Uncategorized

Showing all 2 results

  1. Grace

    Great list! For those in Australia, be sure to check out My Homeschool. It offers a Charlotte Mason approach and meets the Australian Curriculum requirements – win win!

  2. Deb

    The old fashioned education website doesn’t ever load anything besides a blank page and a menu down the side. That’s unfortunate. 🙁

    1. Deb

      I stand corrected….it finally loaded. Took a really long time. 🙂

      1. jamienjarecki

        I’m glad it finally loaded for you!

  3. Megan

    We just started The Good and the Beautiful curriculum! Includes lots of poetry, copywork, drawing, artist study, and nature notebooks. It’s lovely!

  4. Traci M Smith

    What a great read! Thank you Jamie! We too just recently sat down our children and read out Bible verses that we could find on behavior, obedience and joy and it was a huge change of atmosphere! Scripture works!

  5. Chickadee

    WinterPromise is another one.

  6. Jolie

    I just found Wayfarers on http://www.barefootmeandering.com and it looks like a great cm curriculum!

    1. jamienjarecki

      Thanks! That is one I haven’t heard of!

  7. Chickadee

    I woukd add WinterPromise and Notgrass as CM inspired. 🙂

  8. Sarah

    I don’t know if I am not a boxed curriculum person or if I just didn’t care for HOD. We tried it and it seemed very mismatched in pacing for my child, so we eventually stopped using it. I loved the history focus, but I didn’t care for the way it was organized otherwise. I would really like to try My Father’s World, but it is expensive!

    1. jamienjarecki

      It didn’t really work out for us either. 🙁 I really wanted to make it work,but I felt like it was tying us down. MFW is a bit costly, I agree. We used it for 2 years.

  9. Dana Wilson

    Thank you, Jamie, for adding Train up a Child Publishing! I’m adding a little more information about us just to update your post. We have two types of curricula — our unstructured Unit Programs and our structured Daily Lesson Plans. Our Unit Programs are available for K-12 and are popular for us Charlotte Mason aficionadas. As I said, our Daily Lesson Plans are more structured and are a combination between Charlotte Mason and Classical. The main difference there from CM is that children who are ready to write earlier have short lessons available for them. (I had one that was SO READY to start writing very early and one who wasn’t.) We also have high school courses by subject. Thanks again, Jamie!

    1. jamienjarecki

      No problem! Thanks for adding more information!

  10. Amanda

    I’m constantly checking out CM curriculum and recently came across Wildwood http://wildwoodcurriculum.org
    We use Easy Peasy and while in a purist sense it doesn’t completely fall into CM, it’s very easy to make it a real CM curriculum. I utilize as much of their offline books as I can and the rest are subjects my children of different ages can complete together such as science, history, music, art, and PE using CM’s methods (the bones are already there in EP’s curriculum). I think it’s just a use of modern technology that Charlotte Mason wouldn’t have been against as long as the screen time was brief, the lessons were short, and nature study wasn’t being neglected. EP’s lessons are short, using the offline books help keep the screen time brief and we always do our nature study. 🙂

    1. jamienjarecki

      Thanks! Wildwood Curriculum is one I hadn’t heard of. It looks great! I agree. While I haven’t fully used the entire Easy Peasy program, it definitely has the feel of being Charlotte Mason inspired.

  11. Tara

    I would sonolight is another one geared towards Charlotte mason as well.

    1. jamienjarecki

      Yes, Sonlight is very literature based, and has a great selection of books!

  12. Desiree Lewis

    Robinson curriculum is what I was raised on and it sure sounds alot like a charlotte mason approach. Thank you for this list!

    1. jamienjarecki

      I have heard a little about the Robinson Curriculum. I’m not super familiar with it though.

  13. Shannon

    I am a home school mom of 4 and have only every used Ambleside. I find it to be very easy to follow and never have to do extra running around or adding to it. It realy is a lovely and complete feast. There is support for co-ops as well as Canadian resources. Every week I know exactly what to get though to stay on task. One of my favorite points about ambliside is that the curriculum is so rich, it is easy to use the books to teach multiple ages at once. I have also had the privilege of being at home school conferences with the ladies who built Ambleside and they are a wealth of knowledge. so if you do feel overwhelmed by the sight I would suggest start by clicking online curriculum, next select the year of your child and a look at the book list. At the top of that page click weekly schedule and there you have it. Your yearly planning is done!

  14. Tonyia

    Hi, I Stumbled upon you on Pinterest. Enjoyed this post. How I wish you and pinterest were around 20 years ago. I was attempting to homeschool my kids Charlotte Mason style with a handful of books explaining the style but not actually showing how to implement it, which is what the visual learner in me desperately needed. I’m so thankful that the internet has come so far and for those of you who take the time to document, show, and guide others, making it a little easier to succeed at the most important job- parenting… Thank you, Tonyia

  15. jamienjarecki

    Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed the post! I just want to help other homeschool moms along on their journey. 🙂

  16. Stephane Burger

    Hi! Firstly thank you for sharing these! They look wonderful and exactly what we need, unfortunately I haven’t received the email with the full dienload and I can only find Chapter 1,2 & 4 in the shop and not anything more. We would love to be able to use your pages but there must be something wrong with sending the mail as I even triend a different e-mail address without success. Is there any other way that I will be able to get Chaptets 3,5,6,7?

    1. jamienjarecki

      Send me your email address through momwifehomeschoollife@gmail.com, and I will try to resend you out the links.

  17. Bianca

    You have forgotten A Modern Charlotte Mason, Wildwood, and you did not mention a delectable education??? You pay and they give you a book list for your family. Take off Easy Peasy. The three choices I mentioned are CM curriculums.

    1. jamienjarecki

      Thank you for your suggestions! Yes, I have heard of A Modern Charlotte Mason, Wildwood, and A Delectable Education… I wasn’t really sure how ADE worked, so I did not include it as a complete curriculum.

  18. Ashley Fox

    I looked at The Good and Beautiful before it looks fantastic for the price! Did you by chance try any of the math boxes? Those look really nice with lots of hands on manipulatives. I decided to try Year 1 on Ambelside Online for my 6 year old. We just started school on Monday as we decided to shift to a Sabbath schedule with 6 weeks on and 1 week off plus additional time for special holidays and a smaller summer break in-between academic years. I also looked at Simply Charlotte and My Father’s World as well. There are so many curriculum choices out there it is a bit overwhelming!

  19. momwifehomeschoollife_h8ppvy

    No, I haven’t tried the math boxes. All of my kids are too old for their boxes. I believe they only have up to Math 1 or maybe 2. My youngest homeschooler is in 3rd. I may try them out when my little ones get to school age though. We’ve used parts of Ambleside in the past as well as My Father’s World. My only complaint with My Father’s World was that it got very overwhelming. We used it for 2 years then I felt like it was time to move on to something else.

    We do Sabbath Schooling as well. It has been really good for the kids to have a break to look forward to. It keeps us motivated!

  20. How To Homeschool On A Shoestring Budget : Tips For Success!

    […] This post contains affiliate links. Which means I may receive a commission if you click on one of my links. (At no extra charge for you.) Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. To read more about how my affiliate links work, click here. […]

  21. How To Homeschool On A Shoestring Budget : Tips For Success!

    […] store sells paperback books for 5 for $1. I was able to purchase over half of the books I needed for A Gentle Feast last […]

  22. The Secret To A Successful Marriage - Wife Life

    […] This post contains affiliate links. Which means I may receive a commission if you click on one of my links. (At no extra charge for you.) Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. To read more about how my affiliate links work, click here. […]

  23. 10 Homeschool Supplies You Need For Your Homeschool –

    […] This post contains affiliate links. Which means I may receive a commission if you click on one of my links. (At no extra charge for you.) Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. To read more about how my affiliate links work, click here. […]

  24. Rachel Harris

    YES! The Good and the Beautiful all the way! It amazes me why people are so uptight about it??
    I have used Primer-Level 3 and I have not found anything objectionable. I am also a very conservative Christian, not a LDS member. I actually like Christian Light readers so I use that for my oldest. And we use RightStart Math.

    1. jamienjarecki

      I’ve heard good things about Right Start Math.

  25. Easy Peasy Math 1 Offline Curriculum Review –

    […] This post contains affiliate links. Which means I may receive a commission if you click on one of my links. (At no extra charge for you.) Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. To read more about how my affiliate links work, click here. […]

  26. Michelle Huddleston

    Thanks so much for sharing! My son will LOVE the nature art drawing books!

    1. jamienjarecki

      You’re welcome! Mine enjoy art/drawing books, too!

  27. SimpleTenderJoyful

    Oh wow, my Amazon cart is full now! These are such a great addition to our nature library. We already have The Handbook of Nature Study, and I initially thought it wouldn’t be relevant for a few years (my oldest is only four). But we’ve dipped into it so many times whenever we want to learn more about something we see on our nature walks (or on TV, let’s be honest). Thanks for the recommendations!

    1. jamienjarecki

      I’m glad you enjoyed the list! We love Handbook of Nature Study, too.

  28. vickitillman

    Our family has always homeschooled all over the house. It works for us!

    1. jamienjarecki

      We do too! We have a “homeschool room” which is just a nook off of our kitchen. We really only use it for the computer! haha!

  29. Julie

    This looks really useful! Thanks for the idea!

  30. SimpleTenderJoyful

    I love seeing other homeschool binders! Organizing is my jam 😍

  31. SimpleTenderJoyful

    I love the Charlotte Mason quote — education is an atmosphere, not a Pinterest-worthy homeschool room. That definitely inspired me!

  32. jamienjarecki

    Thank you, Glad to hear it!

  33. Delina

    This is so beautiful! Thank you!

  34. SimpleTenderJoyful

    These are such good ideas for homeschool field trips! I’m definitely flagging this for later!

  35. MamaHen

    Thanks for your article, glad I found you! I homeschool 4 kiddos down here in Louisiana

  36. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets)

    I find any curriculum can encourage independence depending on how you use it. When I used The Good and Beautiful I found it teacher intensive… which didn’t encourage independence, so we need to tweak it so he could. 🙂

    1. jamienjarecki

      Very true! The Good and The Beautiful through level 5 was definitely more teacher intensive for us. But once we got past that point it was easier for my kids to do independently. Level 5 has student checklists which help them become more independent. The only part I really am involved in is the Shared Reader.

  37. My Little Robins

    I’ve heard great things about this one, Jamie! I think it’s especially good for moms who feel like the teaching-to-read process is very daunting!

  38. beautifullmess

    Hi Jamie-
    I love the planner and am trying to download it but have been unsuccessful. It seems like maybe a link is not working?

  39. A Side Of Crunchy

    HI! So I have downloaded this and can’t wait to try it out but I have no idea what to do for the field succession. Can you help?

  40. Jen

    Hi Jamie, thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Good and the Beautiful K. I am currently half way through Teach your Child to read in 100 easy lessons and he’s starting to fight reading the story portion. I think he is just getting overwhelmed seeing that many words on the page or something because he is capable of doing it, he just doen’t want to. I’m interested in hearing more thoughts on the comparison between TYCTR and TGATB.

  41. Mina Humphries

    I love this post! https://underthehome.org is another free online CM curriculum. Its so helpful to come across this list!

  42. Scott

    Thank you for sharing these books about Abraham Lincoln. One of my early favorites was this one, “The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln”, which I posted on my page of classic books for young readers (https://bestedlessons.org/2020/05/16/classic-books-to-help-improve-self-esteem-and-respect-for-young-readers/):

    The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln, by Wayne Whipple:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/w23bgkb18j4094q/The%20Story%20of%20Young%20Abraham%20Lincoln%2C%20by%20Wayne%20Whipple%2C%20smallerr%20font.pdf?dl=0

Comments are closed.