A 16 Year Old’s Written Narration Samples

In a Charlotte Mason education we start off with oral narration, which is basically a child retelling what they've heard or read for themselves in their own words. Oral narration continues all the way through high school but written narration is also added around the age of 10 years, depending on the child. Some of … Continue reading A 16 Year Old’s Written Narration Samples

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

Ambleside Online Year 6: looking back on the week

We finished Shakespeare's King Lear yesterday. Moozle wrote this narration on the play today in 'the style of Plutarch.'     I've mentioned in previous posts that we were watching a movie version of King Lear on YouTube. We've got as far as the end of the eighth video but I'll probably skip at least … Continue reading Ambleside Online Year 6: looking back on the week

A Peek at a Week – Year 4 Ambleside Online

These are some selections from a week of Ambleside Online Year 4, tweaked & poked to suit an Australian setting. Our remodelled version which we've been using is here and we're in Term 3. I must admit that when I looked at some of the books on the Year 4 list I doubted that Moozle would … Continue reading A Peek at a Week – Year 4 Ambleside Online

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

Ambleside Online Year 3 – Shakespeare, Plutarch & Poetic Narration

A few months ago I shared some of Moozle's written narrations inspired by Plutarch. Since then she has continued to do a written narration once or twice a week and has branched out a little from the letter form she started with.The  first one here is still in letter form but was inspired after our … Continue reading Ambleside Online Year 3 – Shakespeare, Plutarch & Poetic Narration

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