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lkkmind
Apr 24, 2022
In Methods and Principles
I've just posted a new article at the blog titled "Short Lesson Are Meaningful Lessons". This article explores Charlotte Mason's words on the purpose and significance of keeping lessons short enough to maintain a child's attention. Feel free to share any thoughts or ideas you have about the article. Also, share any helpful tips you have about how you keep lessons short and when you feel the need to adjust them.
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lkkmind
Apr 24, 2022
In Program 1
Hello Everyone! I just wanted to share with you that Term One of the Lesson Guide for Program 1/LSB is available now! I'm currently working on Term Two and should have that ready in a few months. I recently created a document showing how the Program Guide differs from the Complete Guide. You can find this by going to the tab "Programs" and clicking on it (rather than scrolling down to "Program 1", "Program 2", etc.). Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. There is also a sample at the Digital Shop and also under Program 1. I'd love for those of you who decide to purchase and use the program guide to feel free to communicate any ideas or suggestions you might have here -on the forum. It would be wonderful for those of you using it at the same time to have each other for support and help. Of course, if you are only using parts of the curriculum, then your suggestions and thoughts are still most welcome too!
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lkkmind
Sep 24, 2021
In Form 2: Years 4-6
I wanted to share here that while Year Five: The Complete Guide is not yet available (as well as Programs for Lower School A), I have published many individual guides for this particular year. I'm currently working on a guide for George Washington's World by Genevieve Foster. This guide combined with the already published guide for The World of William Penn (also by G. Foster) will be the main books used for American History in Year Five as well as Program 2 for LSA. For Year Five, there are also a couple of guides for literature books available, the guide needed for Ancient History and the guide needed for British History. I hope this helps!
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lkkmind
Jul 20, 2021
In Program 3
Outline Guides for Program 3 for both levels are now available! :)
Program 3 LSB & LSA content media
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lkkmind
Mar 05, 2021
In Program 2
Outline Guides for Program 2 for both levels are now available! :)
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lkkmind
Mar 05, 2021
In Program 1
This program has been completed -look for it at the Shop! I have made a number of updates to Program 1: Lower School B. Please send me an email if you've already purchased this outline guide and I'll send you the newly updated version for free. Best Wishes!
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lkkmind
May 21, 2020
In Foundations
I'm currently working very hard on the Foundations level. This guide will be designed for early school students -Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory and Year One. I'm hoping to share more about this beginning level for my new Curriculum by Programs soon! Please join the forum so that we can begin an online community!
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lkkmind
Apr 02, 2020
In Program 1
Hello! UPDATED Program 1 for Lower School B -the outline guide is now available! The programs are modeled after the programs used by schools and families enrolled with Charlotte Mason's PNEU. Form II will take longer for me to complete, but I'll be working on it as well. Eventually I will release Programs II, III and IV which will take me through the entire history cycle and will be adding in Forms II, III-IV and V-VI as time allows. Look for the general overview on the website! Hopefully, this will help answer some general questions. Best Wishes!
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lkkmind
Jun 25, 2018
In Methods and Principles
I've just posted a short summary and some of my thoughts about a Parents' Review article titled "On the Teaching of Poetry". I'd really love to know what you liked and didn't like about the article. Feel free to share any other thoughts or questions about teaching poetry as well.
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lkkmind
Apr 12, 2018
In General Questions
This little community has really grown in the last few months, so welcome to everyone! I added this forum to the website to offer families of this curriculum and/or those interested in learning more about classical education and Charlotte Mason a place to exchange thoughts and ideas with one another. Please feel free to introduce yourselves, ask questions or share whatever inspires, perplexes, helps or concerns you. I've added this general questions board for introductions, basic questions about Charlotte Mason, classical education or this curriculum and any other topic that doesn't seem to fit under the other categories. But, in the end, post wherever you'd like :)
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lkkmind
Mar 24, 2018
In Methods and Principles
I thought I would share a blog post here. I try to retype articles from The Parents' Review put together by Charlotte Mason and the PNEU. After I've retyped it, I add it to the blog as a post. I tend to share some of my thoughts about it in the blog post. Here is the one I posted today: Thoughts for "On a Classical Education" This is part one of two parts. I'll try to add the second part next time. A PDF file of the retyped original article is linked in the blog post. Please feel free to read or print and share your thoughts!
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lkkmind
Oct 28, 2017
In Form I: Years 1-3
Bev asked a great question about where in the timeline of chronological history should we begin when teaching younger students. Which time period is more developmentally appropriate? (Bev, please let me know if I've understood your question correctly.) Here is the new blog post about this topic: The History Rotation: Part II. Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas! :)
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lkkmind
Sep 23, 2017
In Methods and Principles
There are many new members here now and I'd love to get to know you all better. Please feel free to tell me a little about yourself and your family. I'm Lisa Kelly....happily married...with two daughters. My older daughter is a sophomore at our local state college and my younger daughter is just beginning high school. I've always been highly invested in education, beginning with my degree in Elementary Education. I'm another story of a mom who didn't begin her family thinking that she would homeschool her children, but felt compelled to when our first born daughter was about to go off to Kindergarten. So, yes, both girls have been homeschooled from the very beginning. We all love it. I began homeschooling with more of a public school mindset at first (the public school teacher in me). This shifted to neoclassical and then shifted again to Charlotte Mason. From about 2nd grade (with my older daughter) and onward, I've stayed primarily true to CM, but with some attention to traditional classical methods (rather than neoclassical). I've never felt as strongly about an educational philosophy since finding Charlotte Mason. My daughters have come a long way down this homeschooling road and I'm so grateful for so many of the rewards that came from traveling down it. Both girls are the loveliest humans that I've ever known. They love life, learning, people, music and ....books! I couldn't ask for more.
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lkkmind
Aug 06, 2017
In Methods and Principles
Which method or principle has had an extraordinary influence on your homeschool? I'd love to start a "conversation" about this? If I had to answer this question, then I think that I would have to say that "Education is a life" was the principle on which I already felt deeply, but had not given it words. These words, along with many other Charlotte Mason principles, drew me so compellingly towards her approach to education. I think that "Education is the science of relations" was a principle that was newer to me. I loved that it explained the amazing interconnectedness of a well-constructed educational philosophy. PS-My choices reference Charlotte Mason, but please don't feel obligated to follow suit. If there is a method or principle which fits under another heading, but was still most influential, then please feel free to share your thoughts on it.
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lkkmind
Jul 31, 2017
In Pre-Prep and Preparatory
Be sure to read the new post on the blog titled "Notes for the Preparatory Level". There is a link for a PDF file of the post, which could be printed if needed. Hope everyone is having a good summer! :)
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lkkmind
Jul 06, 2017
In Methods and Principles
I hope this forum will be of great help to all of you who wish to use A Mind in the Light Curriculum in their home. My hope in creating this forum was to make it possible for us to create an online community, one in which we learn from each other and share thoughts and ideas. This particular category of the forum will be where Charlotte Mason and other classical principles and methods can be further explored.
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