Thursday, August 16, 2007

Charlotte Mason to the rescue

I have been swimming around trying to keep my head above water. I knew that I wanted to give my kids a home education with substance. I looked at the ABeka curriculum, the Bob Jones curriculum, etc. The ones that are used in our local Christian schools. I'm just not really a fill in the blank kinda of girl. I wanted a curriculum that would make my children think. One that would be well rounded with art and music, latin and so much more than these curriculum offered. Don't get me wrong, we are going to be using the ABeka math and I'm still looking for a handwriting program that I love, but I wanted more than just reading, writing, and arithmatic.

Enter Charlotte Mason and http://amblesideonline.org/. I am really praying that this is what I have been looking for. So far it looks very promising. I am super excited.

Does anyone else use Charlotte Mason?

4 comments:

SouthernBell said...

I'd like to homeschool Cora when she's old enough -- may be reading this post again then.

Kelli said...

I am a huge fan of Charlotte Mason and my favorite homeschooling book is A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola.

I'm so glad you discovered Ambleside, it is a wonderful resource!
Kelli

SouthernBell said...

Hello! Hope you had a great weekend.

SouthernBell said...

Where did you go?