Home Education

Our Living Books 2016-2017

Just a quick post to share what we are doing for each of our subjects this year. We are again using the methods of Charlotte Mason to teach our kids, which is based on using "living books" and narration as the foundation of learning. Narration is where you take a chunk of what you read… Continue reading Our Living Books 2016-2017

Home Education

Nature Notebook

I took the idea from Wee Folk Art and she¬†made her nature notebook for the year, with me helping with the tough to cut or punch parts. We got the crayon water color resist idea for the web from The Artful Parent. We are currently waiting to go out and get a stick for in… Continue reading Nature Notebook

Home Education

Laying Down Our Rails

After sitting down and finishing all 200 pages of Charlotte Mason's "Home Education Series" Volume 1, I got a better semblance of what I want to do. We are combining a whole bunch of stuff into one comprehensive preschool experience. I say experience because young children shouldn't be bogged down with formal academics at this… Continue reading Laying Down Our Rails

Philosophy

My Son, My Teacher

Our blessed boy, Mr. Kickypants, has had a quick labor, illnesses, teething, constipation problems, and food issues in his nine short months Earthside. One thing has stuck out to me this whole time, his happiness. Not much gets him down. Even when he is feeling miserable there is always a smile at hand. I, and… Continue reading My Son, My Teacher