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February 19, 2020
Sonya shares her top picks for grades 1–3 for Modern Times history. World history picks start at 12:22 // Mentioned A Boy Named FDR https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/89515 The Unbreakable Code https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/85036 I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/87018 Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/89517 Abraham Lincoln https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/695 Sarah, Plain and Tall https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/115 Franklin and Winston https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/83877 Lily's Victory Garden https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/89516 Only a Dog https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/90877 The Journey That Saved Curious George https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1374 The Little Ships https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/85037 Always Remember Me https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/89412 Stories of America, Volume 2 https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/stories-america-volume-2/ Stories of the Nations, Volume 2 https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/stories-nations-volume-2/ Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation lesson plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/modern-times-epistles-revelation/ The Little White House & Warm Springs https://gastateparks.org/LittleWhiteHouse/ Episode on Modern Times books for Family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa7rTeR8w10 // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-modern-times-history-books-for-grades-1-3/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-modern-times-history-books-for-grades-1-3/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
February 12, 2020
When we ask ourselves, “Is my child learning enough?,” Charlotte Mason would gently remind us that we’re asking the wrong question. // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/is-my-child-learning-enough/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/is-my-child-learning-enough/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
February 5, 2020
Sonya Shafer demonstrates a picture study lesson, giving you an opportunity to practice this simple Charlotte Mason method. Picture Study Portfolios https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/picture-study-portfolios/ How to Do Narration episode Book of Centuries https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/basic-book-of-centuries/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-do-picture-study/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-do-picture-study/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
January 29, 2020
Laura Pitney, Sonya Shafer, and Karen Smith discuss some common Charlotte Mason homeschool mistakes and how to avoid them. // MENTIONED Charlotte Mason Together Retreat https://simplycharlottemason.com/charlotte-mason-together-retreat/ SCM Forum https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ SCM Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-common-cm-homeschool-mistakes/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-common-cm-homeschool-mistakes/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
January 21, 2020
Sonya's top picks for modern times history books that your whole family will enjoy. World History book reviews begin at 7:51. // MENTIONED Favorite Books for Early Modern History for the Whole Family episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOIlINHMg-Q Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation lesson plan book https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/modern-times-epistles-revelation/ Narration Notecards: Stories of America, Vol. 2 https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/narration-notecards-stories-america-volume-2/ Narration Notecards: Stories of the Nations, Vol. 2 https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/narration-notecards-stories-nations-volume-2/ BOOKS MENTIONED Stories of America, Volume 2 https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/stories-america-volume-2/ The Story of Thomas A. Edison https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/the-story-of-thomas-a-edison/ The Brooklyn Bridge https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/87694 Hoover Dam https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/172361 Empire State Building https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/172360 Billy Graham: God's Ambassador https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/89430 Billy Graham: Just Get Up Out of Your Seat https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/89426 Our Country's Presidents https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/87762 Stories of the Nations, Volume 2 https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/stories-nations-volume-2/ George Mueller https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/168 Gandhi: The Young Protestor Who Founded a Nation https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/89410 Mandela: The Rebel Who Led His Nation to Freedom https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/89411 // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-modern-times-history-books-for-the-family/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-modern-times-history-books-for-the-family/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
January 15, 2020
Sonya is joined by Karen Smith to talk about how to do nature study when it's cold outside. // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/winter-nature-study/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/winter-nature-study/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
January 7, 2020
Sonya Shafer demonstrates how to do narration, a foundational Charlotte Mason method. In this episode, you'll have a chance to practice narration yourself. // MENTIONED Stories of the Nations, Volume 2 https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/stories-nations-volume-2/ Narration Notecards https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/narration-notecards/ Your Questions Answered: Narration https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/questions-answered-narration/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-do-narration/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-do-narration/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
December 30, 2019
Sonya talks with her friend Crystal Hildreth about homeschooling overseas with the Charlotte Mason method. // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/homeschooling-overseas-with-the-charlotte-mason-method/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/homeschooling-overseas-with-the-charlotte-mason-method/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
December 23, 2019
How does developing our will relate to doing God's will? Sonya explains. The Way of the Will podcast series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkD5hzLjrk1FSg0p8_u-dbdRN2wr4_Or // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast LINK Read the blog post version of the podcast LINK Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
December 17, 2019
Sonya shares her favorite Early Modern history books for high schoolers. World history picks start about 10 minutes into the episode. Favorite Early Modern Books series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkD5hzLjrk0txv7NkJ-ztkdCi3VDf9TY Early Modern & Epistles lesson plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/early-modern/ Books mentioned America, The Last Best Hope, Volume 1 https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/87738 American Voices https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/172353 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/172366 Lafayette and the American Revolution https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/59354 Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/4692 Hearts and Hands: Chronicles of the Awakening Church https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/64038 The World of William Penn https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/64037 The Year of the Horseless Carriage https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/50819 Famous Men of the 16th and 17th Century https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/175347 A Tale of Two Cities https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/125 // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-early-modern-history-books-for-grades-10-12/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-early-modern-history-books-for-grades-10-12/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
December 10, 2019
Let's talk about how to exercise our own wills. // MENTIONED Laying Down the Rails for Yourself https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/laying-down-the-rails-for-yourself/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/i-am-i-can-i-ought-i-wish-i-did/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/i-am-i-can-i-ought-i-wish-i-did/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
December 2, 2019
Some of our favorite ideas for creating a lovely home atmosphere during a special season. // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-christmas-season-edition/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-christmas-season-edition/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
November 25, 2019
Sonya chats with Pam Barnhill, host of the Homeschool Solutions podcast. // MENTIONED Pam's podcast: Homeschool Solutions https://pambarnhill.com/the-new-homeschool-solutions-show/ Sonya's interview on Homeschool Solutions https://pambarnhill.com/hs156/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/a-chat-with-pam-barnhill/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/a-chat-with-pam-barnhill/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
November 19, 2019
Some of my favorite books for middle schoolers (grades 7–9) who are studying the Early Modern times. Jump to World History books: 6:52 // MENTIONED Other Favorite Early Modern History books https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkD5hzLjrk0txv7NkJ-ztkdCi3VDf9TY Early Modern & Epistles lesson plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/early-modern/ Books mentioned Poor Richard https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/172281 Early Thunder https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/50 Johnny Tremain https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/705 Carry On, Mr. Bowditch https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/312 Diary of an Early American Boy https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/175408 The World of William Penn https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/64037 The Story of Modern France https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/67246 Hearts and Hands: Chronicles of the Awakening Church https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/64038 Amos Fortune, Free Man https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/660 The Year of the Horseless Carriage https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/50819 // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-early-modern-books-for-grades-7-9/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-early-modern-books-for-grades-7-9/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
November 12, 2019
Do you want your child to have good character? Help him strengthen his willpower. Here’s how. // RELATED About Living Books https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/past-the-outer-court/ https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-gift-of-reading-aloud/ Help with Habit Training https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/laying-rails-laying-rails-children-laying-rails-workshop-dvd-bundle/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/3-ways-to-develop-willpower/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/3-ways-to-develop-willpower/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
November 5, 2019
Charlotte Mason is all about spreading a feast of ideas. How do you fit them all in? Sonya is joined by Laura Pitney to discuss this question. // MENTIONED Enrichment Studies lesson plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/enrichment-studies-volume-1/ Simple Weekly Subjects video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UxYYaTbUtQ Shakespeare in Three Steps series https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/shakespeare-three-steps/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-fitting-in-the-good-stuff/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-fitting-in-the-good-stuff/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
October 29, 2019
Sonya is joined by her go-to nature study person, SCM co-founder Karen Smith, to discuss how to choose good field guides and how to use them for nature study. // MENTIONED Audubon Field Guides https://www.audubon.org/national-audubon-society-field-guides Princeton University Field Guides https://press.princeton.edu/series/princeton-field-guides All About Backyard Birds https://www.amazon.com/All-About-Backyard-Birds-Eastern/dp/1943645043/ Tree keys https://www.amazon.com/Tree-Identification-Book-Practical-Recognition/dp/0688050395/ https://www.amazon.com/Tree-Finder-Manual-Identification-Eastern/dp/0912550015/ Merlin ID app https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org Audubon apps https://www.audubon.org/app // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-choose-and-use-field-guides/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-choose-and-use-field-guides/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
October 23, 2019
Here are some favorite early modern history books for your fourth through sixth graders. World History book recommendations start https://youtu.be/ex96LNkDuJY?t=414 // MENTIONED Favorite Early Modern Books series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkD5hzLjrk0txv7NkJ-ztkdCi3VDf9TY Early Modern & Epistles lesson plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/early-modern/ Books mentioned The Landing of the Pilgrims https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/286 The Sign of the Beaver https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/324 A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/62018 Good Queen Bess: The Story of Elizabeth I of England https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/173410 Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/172114 Peter the Great https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/2305 Along Came Galileo https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/2306 The Ocean of Truth: The Story of Sir Isaac Newton https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1196 The Story of Napoleon https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/64032 // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-early-modern-books-for-grades-4-6/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-early-modern-books-for-grades-4-6/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
October 15, 2019
What we often call a strong-willed child, Charlotte Mason would call a weak-willed child. // MENTIONED The Way of the Will episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrEdjNajHN0 Charlotte Mason and the Marshmallow Test article https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/charlotte-mason-marshmallow-test/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/is-your-child-strong-willed-or-weak-willed/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/is-your-child-strong-willed-or-weak-willed/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
October 8, 2019
Sonya Shafer and Laura Pitney share some of their favorite moments from homeschooling with the Charlotte Mason method. // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-favorite-cm-moments/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-favorite-cm-moments/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
October 1, 2019
Two important things to remember when you're reading history. // RELATED Teaching History https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/teaching-history-subject-by-subject-part-3/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-read-history/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-read-history/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
September 24, 2019
I'd like to share some of my favorite living books for early elementary students, those in grades 1–3, covering history during the years of 1550–1850 or so. // MENTIONED Favorite Early Modern Books for the Whole Family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOIlINHMg-Q Early Modern & Epistles lesson plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/early-modern/ Books mentioned The Pilgrims of Plimoth https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/749 Samuel Eaton's Day https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/172249 Sarah Morton's Day https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/172352 Tapenum's Day https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/64027 The Courage of Sarah Noble https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/741 Benjamin Franklin https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/3366 Toliver's Secret https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1183 A Lion to Guard Us https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/2474 Dangerous Journey https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/64031 Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1169 Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/27 Starry Messenger https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1237 Galileo's Leaning Tower Experiment https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/64030 // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-early-modern-books-for-grades-1-3/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-early-modern-books-for-grades-1-3/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
September 17, 2019
What's the difference between a nature walk and a nature study? Sonya is joined by Karen Smith to discuss this question. // MENTIONED Journaling a Year in Nature https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/journaling-a-year-in-nature/ Keeping a Nature Journal https://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Nature-Journal-Discover-Seeing/dp/1580174930/ The Naturalist's Notebook https://www.amazon.com/Naturalists-Notebook-Observation-Calendar-Journal-Tracking/dp/1612128890/ // RELATED Hours in the Out-of-Doors: A Charlotte Mason Nature Study Handbook https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/hours-in-the-out-of-doors/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast LINK Read the blog post version of the podcast LINK Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
September 10, 2019
To build the habit of attention, Charlotte Mason told us not to repeat ourselves when giving instructions to children. But how do you make that work in practice? Sonya and Laura discuss this question in this episode. // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-not-repeating-yourself/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-not-repeating-yourself/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
September 3, 2019
A quick refresher on how the will shapes your child's character and how to strengthen the will. // FOR MORE Charlotte Mason and the Marshmallow Test https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/charlotte-mason-marshmallow-test/ The Way of the Will (free e-book) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/the-way-of-the-will/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast LINK Read the blog post version of the podcast LINK Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
August 27, 2019
Sharing some favorite American history and world history books for the whole family to enjoy. // MENTIONED Early Modern lesson plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/early-modern/ Stories of America, Volume 1 https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/stories-america-volume-1/ Our Country's Presidents https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/87762 Time stamp for world history books https://youtu.be/iOIlINHMg-Q?t=381 Stories of the Nations, Volume 1 https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/stories-nations-volume-1/ Master Skylark http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11574 // RELATED Article about the Spine Book https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/getting-the-spine-book-straight/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast LINK Read the blog post version of the podcast LINK Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
August 20, 2019
Sonya is joined by Laura Pitney to discuss the pros and cons of using audiobooks in a Charlotte Mason home school. // MENTIONED The Enchanted Hour https://www.amazon.com/Enchanted-Hour-Miraculous-Reading-Distraction/dp/0062562819/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast LINK Read the blog post version of the podcast LINK Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
August 13, 2019
Here's a quick and simple tip for laying out your weekly and daily homeschool schedules. // MENTIONED Blog post version of this episode with more examples xx Subject Cards download page xx 5 Steps to Planning Your Charlotte Mason Education with time stamps xx SCM Curriculum https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/overview-chart/ 40 Ideas for Independent Work https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/40-ideas-for-independent-work-not-busywork/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast LINK Read the blog post version of the podcast LINK Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
August 6, 2019
Five quick reminders as you plan your homeschool year. // MENTIONED 5 Steps to Planning Your CM Education video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_RB3FvA29c Planning Your Charlotte Mason Education book & DVD https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/planning-your-charlotte-mason-education/ SCM Curriculum Overview https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/overview-chart/ SCM Lesson Plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/product-category/product-lesson-plans/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast LINK Read the blog post version of the podcast LINK Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
July 31, 2019
Sonya is joined by Laura Pitney for a discussion about narration with multiple children. // MENTIONED Your Questions Answered: Narration book https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/questions-answered-narration Narration Notecards https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/narration-notecards // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast LINK Read the blog post version of the podcast LINK Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
July 22, 2019
How to create a custom homeschool plan for your family in five simple steps. // MENTIONED Ready-to-go lesson plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/product-category/product-lesson-plans/ SCM Curriculum Overview with links to book lists https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/overview-chart/ Weekly DIY Chart https://simplycharlottemason.com/build-your-own-curriculum/ Build Your Own Curriculum page https://simplycharlottemason.com/build-your-own-curriculum/ Planning Your CM Education product page https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/planning-your-charlotte-mason-education/ Link to blog post version of this episode https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/planning-charlotte-mason-education/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/planning-charlotte-mason-education/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/planning-charlotte-mason-education/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
July 15, 2019
Here's how to schedule the SCM 6-year history cycle to make sure you meet graduation requirements for your high school students. // MENTIONED Genesis through Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/genesis-deuteronomy-ancient-egypt/ Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/joshua-malachi-ancient-greece/ Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/matthew-acts-ancient-rome/ Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation & Epistles https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/middle-ages-renaissance-reformation-epistles/ Early Modern & Epistles https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/early-modern-epistles/ Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/modern-times-epistles-revelation/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/using-the-6-year-history-cycle/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/using-the-6-year-history-cycle/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
July 9, 2019
Practical tips for working on the habit of best effort during the summer months. // MENTIONED Working on Attention During the Summer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WCP7tcD44Y Laying Down the Rails for Children https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/laying-down-the-rails-for-children-a-habit-training-companion/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/working-on-best-effort-during-the-summer/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/working-on-best-effort-during-the-summer/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
July 2, 2019
10 ideas for how you can work on the habit of attention this summer. // FOR MORE Laying Down the Rails https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/laying-down-the-rails-resources/ Smooth and Easy Days -- FREE habits e-book https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/smooth-easy-days-with-charlotte-mason/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/working-on-attention-during-the-summer/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/working-on-attention-during-the-summer/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
June 26, 2019
Sonya is joined by Laura Pitney and Jenn Faas for a discussion about how to homeschool when you have preschoolers in the mix. How do you keep the preschoolers occupied during school time? How can you include them? // FOR MORE Our Preschool Life https://ourpreschool.life // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-homeschooling-with-preschoolers-in-the-mix/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-homeschooling-with-preschoolers-in-the-mix/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
June 19, 2019
We're excited to announce two new Music Study with the Masters portfolios: Handel and Liszt! // FOR MORE Music Study with the Masters https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/music-study-with-the-masters/ Handel https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/music-study-with-the-masters-handel/ Liszt https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/music-study-with-the-masters-liszt/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/two-new-music-studies-now-available/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/two-new-music-studies-now-available/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
June 17, 2019
Today I'm sharing my top ten (or twenty) picture books for preschoolers. // MENTIONED How to Choose a Good Picture Book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwv1lVfZsTM Alfie Gets in First https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/115753 Alfie's Feet https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/115752 An Evening at Alfie's https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/188543 Chester the Worldly Pig https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1349 The Ant and the Elephant https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/188544 Kermit the Hermit https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/188545 The Caboose Who Got Loose https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/188546 The Giving Tree https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1271 The Happy Lion https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/188547 Harold and the Purple Crayon https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1345 Katy No-Pocket https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1333 Make Way for Ducklings https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1323 Blueberries for Sal https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1321 One Morning in Maine https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1320 Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1327 Katy and the Big Snow https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/89000 The Little House https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1272 The Story of Ferdinand https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1291 The King's Stilts https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/188548 Norman the Doorman https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1297 Corduroy https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1348 Pet of the Met https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1296 Bearymore https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1350 Pretzel https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1315 Curious George Takes a Job https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/115756 Curious George Rides a Bike https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/115757 Imogene's Antlers https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1340 // RELATED Our Preschool Life https://ourpreschool.life // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/top-10-or-20-picture-books-for-preschoolers/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/top-10-or-20-picture-books-for-preschoolers/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045
June 11, 2019
Libraries and bookstores have entire rooms full of picture books—thousands of them! Here's how to spot the good ones. // FOR MORE Our Preschool Life https://ourpreschool.life // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast LINK Read the blog post version of the podcast LINK Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
June 7, 2019
We are so excited to announce Our Preschool Life: a natural, play-based way to give your child a delightful growing time at home. // FOR MORE Our Preschool Life https://ourpreschool.life // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/new-preschool-resource/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/new-preschool-resource/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
June 3, 2019
If you're not supposed to do formal lessons, what should you do with preschool and kindergarten children? Sonya Shafer, Laura Pitney, and Jenn Faas discuss several ideas in this mega-episode of the Simply Charlotte Mason podcast. // FOR MORE Our Preschool Life https://ourpreschool.life Delightful Reading Kits https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/delightful-reading/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-preschool-activities/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-preschool-activities/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
May 27, 2019
What are your top two priorities for the preschool years? Hint: they are not reading and writing. // FOR MORE A Is for Art book https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/a-is-for-art-fine-art-alphabet-book/ Video on Teaching Your Child to Read https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mBIlbcqkaA // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/preschool-priorities/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/preschool-priorities/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
May 20, 2019
Great living books on the Middle Ages and the Renaissance that your whole family will enjoy! // MENTIONED https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkD5hzLjrk2N343QayLuR0AQvCQZ70zq Middle Ages lesson plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/middle-ages-renaissance-reformation-epistles/ A Castle with Many Rooms book https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/castle-many-rooms/ A Castle with Many Rooms Narration Notecards https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/narration-notecards-for-a-castle-with-many-rooms/ Castle https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/161 Cathedral https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/35 Around the World in a Hundred Years https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/757 The Bible Smuggler https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/581 // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-middle-ages-and-renaissance-books-for-the-whole-family/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-middle-ages-and-renaissance-books-for-the-whole-family/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
May 14, 2019
Some days it seems like you're not making any progress. Sonya shares some simple yet powerful encouragement from Charlotte Mason. // MENTIONED School Education book https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/school-education-charlotte-masons-original-home-schooling-series-volume-3/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/let-us-not-grow-weary/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/let-us-not-grow-weary/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
May 7, 2019
Here's how to make exam week a time to celebrate your student's growth. // MENTIONED Part 1 of the series https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/what-exam-week-sounds-like-in-a-charlotte-mason-home-school/ Lessons Done by Lunch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd50LW3UGe0 Scripture Memory Box https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/scripture-memory-verse-cards/ Habit Reading https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/laying-down-the-rails-for-children-a-habit-training-companion/ SCM Prepared Lesson Plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/history-geography-bible-lesson-plans/ and https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/enrichment-studies-volume-1/ // RELATED 5 Steps to Successful Narration (free e-book) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/five-steps-to-successful-narration/ Switching to Charlotte Mason's Approach to Education https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/a-mental-shift-how-to-switch-to-charlotte-mason-homeschooling-part-6/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/what-exam-week-looks-like-in-a-charlotte-mason-home-school/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/what-exam-week-looks-like-in-a-charlotte-mason-home-school/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
April 30, 2019
What do you mean "Charlotte Mason didn't do tests?" She did whole weeks of exams! I'll show you how. // MENTIONED Charlotte Mason-style Assessment https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/series/cm-style-assessment/ School Education book (with sample exam questions) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/school-education-charlotte-masons-original-home-schooling-series-volume-3/ Prepared Lesson Plans with Exam Questions https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/history-geography-bible-lesson-plans/ and https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/enrichment-studies-volume-1/ Elementary Arithmetic Books with Exam Questions https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/the-charlotte-mason-elementary-arithmetic-series/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/what-exam-week-sounds-like-in-a-charlotte-mason-home-school/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/what-exam-week-sounds-like-in-a-charlotte-mason-home-school/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
April 23, 2019
Sonya shares her top books for high schoolers on the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation. // MENTIONED The Lantern Bearers https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/425 Men of Iron https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1050 Men of Iron free online http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1557 The Black Arrow https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1163 The Black Arrow free online http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/848 The Second Mrs. Giaconda https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/171871 The King's Fifth https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/211 Famous Men of the Middle Ages https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/592 Famous Men of the Renaissance and Reformation https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/593 Voice of the Renaissance and Reformation https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/29157 // RELATED Daily lesson plans for these books https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/middle-ages-renaissance-reformation-epistles/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-middle-ages-renaissance-and-reformation-books-for-grades-10-12/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-middle-ages-renaissance-and-reformation-books-for-grades-10-12/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
April 15, 2019
A Charlotte Mason education is all about growth, taking the next step. And that type of education is available to every child. // MENTIONED Charlotte Mason Reviewed by Jenny King https://www.amazon.com/Charlotte-Mason-Reviewed-Philosophy-Education/dp/0953807215 // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/heart-education/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/heart-education/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
April 9, 2019
What should you do when a child can't or won't sit still? Sonya Shafer and Laura Pitney share some thoughts and ideas. // RELATED Using different parts of the brain https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/sequence-your-day-simple-tips-for-a-smooth-year-part-3/ The Importance of Self-Control https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/charlotte-mason-marshmallow-test/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-children-who-wont-sit-still/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-children-who-wont-sit-still/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
April 3, 2019
Here are five habits included in the Charlotte Mason method that set your child up for success in life. // FOR MORE Keys to Developing Habits https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/series/good-habits/ Don't Repeat Yourself https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/attention-please-way-of-the-will-part-5/ Putting Something in Your Own Words https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/words-narration-qa-part-3/ Using Narration for Self-Education https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/put-words-6-tools-self-education-part-2/ You Move Toward What You Focus On https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/move-toward-focus/ A Charlotte Mason Education Focuses on the Whole Person https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/need-three-atmosphere-discipline-life/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/5-life-habits-built-into-a-charlotte-mason-education/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/5-life-habits-built-into-a-charlotte-mason-education/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
March 26, 2019
Sonya shares some of her favorite books for the Middle Ages and Renaissance for grades 7–9. // MENTIONED In Freedom's Cause https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/21079 The Magna Charta https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1241 The Prince and the Pauper https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/127 The Prince and the Pauper free online http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1837 The Shining Company https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/424 The Story of King Arthur and His Knights https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/170755 The Story of King Arthur and His Knights free online https://books.google.com/books?id=s6YEAQAAIAAJ The White Stag https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1021 Jim Hodges audiobooks https://jimhodgesaudiobooks.com/product-category/george-alfred-henty-historical-novels/ // RELATED Daily lesson plans for these books https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/middle-ages-renaissance-reformation-epistles/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-middle-ages-and-renaissance-books-for-grades-7-9/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-middle-ages-and-renaissance-books-for-grades-7-9/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
March 19, 2019
Ever wonder what a Charlotte Mason education cost back in Charlotte's day? I did some research that I'm excited to share with you. // MENTIONED Charlotte Mason Digital Archives https://archive.org/details/charlottemasondigitalcollection The books that we use https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/overview-chart/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-much-did-a-charlotte-mason-education-cost/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-much-did-a-charlotte-mason-education-cost/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
March 13, 2019
Field trips, doctor appointments, busy households, . . . how do you get lessons done in the morning? Here are some ideas. // FOR MORE Productive Afternoons free download https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/productive-afternoons/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-a-smooth-morning-of-lessons/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-a-smooth-morning-of-lessons/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
March 5, 2019
Sonya talks about how to tell when your child is ready to move on to the next stage in Charlotte Mason reading lessons. // MENTIONED Delightful Reading, Level 1: Playing with Letters and Sounds https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/delightful-reading-level-1-playing-letters-sounds/ Delightful Reading, Level 2: Words I Can Build https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/delightful-reading-level-2-words-can-build/ Delightful Reading, Level 3: From Words to Books https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/delightful-reading-level-3-words-books/ Video demonstration of Reading Lessons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcuA5-We5ss Pathway Readers https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/pathway-readers/ Reading Aloud Well https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/reading-aloud-so-children-love-to-listen/ // FOR MORE Poetry books https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/enjoy-the-poems/ Family Read-Aloud Favorites https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/literature/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/signposts-for-reading-lessons-in-the-charlotte-mason-method/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/signposts-for-reading-lessons-in-the-charlotte-mason-method/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
February 26, 2019
Sonya shares some of her favorite living books for the Middle Ages and Renaissance for grades 4–6. // MENTIONED Study on Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation, & Epistles https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/middle-ages-renaissance-reformation-epistles/ Daily lesson plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/middle-ages-renaissance-reformation-epistles/ Blog post with dates https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-middle-ages-renaissance-books-for-grades-4-6/ "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" at Bartleby.com https://www.bartleby.com/360/6/51.html "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" at Poemhunter.com https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-pied-piper-of-hamelin/ "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" at Gutenberg.org http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/964 https://books.google.com/books?id=FGcXAAAAYAAJ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-middle-ages-renaissance-books-for-grades-4-6/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-middle-ages-renaissance-books-for-grades-4-6/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
February 19, 2019
You're working with this child, and that child has nothing to do. What do you do? Here are some ideas! // MENTIONED Blog post (for a printed copy) https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/40-ideas-for-independent-work-not-busywork/ Mason's Living Languages http://www.masonslivinglanguages.com Number Sentence Cards https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/the-charlotte-mason-elementary-arithmetic-series-book-2-number-sentence-cards/ Beginner's Guide to Perspective http://store.doverpublications.com/0486451488.html Parquetry Blocks (without pattern cards) https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Resources-Plastic-Pattern-Blocks/dp/B00004WKPP/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/40-ideas-for-independent-work-not-busywork/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/40-ideas-for-independent-work-not-busywork/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
February 12, 2019
Sonya is joined this week by her friend Laura Pitney to talk about ideas for organizing your home school. // FOR MORE CM Organizer https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/cm-organizer/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-organizing-your-home-school/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-organizing-your-home-school/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
February 6, 2019
Sonya just learned some great benefits to handicrafts that she hadn't thought of. Find out why it's so important to work with your hands. // MENTIONED Productive Afternoons video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlIAVyibO4Y Productive Afternoons download https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/productive-afternoons/ Book of Centuries https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/my-book-of-centuries/ Medical Students article https://www.bbc.com/news/education-46019429?fbclid=IwAR36A-WL47uoO-xBSdP_KLH71wmjvxWnZJvBxkKgV2DaBrUD_N1gds0QxIc Handiwork and Well-Being article https://www.cbsnews.com/news/handiwork-how-busy-hands-can-alter-our-brain-chemistry/ or video version https://www.cbsnews.com/video/handiwork-how-busy-hands-may-help-the-brain/ // FOR MORE Blog post series on handicrafts https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/series/homeschool-handicrafts/ Handicrafts Made Simple DVDs https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/handicrafts-made-simple/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-importance-of-working-with-your-hands/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-importance-of-working-with-your-hands/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
January 31, 2019
Can you really finish formal school lessons by lunch? Sonya shares some sample schedules to show how it's possible. // MENTIONED Productive Afternoons episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlIAVyibO4Y Link to blog post and sample schedules https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-finish-lessons-by-lunch/ Productive Afternoons free download https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/productive-afternoons/ Planning Your Charlotte Mason Education https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/planning-your-charlotte-mason-education/ // FOR MORE Open-and-go Charlotte Mason lesson plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-finish-lessons-by-lunch/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-finish-lessons-by-lunch/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
January 28, 2019
We are excited to announce that The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic, Book 2, is now available! You are sure to enjoy these simple, lively lessons that will help your student gain a firm footing in addition, subtraction, and multiplication up to 1,000. The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series, Book 2: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/the-charlotte-mason-elementary-arithmetic-series-book-2/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-charlotte-mason-elementary-arithmetic-series-book-2-is-here/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-charlotte-mason-elementary-arithmetic-series-book-2-is-here/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
January 22, 2019
Sonya shares some of her favorite living books for the Middle Ages and Renaissance for grades 1–3. // MENTIONED Study on Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation, & Epistles https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/middle-ages-renaissance-reformation-epistles/ Brother Francis and the Friendly Beasts https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/587 Castle Diary https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/172187 Marguerite Makes a Book https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/43 A Medieval Feast https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1235 Pippo the Fool https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/40523 The Sword in the Tree https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1233 Viking Adventure https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1234 The Apple and the Arrow https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1046 Leif the Lucky https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/591 The Minstrel in the Tower https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1043 Daily lesson plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/middle-ages-renaissance-reformation-epistles/ Blog post with dates https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/7-favorite-middle-ages-renaissance-books-for-grades-1-3/ Beautiful Feet Books http://www.bfbooks.com // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/7-favorite-middle-ages-renaissance-books-for-grades-1-3/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/7-favorite-middle-ages-renaissance-books-for-grades-1-3/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
January 16, 2019
Sonya answers some frequently asked question about our simple Scripture Memory System that takes just five minutes a day to work on new verses and review the ones you've already learned. // MENTIONED Scripture Memory System Instructions https://simplycharlottemason.com/timesavers/memorysys/ Video Demonstration with Timer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1wgNZ_Krtc Verse Cards: pre-printed or free download https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/scripture-memory-verse-cards/ Handcrafted Wooden Box https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/handcrafted-scripture-memory-box/ // FOR MORE Scripture Memory: Why article https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/scripture-memory-why/ Scripture Memory: How article https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/scripture-memory-how/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/q-a-inside-the-scripture-memory-system/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/q-a-inside-the-scripture-memory-system/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
January 9, 2019
Sonya chats with the ladies from the A Delectable Education podcast about their work in the CM community. // MENTIONED A Delectable Education http://www.adelectableeducation.com Living Books Library http://www.livingbookslibrary.com Sabbath Mood Homeschool http://sabbathmoodhomeschool.com Charlotte Mason Digital Collection https://archive.org/details/charlottemasondigitalcollection For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/for-the-childrens-sake/ A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/charlotte-mason-companion/ Charlotte Mason's Original Home Schooling Series https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/the-original-home-schooling-series-study-edition/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/behind-the-scenes-with-a-delectable-education/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/behind-the-scenes-with-a-delectable-education/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
January 2, 2019
Living books must be used correctly to be most effective. Sonya explains how to avoid five common mistakes. // MENTIONED Five Steps to Successful Narration free e-book https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/five-steps-to-successful-narration/ Your Questions Answered: Narration book https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/questions-answered-narration/ // FOR MORE Choosing Living Books https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/choosing-books-like-a-connoisseur/ Where to Find Living Books https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/5-ways-to-find-living-books/ Living Ideas https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/facts-vs-ideas/ Narration https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/words-narration-qa-part-3/ Delayed Gratification https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/stop-and-wait-simple-tips-for-a-smooth-year-part-1/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/5-ways-not-to-use-a-living-book/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/5-ways-not-to-use-a-living-book/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
December 26, 2018
Sonya talks with Karen Andreola about her new book: Mother Culture. // MENTIONED Mother Culture book https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/mother-culture/ A Charlotte Mason Companion https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/charlotte-mason-companion/ A Pocketful of Pinecones https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/pocketful-pinecones/ Lessons at Blackberry Inn https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/lessons-blackberry-inn/ Karen Andreola's blog https://momentswithmotherculture.blogspot.com // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/an-interview-with-karen-andreola/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/an-interview-with-karen-andreola/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
December 19, 2018
When you read aloud with your children, you're giving them some wonderful gifts. Sonya discusses nine gifts you can give through the simple pleasure of reading aloud. // MENTIONED Reading Aloud So Your Children Love to Listen video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DBAGpOl8-U // FOR MORE Some of our favorite read-aloud literature books https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/literature/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-gift-of-reading-aloud/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-gift-of-reading-aloud/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
December 11, 2018
How to become your child’s favorite book reader! Sonya shares ten tips from her three decades of experience reading aloud to her children. // MENTIONED List of Favorite Read-Aloud Books https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/literature/ // FOR MORE Article series on Reading Aloud for the Pleasure of Others https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/reading-pleasure-others-part-1/ Stopping at the Good Parts https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/stop-and-wait-simple-tips-for-a-smooth-year-part-1/ The Importance of Self-Control https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/charlotte-mason-marshmallow-test/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/reading-aloud-so-children-love-to-listen/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/reading-aloud-so-children-love-to-listen/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
December 5, 2018
Living books are a big part of a Charlotte Mason education. But where do you find them? Get ready, because I'm going to share lots of websites in this episode. // MENTIONED SCM Curriculum overview https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/overview-chart/ CM Organizer's Bookfinder https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com Interview with Liz and Emily of Living Books Library https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgIuPhV4YKk List of Living Libraries https://www.livingbookslibrary.com/living-libraries-list/ Book Sale Finder https://booksalefinder.com Other Used Book Sources https://www.thriftbooks.com https://www.hpb.com/home https://www.bookfinder.com http://www.addall.com https://www.bookdepository.com https://www.ebay.com https://www.bibliophile.net/index.htm https://www.antiqbook.com https://www.biblio.com/ https://www.abebooks.com https://www.alibris.com Dan Glaeser Books http://www.danglaeserbooks.com Jan Bloom http://booksbloom.com Sources for Free E-Texts http://www.gutenberg.org/ https://books.google.com http://www.mainlesson.com/ https://www.heritage-history.com http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/ http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/ http://archive.org http://ufdc.ufl.edu/Baldwin/all http://www.childrensbooksonline.org/library-complete_index.htm // FOR MORE What Is Twaddle? https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/what-is-twaddle/ The Power of a Good Story https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-power-of-a-good-story/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/5-ways-to-find-living-books/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/5-ways-to-find-living-books/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
November 25, 2018
Our children learn more by living with us day in and day out than they will from their lessons. What are you doing to support and nourish your mind and heart so you can give your children the best version of mom? // FOR MORE Are You a Thermostat or a Thermometer? https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/are-you-a-thermostat-or-a-thermometer/ Education Is an Atmosphere https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/education-is-an-atmosphere/ Flowing Stream or Stagnant Pool? https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/flowing-stream-stagnant-pool/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-daily-effort-of-education/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-daily-effort-of-education/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
November 19, 2018
Anybody can form habits, whether they believe in God or not. So what should be the role of habit-training in a Christian home? Where does God fit into the picture? // MENTIONED Laying Down the Rails for Yourself https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/laying-down-the-rails-for-yourself/ Laying Down the Rails for Children https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/laying-down-the-rails-for-children-a-habit-training-companion/ // FOR MORE The Power of Good Habits https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-power-of-good-habits/ The First Key to Good Habits: Repetition https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-first-key-to-good-habits-repetition/ The Second Key to Good Habits: Motivation https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-second-key-to-good-habits-motivation/ Replacing Bad Habits with Good Ones https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/move-toward-focus/ Parents GIve an Endowment https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/parents-give-endowment-habit-training-part-7/ Smooth and Easy Days (free e-book) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/smooth-easy-days-with-charlotte-mason // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/god-and-habit-training/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/god-and-habit-training/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
November 13, 2018
You've spent a lot of time figuring out how to make your school day run smoothly, but what about those hours before school begins? That part of your morning can have a huge effect on lesson time! Let's talk about how to start your day well. // FOR MORE Student Motto https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/series/i-am-i-can-i-ought-i-will/ Homeschooling with Preschoolers in the Mix https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/homeschooling-preschoolers-mix/ Why Nagging Doesn't Work https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/why-nagging-doesnt-work/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/5-tips-for-a-smooth-morning/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/5-tips-for-a-smooth-morning/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
November 8, 2018
Join Sonya Shafer and other CM speakers at the Charlotte Mason Together Retreat on July 25–27, 2019! Find out more about the retreat: https://simplycharlottemason.com/charlotte-mason-together-2019-retreat/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/announcing-the-charlotte-mason-together-retreat/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/announcing-the-charlotte-mason-together-retreat/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
November 5, 2018
We all want the promise of guaranteed success if we follow steps 1–15 exactly. But that's not the Charlotte Mason way. It's time to learn the difference between a system and a method. // FOR MORE How to Teach the Child, Not Just the Curriculum https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/teach-child-not-just-curriculum/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/a-system-or-a-method/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/a-system-or-a-method/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
November 2, 2018
We are pleased to announce that Book 3 in our Using Language Well series is now available. For more: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/using-language-well/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/using-language-well-book-3-is-here/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/using-language-well-book-3-is-here/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
October 29, 2018
Ever thought about using your smart phone to help you give your children a wonderful Charlotte Mason education? Used in the right way, your phone can be a powerful tool for good in your home school. // MENTIONED CM Organizer online planner and record keeper https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/cm-organizer/ // FOR MORE How to add an SCM e-book to your iPad https://simplycharlottemason.com/faq/how-do-i-add-an-e-book-to-my-ipad/ How to add an SCM e-book to your Kindle https://simplycharlottemason.com/faq/how-to-add-a-book-to-your-kindle/ How to add an SCM e-book to your Nook https://simplycharlottemason.com/faq/how-to-add-a-book-to-your-nook/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/10-smartphone-hacks-for-charlotte-mason-homeschoolers/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/10-smartphone-hacks-for-charlotte-mason-homeschoolers/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
October 25, 2018
We're thrilled to announce that we've added two new packs to our Narration Notecards family! // MENTIONED Narration Notecards: Ancient Egypt and Her Neighbors https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/narration-notecards-for-ancient-egypt-and-her-neighbors/ Narration Notecards: A Castle with Many Rooms https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/narration-notecards-for-a-castle-with-many-rooms/ Narration Notecards collection https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/narration-notecards/ // FOR MORE Retelling in Your Own Words https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/words-narration-qa-part-3/ Transitioning to Written Narrations https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/written-narration-next-step-composition-narration-q-part-14/ Increasing the Difficulty Level of Narrations https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/raising-bar-narration-q-part-15/ Your Questions Answered: Narration book https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/questions-answered-narration/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/new-narration-notecards-are-here/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/new-narration-notecards-are-here/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
October 23, 2018
Make sure your Charlotte Mason homeschool schedule is the best it can be. Use these five questions to give your schedule a check up. // FOR MORE Using Different Parts of the Brain https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/keeping-your-balance-switch-things-around/ Sequencing Your Day's Lessons https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/sequence-your-day-simple-tips-for-a-smooth-year-part-3/ Once-a-Week Subjects for Variety https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-once-a-week/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/5-questions-to-ask-about-your-schedule/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/5-questions-to-ask-about-your-schedule/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
October 17, 2018
50 Ideas to make afternoons an opportunity for informal learning after morning lessons are done. Free download: 200 Ideas for Productive Afternoons https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/productive-afternoons/ // FOR MORE Three Basic CM Principles https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/three-basic-cm-principles-subject-by-subject-part-2/ 3 Tips for a Successful Homeschool Year https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/3-tips-for-a-successful-homeschool-year-tip-1/ Book of Mottoes https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/a-book-of-mottoes/ Book of Centuries https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/my-book-of-centuries/ Story Starters for creative writing https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/story-starters/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/productive-afternoons-in-charlotte-mason-homeschooling/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/productive-afternoons-in-charlotte-mason-homeschooling/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
October 11, 2018
The 2019 calendar journal from Simply Charlotte Mason is now available. Sonya shares her favorite things about the new journal and how she uses it throughout the year. // MENTIONED 2019 Calendar Journal: Hope for Tomorrow https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/hope-tomorrow-calendar-journal/ Scripture Memory Box https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/scripture-memory-verse-cards/ Commonplace Book or Journal https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/a-book-of-mottoes/ Charlotte Mason's writings https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/the-original-home-schooling-series-study-edition/ // FOR MORE Karen Andreola's blog https://momentswithmotherculture.blogspot.com Karen Andreola's books: - A Charlotte Mason Companion https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/charlotte-mason-companion/ - A Pocketful of Pinecones https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/pocketful-pinecones/ - Lessons at Blackberry Inn https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/lessons-blackberry-inn/ Weary, Worried, and Mad: The Three Thanksgiving Thieves https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/weary-worried-and-mad-the-three-thanksgiving-thieves/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of this episode https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/2019-calendar-journal-now-available-hope-for-tomorrow/#audio Read the blog post version of this episode https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/2019-calendar-journal-now-available-hope-for-tomorrow/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
October 9, 2018
// MENTIONED Five Flavors of Homeschooling video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrpgDC0Rosc&t=1s How to Switch to Charlotte Mason series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkD5hzLjrk3tqby9SMnlStC4rmiRC4rs // FOR MORE The Wonderful Ease of Having a Plan https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-wonderful-ease-of-having-a-plan/ Hands-On Learning in the Charlotte Mason Method https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/hands-on-learning-in-the-charlotte-mason-method/ Hands-On Methods the CM Way https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/hands-on-methods-the-cm-way-getting-started-part-4/ Role of Triggers in Forming Habits https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/parents-spotlight-trigger-habit-training-part-3/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/switching-to-charlotte-mason-from-unschooling/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/switching-to-charlotte-mason-from-unschooling/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
October 2, 2018
Changing from project-based learning to idea-based learning. Eleventh in a series on how to make the transition to the Charlotte Mason approach in your home school. // MENTIONED How to Switch to Charlotte Mason series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkD5hzLjrk3tqby9SMnlStC4rmiRC4rs 6 Tools for Self-Education https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/series/6-tools-for-self-education/ // FOR MORE Basic Book of Centuries (free template download) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/basic-book-of-centuries/ My Book of Centuries https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/my-book-of-centuries/ 5 Steps to Successful Narration (free e-book) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/five-steps-to-successful-narration/ Narration Ideas https://simplycharlottemason.com/timesavers/narration/ This Year's Feast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/this-years-feast/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/switching-to-charlotte-mason-from-unit-studies/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/switching-to-charlotte-mason-from-unit-studies/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
September 26, 2018
Shift your thinking from a trivium-based classical approach to a Charlotte Mason approach. Tenth in a series on how to make the transition to the Charlotte Mason approach in your home school. Videos for Making the Transition Gradually https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkD5hzLjrk3tqby9SMnlStC4rmiRC4rs Video on Five Flavors of Homeschooling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrpgDC0Rosc Video on Key Differences between Classical and Charlotte Mason https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwLZxLXdxls Video on How Composition Is Taught Over the Years in Language Arts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5IxHO0CnTI // FOR MORE Facts vs. Ideas https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/facts-vs-ideas/ Another Example of Facts vs. Ideas https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/another-example-facts-vs-ideas/ Savoring vs. Shoveling https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/lesson-1-from-the-exhibit-hall-savoring-vs-shoveling/ Teach the Child https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/teach-child-not-just-curriculum/ Feed Your Mind https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/feed-your-mind/ Using the Mind vs. Feeding the Mind https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/using-the-mind-vs-feeding-the-mind/ Teaching Composition https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/teaching-writing-subject-by-subject-part-15/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/switching-to-charlotte-mason-from-classical/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/switching-to-charlotte-mason-from-classical/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
September 19, 2018
Move from "just the facts" to a living education. Ninth in a series on how to make the transition to the Charlotte Mason approach in your home school. Videos for Making the Transition Gradually https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkD5hzLjrk3tqby9SMnlStC4rmiRC4rs // FOR MORE Information Is Not Education https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/education-is-too-often-misunderstood/ Skill-Based Subjects and Topic-Based Subjects https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/combining-homeschool-grade-levels-part-1/ A Project Week Idea https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/a-project-week-idea/ Choosing Living Books https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/choosing-books-like-a-connoisseur/ Facts v. Ideas https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/facts-vs-ideas/ 5 Steps to Successful Narration (free e-book) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/five-steps-to-successful-narration/ Your Questions Answered: Narration https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/questions-answered-narration/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/switching-to-charlotte-mason-from-textbooks/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/switching-to-charlotte-mason-from-textbooks/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
September 10, 2018
Smooth the path from the classroom to the homeschool room with these 3 tendencies and 3 tips. Eighth in a series on how to make the transition to the Charlotte Mason approach in your home school. Videos for Making the Transition Gradually https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkD5hzLjrk3tqby9SMnlStC4rmiRC4rs // FOR MORE Charlotte Mason Style Assessment (article series) https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/series/cm-style-assessment/ Teaching Your Child How to Learn https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/series/6-tools-for-self-education/ Don't Motivate with Grades https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/four-methods-to-avoid-in-charlotte-mason-homeschooling/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/switching-to-charlotte-mason-from-a-classroom/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/switching-to-charlotte-mason-from-a-classroom/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
September 4, 2018
Check out these 3 tendencies and 3 tips to help you homeschool the Charlotte Mason way right from the start. Seventh in a series on how to make the transition to the Charlotte Mason approach in your home school. Check out these 3 tendencies and 3 tips to help you homeschool the Charlotte Mason way right from the start. Seventh in a series on how to make the transition to the Charlotte Mason approach in your home school. // MENTIONED Switch to CM series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkD5hzLjrk3tqby9SMnlStC4rmiRC4rs // FOR MORE Don't Overload https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/lesson-1-from-the-exhibit-hall-savoring-vs-shoveling/ Small, Constant Touches https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/small-constant-touches/ Hold on to Ideals https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/do-not-lose-sight-of-great-ideals-three-practical-do-nots-part-3/ Flex with Life https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/3-tips-for-a-successful-homeschool-year-tip-3/ Habit Training https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/3-little-words-for-habit-training-tact/ To Educate Yourself on the "Why" -Three Questions for the Homeschool Mother https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/three-questions-for-the-homeschool-mother-why/ - Charlotte Mason's original writings https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/the-original-home-schooling-series-study-edition/ - A Charlotte Mason Companion https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/charlotte-mason-companion/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/starting-charlotte-mason-from-scratch/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/starting-charlotte-mason-from-scratch/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
August 28, 2018
Be on the lookout for three ideas that might be programmed into your mind from past experiences—ideas that you might not realize are taking you in the wrong direction. Sixth in a series on how to make the transition to a Charlotte Mason approach in your home school. // MENTIONED Previous episodes in this series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkD5hzLjrk3tqby9SMnlStC4rmiRC4rs Five Flavors of Homeschooling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrpgDC0Rosc // FOR MORE A System or a Method? article https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/a-system-or-a-method/ Is My Child Learning Enough? article https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/is-my-child-learning-enough/ Is Charlotte Mason a Gentle Approach? blog series https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/is-charlotte-mason-a-gentle-approach-part-1/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/a-mental-shift-how-to-switch-to-charlotte-mason-homeschooling-part-6/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
August 21, 2018
Add more variety to your week with Shakespeare, foreign language, and handicrafts or art instruction. Fifth in a series on how to make the transition to a Charlotte Mason approach in your home school. // MENTIONED How to Switch to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Stage 1 https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-basics/ Simple Weekly Subjects—How to Switch to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Stage 2 https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-once-a-week/ Daily Mind Food—How to Switch to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Stage 3 https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/daily-mind-food-switch-charlotte-mason-homeschooling-stage-3/ The Right Stuff—How to Switch to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Stage 4 https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-check-up/ Shakespeare in Three Steps https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/shakespeare-three-steps/ Cherrydale Press, foreign language series curriculum http://cherrydalepress.com Creating a Masterpiece art instruction video library https://www.creatingamasterpiece.com Keep It Simple lesson plan books https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/ // FOR MORE Handicrafts blog series https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/7-benefits-of-homeschool-handicrafts-handicrafts-part-1/ Handicrafts Make Simple videos https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/handicrafts-made-simple/ Shakespeare: Author and World-Teacher article https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/shakespeare-author-world-teacher/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-stage-4-add-in/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-stage-4-add-in/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
August 15, 2018
Make sure the materials you are using for science, math, and language arts agree with the Charlotte Mason Method. Fourth in a series on how to make the transition to a Charlotte Mason approach in your home school. // MENTIONED How to Switch to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Stage 1 https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-basics/ Simple Weekly Subjects—How to Switch to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Stage 2 https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-once-a-week/ Daily Mind Food—How to Switch to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Stage 3 https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/daily-mind-food-switch-charlotte-mason-homeschooling-stage-3/ A huge list of living science books! https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/individual-graded-subjects/living-science-books/ Math article by Richele Baburina https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/teaching-math-subject-by-subject-part-17/ The Natural Progression of Language Arts video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=B5IxHO0CnTI Individual Studies lesson plan books https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/product-tag/individual-studies-lesson-plans-series/ // FOR MORE Written Narration: The Next Step in Composition article https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/written-narration-next-step-composition-narration-q-part-14/ A Natural Progression: The Power of Dictation blog series https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/a-natural-progression-the-power-of-dictation-part-1/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-check-up/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-check-up/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
August 8, 2018
Feed your children’s minds with daily literature read-alouds and Scripture memory. Third in a series on how to make the transition to a Charlotte Mason approach in your home school. // MENTIONED Watch the rest of this series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vAOGXmwPTM&list=PLhkD5hzLjrk3tqby9SMnlStC4rmiRC4rs Some of our favorite family read-aloud books https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/literature/ The Scripture Memory System how-to video https://simplycharlottemason.com/timesavers/memorysys/ Scripture Memory verse cards (free download or printed cards) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/scripture-memory-verse-cards/ Heirloom wooden Scripture Memory box https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/handcrafted-scripture-memory-box/ Enrichment Studies lesson plan books (ready-to-use plans for subjects covered in Stages 2 and 3) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/product-tag/enrichment-lesson-plans-series/ // FOR MORE Laying Down the Rails habit resources https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/laying-down-the-rails-resources/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/daily-mind-food-switch-charlotte-mason-homeschooling-stage-3/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/daily-mind-food-switch-charlotte-mason-homeschooling-stage-3/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
July 31, 2018
Enrich your home school in 5 or 10 minutes each day with picture study, music study, poetry, nature study, and geography. Show notes ------------ // MENTIONED Making the Transition, Stage 1: The Basics Basic Book of Centuries (free download) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/basic-book-of-centuries/ My Book of Centuries (more deluxe version) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/my-book-of-centuries/ Journaling a Year in Nature (weekly nature study prompts) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/journaling-a-year-in-nature/ Material World and Hungry Planet (living geography books) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/material-world https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/hungry-planet-what-the-world-eats Lesson plans for history, geography, and Bible https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/product-tag/history-lesson-plans-series/ // FOR MORE Subject by Subject the Charlotte Mason Way (free e-book) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/subject-by-subject/ Picture Study Portfolios https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/picture-study-portfolios/ Music Study with the Masters https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/music-study-with-the-masters/ Enjoy the Poems series https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/enjoy-the-poems/ Visits to . . . series (map work and related families in Hungry Planet and Material World) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/visits-to-geography-series/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-basics/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-basics/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
July 25, 2018
Ease into the wonderful Charlotte Mason approach to learning with living books and narration. First in a series that will help you make the transition to using Charlotte Mason in your home school. // MENTIONED ~ SCM Curriculum (book lists and ready-to-go plans) https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/ ~ Favorite living books for history (and Bible) Genesis through Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/genesis-deuteronomy-ancient-egypt/ Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/joshua-malachi-ancient-greece/ Matthew through Acts & Ancient Rome https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/matthew-acts-ancient-rome/ Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation & Epistles https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/middle-ages-renaissance-reformation-epistles/ Early Modern & Epistles https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/early-modern-epistles/ Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/modern-times-epistles-revelation/ ~ More about narration 5 Steps to Successful Narration (free e-book) https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/five-steps-to-successful-narration/ Using Living Books Effectively https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/using-living-books-effectively/ Charlotte Mason Answers Your Questions About Narration https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/charlotte-mason-anwers-your-questions-about-narration-language-arts-part-4/ Narration with Auditory and Speech Issues https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/narration-auditory-speech-issues/ Narration and Composition in the High School Years https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/narration-composition-high-school-years/ Narration Notecards: A Fabulous Written Narration Idea https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/narration-notecards-fabulous-written-narration-idea/ // FOR MORE Your Questions Answered: Narration https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/questions-answered-narration/ // FOLLOW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplycharlottemason/ Facebook News: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCM SCM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445273695729787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simplycm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplyCM SCM Forum: https://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/ Subscribe Listen to the audio version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-basics/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-basics/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/
July 18, 2018
Why not do school work for three weeks, then enjoy a project week? Sonya discusses how this idea worked well for her family. Show notes ------------- Transcript of this episode: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/a-project-week-idea/
July 9, 2018
Ten important nature study do’s and don’ts that will get you going the right direction—whether you have preschoolers or high schoolers—and help you feel more confident as you guide your child in learning about nature. Show notes ------------- Transcript of this episode: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/dos-and-donts-of-nature-study/ Hours in the Out-of-Doors: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/hours-in-the-out-of-doors/ When to Do Nature Study: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/when-to-do-nature-study/ Nature Study in a Nutshell: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/nature-study-in-a-nutshell/ Nature Study, Plus Living Books: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/nature-study-plus/ Natural Object Lessons: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/natural-object-lessons/ Nature Projects: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/5-great-nature-projects/ The Secret of the Nature Notebook: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-secret-of-the-nature-notebook/
July 2, 2018
This week, Sonya discusses five nature study projects Charlotte Mason mentioned, plus five more project ideas. Show notes ------------ Transcript of this episode: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/5-great-nature-projects/ Home Education by Charlotte Mason: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/home-education-charlotte-masons-original-home-schooling-series-volume-1/ Ant farm: https://www.workshopplus.com/ProductCart/pc/Ant-Farm-106p873.htm Gel ant farm: https://www.workshopplus.com/ProductCart/pc/Gel-Ant-Farm-LED-Lit-26p5198.htm Butterfly pavilion: https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/insect-lore-butterfly-garden-kit/ Plant Press: https://www.homesciencetools.com/search?search_query=plant+press Frog Hatchery Kit: https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/frog-hatchery-deluxe-kit/ Rock collecting kit from Northwest Treasures: http://northwestrockandfossil.org/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=rock%20collecting&product_id=326 How to build a wormery: https://learning-center.homesciencetools.com/article/build-a-wormery/ Worm composting: https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/maintain-the-garden/how-to-set-up-a-wormery/
June 26, 2018
Charlotte Mason encouraged us to use object lessons to supplement nature study. Here's how to add natural object lessons to your home school. Show notes ------------- Transcript of this episode: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/natural-object-lessons/ Guided discovery: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/good-habits-great-books-guided-discovery/ Nature study plus living books: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/nature-study-plus/
June 20, 2018
As wonderful as Charlotte Mason-style nature study is, it does have its limits. Charlotte supplemented nature study with three things: living science books, object lessons, and nature projects. This week we’ll look at how to use living science books. Show notes ------------ Transcript of this podcast: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/nature-study-plus/ Why Charlotte Mason included nature study: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/8-reasons-to-do-nature-study/ When to do nature study: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/when-to-do-nature-study/ Nature study in a nutshell: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/nature-study-in-a-nutshell/ Creating a nature notebook: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-secret-of-the-nature-notebook/ SCM Elementary Science Courses: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/living-science-courses/ SCM-curated list of living science book: https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/individual-graded-subjects/living-science-books/
June 13, 2018
A simple explanation of how to create a nature notebook after the Charlotte Mason method. Show notes ------------- Journaling a Year in Nature: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/journaling-a-year-in-nature/ For the Children's Sake: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/for-the-childrens-sake/ The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady: https://www.amazon.com/Country-Diary-Edwardian-Lady/dp/0718115813/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1527341332&sr=1-2&keywords=country+diary+of+an+edwardian+lady&linkCode=ll1&tag=simplycharlot-20&linkId=5531be6a8be6e571130b1122518c1862 Keeping a Nature Journal: https://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Nature-Journal-Discover-Seeing/dp/1580174930/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1527341281&sr=8-1&keywords=keeping+a+nature+journal&linkCode=ll1&tag=simplycharlot-20&linkId=c002e14e57727d90f8f971e61aa24661
June 6, 2018
What should nature study look like? Here are some key principles from Charlotte Mason, plus some ideas for nature study in the city. Show notes ------------- 8 Reason to Do Nature Study: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/8-reasons-to-do-nature-study/ When to Do Nature Study: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/when-to-do-nature-study/ School Education: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/school-education-charlotte-masons-original-home-schooling-series-volume-3/ Making New Acquaintances: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/making-new-acquaintances/ Story of adopting a swarm of bees: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/happy-results-bek-ms-nature-study-story/ A Pocketful of Pinecones: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/pocketful-pinecones/
May 29, 2018
Let's talk about nature study's place in your school schedule, what it might look like for different ages of children, and how to handle nature study throughout the seasons. Show notes ------------- Benefits to spending time outside: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/8-reasons-to-do-nature-study/ Take a generous amount of time: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/take-time/ Teaching children to care for nature when they are young: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/happy-results-heather-f-s-nature-study-story/ Having a specific focus: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/have-a-purpose-in-mind/ Journaling a Year in Nature: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/journaling-a-year-in-nature/ Charlotte Mason's nature study schedule: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/what-i-learned-from-charlottes-schedule/ Nature study ideas for winter: https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/nature-study-ideas-winter/
May 22, 2018
Here are eight compelling reasons why nature study is worth taking the time to do.
May 15, 2018
Sonya explains how to evaluate a book and shares six books she discovered at Bellevue Botanical Garden in Washington. Show notes --------------- Bellevue Botanical Garden: http://bellevuebotanical.org/ Trillium Store: http://bellevuebotanical.org/shop.html The Young Naturalist's Sketchbook: https://www.amazon.com/The-Young-Naturalists-Sketchbook/dp/076497128X/ Colors of the West: An Artist’s Guide to Nature’s Palette: https://www.amazon.com/Colors-West-Artists-Natures-Palette/dp/1680510975/ The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables: The Enchanting Island that Inspired L. M. Montgomery: https://www.amazon.com/Landscapes-Anne-Green-Gables-Enchanting/dp/160469789X/ BirdNote: Chirps, Quirks, and Stories of 100 Birds from the Popular Public Radio Show: https://www.amazon.com/BirdNote-Chirps-Quirks-Stories-Popular/dp/1632171694/ The Birding Life: A Passion for Birds at Home and Afield: https://www.amazon.com/Birding-Life-Passion-Birds-Afield/dp/030771635X/ A Year in the Garden: A Guided Journal: https://www.amazon.com/Year-Garden-Guided-Journal/dp/1604698284/
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