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Homeschool Bible Study

Bible Study Winners and a New Series

Thanks to everyone who posted comments on last week’s article about the various Bible study resources we offer. We’re pleased to announce that our random drawing awarded these three people each a study of her choice: Stephanie selected Wisdom for Life “I love the idea of the Wisdom for Life because we have already begun […]

The Way of the Will: A Charlotte Mason Personal Calendar Journal

The Way of the Will Calendar Journal

We hope you’re enjoying the articles in the “Way of the Will” series. Charlotte had so many very practical insights and tips for parents! We’re happy to announce that our new calendar journal, The Way of the Will, is now available. The articles from The Way of the Will 2010–2011 calendar journal are now available […]

Homeschool spelling with prepared dictation

Homeschool Spelling the Charlotte Mason Way

Charlotte Mason had a knack for keeping school interesting. Not only did she include a variety of subjects, but she taught those subjects with enjoyable (and effective) methods. Take the subject of spelling, for example. Most of us were taught spelling with lists of words. Charlotte realized that lists have drawbacks: they aren’t interesting and […]

homeschool planning

5 Things to Remember When You’re Planning Your Homeschool Curriculum

It’s getting to be about that time again — the season when many of us get the itch to start planning our next school year. Here are five things to keep in mind whether you are in the midst of planning or just trying to finish out this year. Include more than just books. A […]

Bedtime prayer

Cultivating Your Preschooler’s Spiritual Life–Early Years Homeschooling, Part 6

If you remember back to our first post in this Early Years series, we talked about a parent’s chief duties. Do you recall what those two duties are? 1. “To form in his child right habits of thinking and behaving,” and 2. “To nourish a child daily with loving, right, and noble ideas” (Vol. 2, […]

Transition to CM Stage 2

Transition to CM, Stage 2: Once a Week

Once you feel comfortable with The Basics described in last week’s post, you can easily add one more CM method per week. Each of the methods listed below can be done once a week—Fine Arts (Picture Study, Music Study, Poetry), Nature Study, Book of Centuries, Dictation. Simply choose one of them to add to your […]

Homeschooling

Making the Transition to the Charlotte Mason Method

We regularly receive e-mails and posts on the SCM Forum from parents asking, “How do I make the transition to using the Charlotte Mason method?” It’s a great question, and we would like to spend the next few weeks giving you some practical ideas and suggestions. (more…)

Summer

SCM Summer Update

What a great time we’ve had traveling to North Carolina, Iowa, and Ohio the past few weeks and meeting many of you at the homeschool book fairs and conventions! We’re looking forward to one more Expo the end of this month. Any of you who will be attending the CSTHEA curriculum fair on July 24 […]

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Homeschool Physical Education: Folk Dancing

It’s the middle of winter and many of us are looking for more ways to give the children exercise indoors during inclement weather. A couple of physical recreation activities that Charlotte Mason used in her schools can come to the rescue if you’re willing to give them a try: folk dancing and Swedish drill. Charlotte […]

Sonya leading Charlotte Mason Method seminar

2008 SCM Event Photos

We enjoyed getting to travel and meet many of you during 2008! And thanks to my husband John, you can take a look back over the year with us. John hauled his trusty digital camera to several of our All-Day Charlotte Mason seminars and the CM Planning Retreat and captured some of the fun and […]

Girl with Christmas ornament

Another Kind of Ornament

I enjoy the annual Christmas tree trimming at our house. (Well, aside from climbing up into the attic and hauling down all the boxes.) We put on some Christmas music, light a cinnamon-scented candle, assemble the faithful old artificial tree, and start unpacking the boxes. We have several boxes full of ornaments that we have […]