I have started the Charlotte Mason method in my homeschool and it is working out beautifully. I thought Ben, my 7 year old, and I were going to have to part ways, particularly in math. I started this approach a week ago and it has made a HUGE difference! I am having to unschool me! We are spending lots of time outdoors and alternating subjects like math and language arts with Art Appreciation and Music and Dance. Wonderful fun and he is enjoying school again!
We are getting settled in our new home and are enjoying being so close to church and Gene's work. I planted flowers and have made a little outdoor room on our porch. Home! More coming, but it's a good start. Vegetable gardening with our neighbors this year and it is going to be great! There is also a small orchard here so looking forward to apples, peaches and, I think, pears. Lots of canning in my future! Cabbage is already planted and growing. My neighbor is going to help me can sauerkraut. I love sauerkraut!
|Our garden spot and apple trees|
|Our Front Porch|
|Ben and Grace having school|
|Cafe Table for Lattes and Tea|
As part of our homeschool now, we are having lifeskills classes. Ben just made muffins:
1 3/4 c. Flour
1/3 c. Sugar
2 t. baking powder
1t. ground cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1/4 t. ground allspice
1/8 t. ground ginger
1 egg lightly beaten
1/4 c. milk
3/4 c. Almond Joy Coffee Creamer by Int'l Delights
1/4/ c. vegetable oil
My ETSY shop is doing great! Not sure if I'm opening a physical shop here yet or not. There is a really cute shop here, but right now it's full of stuff! I'm now on Pinterest so you can follow me there also.
Until we meet again, may God bless you richly in all you do!