Topic | Learning & Living DVDs – Let's Chat!

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  • missceegee
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    I’ve read Charlotte’s books, homeschooled the CM way from day 1 so for 9 years now, attended CM seminars in multiple states and YES it’s still worth it!

    Tanya
    Participant

    Thanks!  That’s exactly what I wanted to know.  I’m not going to any conventions, so maybe I could buy this and it would be my convention!Laughing

    RobinP
    Participant

    My oldest is 23 and I’ve homeschooled using Charlotte’s methods for 18 years. Yes, it’s worth it!

    5heartsathome
    Participant

    I ordered mine last week and can’t wait to see them. Something tells me I am not going to get much sleep soon because I will be too excited to let them sit in the box! 

    Mabye I can move the kid’s bedtime up to 6:00 pm….LOL! 

    Tristan
    Participant

    Too funny!  I broke it up, started each morning with one around 6am and then watched one each afternoon during quiet time.  I’m about to start going back through for my second time.

    greenebalts
    Participant

    I also ordered a copy last week and can’t wait for its arrival :))

     

    I sold my All Day Seminar to justify the cost.  My understanding is some of the info may be repetitive, but more in depth.  I’m super excited to learn more!

     

    I’m contemplating starting a CM Study Group in my area :))

     

    Can’t wait to join in your discussion Tristan!

     

    Blessings,

    Melissa

    TailorMade
    Participant

    Go for it, Melissa!

    I’ve only had a chance to watch discs 7 & 8 (because Tristan’s original post helped me decide where to start.)  Wink

    I learned more than I thought possible watching these two discs.  It made me fully aware of so many things I’ve watched my children struggle through, but couldn’t quite figure out the area of frustration.  So, that was worth the cost!  I have two of the other seminars (B&T and Planning) and another mom in our group has the All Day seminar.  Our support group has hosted the All Day seminar twice and so many moms have learned so much from them, but I think they’d really get a better “feel” for CM education from just these two discs than the other….at least some moms would.

    I’ve gone to our state convention off and on over the years.  The fuel and meals alone just to get there and back cost more than this set.  Skipping the enormous vendor distractions and usually packed schedule that always means missing something was worth buying L&L.  I don’t need more books, just need to tweak a few things in my thinking on how we are living out our days of learning.  There are things I won’t change to fit some of the ideas presented, but there are others that will be sturdier after seeing what can be approached a bit differently.

    A word of caution to newbies…don’t feel like you have to fit everything in from the beginning and make everything exactly CM in fashion.  This process can take quite a long time.  Each step is precious.  Don’t overwhelm yourself with trying to “get it right.”  If you’ve read Pocketful of Pinecones, remember that each little bit of newness made the days brighter.  Every little change allows for a little more change down the road.  If you try to make this process an exact science, you might give it up like a fad diet.  You don’t want to miss out on the rewards that come from taking baby steps.

    Blessings,

    Becca<><

    kerby
    Participant

    I took the plunge while it was still on sale.  I probably shouldn’t have but saved in the long-run.  Tongue out  LOL  I’ll get it late this week.  Ugh!  I don’t want to have to wait that long.  hahaha

     

    I am really, really excited to “see” a day w/ CM.  As a newbie to CM, this will be invaluable.

     

    Question.  I love TailorMade’s last paragraph. 

    A word of caution to newbies…don’t feel like you have to fit everything in from the beginning and make everything exactly CM in fashion.  This process can take quite a long time.  Each step is precious.  Don’t overwhelm yourself with trying to “get it right.”  If you’ve read Pocketful of Pinecones, remember that each little bit of newness made the days brighter.  Every little change allows for a little more change down the road.  If you try to make this process an exact science, you might give it up like a fad diet.  You don’t want to miss out on the rewards that come from taking baby steps.

    It’s a little frustrating for those of us starting w/ older dc.  In some ways, I feel I’ve let them down.  And/or, that I’m short-changing them by only starting w/ it and not getting to the fullness because of running out of time.  IOW, I don’t have time for the baby steps, but jumping right in is scary and I don’t know if we would even be able to do it.  (don’t know if that made sense or not.)

    Dreaming, waiting, and learning all I can.

    K

    Tristan
    Participant

    Kerby – Here are my random thoughts on what to do when jumping in with older kids:

    1. Add one new thing every few weeks or every other month to the routine.

    2. Go in order by what is most important to you.

    In the end, any small steps closer to full Charlotte Mason style will be a blessing, and more than staying paralyzed by the idea of not being able to do it all and therefore doing none of it.  What appeals to you the most about CM methods?  That is going to be a big clue to where you should begin.  If it is the broad feast of subjects and ideas then some of the early additions you may choose are some of the shorter ones to add anyway, artist study, composer study, handicrafts, copywork or dictation or book of mottos, Shakespeare (only 1 play per year, so this is a short one, doesn’t last all year, unless you want to do more.)

    You can do it!

    TailorMade
    Participant

    What Tristan said!  Wink

    missceegee
    Participant

    I just planned out a school-year study for my co-op moms and other local moms using 1 DVD per month. Can’t wait to start up our Learning with Charlotte study again!

    RobinP
    Participant

    That’s a great idea, Christie! I thought of trying to host a CM weekend but this would be much more doable.

    missceegee
    Participant

    Here is how I plan to do the study over 8 months. I will link any after discussion back to this thread.

    http://learningwithcharlotte.weebly.com/

    During the 2014-2015 year, we will slowly work our way through Simply Charlotte Mason’s DVD series, “Learning and Living: Homeschooling the Charlotte Mason Way.” This is the seminar that River City Homeschool Adventures hosted in 2013 and while some of you were able to attend, I’m certain you will glean even more when going through it slowly over the year.

    We will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 and followed by an enjoyable time of fellowship from 7:30 – 9:00. If there is a change of date due to unforeseen circumstances, I will post here asap. Please e-mail me to confirm attendance.

    We will need to begin our study promptly at 6:30 to have time to cover the material. I hope that many of you are able to join us.

    There is a companion notebook available from SCM that is highly recommended to help organize your study and notes. You can order directly here.

    August 14 – Meet Charlotte Mason & Her Methods

    September 25 – The Power of Good Habits, part 1 of 2

    October 30- The Power of Good Habits, part 2 of 2

    November 20- Living Books and Narration

    December 4- Learning with Books

    January 29 – Learning with Language & 1/2 Learning with Things

    February 26 – 2/2 Learning with Things & Four Ways to Destroy Your Child’s Love for Knowledge

    Saturday, March 14th – A CM Style Morning of Studies – special study from 9:30 – 1:00 (BYOLunch)

    March 26 – Putting it all Together

    April 23 – Navigating the High School Years (This one will last until 8:00 P.M.)

    Jordan Smith
    Keymaster

    That’s a great idea, Christie! I thought of trying to host a CM weekend but this would be much more doable.

    RobinP, we actually have page with some group video showing tips. There’s a free leader’s guide available on that page, which includes some sample schedules for showing the DVDs as a group study over 4 weeks or 10 months. It also has discussion questions and tips for leading the group through each session.

    RobinP
    Participant

    Thanks, Jordan! Seems I’ve looked at that page before?? (Or was the page there before the new set came out?). Anyway, it apparently didn’t register that I could have monthly showings. 🙂

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