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Have You Met Charlotte Mason?

Friday, 11 March 2016 by

Have you met Charlotte Mason? She was a remarkable British woman who was far ahead of our time when it comes to educating our children. She was born in 1842 in England, but was orphaned at the age of 16 when both of her parents passed away. It was at this time that she came

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine - Summer 2015

  Click on the Article Below to Read   Article Spotlight~ *Introduce your children to the fun of history with picture books! *Give your children an interesting look at history through well-written picture books. *Use storybooks to introduce your children to the drama of history. *Engage your children with a good story and watch them

modesty

  Click on the Article Below to Read   Article Spotlight~ Only by looking outside herself can a girl worship God. Because they are “un-self-conscious,” modest girls make the best sisters, the best wives, the best mothers, the best Christians, the best citizens. Training helps children learn to be aware and concerned about others—a trait

With Patience and Care

Monday, 23 April 2012 by

Mary Jane hears a tapping sound coming from the direction of her son, David, who has spastic cystic fibrosis. He cannot roll, sit, walk, or speak, yet he is enjoying reading. The tap is his signal for Mom to turn the page. Chris’s 17-year old son, Tim, has fetal alcohol syndrome. He experiences difficulty focusing

Did you know that in the days of your great-grandparents the inclusion of nature instruction in school was a serious concern? Many of you have read a bit of Charlotte Mason’s books or A Girl of the Limberlost or Freckles. Some of you even own Anna Comstock’s Handbook of Nature Study, though for many of

Fall is for Planting and for Fun!

Monday, 23 April 2012 by

Fall is for Planting– You see this advertising slogan often at garden centers in autumn. So what does this have to do with homeschooling? More than you might think.Planting in the fall helps trees and shrubs become established during the cooler months, before enduring the warm, often dry conditions of summer. The benefits to giving

At the end of each school year, are you finding yourself swimming through mounds of worksheets, quizzes, tests, and half-finished workbooks wondering just what to do with it all? Where does the organization begin? What do you keep? Where will you keep it? How much should you, dare I say, throw away? As you begin

Mentors of the Modern Homeschool Movement Next year will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Susan Schaeffer Macaulay’s book For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for the Home and School . Neophytes to home education back in the early 1980s (as most of us were) found in Macaulay’s book a call to

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