memory work

Eagles and Birds of Prey Unit Study

He clasps the crag with crooked hands: Simple Science Unit Study of Eagles and Other Birds of Prey, inspired by Tennyson’s “The Eagle”

We often discuss integrating our memory work with our other studies. But did you know that it can go the other direction, too? If there is a poem that captures your family’s imagination, you have the freedom to use it as a jumping off point for further study. You can explore books related to the …

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how to choose best memory work for morning time homeschool

How to Choose the Best Memory Work for Your Homeschool

Read this post and learn how to choose the best memory work for your homeschool and how to practically implement memory work in your Morning Time and family’s life! How our memory work journey began: My husband and I, both second-generation homeschoolers, always knew we wanted to educate our children at home. As our firstborn …

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Cottage Press Poetry Readers Review: gentle, delightful poetry study in the Charlotte Mason and classical tradition

Are you looking for a simple, open-and-go approach to poetry study in your homeschool? The Poetry Readers from Cottage Press may provide just what you are looking for! Whether you consider yourself a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, a classical educator, or simply a lover of words and beauty, the gentle poetry study you will enjoy using …

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Teaching the Creeds to Our Children

Have you ever considered including the historic creeds of the Christian church in your morning time, personal devotions, or family worship? If you’ve felt ill-equipped to teach them to your children, or have wondered why they even matter, come walk beside me as we explore the reasons to memorize the creeds with our children. What …

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multi-age morning time plans fall 2019

Morning Time Plans (Fall 2019): adjusting expectations to meet the needs of a wide age range

It gets trickier to plan for morning time when you have a wide range of ages.  Wake-up times vary from the pre-dawn energy of the 4-year-old to the sluggish morning brain of the teen.  And that doesn’t even consider the differing needs and interests that span the grades. Yet having a time for shared memories …

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