Hi everyone! It took me a while to post because we’ve recently welcomed a new baby! Even though the last few days have been pretty much consumed with sleeping and nursing, we’ve been able to maintain a lot of our routine, thanks to following a loose Charlotte Mason routine.
So, what’s Charlotte Mason homeschooling about? How can you schedule it into a homeschool day? Here’s a look at our Charlotte Mason homeschooling routine!
Our Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Routine
The website Simply Charlotte Mason has a great primer on what the complete method entails, but, for this post, I’m going to keep it rather brief. In short, Charlotte Mason homeschooling relies on several specific teaching methods: short lessons, living books, narration and copywork, a classical approach to history, and regular nature study, music study, and picture study.
In our home, we’ve found that the short lessons alone make a huge difference in the effectiveness of our school days, especially since some of our children have ADHD. We also tend to follow a routine of several subjects per day, which keeps the kids interested for a longer period of time than usual.
I also post the subject outline for the day so that Tigger knows what to expect as the day progresses. This seems to help her prepare her mind for what’s to come.
Another of the key CM principles that helps us is copywork. Charlotte Mason believed that young children could learn grammar, spelling, and penmanship simply by doing copywork everyday.
Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Resources
For even more about the Charlotte Mason homeschooling method, check out these great books!
1. When Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason’s Philosophy for Today by Elaine Cooper
2. A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola
3. Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition by Karen Glass
4. A Charlotte Mason Education: A Home Schooling How-To Manual by Catherine Levison
If you’d like to learn more about the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling, visit Ambleside Online or check out the forum at Simply Charlotte Mason.
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