I am planning on doing a butterfly study, where we learn the cycle of butterflies, we will be going to the botanical garden to see the butterfly release, then doing a couple butterfly crafts….would that be considered a unit study that charlotte mason woudl NOT recommend?cyndi60Participant
I’m sorry I can’t help but I would like to know this too.maynegirlMember
Charlotte Mason is not your child’s teacher or parent. If you & your child want to study butterflies & do a couple of related activities, then do it! Have fun! Be free! Follow the spirit of CM, not the letter.
Thank you Maynegirl….I just want to teach the right way, not force things.maynegirlMember
I totally understand. I’m an oldest child, and I have had more anxiety in my life over doing things the “right” way, and recently I have had an epiphany that with many things in life there isn’t only one “right way.” I am so grateful that he placed people in my life at just the right time to introduce me to Charlotte Mason right at the beginning of our family’s homeschool education. I feel blessed to be able to glean from her wisdom as a wise & godly educator and to glean from the wisdom of other hs moms here at SCM & in my community.
Just know that the Lord has blessed you with wisdom & unique gifts and abilities that make you the right mom & educator for your children. You go, girl.suzukimomParticipant
A few related activities are fine… but if it starts to be that you are forcing things to be related, that is probably getting into unit study area….
but as the other ladies said… there is no perfect way or one right way.
Thanks ladies! Yeah I dont want to force unit studies, so I believe when we do the butterfly study we will go and see them as a field trip nature walk, then do the life cycle.
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