Archive | July, 2010

Getting started homeschooling

Hands-On Methods the CM Way: Getting Started, part 4

When I first heard about the Charlotte Mason Method, I envisioned my children and me sitting on the couch, reading wonderful books together and smiling. Well, we have done a lot of reading—and a lot of smiling—with the wonderful books. But over the years I have learned that there is much more to the Charlotte […]

Getting started with homeschooling

Basic Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Skills: Getting Started, part 3

Don’t you love it when you can take just a couple of basic ideas, combine them with a couple of skills, and use them to accomplish a lot? Take sewing, for example. The basic ideas to keep in mind for general sewing are (1) allow 5/8″ from the edge of the fabric to the seam, […]

Getting started homeschooling

Where Do You Get Your Homeschool Advice? Getting Started, part 2

Our family has been cooking and serving some meals for large groups lately. That’s a new adventure for us—not the cooking part, the “for large groups” part. So we’ve been scouring the Internet for helpful tips, ideas, and recipes. Along the way we’ve discovered an important principle: Always know who is giving you advice. If […]

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