Category Archives: Charlotte Mason

Snowfall Poetry and Copywork

Snow-Flakes Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Out of the bosom of the Air Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest-fields forsaken, Silent, and soft, and slow Descends the snow. Even as our cloudy fancies take Suddenly shape in some divine expression, Even as the troubled heart doth […]

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Children are born persons part five

Charlotte has spent some time clearing the ground. She has responded to educational theories and practices common in her day, and explained why they are not effective ways of reaching a child’s mind, which is necessary if we are to respect them as born persons. Now she will tell what she believes is the most […]

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Charlotte Mason Quote

From volume 3: We owe it to the past to use its gains worthily and to advance from the point at which it left off. We owe it to the future to prepare a generation better than ourselves. We owe it to the present to live, to live with all expansion of heart and soul, […]

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Habits- Bad Masters, Good Servants

Trains run smoothly on train tracks. Good habits are the tracks for the train of life- laid down carefully, with forethought, planning, and care, trains run smoothly and efficiently. Laid down carelessly, delays and accidents occur. Here’s the frightening thing- habit is inevitable. Your children (and you) are developing and reinforcing habits on a daily […]

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Sowing Habits

Part of habit training is to find some way to inspire a child (Or an adult) to want good habits: We entertain the idea which gives birth to the act and the act repeated again and again becomes the habit; ‘Sow an act,’ we are told, ‘reap a habit.’ ‘Sow a habit, reap a character.’ […]

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