Notebooks in a Charlotte Mason Education – Year 6

  Moon Jelly Aurelia aurita - common ocean animal often washed up on beaches. There's a video about them here.       Science Notebook    This year Moozle has recorded experiments from some of her science books e.g. Archimedes and the Door of Science; The Sea Around Us; The Elements and The Mystery of … Continue reading Notebooks in a Charlotte Mason Education – Year 6

Review of AmblesideOnline Year 6 – the second time around

This is the second time we've done AO Year 6. I wrote about Benj's beefed up Year 6 here. He was 13 years of age at the time so I made a few alterations to accomodate that. Moozle is 12 years old, and although I made some modifications here and there, most of what she … Continue reading Review of AmblesideOnline Year 6 – the second time around

Little Brother by Allan Baillie

Allan Baillie's book Little Brother was published in 1985 and tells the gripping story of two brothers, Vithy and Mang, aged about eleven and eighteen years respectively, who were the only members of their family left alive after the communist Khmer Rouge came to power in Cambodia in 1975.Renaming the country Kampuchea, the Communist Party … Continue reading Little Brother by Allan Baillie

Those who would see wonderful things must often be ready to travel alone…

Our Advent Reading     '...But his friends looked on with strange and alien eyes. A veil of doubt and mistrust came over their faces, like a fog creeping up from the marshes to hide the hills. They glanced at each other with looks of wonder and pity, as those who have listened to incredible … Continue reading Those who would see wonderful things must often be ready to travel alone…

World War II Children’s Classic: The Chestry Oak by Kate Seredy (1896-1975)

    The Chestry Oak, originally published in 1948, is a book I first heard about nearly twenty years ago. It had been out of print for a good number of years even then, but every now and again I'd do an internet search only to find one or two old copies exorbitantly priced. Well-written … Continue reading World War II Children’s Classic: The Chestry Oak by Kate Seredy (1896-1975)

2015 Classic Children’s Literature Event: The Winged Watchman by Hilda van Stockum

In the month of January I'm linking up at Simpler Pastimes for Amanda's Classic Children's Literature event. I only have two books selected, as I think that's all I'll have time for: The Winged Watchman by Hilda van Stockum and Bambi by Felix Salten     The Winged Watchman by Hilda van Stockum (1908-2006) It's … Continue reading 2015 Classic Children’s Literature Event: The Winged Watchman by Hilda van Stockum

Free Science Resources

We've used the videos below alongside Apologia Science, Secrets of the Universe (Ambleside Online Year 7), The Mystery of the Periodic Table, by Benjamin Wiker and Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick (AO Year 6).   The Periodic Table We've been using the University of Nottingham videos to go through the periodic … Continue reading Free Science Resources

Ambleside Online Year 6 with a 13 year old

Where to place students in the Ambleside Online curriculum is a question that comes up repeatedly and seems to cause much angst. I think the problem is we look at the year number and think our child is a certain age and therefore needs to be in a year that would correspond with the year … Continue reading Ambleside Online Year 6 with a 13 year old