It’s National School Choice Week 2017! All week the SEA Homeschoolers has been sharing their School Choice Week Podcast series. Today is my interview with Mari Buckroth, in which we discussed secular homeschooling with Charlotte Mason and living books. Have you been wondering how to secularize the Charlotte Mason philosophy? How to make time in your … Continue reading "School Choice Week Podcast: Charlotte Mason Homeschooling"
“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 fact she lived over a hundred years ago. Charlotte Mason (1842 – 1923) was a … Continue reading "Charlotte Mason in the Secular Homeschool"
I’ve been doing a series at my youtube channel called Charlotte Mason 101, where I talk about different aspects of the Charlotte Mason philosophy and how I incorporate them into my homeschool. Today I made a video about living books, so I thought I’d share it here with all of you! I hope you enjoyed … Continue reading "Charlotte Mason 101 – Living Books"
This is the second post in the Back to “Home” School series. Yesterday I gave some advice to new homeschooling mothers, and today, we’ll be discussing how to get organized. So you bought your curriculum and you went school supply shopping… Now what? If you are like most homeschooling parents, you are hoping to find … Continue reading "B2HS: Getting Organized for the New Homeschool Year"
This is the first post in the Back To “Home” School blog series. Stay tuned this week for more inspiration for the new school year. I remember back when I first started homeschooling my children… I was in my 20s and didn’t really know anyone else who was doing this crazy and rebellious “teaching their … Continue reading "B2HS: Advice to the New Homeschooling Mother"
Our “bookiversary” for A Literary Education is coming up on May 27, marking 2 years in publication. In honor of this, we would like all of you to request that your local public library purchase a copy. Wouldn’t it be great to have our book put into their library inventory for all patrons to borrow? … Continue reading "Request “A Literary Education” Book at your Public Library"
April 22nd is Earth Day the annual celebration to inspire awareness about pollution and appreciation for protecting the health of the environment. This is a great reason to get outside, especially if you’ve had a long winter. I know you can probably all enjoy a little fresh air and sunshine today. Hopefully, your weather is cooperating. This day marks the anniversary … Continue reading "Free Earth Day Mini Unit Study"
When we look back at our homeschool journey, one of our favorite rabbit trail experiences revolves around an odd question out of context – “Are worms made out of metal”? Here starts a series of unintentional homeschool rabbit trails. Rabbit Trail 1 – Worms The backstory, to have this question make more sense, and of … Continue reading "“Are worms made out of metal?” And other great rabbit trails."
Literary Event Planning Guide – Book Related Holidays and Author Birthdays – As you can see from the list below, there are * tons * of bookish holidays, from National (Book Something) Days, to the birthdays of beloved authors! So I went through and highlighted some of my favorites from multiple sources to put together … Continue reading "Calendar of Book Related Holidays"
The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s April 2019 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 04/01/19 5:30 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "April 2019 Monthly Newsletter"