Charlotte Mason Exam Week

This past week has been an exam week for Year 11, Term 2. We've followed the AmblesideOnline schedule but with quite a few changes and substitutions. These are some sample questions & answers from this week: Poetry: 1. Write 8-10 lines of poetry from memory: The Donkey by G. K. Chesterton When fishes flew and … Continue reading Charlotte Mason Exam Week

Charlotte Mason Simple Spanish – a Curriculum for Young children

 It has been very encouraging to see new business ventures emerge within the home education movement in recent years. Downloadable products are especially helpful to those outside of the USA who pay a premium for postage and this format lends itself well to learning another language.  Charlotte Mason Simple Spanish is a Curriculum for teaching … Continue reading Charlotte Mason Simple Spanish – a Curriculum for Young children

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

Free Picture Study Resource: Tom Roberts – Part 1

Australian artists tend to be neglected, partly because there isn't anywhere near as much information about them compared to artists from other parts of the world. I put this guide together for those who would like to explore some great works by an Australian artist who made an important contribution to the art world. Tom … Continue reading Free Picture Study Resource: Tom Roberts – Part 1

A 14 Year Old's Commonplace Book

It is very helpful to read with a commonplace book or reading-diary, in which to put down any striking thought in your author, or your own impression of the work, or of any part of it; but not summaries of facts. Such a diary, carefully kept through life, should be exceedingly interesting as containing the … Continue reading A 14 Year Old's Commonplace Book

Ambleside Online Year 7 Highlights

Year 7 has finished up for the seventh time in our home, although this was only the second time we've used Ambleside Online for Year 7.  As I usually do, I asked my daughter which books were her favourites from this year's work, but I gave her a limit of ten. These are the books … Continue reading Ambleside Online Year 7 Highlights

The Woods are Lovely, Dark & Deep…Nature Study in June

We're in the throes of bathroom renovations. Outside it's been wet and cold and not conducive to bushwalking. However, the jackhammering got the better of us and outside we went. We followed our usual trail but I remembered there were some paths we hadn't explored so we decided now would be a good time to … Continue reading The Woods are Lovely, Dark & Deep…Nature Study in June

January Notes: Nature, Camping, Keeping & Notebooks

  We went on a family camping trip in mid-January which was a great nature study opportunity. We only went about three hours north of our home but it's surprising how much difference that short distance makes in the local flora & fauna.     For years I've heard cicadas but I've only found their … Continue reading January Notes: Nature, Camping, Keeping & Notebooks

Year 7 AmblesideOnline: highights from Term 1

We've finished the first term of Ambleside Online Year 7 and here are some highlights and thoughts about some of what we've done. To see my original plans and some book substitutes see this post. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar This is the first time we've used Folger Theatre audios for Shakespeare. We've used Naxos and Arkangel … Continue reading Year 7 AmblesideOnline: highights from Term 1