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The weekly Simply Charlotte Mason homeschooling audio podcast with Sonya Shafer

The weekly Simply Charlotte Mason homeschooling audio podcast with Sonya Shafer

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The weekly Simply Charlotte Mason homeschooling audio podcast with Sonya Shafer

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@SimplyCM

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English

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Episodes

Your Questions Answered: Let’s Just Get Through This

1/27/2021
Have you ever found yourself telling your child “Let’s just get through this so we can move on?” Well, that’s the question we want to discuss today. Laura Pitney is here to join me and discuss this question. It’s a good one. Here it goes: “I find that when our lessons are languishing or if […] Your Questions Answered: Let’s Just Get Through This originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:20:49

Core Values of Charlotte Mason: Introduction

1/20/2021
A friend of mine made a statement recently that stopped me in my tracks. She was explaining how in the past she hadn’t felt confident deviating from a recommended book list for her Charlotte Mason home school, and she said something like, “That was before I understood the difference between Charlotte Mason’s principles and a […] Core Values of Charlotte Mason: Introduction originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:10:19

What a Living Book Sounds Like

1/13/2021
It seems like one of the hardest concepts to wrap your head around when you’re homeschooling with the Charlotte Mason Method is the concept of living ideas versus dry facts. Now, we give our children living ideas in several ways; but for this post I’m going to focus on living books, because living books make […] What a Living Book Sounds Like originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:14:33

Favorite Living History Books on Ancient Rome

1/6/2021
Today we’re wrapping up our favorite history books series. We’ve covered five history time periods so far: Middle Ages and Renaissance, Early Modern, Modern Times, Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greece. Today we’ll share our top living books for studying Ancient Rome. I hope these posts have been helpful to you. Leave a comment and let […] Favorite Living History Books on Ancient Rome originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:14:16

Making Midyear Adjustments in Your Home School

12/30/2020
We often talk about homeschooling as a journey, and we can apply that in many different settings. But when you think about it for your homeschool year, a lot of times we like to put things on cruise control and just go through the year. We think if we have our plan, we can just […] Making Midyear Adjustments in Your Home School originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:21:43

God With Us

12/23/2020
This time of year, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and look toward the unknown future of the coming year, we can find comfort and confidence in the truth that Jesus is called Immanuel, God with us. Charlotte Mason reminded her readers of that truth of an ever-present Savior, Who is with us in […] God With Us originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:02:06

Books as Windows

12/16/2020
In the last post, we looked at how books can help our children form relations with themselves, and we talked about those books as mirrors. Today, we want to expand on another aspect of that and how books can help our children form relations with others. They’ve formed the groundwork as they get to know […] Books as Windows originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:22:05

Books as Mirrors

12/9/2020
The books that we give to our children help them form relations, those important relations that Charlotte Mason talked about so much, relating with God, relating with the universe around us, and relating with people, and that’s the aspect that we want to focus in on today. Joining me for this discussion is my friend, […] Books as Mirrors originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:28:07

Binoculars in Nature Study

12/2/2020
One of the great things about doing Charlotte Mason nature study is that you don’t have to have a bunch of expensive equipment. Just grab your journal and go outside. But sometimes it can be helpful to expand our nature study practices by having some equipment, if we want to. So today we want to […] Binoculars in Nature Study originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:16:53

Favorite Living History Books on Ancient Greece

11/25/2020
Too often Ancient Greece is just tossed into a quick overview of Ancient Times, but there are so many interesting and valuable stories from that time period—and so many great books—that can help us get a clearer picture of what life was like during Old Testament times. That’s why I like to take a full […] Favorite Living History Books on Ancient Greece originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:10:58

Your Questions Answered: Your Home School Space

11/18/2020
Are you looking for ways to create a more Charlotte Mason atmosphere in your home? Today we want to address a great question, and here to join me are Jenn Faas and Laura Pitney, my friends and coworkers. Sonya: Here’s the question: “Can you give some tips on great ways to create a Charlotte Mason […] Your Questions Answered: Your Home School Space originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:25:34

How to Teach Foreign Language

11/11/2020
Charlotte Mason used a wonderfully unique and effective method for teaching conversational foreign languages. It’s called a Series Approach, and I’m going to walk you through how to do it. What You Will Need You will need a series. A series is a set of related statements that describe an everyday action. So for example, […] How to Teach Foreign Language originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:10:47

Help Your Child Learn to Observe More Closely

11/4/2020
Has it ever happened to you that you ask your child, “What did you see outside today?” and that child says, “A bird,” and you try to get more information, but the child just says, “Well, I think it was red, or I think it was … it might have had some blue,” and that […] Help Your Child Learn to Observe More Closely originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:13:06

Favorite Living History Books on Ancient Egypt

10/28/2020
I really enjoy sharing my favorite living books with you. It’s like introducing delightful old friends that I know will help and support you along your homeschool journey. Today I will give you my top ten picks for studying Ancient Egypt. These are the ten living books that are scheduled into the lesson plan guide […] Favorite Living History Books on Ancient Egypt originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:17:41

Your Questions Answered: When You Want to Quit Homeschooling

10/21/2020
I think at some time or other, all of us homeschool mamas have felt like giving up. “I just want to quit.” It’s a great question to discuss today, and Laura Pitney is here joining me: “What keeps you going when you want to quit?” Laura: That’s a very good question, as always. Sonya: Yes, […] Your Questions Answered: When You Want to Quit Homeschooling originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:19:03

How to Teach Shakespeare

10/14/2020
I’m going to venture to say that most of us did not grow up with Shakespeare as a regular part of our education. In my school years, I had only one Shakespeare play introduced to me and that was a last-minute, “Here, let’s watch this movie,” by a substitute teacher. But Charlotte Mason believed that […] How to Teach Shakespeare originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:08:50

Your Questions Answered: Questions about Dictation

10/7/2020
Today we want to dive into a few questions that we’ve received from different home educating parents who have questions about Charlotte Mason’s method of dictation. If you’re not familiar with that wonderful method for teaching children spelling, then take a look at that post, How to Do Dictation. The corresponding video will walk you […] Your Questions Answered: Questions about Dictation originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:13:01

Hints to Teachers

9/30/2020
On my bookshelf I have a copy of a book from the early 1900s that was used in Charlotte Mason’s schools. Many books like this contain an introduction full of helpful comments, but the introduction to this book is so refreshing that I want to share a portion of it with you. Of course, it […] Hints to Teachers originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:08:04

Your Questions Answered: Favorite School Supplies for a Charlotte Mason Home School

9/23/2020
Today, we want to tackle a fun topic: school supplies for a Charlotte Mason education. We already talked about what we consider back-to-school essentials for the mom, and those are more the attitudes that set the atmosphere of your home. But today we want to get down and practical with “What are some school supplies?”—some […] Your Questions Answered: Favorite School Supplies for a Charlotte Mason Home School originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:19:30

How to Teach Grammar

9/16/2020
Today we want to discuss how Charlotte Mason taught English grammar. Grammar analyzes the system and the structure of a language. That’s a heavy concept that requires abstract thinking, so Charlotte did not start formal grammar lessons until the student was about 10 years old. When we talk about grammar lessons, we’re basically talking about […] How to Teach Grammar originally appeared on Simply Charlotte Mason.

Duration:00:12:44