Simply Charlotte Mason Homeschooling (video)

Oct 21 2020 12 mins 103

Join popular author and speaker, Sonya Shafer, every week for timely encouragement and practical teaching tips to help you homeschool with the Charlotte Mason Method.






How to Teach Shakespeare
Oct 14 2020
Here's an enjoyable and simple approach to some of the greatest literature ever written—the plays of William Shakespeare! // MENTIONED Shakespeare in Three Steps and Arkangel Audio Dramatizations https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/shakespeare-three-steps/ A Midsummer Night's Dream picture book by Bruce Coville https://www.amazon.com/William-Shakespeares-Midsummer-Nights-Dream/dp/0142501689/ Shakespeare for Children audio retelling by Jim Weiss https://www.amazon.com/Shakespeare-Children-Midsummer-Nights-Taming/dp/1942968841/ Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children by E. Nesbit http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1430 Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1286 // 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-teach-shakespeare/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-teach-shakespeare/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/




Your Questions Answered: Favorite School Supplies for a Charlotte Mason Home School
Sep 23 2020
What are the essential school supplies for a Charlotte Mason home school? Sonya, Laura, and Jenn are here to share their favorites. // MENTIONED Math Grid Notebooks https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/gridded-math-notebook Personal whiteboard https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/dry-erase-board-grid Back to School Essentials episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQcDRBPzq4s Charlotte Mason Notebooking episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTs_PSpdIKc Scripture Memory System https://simplycharlottemason.com/timesavers/memorysys/ // 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-school-supplies-for-a-charlotte-mason-home-school/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-favorite-school-supplies-for-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/



Charlotte Mason Notebooking
Sep 02 2020
What is notebooking? And is notebooking used in a Charlotte Mason home school? Sonya discusses several types of notebooks that are used to enrich your student's education with the Charlotte Mason method. // FOR MORE 6 Tools for Self-Education https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/6-tools-self-education-part-1/ Book of Centuries https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-do-a-book-of-centuries/ Nature Notebook https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/the-secret-of-the-nature-notebook/ Math Notebooks https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/gridded-math-notebook/ Book of Mottoes https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/getting-started-with-a-book-of-mottoes/ My Word Book https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/delightful-reading-my-word-book/ Copywork https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-do-copywork/ Transcription https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-do-transcription/ Dictation https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/how-to-do-dictation/ // 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/charlotte-mason-notebooking/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/charlotte-mason-notebooking/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/













Finding a Substitute Book
Jun 17 2020
If a recommended book isn't available or isn't working, what do you do? Let's talk about how to find a good substitute. // MENTIONED CM Organizer https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/cm-organizer/ Free CM Bookfinder https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com Karen's Living Science Books List https://simplycharlottemason.com/planning/curriculum-guide/individual-graded-subjects/living-science-books/ Favorite Books episodes LINK NEEDED Audible.com https://www.audible.com Librivox.org https://librivox.org Living Books Library Top Picks https://www.livingbookslibrary.com/category/top-picks/ All Through the Ages https://www.nothingnewpress.com/books/all-through-the-ages-2/ TruthQuest History guides https://www.truthquesthistory.com/store/products.php // 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/finding-a-substitute-book/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/finding-a-substitute-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/




Favorite Modern Times History Books for Grades 10–12
May 20 2020
Sonya shares her favorite books for high school students studying modern times history. Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/modern-times-epistles-revelation/ Early Modern Books for Grades 10–12 video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocvch2daZSc Other Modern Time Book Reviews videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa7rTeR8w10&list=PLhkD5hzLjrk2EQ8qBujZCl_V1S5AsJkej America: The Last Best Hope Volume 1: https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/87738 Volume 2: https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/87739 Volume 3: https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/87740 American Voices https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/172353 The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/9954 The War to End All Wars https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/61071 Hitler https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/172311 Stalin: Russia's Man of Steel https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/89415 How Should We Then Live? https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1149 7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1150 The Red Badge of Courage https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/123 Up From Slavery https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/708 The Story of My Life https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/679 The Hiding Place https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/99 // 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-10-12/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-modern-times-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/



Your Questions Answered: Prolific Reader
Apr 29 2020
Sonya is joined by Jenn and Laura to talk about how to approach a situation when your child reads faster than you can preview books. // MENTIONED Books Children Love by Elizabeth Wilson https://www.amazon.com/Books-Children-Love-Elizabeth-Wilson/dp/1581341989/ Honey for a Child's Heart by Gladys Hunt https://www.amazon.com/Honey-Childs-Heart-Gladys-Hunt/dp/0310242460/ Honey for a Teens' Heart by Gladys Hunt https://www.amazon.com/Honey-Teens-Heart-Gladys-Hunt/dp/0310242606/ Read for Your Life by Gladys Hunt https://www.amazon.com/Read-Your-Life-Gladys-Hunt/dp/0310548713/ Who Should We Then Read? by Jan Bloom http://booksbloom.com/Ordering_Books_and_CD_s.html Educating the Whole-hearted Child by Sally Clarkson https://www.amazon.com/Educating-Wholehearted-Child-Clay-Clarkson/dp/1888692324/ Read for the Heart by Sarah Clarkson https://www.amazon.com/Read-Heart-Whole-WholeHearted-Families/dp/1932012974/ // 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-prolific-reader/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/your-questions-answered-prolific-reader/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/


Favorite Modern Times History Books for Grades 7–9
Apr 22 2020
Sonya shares her favorite living books covering Modern history for students in grades 7–9. World History reviews start at 10:39 Favorite Books for the Modern Times series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa7rTeR8w10&list=PLhkD5hzLjrk2EQ8qBujZCl_V1S5AsJkej Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation lesson plans https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/modern-times-epistles-revelation/ Lincoln: A Photobiography https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1126 Across Five Aprils https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/172125 Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/45 The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/9954 The Yanks Are Coming https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/12181 Victory in the Pacific https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/89519 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/687 Louis Pasteur: Founder of Modern Medicine https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1207 Across America on an Emigrant Train https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/1199 The Endless Steppe https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/704 Animal Farm https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/172041 A Long Walk to Water https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/180460 Rescue and Redeem: Chronicles of the Modern Church https://apps.simplycharlottemason.com/resources/detail/89414 // 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-7-9/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/favorite-modern-times-history-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/





Favorite Modern Times History Books for Grades 4–6
Mar 18 2020
I love sharing great book recommendations with other homeschoolers. Today I’ll be sharing my top picks for grades 4–6 who are studying modern times, about 1850 to the present. I already reviewed books that will give an overview of that time period for the whole family to enjoy together. Today I want to zero in on some additional titles that focus on specific people and events. I’ll be sharing both American history and world history books, so you can give your 4th–6th grader a global perspective and help him understand that American history did not happen in a vacuum. Much of it affected other countries, and other countries’ people and events affected the U.S. too. All of my favorite books for this time period are scheduled in the Modern Times and Epistles, Revelation lesson plan book. That will give you daily reading itineraries for all the grades, so you know which books to use on which days and how much to read each time. American History Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House by Sterling North  This one is from the fabulous Landmark book series. I’m so glad this one is still in print. (Word to the wise: if you find any used Landmark books, take a closer look. Most of them are great living history books.) Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House focuses on the years leading up to Lincoln’s presidency. It traces the events that happened in his life and how those events both shaped his character and revealed his character. The final chapter summarizes his role in the Civil War and his assassination. Written by an excellent author, this book is a great biography of a great man for grades 4–6. Always Inventing: A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell by Tom L. Matthew I really like photobiographies. Looking at the actual photographs makes a lasting impact and helps that person’s life seem more real and personal. This biography covers Bell’s invention of the telephone, of course, but it also emphasizes his work with the deaf and his other inventions; such as, a metal detector that was used when President Garfield was shot and several different experiments he tried with flight. You will also discover his ties to National Geographic, which publishes this book. (By the way, there is a Landmark book called Mr. Bell Invents the Telephone that is really good but, sadly, out of print. If you can find a copy, it would make a great companion to this photobiography. With the story in that book and the photos in this book, it would make a winning combination. But then, this photobiography continues and tells more about his life after the telephone invention.) I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King by Margaret Davidson  I reviewed this book in my top picks for grades 1–3 on modern times. I like to recommend it for grades 4–6 also. It is appropriate and interesting for all the elementary grades. If you have children in both age groups, read it aloud to all of them together. Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh 





Favorite Modern Times History Books for Grades 1–3
Feb 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/




Favorite Modern Times History Books for the Family
Jan 21 2020 11 mins  
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/






Favorite Early Modern History Books for Grades 10–12
Dec 17 2019
Sonya shares her favorite Early Modern history books for high schoolers. Skip to world history picks: https://youtu.be/Ocvch2daZSc?t=649 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/




Favorite Early Modern Books for Grades 7–9
Nov 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/




How to Choose and Use Field Guides
Oct 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/

Favorite Early Modern Books for Grades 4–6
Oct 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/




Favorite Early Modern Books for Grades 1–3
Sep 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/










5 Steps to Planning Your Charlotte Mason Education
Jul 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/


Using the 6-Year History Cycle
Jul 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/





Top 10 (or 20) Picture Books for Preschoolers
Jun 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






Favorite Middle Ages and Renaissance Books for the Whole Family
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/


What Exam Week Looks Like in a Charlotte Mason Home School
May 07 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/

What Exam Week Sounds Like in a Charlotte Mason Home School
Apr 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/

Favorite Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation Books for Grades 10–12
Apr 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/




5 Life Habits Built Into a Charlotte Mason Education
Apr 03 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/

Favorite Middle Ages and Renaissance Books for Grades 7–9
Mar 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/



Signposts for Reading Lessons in the Charlotte Mason Method
Mar 05 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/

Favorite Middle Ages & Renaissance Books for Grades 4–6
Feb 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/




The Importance of Working with Your Hands
Feb 06 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/



7 Favorite Middle Ages & Renaissance Books for Grades 1–3
Jan 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 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/

Q & A: Inside the Scripture Memory System
Jan 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/

Behind the Scenes with A Delectable Education
Jan 09 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/

5 Ways NOT to Use a Living Book
Jan 02 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/





5 Ways to Find Living Books
Dec 05 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/


God and Habit-Training
Nov 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/






10 Smartphone Hacks for Charlotte Mason Homeschoolers
Oct 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/

New Narration Notecards Are Here!
Oct 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/


Productive Afternoons in Charlotte Mason Homeschooling
Oct 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/

2019 Calendar Journal Now Available: Hope for Tomorrow
Oct 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 video https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/2019-calendar-journal-now-available-hope-for-tomorrow/#audio Read the blog post version of this video 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/

Switching to Charlotte Mason from Unschooling
Oct 09 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/


Switching to Charlotte Mason from Unit Studies
Oct 02 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/

Switching to Charlotte Mason from Classical
Sep 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/

Switching to Charlotte Mason from Textbooks
Sep 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/

Switching to Charlotte Mason from a Classroom
Sep 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/

Starting Charlotte Mason from Scratch
Sep 04 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. // VIDEOS 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/

A Mental Shift—How to Switch to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Part 6
Aug 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 videos 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/ 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/

Add More Variety—How to Switch to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Stage 5
Aug 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 Previous videos in this series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkD5hzLjrk3tqby9SMnlStC4rmiRC4rs 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/

The Right Stuff—How to Switch to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Stage 4
Aug 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 Other episodes in this series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhkD5hzLjrk3tqby9SMnlStC4rmiRC4rs 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/


Daily Mind Food—How to Switch to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Stage 3
Aug 08 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/

Simple Weekly Subjects—How to Switch to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Stage 2
Jul 31 2018
Enrich your home school in 5 or 10 minutes each day with picture study, music study, poetry, nature study, and geography. Second in a series that will help you make the transition to a Charlotte Mason approach in your home school. // MENTIONED Making the Transition, Stage 1: The Basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vAOGXmwPTM 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-once-a-week/#audio Read the blog post version of the podcast https://simplycharlottemason.com/blog/transition-to-cm-once-a-week/ Upcoming Events https://simplycharlottemason.com/events-speaking/ Contact Simply Charlotte Mason 930 New Hope Road #11-892 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 https://simplycharlottemason.com/contact/

How to Switch to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling, Stage 1
Jul 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/

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