on to the plan of a field, consider how to make the plan of his town, and be carried gradually from the idea of a plan to that of a map; always beginning with the notion of an explorer who finds the land and measures it, and by means of sun and stars, is able to record just where it is on the earth’s surface, east or west, north or south.” – Charlotte Mason

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