Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar – a 'creative' narration

    We've just finished Week 9 of Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar using Anne White's very helpful study guide. The study of Plutarch would never have been on my radar (as I explained here) but I was persuaded to have a try, at least, when I read how highly his writing was regarded by … Continue reading Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar – a 'creative' narration

Bits & Pieces from a Week of a Charlotte Mason Education with a 10 Year Old

Moozle generally gravitates towards poetry when it comes to narrating either Plutarch or Shakespeare. We started Plutarch's Life of Themistocles this term and these are two poetic narrations she did relating to what we covered in our reading: On a more lighthearted note...   Free reading this week: The Silver Brumby, Silver Brumby's Daughter and … Continue reading Bits & Pieces from a Week of a Charlotte Mason Education with a 10 Year Old

Playing with Plutarch with the artful aid of alliteration

After I had read our Plutarch lesson & Bengy and Moozle had taken turns narrating sections, I had them both write out a number of words starting with the letter 't.' 'T' was the obvious letter to use as we're going through the life of Timoleon and just about everyone involved in the narrative has … Continue reading Playing with Plutarch with the artful aid of alliteration

Notebooks for Nature Study, Science, Bible, Poetry & Hymn Study

Nature notebook I've been sorting through my older children's homeschooling work and came across nature notebooks belonging to two of them, so I thought I'd share some of what we've done with various notebooks over the past 15 years. Two of the boys aren't represented here - I still haven't finished my sorting out yet.The … Continue reading Notebooks for Nature Study, Science, Bible, Poetry & Hymn Study

Written Narration Prompts for Reluctant Writers

These are some of the ideas I've used to get my reluctant writers writing. I've gathered ideas over a number of years and I can't remember which were from my head or someone else's so I apologise in advance if the idea was not mine. Sometimes I let my children choose from the list and … Continue reading Written Narration Prompts for Reluctant Writers