SCM Homeschool Planner

On this post, I plan to add a few different planners for the use of homeschooling.  The first one I have here is for up to three children while using the Simply Charlotte Mason curriculum especially if you use it exclusively. (I will be creating a more generic CM planner as well.)

This planner is in muted colors as to save on ink and can be printed with your toner save on or printed in gray scale.  Also, it is designed in landscape format.  For me, I need more room to write out assignments and landscape helps me achieve this.  Each spread is for one day, the whole planner printed out is 12 weeks worth of school or one term.  NOTE: planner needs to be printed double sided.

The planner is free~Enjoy!

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Simply Charlotte Mason (Three Student)

Charlotte Mason Resource GIVEAWAY

Giveaway

I have so enjoyed chatting with other mamas through my YouTube page about homeschooling.  In honor of my 300th subscriber, I decided to pay it back with a giveaway! The winner will choose a resource from one of the following:

The Living Page

When Children Love to Learn

Exploring Creation with Your Children

All you have to do is visit my Facebook page and look for the giveaway post.  Leave a comment on which of the resources you would choose should you win, and voila, you’re done.

I will announce the winner Friday, September 1,  2017, at noon via Facebook Live.

 

Jewel Weed Salve ~ Help for Poison Ivy

Our family loves summertime but there is one thing, ok two, that can make summer a little less glorious, mosquitos and poison ivy.

I had heard about using a specific “weed” to combat the effects of poison ivy and so tried it out this summer.  Jewelweed is common in the eastern U.S. and southern Canada and known as Touch-me-nots.  The pretty little orange trumpet-shaped flowers are easy to spot.  Careful when collecting it due to it usually growing in close proximity to poison ivy. If you believe you have been infected by poison ivy and are “in the field”, grab some leaves and flowers from the jewelweed plant and crush in your hand. Then you want to rub in on the infected areas to help combat the components in the poison ivy that humans react to.

If you find out too little too late and are displaying a rash from exposure, a simple salve can be made from the jewelweed.  Honestly, I was a bit dubious, but after my husband came in with poison ivy on his arms and used my salve to reduce the recovery time,  I was sold.  See, my husband gets poison ivy by just sniffing the air around it, not really, but it seems that way.  Also, it stays with him FOREVER, weeks on end of red itchy rash.

So let’s get to it: (I used Sunflower oil to steep my jewelweed.)

I used this basic recipe here, then added a few extras, because I am like my Dad-we add extra to everything.  Just ask my Mom. 😉

Here are the additions I made:   1/2 tsp Apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp European clay (I imagine you can use any drying                                                              clay  you wish)

10-12 drops of Lavender.  I followed Reclaiming YourRoots‘ directions added my additions and you can see the finished product in the pictures below.

 

Now, enjoy the rest of that summer!

Charlotte Mason Inspired Magnetic Schedule Board

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My finished board with sample schedule. There are over 40 individual schedule strips to choose from.

I love having a beautiful way of displaying our schedule for school. This helps keep the children and me a bit more organized and the children know what to expect throughout the day.

In the video below, I show you how I made a simple yet beautiful schedule board for under $20.00.

If you wish to have a copy of the schedule strips for yourself, please click here.  You will NOT be added to a subscription list.

 

Charlotte Mason Failures and Goals

Let’s face it.  We all have suffered through failure in life, right?  Maybe so, but we need not *waller* in it.  I am a believer of learning from the past and looking ahead.

In this video, I discuss five things that I would tell my younger self if I could.  Since I really can’t I’ll leave it here for other mamas who need encouragement and honestly for myself as well.

Favorite Podcasts for Homeschooling

A Delectable Education ~ All about Charlotte Mason homeschooling. I wish I had found this earlier. Excellent for the novice and the veteran.

Charlotte Mason Poetry ~ All about the CM philosophy, application, and history of Miss Mason.

Simply Charlotte Mason ~You can watch on YouTube or listen to the audio version. Sonya is so encouraging.

Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network~ No matter your style, there is encouragement to be found here.

Susan Schaeffer Macauley on For The Children’s Sake ~ I love this presentation given by Susan in encouraging us in the raising and nurturing of our children.

Ambleside Schools ~ This isn’t necessarily a “podcast” but a YouTube channel. They have wonderful insights on Charlotte Mason’s teachings and discuss the whys and hows. Check them out!