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Back to “Home” School Series (B2HS)

This past week I ran a series of articles helping you (and me!) get ready for the new school year. Personally, I love this time of year – like Anne Shirley, I excitedly look forward to a whole new year … Continue reading

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Tips for Teaching Multiple Grade Levels

One of the challenges when homeschooling more than one child, is figuring out how to juggle different grade levels. One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is how to use one grade level with multiple ages.  If you have … Continue reading

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Charlotte Mason in the Secular Homeschool

 “I am, I can, I ought, I will.”* If you’ve been homeschooling for any amount of time, chances are you’ve heard the name Charlotte Mason. She has made quite a name for herself in the modern homeschool movement, despite the … Continue reading

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What’s New at Build Your Library

You’ve probably noticed that it has been quiet around here lately. I never mean to neglect social media and my blog, but life takes over and projects happen, and well…you get the idea. So I thought I’d take a moment … Continue reading

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Nature Study Tips and Tricks

I find that one of the hardest parts of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy of education for modern parents to adapt is Nature Study. In this video, I give you some tips and resources to take the fear out of studying nature … Continue reading

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Teaching With Living Books: A Tutorial

You often hear the words “living book” tossed around in homeschooling circles, but what constitutes a living book? Can it be subjective? What are spine books? Do we have to read only literature that was written over a hundred years … Continue reading

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A Literature-Based Education: Teaching Academics

This is part 3 of the Literature-Based Education series. Follow these links to read Part 1 and Part 2. It may sound obvious enough – but any school subject can be taught with living books. Science, history, art, grammar, even … Continue reading

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A Literature-Based Education: Reading Aloud – Making it Happen

This is Part 2 in the Literature-based Education series. Last week we talked about Choosing Great Literature. Today I’m going to talk about the mechanics of reading aloud. So now you’ve chosen a topic to study and you’ve gathered your … Continue reading

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Literature-Based Learning: Creating a Rhythm to your Days

I don’t know about the rest of you, but lately, my brain has been in planning mode. Ordering material for the new school year, rearranging books on our shelves, making lists of school supplies we need to buy. It’s one of … Continue reading

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The Most Important Thing – Reading

When I first began homeschooling, I fell in love with the idea of a book based education. I daydreamed about reading aloud beautiful literature to my serene children, as they snuggled close to me on the couch, their little eyes … Continue reading

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