Charlotte Mason Freebie Alert

There are some wonderful resources that are up for grabs until April 17th, 2018. I personally have used these resources and can attest to their usefulness.  You can click the video and watch as I describe a little more about them or you can click on the link provided to go directly to the source.  *Disclaimer* In order to receive the PDFs, you will need to provide an email first.  You will receive your first PDF then receive one weekly until you have collected all nine.  Well worth the wait, in my opinion.

~Thanks for stopping by.

The Home Educator’s Tutor

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Giveaway Time

Hi All,

It has been a while since I have hit the “blog-o-sphere” and thank you for being patient.  This week I discovered that my YouTube channel has hit 500 subscribers.  That may not sound like much to some, but to me that’s amazing.  I want to be a channel that encourages Mamas in their decision to home educate and give an honest view, one not skewed by “Pinterest” perfect homes or “Instagram” life.  I am real, you are real, let’s keep it real, ok?

NOW on to the fun stuff.  In honor of having 500 subscribers I am hosting a giveway on my Facebook page or you can click the link to add your email.  Also, commenting on a YouTube video will garner an entry.  You can just leave a smiley face. 🙂  Click the link in the sidebar for the giveaway page and you can watch the video below for info about the giveaway and also some of our favorite things we are using in our Farmstead school.

~Blessings

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!

CM Lesson Pic
Simply Charlotte Mason (Three Student)

Easy and Free Latin

After cutting out the flashcards, they fit very nicely in a Sloyd project. 

Salve! (Google says this means welcome in Latin)

One of the hardest subjects I have tempted to breach this year, besides French, has to be Latin.  I love words, I have books full of them. 😉  Yet, when faced with teaching this to my children, it scared me.  I have always thought that I needed someone who worked at the Smithsonian with five PhDs to walk me through this.

This is where the Public Domain came to my rescue.  While perusing Google Books, I discovered a neat little (free)Latin Primer that fit my bill rather nicely.  It is easy enough to not scare the wits out of my children, yet progresses nicely in difficulty.  I printed this book and put it into a 3-ring binder for use.

Another hurdle was making sure I am pronouncing these words correctly for my children.  This is where I consulted a PDF I found online and a YouTube channel to set me straight.  From the PDF, I created flash cards so I may quiz the children.  Lastly, I designed another PDF page so that the girls could write down their exercises in an orderly manner.  These will have holes punched and be put into a folder labeled “Latin”.

In the pictures, my printouts are spotty with black.  Please forgive my printer, it is a hot mess at the moment and we are not on speaking terms.  Yours won’t print like this unless you too are nursing a broken printer.  All of the links I mentioned are below and all of the printouts are free, it will only cost you ink.  Fruor! (Enjoy!)

The Latin Primer by H. C. Nutting  1911

Pronunciation Guide

Flash cards

Primer Notebook Page

YouTube channel we have been using for pronunciation and more clarity.

If you have any difficulty with any of these resources or see an error, please contact me via the contact page or email me at farmsteadjournal@gmail.com.  Thanks!

 

 

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.

 

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.