"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Monday, November 21, 2011

Interview With My Children

So exactly what do my children think of this new method of education, as opposed to the textbook method?  I asked them, and here's what they said...

Mimi, who is four, said, "I like the read- alouds!"

Natty, who is eight, said, "Instead of the textbook method, I like learning this way."

Asher, who is nine, said, "Instead of reading alone, I like reading together as a family."

Aaron, who is eleven, said, "Instead of long lessons, I like shorter ones."

Ian, who is twelve, said, "Instead of doing lessons separately, I like doing them together as a family."

They also told me the things they disliked the most about the textbook method, and I quote:
  -  "long, boring lessons"
  -   "written tests"
  -  " doing lessons separately"

 They also told me what their favorite things about the Charlotte Mason method:
  -  "shorter lessons"
  -  "read-alouds"
  -  " no more twaddle"
  -  "narration" (especially the various forms of it)
  -  "Science experiments"
  -  "Nature Journals - we love Nature Journals!"
  -  "This method is more relaxed."
  -  "We like Art appreciation and composer study!"
  -  "We learn all day, not just when the books are open."
(I love the fact that they love to do lessons together as a family!)

 So I  would say that the evidence is definitely in favor of the Charlotte Mason method, wouldn't you?   :) 

" And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up."  -  Deuteronomy 6:6-8

Have a blessed day,