When we first started out homeschooling, I rediscovered how non-crafty I really am! Unfortunately, my artsy daughter LOVED all things crafty, decorating paper, and making art pieces out of her worksheets. It wasn’t long before I learned about lapbooking. In the early years of homeschooling, like most new homeschoolers, I didn’t venture out of the box much. I wasn’t a Charlotte Mason style homeschooler at all. We did worksheets…and lots of them! After we incorporated lapbooking into our homeschool, we both felt a sense of accomplishment at our wonderful masterpieces. The easy to find, free Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
That was my question. I had always associated the Charlotte Mason style of educating with nature study and nature journaling. I pictured a peaceful walk hand in hand with my children down a nature trail, finding treasures like pine cones and acorns and then stopping to sketch them while the birds chirped pleasantly in our ears. Oh wait, that was a mosquito. And it is hot, with humidity near 100%. So apparently the nature study in my mind was not my reality. The truth is I am not a nature lover. It's not that I don't appreciate His wonderful creation, but simply because I do not like being Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Homeschool Notebooking At All Levels The homeschool method that we turn to again and again for almost every subject is notebooking. With notebooking, you have your child describe on a notebooking page what he learned in his lesson. A notebooking page can be a fancy printable that you purchased or downloaded for free. But it can also be old fashioned lined notebook paper. So notebooking is a very simple and frugal homeschool method. As I explain in my eBook Notebooking Success, notebooking works with any curriculum and with all educational philosophies. It fosters creativity and higher Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.