Hi friends! I’m reviving an old practice I had years ago of sharing my favorite finds from around the web as well as anything else that tickles my fancy each week! I’ll be posting these on Saturdays so you have a little entertainment for your (theoretical) downtime during the weekend. 🙂
Today I’m at the second day of the Charlotte Mason Educational Retreat in Colorado Springs. This is a weekend I look forward to all year long and even with all the last-minute craziness involved behind the scenes, I’m so thankful to be part of this event! Today and tomorrow I’ll be leading immersions on picture study which, admittedly, the introvert in me is pretty nervous about. If you happen to be here and can forgive my social ineptitude, I’d love to say hello!
From the internet…
Stressful Narrations: Whose fault is this anyway? “Have you ever lost your patience with a child during a narration? Have you ever been discouraged because the narration didn’t seem good enough…too short, too long, too many missing “important” details, too many mispronunciations, or maybe a complete inability to narrate? Have you ever been tempted to ‘help’ your child along, knowing you were violating some of Miss Mason’s principles, but, really, ‘just this once (or twice) it is going to be OK because we are going to LEARN from it.’ I have, and I have a feeling I’m not alone.”
The top 16 Jane Austen adaptations on screen I think I disagree with 15 and 16….15 is really my favorite. And some of the others I haven’t even seen (I’m not a big Keira Knightley fan but I am a big P&P fan, so I can’t force myself to watch it). What are your favorites?
60-Minute Visual Timer I picked this up a few weeks ago as our old timer finally bit the dust after having been dropped on the tile floor one too many times. I like this one because B can see how much time he has left in a given lesson and it’s not too loud.
50+ FREE Homeschool Resources you need to know about! I love lists like this.
The Real Truth about ‘Boring’ Men — and the Women who Live with Them: Redefining Boring – This made me cry because I’m a big sap. But I love it all the same.
From the blog…
Weeknight Real Food Recipe Collection A collection of our tried-and-true favorite recipes that are perfect for weeknights!
(2018) CMER Reflection We’re gearing up for another Charlotte Mason Educational Retreat this weekend and I can’t wait! Here were a few of my takeaways from the retreat two years ago when Nancy Kelly was our speaker.
(2017) Charlotte Mason Picture Study Aid: James McNeill Whistler Whistler was quite a character but made some beautiful art. Here’s a FREE picture study aid covering his art for use in your homeschool!
(2015) How I Meal Plan This was one of the first posts I wrote about how I make my meal plans with Plan to Eat. I’ve switched to monthly meal planning since I made this, but most of the ideas are still in use.
Enjoy your weekend!