Favorite Posts and Products of 2015

Thumbs Up for Homeschooling

At the end of the year, it is often encouraging to look back and see what has been accomplished. While it’s tempting for any homeschool mom to focus on what she didn’t get done, there is a lot to be said for intentionally taking some time to remember what did get done.

So give yourself some grace and think about all the growth that happened over the past year. Maybe it wasn’t what you had planned or what you expected to accomplish, but it is still growth. And it’s worth celebrating!

We at SCM are celebrating 24 new resources, 10 new Q & A videos, and more than 50 new blog posts written and released in 2015. Each post and resource is a reason to celebrate, but we thought you might find it fun to see the top five. So here are the five most popular products and posts in 2015.

Top Five Products

Picture Study Portfolios
Everything you need to do art appreciation, all gathered into one beautiful package: gorgeous art prints, an artist biography, information on the pictures, and more! Select from a collection of 15 artists.

Visits to . . . geography notebooks
Explore each region of the world through captivating photography, a traveler’s firsthand accounts, and step-by-step work with maps, plus lots of ideas for additional living books and activities. In 2015 we added Visits to South & Central America and Australia.

Using Language Well
The companion to Spelling Wisdom that makes it simple to teach spelling, English usage, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and composition through great literature! We released Books 1 and 2 this year.

Journaling a Year in Nature
A beautiful and sturdy journal with gentle prompts to give you ideas of what to look for in nature study throughout each of the four seasons. Inspiring quotes, helpful nature tips, and heavy paper with plenty of room for drawing, painting, and writing about your nature finds. A lovely weekly guide to hours in the out-of-doors! New in 2015.

Music Study with the Masters
It’s easy to enjoy and appreciate music together as a family. With Charlotte Mason’s simple and effective method, you will get to know the composer well, add variety to your schoolwork, and cultivate your children’s tastes for good music in just a few short minutes each week. New in 2015.

Top Five Posts

3 Little Words for Habit Training series
How a parent’s tact, watchfulness, and persistence play key roles in the child’s successful habit training.

Simple Tips for a Smooth Year series
Practical ideas to help make homeschool days flow smoother.

Charlotte Mason’s Living Math series
Techniques Charlotte Mason used to teach elementary arithmetic.

Small, Constant Touches
We have been assigned a long-term project: shaping and molding our children in the art of living. Day upon day—line upon line—small, constant touches can add up to something great.

Charlotte Mason on Kindness
Isn’t it funny how sometimes it’s hardest to show kindness to those with whom we live day in and day out? Charlotte had great insight when she revealed two tips to help us keep a kind attitude.

It has been our privilege to encourage and equip you this past year as you serve your precious families. See you in 2016!