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Enrichment Studies, Volume 1

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Daily lessons that will help you spread a feast of art, music, literature, poetry, and more—wonderful studies that will enrich life for your whole family! See full description →

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Spread a wide feast of wonderful studies that enrich life!

Give all your students (grades 1–12) the variety of attractive subjects that makes a Charlotte Mason education so enjoyable! These enrichment subjects go beyond the “three Rs” to add life to your home school. The simple lesson plans in this volume detail how you can provide an ample feast of enriching subjects in just one hour a day.

Your family will

    • enjoy the beautiful artwork of Constable, Rembrandt, and Velazquez;
    • get to know Robert Louis Stevenson and his poetry;
    • listen to the compositions of J. S. Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin;
    • ponder the classic and imaginative Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream;
    • be spiritually enriched by 30 Scripture memory passages and 6 timeless hymns;
    • learn the handicrafts of crochet and hand sewing, and the art of painting with pastels;
    • read wonderful literature books the whole family will love;
    • practice speaking a foreign language;
    • and form good habits that will prepare your children for life.

Click on the Book List tab to see a full list of the resources needed for these lesson plans.

Sample Schedule

The lesson plans in Enrichment Studies, Volume 1, are very doable, taking only about 1 hour a day. Your weekly schedule would look something like this:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

• Scripture Memory
(10 min.)
• Habits (10 min.)
• Picture Study
(10 min.)
• Family Read-Aloud
(20 min.)

• Scripture Memory
(10 min.)
• Hymn Study (5 min.)
• Poetry (5 min.)
• Foreign Language
(15 min.)
• Family Read-Aloud
(20 min.)

• Scripture Memory
(10 min.)
• Habits (10 min.)
• Music Study (10 min.)
• Family Read-Aloud
(20 min.)

• Scripture Memory
(10 min.)
• Hymn Study (5 min.)
• Foreign Languages
(15 min.)
• Handicrafts
(20 min.)
• Family Read-Aloud
(20 min.)

• Scripture Memory
(10 min.)
• Nature Study (15+min.)
• Repetition: Poem
(5 min.)
• Family Read-Aloud
(20 min.)

Keep It Simple

Combine these Enrichment Studies with our Individual Studies and family-combined History Studies for a complete Charlotte Mason curriculum plan!

Book List for Enrichment Studies, Volume 1

Family Resources

plus Family Read-Aloud Books (*Select one group.)

Young Group

  • The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White
  • All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
  • The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by A A Milne (contains both Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner)
  • Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
  • Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

Middle Group

  • The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten
  • The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
  • The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Older Group

  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton

*Three options are given for Family Read-Aloud books: a group of books for younger students, a group for middle students, and a group for older students. Select one of the groups to read aloud to your family—the one that best reflects the age range of most of your students. The Young Group is geared toward approximately grades 1–4, Middle Group for grades 5–8, and Older Group for grades 9–12. If you have a wide range of student ages to accommodate, you may want to select one group of books to read aloud and assign another group to older students to read independently.

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132

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E-book, Spiral

ISBN

978-1-61634-301-9, 978-1-61634-302-6

12 reviews for Enrichment Studies, Volume 1

  1. Based on the sample, I am able to see what is covered in term 1 using the Term 1 Resource List. Could you please tell me what is covered in term 2 and 3? It looks wonderful!!! Thank you!

    • Hi, JeniRae. The list for the entire year is found on pages 8 and 9. Most of the resources continue across all terms, but here are the specific details for Terms 2 and 3:

      Term 2

      • continue Scripture Memory Verse Pack 1
      • continue Book of Centuries
      • Creating a Masterpiece pastels
      • Constable Picture Study Portfolio
      • continue Enjoy the Poems of Robert Louis Stevenson
      • Beethoven Music Study with the Masters
      • continue Journaling a Year in Nature
      • continue Singing the Great Hymns
      • continue Speaking [Spanish] with Miss Mason and Francois
      • continue Laying Down the Rails for Children
      • Young Group Read-Alouds: Five Little Peppers and How They Grew; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
      • Middle Group Read-Alouds: The Story of the Treasure Seekers; The Swiss Family Robinson
      • Older Group Read-Alouds: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King

      Term 3

      • continue Scripture Memory Verse Pack 1
      • continue Book of Centuries
      • Handicrafts Made Simple: Crochet
      • Velazquez Picture Study Portfolio
      • continue Enjoy the Poems of Robert Louis Stevenson
      • Chopin Music Study with the Masters
      • continue Journaling a Year in Nature
      • Shakespeare in Three Steps: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
      • continue Singing the Great Hymns
      • continue Speaking [Spanish] with Miss Mason and Francois
      • continue Laying Down the Rails for Children
      • Young Group Read-Alouds: Mr. Popper’s Penguins; Pinocchio
      • Middle Group Read-Alouds: My Side of the Mountain; Treasure Island
      • Older Group Read-Alouds: The Return of the King; Where the Red Fern Grows; The Innocence of Father Brown
  2. Thank you. I was guessing many continued throughout the year, but wondered when Shakespeare fit in. I am excited to try it!

  3. hi…. just wondering what happens when the year is done and you want to continue the set up. are there any other volumes?

    • We are working on the next volume, Patricia, and hope to provide several in the coming years.

  4. Thats great Sonya… thank you! In the meantime, if this is a one year plan, can I adapt it to be used next year again with different materials?

    • Yes, absolutely. You could substitute different artists, composers, hymns, handicrafts, literature read-alouds, etc. and tuck them into the same schedule.

  5. perfect…thank you

  6. 5 out of 5

    We have been using Enrichment Studies for 1 week. I have completely changed our curriculum and are relying on you (no pressure Sonya) to guide us on our Charlotte Mason adventure. My boys (8 and almost 10) and enjoying the shorter and more varied lessons. I am continually surprised by how easy this transition from online curriculum to SCM is going. Enrichment is my favorite time of the day!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Absolutely love and am grateful for this wonderful resource. It has made life so easy as we use this for our Morning Basket starting off our day with lovely thoughts, music, and art and more. It is our most favorite time of the day from our littlest to our oldest who a sophomore in college. (yes, he listens in when he can.) Thank you, Sonya and your staff for making teaching and homeschooling and breathing so easy. It has become the easiest thing I have used in the 16 years of our homeschooling. God Bless You!

  8. 5 out of 5

    I plan to come back and update my review once we are in full swing, but I purchased this book to assist me as I prepare to begin Year 1 with my 6 year old. I am super excited just looking through it! It is wonderfully laid out and SO incredibly simple! I plan to do the same as the above reviewer and use it for our Morning Time. I will substitute Outdoor Secrets for Journaling a Year in Nature. And for those who are on a tight budget (like me), it seems very easy to substitute free options via online resources, library, etc. for some of the resources suggested in the book. The guide is beneficial in that it provides some focus and direction for structuring your morning or enrichment time. I definitely feel more confident heading into our first year of homeschooling with this book in hand!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Great resource. This is going to be our first year and I was overwhelmed but KNEW I wanted to provide a CM education. There has been a couple things I am doing slightly different (e.g. I will not be doing Spanish curriculum this year and I already know how to hand-sew but I will be doing my own projects with them) but it has been super easy to adjust what I need to follow the rest! This guide helps me so much, I really hope there will be a Volume 2 and beyond!

  10. 5 out of 5

    I have so loved doing this with my kids this year, and so have they (ages 14 & 16).

  11. 5 out of 5

    We love this concept and everything that is included. It was recommended to me to start the Enrichment Studies as a morning start to our homeschool day. I have slowly bought up everything I need, and boy does it add up. It may be nice to add a package for each volume that includes a slight discount?

    • That’s a great idea, Laryn. We would love to offer a complete package but don’t have the ability to make it happen right now. Regarding cost, hopefully you can find some of the materials at a local library. But even if you buy all of the materials it is likely more economical than many of the packaged curriculums out there.

  12. 4 out of 5

    I love this book! I love this system! It makes the planing so much easier, and if a certain book isn’t available at the library/in my collection we can easily substitute without having tests and worksheets go to waist as with other curriculum’s. Last year we struggled to get all the Studies (verse, artist, music, hymn, poetry…) in, this year we are on track and enjoying our studies. We do spread it throughout the day some, doing the read aloud during lunch and them mom gets a quite lunch to herself during nap/recess time! This system makes teaching CM style easy and enjoyable for all. Mom is happy to have a plan that I can see and prep for ahead of time, the kids love the relaxed approach to learning. My oldest, age 8 says he likes it because there is more “listening to stuff, i take it in better”. The lack of worksheets or busy work is appealing to our whole family.

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