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This Week on Facebook – March 8th, 2015


In case you missed any postings, here are some of the past week’s highlights from the Charlotte Mason Home Education Facebook page:


Exciting news. I was asked to be a Special Guest Speaker at the 2016 Washington Homeschool Organization’s convention next year. It looks like it will work with my schedule. YAY!


When my kiddos were young, we always found fun activities and simple lessons on the Crayola website. They actually have a section for educators that has a lot of homeschool-friendly ideas.

Here’s a selection of some of Crayola’s offerings on the topic of:


Price lowered on the Habits Kindle e-book. Was $2.99. Now $1.99

Habits paperback has been lowered, too.  Was $6.99. Now $6.49


Some easy ideas for springtime Nature Study from Woodland Trust Nature Detectives:

Yes, spring will come! The snows won’t last forever.


Just in case anyone’s interested, I’ve started publishing a monthly roundup on my personal blog about what I’m personally into each month. Books, music, blogging, etc. The topics covered will probably change from month to month. No recipes this month due to being too busy to cook anything new or special.


Questions Asked This Week:

Carol asks: “Anyone know of really good sources for keeping a commonplace book?”

Answer:  I checked this book out from the library recently and actually decided to buy a copy for myself.

Marie asks:  “I have a bright 7 year old boy with mild Aspergers. We read Mary Poppins, The Phantom Tollbooth, books like that, and he enjoys them. He reads *well* above grade level. He will complete grade 2 at the public school and then be homeschooled. Would you start him in year 1?”

Mary asks: “I am new to the idea of actually teaching Charlotte Mason, but have been researching it for a while. This is our first year homeschooling and it has been amazing! However, I started with the traditional way that I knew to teach and am now wanting to switch to CM style. We’ve been managing fine with the traditional style, but I want more out of homeschooling. My kids are almost 8 and 9. Would starting at year 1 for both of them be setting them back since they should be heading into “3rd” and “4th” grades next year?”

Answer to both Marie and Mary’s questions:


Note from Debi:

I feel Ambleside Online is a truly great curriculum, but it’s important to remember that it’s not the only way to apply Charlotte Mason’s methods and ideas in today’s world. Just wanted to throw that out there for thought since a bit of AO-related discussion has cropped up lately on the Facebook page. I personally don’t use AO and never have, so I have no opinions or thoughts on levels to start, etc.


Remember, you can follow the Facebook discussion and updates for yourself by following/liking:

Charlotte Mason Home Education Facebook page

If you participate regularly in the discussion on the page (even just by “liking” the posts), it will help to keep the status updates appearing in your FB news feed.


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This Week on Facebook – February 22nd, 2015

In case you missed any postings, here are some of the past week’s highlights from the Charlotte Mason Home Education Facebook page:


Habits book cover imageOkay, I can’t wait any longer to let you all know that I just now republished Habits: The Mother’s Secret to Success (I moved it from Lulu to CreateSpace) which means it’ll be available on Amazon now as both a paperback and a Kindle version.  Has  a new cover and a lower price, too.  It used to sell for $8.99 but now it’s only $6.99.  And I think it’s a better product, too.  Better book, lower price.  Win/win!

Currently it’s available directly from CreateSpace and also on Amazon.com as a paperback, but it should show up in the next few days in a Kindle version, as well.

I think the new volume turned out quite well.  So excited!


Homeschooling on a Limited Budget

by Deborah Taylor-Hough

As a long-time homeschooling mom, I lost track of the number of times I had newbie homeschooling moms crying on my shoulder about all the myriads of choices available for home education curriculum and supplies.

http://thesimplemom.com/2015/02/16/homeschooling-on-a-limited-budget/


I love what Charlotte Mason had to say about the idea of “ideas.”

Parents and Children coverThe Life of the Mind grows upon Ideas––Now that life, which we call education, receives only one kind of sustenance; it grows upon ideas. You may go through years of so-called ‘education’ without getting a single vital idea; and that is why many a well-fed body carries about a feeble, starved intelligence; and no society for the prevention of cruelty to children cries shame on the parents.

Read More ….


My latest blog post:

j0386357A Charlotte Mason-inspired education isn’t necessarily about any one particular curriculum …

Over the years, people have asked me numerous questions about Charlotte Mason-style home education and how to apply it in simple and inexpensive ways. I think Charlotte Mason’s ideas, philosophies, and methods can be much simpler to apply than many people realize.

Read More …

 

This Week on Facebook – December 5th, 2014

In case you missed any postings, here are some of the past week’s highlights from the Charlotte Mason Home Education Facebook page:


Attention Western Washington CM Homeschoolers
Our next official meeting is this Saturday afternoon! (Dec 6th)

We’ll be chatting about Twaddle-Free Holiday ideas. Should be a fun discussion. Hope you can make it! Continue reading

This Week on Facebook – November 21st 2014

facebookDue to Facebook’s tendency to filter posts from appearing, I’ve begun posting weekly updates 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.

~Debi


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When our kiddos were young, every Thanksgiving they would each memorize a poem and then recite it at the Thanksgiving table between dinner and dessert. Great way to impress the Grandmas. Continue reading

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.

~Debi


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The November issue of Kids Garden News just came out. I love this resource from the National Gardening Association.  http://image.garden.org/campaigns/show/8269 Continue reading