Here in the US, if you hear the word twaddle being used in a homeschool setting, you can be guaranteed that person using the term applies CM methodology in their homeschool to some degree. It is a word inextricably linked to Charlotte Mason. Continue reading “Musings on Twaddle”
In the footnotes for the Year 1 Schedule, AO suggests students at this age should construct a personal timeline. This PNEU article outlines various styles of timeline that can be created in order to teach children chronology.
In order to correlate all the different figures and events from history that we touch on in Year 1, and to incorporate our own personal timelines, we decided to construct a family timeline book that we will keep as a group for the first several years of schooling with AmblesideOnline.
James Baldwin (1841–1925) was born in Indiana, United States and made a career as an educator and administrator in that state starting at the age of 24. He served as the superintendent of Indiana’s school system for eighteen years and then went on to become a widely published textbook editor and children’s author in the subjects of legends, mythology, biography, and literature, among others.
Term 2 was supposed to start last week. But life is a little hectic. So then it was supposed to start this week. But chaos reigns. So Term 2 will start Monday. I am determined. Continue reading “Looking Ahead to Term 2”
Anything other than handicrafts, narration, mapwork, and constructing a Paddle timeline, is most likely not compatible with Charlotte Mason methodology but is included here for those looking for a range of resources not necessarily CM.
Clara Dillingham Pierson was born March 11, 1868 in Coldwater, Michigan. She was the only child of Captain Lucius Abell Dillingham and Jennie Lincoln. She was primarily schooled at home by her mother, but did graduate from a kindergarten training program in Chicago. Before her marriage to John W.S. Pierson in 1894, she taught a two-year kindergarten-training course at Alma College. After her marriage, she began writing for and about children. Her books were published by E.P. Dutton & Co… Clara D. Pierson moved to Grand Rapids in 1930 with her husband John and lived there until her death in 1952.