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

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lovin' It!

Hi friends,

Well,  we're not too far into our Ambleside journey, but even at this early stage, I can tell my children are loving it!  There is alot of reading, but since my children are voracious readers anyway, I've not heard one complaint.  :)

So our days are very busy right now, but I hope to post about our first weeks of school very soon.

Until then, I'll leave you with a quote from Barb, a Charlotte Mason blogger, at Harmony Art Mom....

"When you take the boring textbooks and worksheets and fear of multiple choice exams out of the environment, filling the home with interesting books with living ideas and having face to face discussions, there is an eagerness to learn. There are no boundaries. They don't have to wait until next year to learn about geometry because we are too busy trudging through the algebra book. We have room in our day to answer questions to satisfaction, even to encourage more questions. Things become so intertwined that we don't see where our school day begins or ends. It is just parents and kids, books and ideas, learning and living."



16 comments:

  1. Great your children love reading!

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    1. Hi Jedidja,
      they definitely love reading. It's one of the many things I've really worked hard at instilling in them. :)
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Hi Lisa,
    Ambleside Online is a wonderful resource. I gleaned much from their site and used it often over the years. :-)
    Blessings and have a great week!
    Anne♥

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    1. Hello Anne,
      We love Ambleside so much. I just wished I would have known about it sooner.
      So glad you stopped by. :)

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  3. Praying blessings on your time with your lessons. And I do look forward to hearing ALL about it!

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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    1. Hello dear Mary,

      So glad to have you drop by, and I will keep everyone posted. :)

      Hugs to you!

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  4. Hi Lisa, glad all is working out, looking forward to hearing all about your days. LOVE THE QOUTE! xxx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sarah. :)

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  5. Amen to that quote! Learning for children should be as enjoyable as possible with practicality and purpose. It shouldn't be just about "test taking and exams." Your friend Barb is a very wise woman.

    Glad to hear that the homescholing with your children is progressing nicely. :)

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    1. Well said, Mara. So glad you stopped by for a visit. :)

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  6. I have been using Ambleside Curriculum Online for over 10yrs, and I can truly say, it is worth all the planning. There is nothing like using Living Books to teach.

    Mrs. B.

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    1. So glad to "meet" another Mason-ite! :)
      Even after only a few days of using AO, I agree - it is SO worth all the planning. Hope you have a wonderful school year. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jen. So glad you stopped by! :)

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    1. I love Barb, too! Her blog is wonderful - a treasure trove of CM wisdom. :)
      Have a wonderful week, my friend.

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