The Charlotte Mason Co-op

The Charlotte Mason Co-opis Here! Register NOW! Classes start Sept. 7th! Days Hours Minutes Seconds You can still sign up through September 15th! Join The Charlotte Mason Co-op, a place where you can take LIVE online classes taught by Charlotte Mason experts! Yes, REALLY!  It’s a place where you can find your Charlotte Mason community, choose your Charlotte Mason classes, and do it all “Charlotte Mason Your Way!” How The Charlottte Mason Co-op Works: Step #1: Join The Charlotte MasonRead More →

Great Homeschool Conventions

Great Homeschool Conventions Come see CMP at the GHSCin Jacksonville, Florida – July 22-24 Join us at the 2021 Great Homeschool Convention in July!  Both Amy and I will be speaking and working to inspire, encourage, and equip you to homeschool “Your Way!” Here are the CMP workshops you can attend in Jacksonville, Florida, from July 22nd-24th: CMP WORKSHOPS at GHSCin Jacksonville, Florida – July 22-24 Workshops byRachel Lebowitz Friday 7/23 @ 4-5 PMA Study in Character: Teaching Citizenship &Read More →

Diversity and Neurodiversity: Loving Ourselves So We Can Appreciate Others with Amber O'Neal Johnston Heritage Mom

Diversity and Neurodiversity in Homeschooling Loving Ourselves So We Can Appreciate Others by Amy Bodkin, EdS I had the opportunity to talk this week with Amber O’Neal Johnston from Heritage Mom about diversity and neurodiversity!! This is a topic that is very important to me, and I love Amber’s story and her message! We need mirrors in our lives to reflect what is beautiful about who we are, but we also need windows into the lives of others who are different fromRead More →

Lari Jo Edwards - Science Education Specialist at A Charlotte Mason Plenary

Meet Lari Jo EdwardsScience Education SpecialistAt A Charlotte Mason Plenary Naturalist, Scientist, and CM Educator Charlotte Mason Nature Study Classes led by a Naturalist, a Scientist, and a CM Educator? YES PLEASE!  Meet Lari Jo Edwards! She’s our new Science Education Specialist at A Charlotte Mason Plenary!  She has great things planned for us! Here’s a bit of Lari Jo’s background: Lari Jo has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University and a Master ofRead More →

Grief on Mother’s Dayand Finding Comfort in a Charlotte Mason Homeschool I was fortunate enough to hold my mother’s hand as she died. I comforted her and told her that I would take good care of my father, whom she left behind. As she slipped away from us, I looked out the window and saw the glow of a deep red-orange sunset enveloping the sky. It was the most beautiful sunset I had ever seen. And I thought to myself,Read More →

Autism Awareness Month Should be Autism Acceptance Month

Autism Awareness (AND ACCEPTANCE) Month A Different Perspective from an Autistic Adult and Special Needs Consultant, Amy Bodkin, EdS Amy is an Autistic adult. Autism Awareness Month starts on April 1st. And while she appreciates “awareness,” she prefers “acceptance.” She’s also the mother of two children with Autism (as well various other special needs diagnoses). She’s a Special Needs Consultant for homeschooling families. And she provides Consultations for other professionals who treat children with a variety of special needs, includingRead More →

Executive Functioning 101: How to Teach Your Child to Clean Their Room! - Special Needs Homeschooling

EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING SKILLS 101: How to Teach Your Child to Clean Their Room! (And Still Respect Personhood) Can’t get your child to clean their room? They might need a little help with executive functioning skills!  “Executive functioning skills” includes day-to-day skills such as working memory, flexible thinking, and self-monitoring. These skills help us organize, plan, and prioritize tasks and help keep us focused on those tasks.  And ALL of that is needed when approaching a big project like cleaning aRead More →

Organizing to Support Executive Functioning Skills for You and Your Child

ORGANIZING TO SUPPORT EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING SKILLS for You AND Your Children! Sometimes we can ALL use a little help with executive functioning skills!  “Executive functioning skills” includes day-to-day skills such as working memory, flexible thinking, and self-monitoring. These skills help us organize, plan, and prioritize tasks and help keep us focused on those tasks.  But if you or your children have trouble in this area, there are some things you can do to help! In this video, Amy shows youRead More →

How We Study Presidential Elections in Our Homeschool

How We Study Presidential Electionsin Our Homeschool I’ve always made it a point to study the election process with my children. In college, I majored in Communications with a minor in Political Science, so you could say that “politics” is a constant, on-going conversation at our house.  I think it’s essential that the election process is both familiar and understood before the legal voting age of 18.  So here’s what we’ve done for past elections and, while the details mightRead More →

Usborne Books and the Charlotte Mason Method - Yes or No?

Usborne Books & Charlotte Mason?Yes or No? Can you use Usborne books in a Charlotte Mason homeschool? Are there any books that are “living books” in the Usborne catalog? Watch the video to find out!  https://youtu.be/UDTkPdInhbE Join us for aBOOK PARTY!Thursday, October 8th, @ 8:00 p.m. CDT CLICK THIS SQWEEE PARTY LINK TO RSVP! Below you’ll find a few Usborne books for each subject… but if you want the scoop on ALL THE BOOKS then join us for the BookRead More →