Three Tips for Scheduling Your Charlotte Mason Homeschool
Getting Started with Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

Three Tips for Scheduling Your Charlotte Mason Homeschool

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Getting Started with Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

Not long after I started my first son on homeschool lessons, I shared my process for scheduling a term with Ambleside Online (a free, Charlotte Mason homeschool curriculum). Since then, I’ve been through that process several more times and added another student into the mix. I know many moms wonder where to start with a…

Customizing a Curriculum for my Charlotte Mason Homeschool
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Customizing a Curriculum for my Charlotte Mason Homeschool

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Getting Started with Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

Do we sometimes expect too much from our homeschooling curriculum? Obviously it’s important. A crucial part of the Charlotte Mason philosophy is to give our kids a broad and generous education. A curriculum certainly helps me make sure that we get the proportions right. But just because curriculum is a valuable tool, doesn’t mean that…

How I Teach Hymns and Folk Songs in my Charlotte Mason Homeschool
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How I Teach Hymns and Folk Songs in my Charlotte Mason Homeschool

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Getting Started with Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

One part of Charlotte Mason homeschooling that I love is the inclusion of many riches. Artist study, composer study, and especially learning hymns and folk songs. These topics are not likely to ever appear on a standardized test, but in my opinion, they are essential to educating whole people. Despite the importance of beauty and…

Finding, Buying, and Organizing Homeschool Books
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Finding, Buying, and Organizing Homeschool Books

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Getting Started with Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

I think my oldest son was around two years old when I bought our first ‘school book’. I needed to top up an Amazon order so that I could get free shipping, and they had a copy of Our Island Story in their warehouse deals. It’s been floating around our house for years now, only…

How to Help a Homeschool Day Run Smoothly
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How to Help a Homeschool Day Run Smoothly

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Getting Started with Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

I’ve been doing a morning time routine with my kids for a few years now. After breakfast, we gather and enjoy music, poetry, and books together. Over that time, I’ve noticed one thing: morning time only runs smoothly when all of the books and resources are actually in the basket. Nothing derails morning time faster…

Charlotte Mason Homeschool Scheduling
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Charlotte Mason Homeschool Scheduling

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Getting Started with Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

After a long time enjoying gentle and quiet early years, my six year old son has started more formal lessons. In a Charlotte Mason homeschool, providing a broad and generous curriculum is a huge priority. This begs the question: how do you fit it all in? The answer? A lot comes down to scheduling. In…