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Monday, February 1, 2016

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival :: February 2016 :: CMBC

Welcome, Friends!

Thank you for joining us at the first 2016 edition of the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival!

Happy February to you! We're just back from a longer break than usual. Perhaps for that reason, you will have saved up tons of posts to share in the coming months! Hopefully, you enjoyed your holidays and have settled back into a little bit of normal. How is winter coming? What are your kids learning? Are you working on certain areas of your own education? Please share!

The way a blog carnival works is: throughout the month as they blog, CM bloggers can add the link to their posts to the linky below so that the rest of us can easily find them, pop over to their blogs and enjoy learning something or just hanging out with them!

It’s like Charlotte Mason Blog Central. Or that’s the idea anyway. :)
ALL Charlotte Mason educational posts are welcome!!

Readers may want to check back again towards the end of the month for the latest additions. Bloggers, please feel free to link up as many additional posts as you’d like between now and the end of the month.

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Please pass along the link to all of your CM friends, the more the merrier!


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival :: November 2015 :: CMBC

Welcome back! It's great to have you here again. Did you enjoy October's carnival at Simply Charlotte Mason? If you didn't have a chance to see it, it's HERE if you'd like to pop over there!

Your participation is much appreciated! Now, wouldn't it be a fun to see if we could gather up as many or more gems this time around? The more shared, more there is to read. The more there is to read, the more to think, communicate and learn about. Whoever you are, blogger or reader, will you consider sharing some bloggy love this month?!

Readers may want to check back again near the end of the month for the latest additions. Also, bloggers, please feel free to link up any additional posts to the linky below, you may also submit a post by e-mail anytime between now and the end of the month.

Please enjoy this month's blog post contributions full of fall, winter and holiday themes as well as the always helpful posts on implementation of Charlotte Mason ideas!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival :: September 2015 :: CMBC

Welcome! For many of you school is newly up-and-running again or is very-soon-to-be!
Cooler weather on the forecast? Oh, yes.
That thrill of pulling new books out and already loved books off the shelf...
New pencils, notebooks, paints...
Lists, lists, and more lists... ah. the glory of it all.

Happy September!


"Give him opportunities of loving and learning, and he will love and learn, for 'tis his nature to.'" vol.2 p71


"The thing best worth living for is to be of use," was well said lately by a thinker who has left us; and the child into whose notion of life that idea is fitted will not grow up to find time heavy on his hands. The life blessed with an enthusiasm will not be dull; but a weight must go into the opposite scale to balance even the noblest enthusiasm. As we have said, open for him some door of natural science, some way of mechanical skill; in a word, give the child an absorbing pursuit and a fascinating hobby, and you need not fear eccentric or unworthy developments. vol.2 p82

If you haven't had a chance yet, don't forget to check out last several month's carnivals!

July 2015 :: August 2015

Next month the CMBC will go visiting! We will be generously hosted by Sonya at! Submit your most inspiring blog posts via e-mail to be considered as one of the special features in the October edition of the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Composer Study: Brahms

The upcoming Composer Study on the AO rotation for fall is Brahms.

Johannes Brahms
"Johannes Brahms" by C. Brasch, Berlin - Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

As far as I can remember, I know next to nothing about him, so I am looking forward to reading, listening and learning along with my kids this term. Here's the information I've gathered so far. I'll plan to do composer study much the same way we always have.

In the old days, I used to try to help y'all out by linking to youtube vids and making printables and such, but now there are mama's way quicker than I am. I'm so thankful for AO users over at the forum... they were a HUGE help by doing all the work this time around! See helpful links.

Helpful Links:

See discussion over at the AO forum about Composer Studies... Not a member yet? Sign up here.

One generous AO user put a Brahms youtube playlist together for us! Thank you Islavet!
And another helpful AO user made a pdf with short bios of all this year's composers, from Harriet Brower's book, The World's Great Men of Music: Story-Lives of Master Musicians. Thanks Keac!

If you have an amazon prime account
you can stream the Big Brahms Box for free!
Buy the Brahms album here
(100 tracks for a little more than $2!):

Contribute to the 'Get Books to Deepest Darkest Peru' Fund
Whenever you use the above amazon links to make purchases, you contribute to the fund that enables us to get our books overseas. So, click, click, click away! :)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival :: August 2015 :: CMBC

Summer is winding down to August, and many of us are gearing up for a new school year.

How are things going for you?

I sincerely hope you've had plenteous opportunities to relish in your favorite people and places.
Seen bumps along the way? I pray that you've found consolation and rest.

What will the rest of this month look like for you? Are you still planning? Have you already started?
We'd be delighted if you'd share what's going on in your homeschool in August.


Be sure to check out last month's CMBC THIRTY-ONE posts!!

Have questions about Charlotte Mason and how to implement her ideas? 
Join us at the AmblesideOnline forum for daily discussion!
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The CMBC hosts a linky that will remain active throughout the month (add more all month long!). The carnival will be announced via e-mailfacebook page, twitter handleg+ page  - (please feel free to share the current carnival link wherever and as often as you'd like!) 

All posts submitted to the CMBC by e-mail before the deadline will be linked first via the linky AND one or two may be chosen as a featured article, selections will be made at the hostess/editor's discretion.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Green Ember is FREE! & Pre-order the newest book!

i pre-listened to the audiobook of The Green Ember by S.D. Wilson
i know my younger set of kids are gonna love it! 
can't wait to share it with them... and for the new book!
i went ahead and pre-ordered it since it's only $4.

FREE TODAY! If your family loves a new adventure with an old soul, 
get The Green Ember, for $0. 
Also, check out S. D. Smith’s new book, The Black Star of Kingston. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival :: July 2015 :: CMBC

A few days late. No need for excuses, 'cause it's summer!
Which means.. Projects. BIG projects. Travel plans. Lazy play days. BBQs. Family. Get-togethers.

What do you do during summer? Any educational plans for July? I know some people school year-round or are on the other side of the globe where it's winter... How's that going for you? If you haven't checked them out yet, go see the twenty-eight posts of June
Be sure to enjoy July!



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