"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival

Blessed Easter everyone!

"Education is the science of relations," is the expression at the center of Charlotte Mason's educational philosophy. Below you will find many excellent ways to make those relations in so many subjects.

Art & Artist Study relations

Lizzie presents Charlotte Mason Art Study~Van Gogh posted at A Dusty Frame.

Julie Moses presents Kids Art Projects and Lessons at Ms. Julie's Place: Oh My Gosh it's a Bosch! Part Two the Art Lesson posted at Kids Art Projects and Lessons at Ms. Julie's Place.

I present Creating an Artist Study posted on this blog, of course.

Nature Study relations
Amanda presents A Few Spring Nature Study Ideas posted at Hearts and Trees.

Molly Evert presents Empowering Kids to Run with Their Ideas posted at Counter-cultural School.

Andrea presents A handful of Chickadees and Nuthatches posted at Kids and Nature.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom presents Tulips in the Garden: Wednesday Flower Study #3=Fresh Faces posted at Handbook of Nature Study.

Literature & Shakespeare relations
Shannon presents A Great Introduction to Shakespeare posted at Mountaineer Country.

Geography relations
Jessica presents Geography and Paddle-to-the-Sea posted at Established Work - Homeschool Blogger.

Marie Watson presents A Virtual Field Trip toThe Last Best Place.... Montana posted at Teaching Charlotte Mason One Day At A Time.

Music & Composer Study relations
Makita presents But I'm Serious posted at Twinkling Stars Family School.

Angie presents Our March Composer: Vivaldi posted at THEONETHING.

Charlotte Mason
Katie Glennon presents Please Take Our Survey to help her develop more Charlotte Mason materials posted at Katie's Homeschool Cottage.

Brenda presents What % of your homeschool is inspired by Ms. Mason? posted at The Tie That Binds Us.

Beth Bellinder presents Considering Charlotte posted at Apples and Jammies.

Lisa presents Ouch! You got me there, Miss Mason! Letting her read it herself! posted at Hopewell Takes On LIFE!.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom presents Reflections on a Charlotte Mason High School posted at Harmony Art Mom.

Homeschooling Inspirations
Renae presents The Children's Hour posted at Life Nurturing Education.

Sunday presents Reason #129 to Homeschool.... posted at Pickles, Pumpkins, and Peanuts.

Now isn't that just some kind of blog carnival? What a pleasure it is to host! Thank you all for sharing your gifts. :o)


{ jamie } said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Can't wait to read them all! ♥

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Thanks for hosting the carnival. I look forward to reading all the entries in each edition.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom

Jimmie said...

I always say this, but this carnival is so good! :-)
Really, it seemed especially good to me. I'm clicking on most every link.

Marie said...

Thanks for hosting. I enjoyed reading them all and I bookmarked lots of sites to go back to.

School for Us said...

What a wonderful carnival! Thanks for hosting it.