10 Things to Do for Summer Nature Study (free printable!)
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by Rebecca
1w ago
“I believe that a child’s interest in outdoor life is a kind of hunger, as natural as his interest in bread and butter. He cannot live on bread and butter alone but he ought not to try to live without them. He cannot be educated on nature study alone, but he ought not to be educated without it. To learn to obey and reason and feel — these are the triple ends of education, and the greatest of these is to learn to feel. The teacher’s word for obedience; the arithmetic for reasoning  and for feeling, for the cultivation of the imagination, for the power to respond quickly and deeply, give ..read more
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Summer of Mother Culture: Mothers Are Born Persons
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by Rebecca
2w ago
Mother Culture, which is the idea that mothers continue their own education and further “culture” themselves even while homeschooling their children and managing busy families, is a topic I’m very passionate about. My husband and I have been married for 19 years, and for the last eight years, we have been homeschooling our kids and running our own businesses out of our home, so our schedule is always very full, and we don’t have much free time. However, even within that busyness, I have found during the last few years that I am healthier mentally and spiritually when I make time to grow mysel ..read more
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Record of Readings and Recitations for Homeschoolers
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by Rebecca
3w ago
Keeping a record of readings and recitations you’ve chosen for your homeschooling journey is a good habit to adopt as your students get older. It not only serves as a comprehensive archive of your recitation choices but also prevents you from repeating selections in the future. In this post, I’m excited to share my method of keeping track of all the passages, verses, and poems we’ve learned for Recitation, as well as other readings I don’t want to duplicate in the future. Recitations and Readings Log Recitation has been a highlight of our homeschooling journey. Admittedly, in the beginning, I ..read more
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Simple Monthly Meal Planning System for Families
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by Rebecca
1M ago
Monthly meal planning is a great way to simplify your meal planning process, stick to your food budget, eliminate food waste, and reduce how much time you have to spend on meal planning overall. It allows you to come up with a plan to serve your whole family healthy, home-cooked meals without a lot of extra work. In this post, I’m sharing my simple process for making an easy family meal plan once per month! The Process Gather Supplies I time my monthly meal planning with my Azure Standard order, which is due every four weeks on a Thu ..read more
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YouTube Picture Study (and Art for Frame TVs!)
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by Rebecca
1M ago
One of my hopes for this website and all of the things I do online is to encourage others in their homeschool journey, especially in finding ways to help families include picture study in their homeschool lesson time. I love being able to use my art history degree in this way by providing free printable picture study art, Picture Study Aids, and high-quality, professional art prints. I want to make art appreciation through Picture Study as easy as possible for everyone! YouTube Picture Study Art Videos Recently, I started working on two projects that I hope will make it even easier ..read more
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John William Waterhouse Picture Study Video Session
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by Rebecca
1M ago
His education should furnish him with whole galleries of mental pictures, pictures by great artists old and new;––…–– in fact, every child should leave school with at least a couple of hundred pictures by great masters hanging permanently in the halls of his imagination, to say nothing of great buildings, sculpture, beauty of form and colour in things he sees. Perhaps we might secure at least a hundred lovely landscapes too,––sunsets, cloudscapes, starlight nights. At any rate he should go forth well furnished because imagination ha ..read more
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Eugène Delacroix Picture Study Aid and Art Prints
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by Rebecca
2M ago
To read more about Charlotte Mason picture study and to see the other Picture Study Aids I offer, click here. A picture is nothing but a bridge between the soul of the artist and that of the spectator. Eugène Delacroix As I wrote in my Artists from the 1800s list, Eugène Delacroix is credited with bringing the Romantic movement to France. He was a giant in the art world of the 19th century, even during his lifetime, and many contemporary artists, as well as artists since, have highly respected and emulated his work. His oeuvre includes a wide rang ..read more
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12 Things to Do for Homeschool Spring Nature Study
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by Rebecca
2M ago
Now I am going to give you a prescription, — for some woods medicine, — a magic dose that will cure you of blindness and deafness and clumsy-footedness, that will cause you to see things and hear things and think things in the woods that you have never thought or heard or seen in the woods before. Here is the prescription : — Wood Chuck, M. D., MULLEIN HILL. Office Hours: 5.30 a.m. until Breakfast. Rx No moving for one hour . . . No talking for one hour. . . No dreaming or thumb-twiddling the while. Sig: The dose to be taken from the top of a stump with a bit of sassafras bark or a nip of In ..read more
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Mother Culturing: First Quarter 2024
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by Rebecca
2M ago
What we need is a habit of taking our minds out of what one is tempted to call “the domestic rag-bag” of perplexities, and giving it a good airing in something which keeps it “growing”… Is there, then, not need for more “Mother Culture”?  “Mother Culture” Parents’ Review – Volume 3  On being asked, whence is the flower. In May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook. The purple petals fallen in the pool Made the black water with their beauty gay; Here migh ..read more
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2024-2025 AmblesideOnline Picture Study Free Printables!
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by Rebecca
3M ago
Please note that I have been given AmblesideOnline’s permission to use their name in the title and body of this post as well as their permission to use their Artist Study rotation to make these files. When children have begun regular lessons (that is, as soon as they are six), this sort of study of pictures should not be left to chance, but they should take one artist after another, term by term, and study quietly some half-dozen reproductions of his work in the course of the term. Charlotte Mason (Home Education, p. 308) His education ..read more
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