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More Lesson Plans to Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple Charlotte Mason Homeschool Lesson PlansLast week we stayed at one of my favorite hotels when we were in Texas for a convention. The facility itself is nice, but one key that makes it a favorite of mine is a petite, cheerful lady named Ling Ling.

You see, the lobby is rather large; and the moment you walk in that front door with your luggage in hand, Ling Ling steps forward to greet you with a big smile: “Hello! Welcome! How are you?” She asks your name and guides you to the front desk, where she introduces you by name to one of the registration agents there.

And just as soon as you finish checking in and step away from that desk with your room key, she comes smiling to meet you again, guides you to the elevators (even pushes the button for you!), and wishes you a pleasant stay.

Ling Ling makes it simple to find your way around. Yes, you could figure it out for yourself, but her skillful guidance helps you relax. She removes the stress that can come from making decisions in an unfamiliar situation.

We want to make it simple for you to find your way around a Charlotte Mason education. Today we are happy to announce some new resources that will remove the stress and help you relax, because the decisions have already been made, the planning is already done for you!

Introducing new daily lessons for Enrichment Studies and Individual Studies!

Enrichment Studies

Enrichment studies are the subjects that add enjoyment to your curriculum and enrich your family’s lives—picture study, music study, hymn study, poetry, literature, handicrafts, art instruction, nature study, habit training, and more! These subjects are distinctives in a Charlotte Mason education. Our new Enrichment Studies, Volume 1, will detail in daily plans how to give your whole family this wide feast in just one hour a day through short lessons and lots of variety!

Individual Studies

Individual Studies cover language arts, math, and science. Younger students vary greatly in readiness for reading and writing, so each Individual Studies book for grades 1–3 offers two tracks of reading and writing plans. Plus, the daily lessons are designed to allow you to use the math curriculum of your choice, and all of your elementary students can even share the same SCM science course. Currently, Individual Studies are available for grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4.

Keep It Simple

Now, those of you who are familiar with our award-winning series of daily lessons for history, geography, and Bible may have already connected the mental dots: with the new Enrichment Studies and Individual Studies books in place, you can now have an entire year of daily lessons in all subjects!

It’s as simple as 1 – 2 – 3.

  1. Choose a History study for the whole family.
  2. Add the Enrichment Studies for the whole family.
  3. Select Individual Studies for each grade in which you have a student. (Grades 1–4 are now available.)

That’s it! Just grab the resources listed in each book and do one lesson per book per day.

If you’ve been looking for a little help in putting together the pieces of a Charlotte Mason education, our new daily lesson plan books stand ready to guide you. You can order them individually or as a set to Keep It Simple!

5 Responses to “More Lesson Plans to Keep It Simple”

  1. Terri July 31, 2015 at 8:02 am #

    Thank you! The Enrichment Studies sample looks amazing. I finally see how I can fit in all those wonderful things I want to include in our studies. Are you going to do Individual Studies books for older children? If so, will they only include math, language arts, and science, or will they also have things like economics and government?

    • Sonya Shafer July 31, 2015 at 10:34 am #

      I’m glad the Enrichment Studies book has helped you, Terri! We do plan to create Individual Studies books for all the grades. The older ones will include additional assignments, but we haven’t finalized all of those possibilities yet.

  2. Mercy August 11, 2015 at 12:51 am #

    I’m very excited to see the Enrichment Studies book. However, we have completed the majority of what is laid out in Volume 1 last year. Is there a possibility of Volume 2 being made available during this school year?

    • Jordan Smith August 11, 2015 at 9:30 am #

      We do plan to have more Enrichment Studies lesson plan books available in the future, but there are a number of other resources we need to produce first. Because of that, the next volume won’t be available for this school year.

      Last week, we posted an article on our blog to give the big picture of our Keep It Simple lesson plans. It explains what pieces we’re working on next to make more lesson plan books available.

  3. Callie August 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm #

    All I can say is thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! This site and your resources have been a Godsend and I can’t wait to launch first grade with these tools!

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