How to Use the Charlotte Mason Approach with Any Curriculum

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Hey, homeschoolers!

I know many of you love the Charlotte Mason approach to homeschooling. But if the popularity of my interview with Cindy West on a sane approach to Charlotte Mason homeschooling is any indication, you want tips for making Charlotte Mason work for your family.

My guest today is going to show us how to use Charlotte Mason methods with any curriculum. Before I introduce her, I want to tell you that Grammar Galaxy is a perfect curriculum to use with the Charlotte Mason method. Grammar Galaxy is not a dry textbook approach. It uses stories that engage elementary students. The lessons are also short. You can spend just 10-15 minutes per session focused on formal learning. But it's not that formal. In fact, every lesson includes an activity that is not seatwork. If you'd like to incorporate nature study into your homeschool, you'll want to claim a free lesson I created on literary symbolism. Then grab the free nature study printables from Nature Explorers to use along with it. Find the links to both downloads here.

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Podcast Sponsor

I also want to thank my sponsor for this episode:  the Homeschool Moms Science Podcast

This new podcast is specifically geared toward helping homeschool moms teach and enjoy science.

It's hosted by homeschool dad, scientist, and former college professor, Greg Landry.
Topics include:
– When to take which middle and high school science classes
– Why you should laser focus on the ACT and ditch the SAT
– What they learned from finding and choosing colleges for their homeschooled daughters
– How teaching science should differ for likely science major students and non-science students
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– What you should know about CLEP and AP
– The unusual benefit of daily graphing
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– 4 science teaching mistakes and how to avoid them
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Charlotte Mason Method Guest

My guest today is Jeannie Fulbright.Jeannie is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Exploring Creation science series, Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy.  

She is a veteran homeschool mom with four graduates and has watched all of her children blossom, pursue their passions, and become incredible, successful men and women of God.

Her four homeschooled children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship, and her oldest graduated Magna Cum Laude in photojournalism and was hired as the youngest photo editor for a major news network where she is now the head of her department at age 26. 

As a certified life coach, Jeannie has been speaking and writing to encourage and build up the homeschool community for twenty years. Her passion is to empower parents to homeschool with excellence and to trust God with every aspect of homeschooling. 

Jeannie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Fairfield University, and her Christian Life Coach certification from Life University. 

Jeannie believes every homeschooled child can flourish, no matter what limitations they may have. Her mission is to provide parents with teaching and tools to give their children an excellent education without sacrificing peace and joy. 

Whether it is with her science series, her high school college manual My Road Map to College and Career, her Charlotte Mason tools and teaching, or her videos and blogs, she is dedicated to help you become the best homeschool parent you can be. 

I know you'll enjoy our discussion.

Charlotte Mason Method Resources

Notebooking resources – scroll to the bottom of this post
Thanks again to The Homeschool Moms Science Podcast for sponsoring this episode.
Join me next week as we discuss having siblings say I'm sorry with guest Lynna Sutherland.
Have a happy homeschool week!
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