How We Homeschool: Language Arts

The term ‘language arts’ didn’t actually appear on any PNEU programmes or in the Home Education Series, instead we see the individual subjects of reading, writing, dictation, composition, English grammar, and recitation/memorisation. Recitation isn’t always included under the language arts umbrella, but it forms part of the ‘speaking’ component of the subject and is rightly included here. … More How We Homeschool: Language Arts

How We Homeschool: Religion

You could almost be forgiven for thinking Charlotte Mason wasn’t a huge proponent of religious education; the subject appeared on PNEU programmes as ‘optional’ and generally listed prayer books or daily lectionaries. For a woman who quotes “Religion without definite dogmatic teaching degenerates into sentiment” (Parents and Children) this seems quite the contradiction. … More How We Homeschool: Religion

Term One Wrap-Up

We’re done! Miss 11 just finished her final exam question for the final day of exam week and I’ve escaped outside to the hammock to have a few moments to myself to reflect on the term now completed. We started the term quite strong in some respects. The first days, or weeks even, are usually … More Term One Wrap-Up

Australian Charlotte Mason Grade 6 Programme

It’s the beginning of January. Husband has gone back to work. The house is a post-Christmas mess… It’s lesson planning time! I’m not going to lie, as time-consuming as it is, I actually really like sitting down to plan and schedule for our new school year. There’s just something extremely satisfying in having it all … More Australian Charlotte Mason Grade 6 Programme