My Boys' Teacher
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Went to Bed Montessori, Woke Up Charlotte Mason
Kal-El, Once Upon a Time A funny thing happened to me last year.  I went to bed one night a Montessorian and woke up the next morning in Charlotte Mason Land. (Is there a word for people who use the Charlotte Mason method in their homeschools?  Like "Masoni...
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Family Work: Our Scripture Reading, Memorization, and Hymn Study Resources
This photo is just snippet of one of the bookcases in our family room.  As indicated in t his post , our Montessori homeschool is following more of a Charlotte Mason structure this year.  Our work period now consists of three distinct blocks of time:  famil...
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Attributes
post contains affiliate links Here Me Too is working on "attributes" work (set theory, patterning, deductive reasoning).  You can see behind him Kal-El is working on the flags of Asia with our Pin It! Maps .  We have these sorting circles .  You could use y...
Attributes
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Diagonals of Polygons
We reviewed polygon nomenclature today. We built with the geometric sticks on a white board for ease of labeling and drawing diagonals.  I showed them the diagonals of a pentagon.  Me Too asked to draw the diagonals of the heptagon and was eager to try it o...
Diagonals of Polygons
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Narration and Dictation
I found two resources lately that have been a big help with our narration and dictation work. As many of you know copywork, narration and dictation are a part of the Montessori experience. One would find engaging things the children are reading in the natu...
Narration and Dictation
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Rest: What we can learn from Martianus, Mason, Montessori, Mackenzie, Mary and Martha
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  Happy New Year!  Thank you to everyone who after reading this September post left encouraging and helpful comments on the blog or on Facebook and to those who sent encouraging and helpful e-mails.  I read  Te...
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Haiku
One of our best hours spent last week was spent writing and illustrating haiku.  This was suggested as part of our Story of the World  work.  We are in the Middle Ages and just finished a section on China, Korea, and Japan.  The methodology suggested worked...
Haiku
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After posting last night I  crawled in bed and curled up with two good books.  That's what I do when I have a problem.  First (hopefully) I pray about it.  Then, I find a book about it. Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace by Sarah...
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