Sunday, August 29, 2010
Discovering our style
I found out about Charlotte Mason last winter when I was once again online looking for better ways to teach my daughter. I had heard about Charlotte Mason before, but always very vaguely, and I had the impression that it was a very laid back, let kids absorb what they will from nature, kind of approach. I like structure and routine, and although I believe that children can learn a great deal if left to their own devices, I don't trust in that completely for my children's education. So basically I thought, Charlotte Mason- Not for me.
When I finally did start to learn about Charlotte Mason's methods, I fell in love. It was pretty much everything I was doing already, but oh, so much better! I had so much fun planning and getting read for this year, now that I have a definite plan for what we are doing. Pulling resources from here and there like I did last year, was exhausting, and I always had the feeling I was leaving something out. The end result was a stressed out and tired Mama. Even though we are only two weeks into our school year, Anna already says she likes what we are doing better than last year, and I have had so much less feet dragging!
Posted by Susannah at 3:13 PM