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September 17, 2012

In my many trips through the Ancients with my children, I’ve compiled a vast list of websites which we have explored. Sometimes you want to delve a bit more into a subject or you just want to see some photographs or maybe you want to add a splash of fun to your studies. Here are … Continue reading "Websites to Explore when studying The Ancient World"


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September 9, 2012

Spelling  – one of the most important subjects, yet it also can be one of the most boring. I like to keep things fun and different, so in the spirit of my Narration cards used in every Build Your Library program, I created spelling task cards. Each card has a different activity to do with … Continue reading "Freebie – Spelling Task Cards"


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September 3, 2012

Living books are the soul of Build Your Library curriculum. But what is a living book? To me, a living book is a book that comes alive when you read it. It leaves a mark when you’ve finished reading and lives in your heart forever after.   That might seem like a lot to ask of … Continue reading "Thoughts on Living Books"


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August 27, 2012

It’s back to school week for many homeschoolers and I thought it would be fun to share an activity that we have done in the past. I created a Book Scavenger Hunt for my kids and it was so much fun! We have a massive home library with books in every room of our house, … Continue reading "Freebie – Go on a Book Scavenger Hunt!"


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August 23, 2012

Narration is really the backbone of the Charlotte Mason philosophy, and a major tenet of the Build Your Library curriculum. At it’s core, narration is simply telling back what you read or heard. It is a way to sharpen listening skills. Narration takes the place of reading comprehension and tests – you no longer need … Continue reading "What is Narration?"


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August 19, 2012

Dictation is really the majority of our language arts. It is a tried and true method and has been used successfully for centuries. If used correctly, I feel that dictation covers so many aspects, that it really can be the basis of any language arts program.  It adequately covers both grammar and spelling, not to mention a deep exposure to … Continue reading "How Does Dictation Work?"


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August 15, 2012

I am passionate about history.  It’s my favorite subject to teach and even in my free time I’m often reading historical fiction and history books or watching historical documentaries.   But it took me several years to figure out how to set up a timeline.  I couldn’t figure out a way to make one work … Continue reading "Timelines and Book of Centuries"


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Have you been looking for a literature based homeschool curriculum that is secular? How about a way to incorporate narration, copywork, dictation and memory work into your child’s education? Or art study that ties into history?

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