A Week of Charlotte Mason First Grade Lessons

This is our first year of formal lessons now that we have a first grader! We are following the Charlotte Mason method for the most part, but there are some times where I just do what feels right for us. During our week you will see short lessons, narration, living books, a wide variety of subjects, and lots of time outdoors.

I am, I can, I ought, I will...

When I discovered Charlotte Mason, one of the first quotes I came upon was her well-known motto, "I am, I can, I ought, I will". It struck me as one of the most empowering phrases I think I've ever heard. What I love about it is that we can each interpret her words in the way that means the most to us.

A Homeschooler's Guide to Choosing the "Best" Books

You know you're a homeschooling parent when... you're totally and unabashedly obsessed with books. Homeschooler... book hoarder...is there really a difference?

Didn't think so. 

But all books are not created equal. And there's a lot out there to sort through! So I've decided to do a little round-up of the resources I use to help me find quality living books for our home.