Books

Book Review: Know and Tell by Karen Glass

  Know and Tell: The Art of Narration by Karen Glass My rating: 4 of 5 stars Super helpful introduction to narration and how it can lead naturally into composition. We’ve always done narration in one form or another but had gotten stuck in written narration and not transitioning well to more formal writing. Chapter…

Homeschool Changes: Two Years Later
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Homeschool Changes: Two Years Later

Two years ago, now, I was fed up. I was broken and burnt out.  Mostly, it was my own fault, I admit. I was trying to do two full philosophies – one for me and one for others, and that just doesn’t work. Anyway, I think the series was some of the most important writing…

Our Weekly Amble for February 15-19, 2016
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Our Weekly Amble for February 15-19, 2016

Despite a bout of strep throat for one child, we had a really good week of school. We do 9 of 10 days in a two-week rotation, with every other Friday off formal lessons. Friday was our off day … I have Bible Study and the children have other opportunities to play and learn with…

Attend! Company on Life’s Pathways
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Attend! Company on Life’s Pathways

Doubtless, it will come as no surprise that I like words. I like clever words. I like words used in creative ways, in clever combinations. I like words used in old ways. I love finding definitions in the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary. The first definition in the 1828 for the word attend is “To go with, or…

Our Weekly Amble for January 11-15, 2016
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Our Weekly Amble for January 11-15, 2016

We are so excited to have begun our first week of our 2016 Academic Year! We have approximately 8 weeks of Ambleside Online Year 4 to complete. I hope to finish them in our first 6 week term. On Monday, we enjoyed our first-day shenanigans with a trip to Tim Horton’s for doughnuts and our…

2015 Homeschool Changes: Narration Changes
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2015 Homeschool Changes: Narration Changes

One of the similarities between Charlotte Mason and WTM is the idea of narration.  One of the big differences is how narration is done. We have done written narration as one sentence per “grade” in school for each reading.  So, first graders write one sentence.  Third graders write three.  We’ve done this for literature, science,…