Charlotte Mason Highschool: Handicrafts

  "Creativity is not just for artists. Subjects like design and technology, music, art and drama, are vitally important for children to develop imagination and resourcefulness, resilience, problem-solving, team-working and technical skills...These are the skills which will enable young people to navigate the changing workplace of the future and stay ahead of the robots, not … Continue reading Charlotte Mason Highschool: Handicrafts

'A gauntlet with a gift in 't.'

  ‘God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,  And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,  A gauntlet with a gift in 't.’       Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)     I think we’d all agree that we are in challenging times. I remembered this poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning the … Continue reading 'A gauntlet with a gift in 't.'

'On the Edge of a Precipice'

I posted this on Instagram last week:       'The war (virus) creates no absolutely new situation; it simply aggravates the permanent human situation so that we can no longer ignore it. Human life has always been lived on the edge of a precipice. Human culture has always had to exist under the shadow … Continue reading 'On the Edge of a Precipice'

What does a Charlotte Mason homeschool day look like?

We have a fairly similar schedule each day up until about lunch time. Afternoons are fairly busy these days starting with a cello lesson on Monday and ballet in the evening; swimming three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday afternoons & Saturday morning) & orchestra rehearsal on a Wednesday. Last Thursday I decided I needed to … Continue reading What does a Charlotte Mason homeschool day look like?

A Handicraft Suggestion From Dad: edible gummy Lego bricks

Friday afternoon I get an email from my husband which read, "Something for Moozle to do," and a link to directions on 'How to make edible Lego gummy bricks.' I sent back Moozle's response: "I so want to make those!" Dad replied, "Work out the ingredients and we can go and buy them..."     … Continue reading A Handicraft Suggestion From Dad: edible gummy Lego bricks

Handicrafted Christmas

I've been hoarding up ideas for handicrafts the younger two can make and give as Christmas presents. This was one project I'd had in mind for them to do and they completed one each yesterday. The original idea was inspired by this.We used two canvas frames which cost about $2 each and they sorted out … Continue reading Handicrafted Christmas