Resource Fee - Due by September Meeting
The Resource Fee covers all handouts for the entire year as well as snacks, hostess supplies, and an offering to our host facility.
Books and Things Needed for Each Meeting
(2) Home Education by Charlotte Mason - Vol. 1 of the Homeschooling Series
Home Education is available for purchase at Amazon.com (and other booksellers)
It is also available free online (download & print or read on an e-reader) at Ambleside Online.
Home Education in original language (Recommended*); OR Home Education in modern language
We advise reading from the original version and utilizing the modern version only to support your understanding and explain obscure references; however, that is only a suggestion. Most readers are challenged by her writings intially but grow in ability and ease with exposure.
*Why? — "...it is difficult to paraphrase [Mason's works] because the style itself is part of the original thought." -Marian Wallace Ney in Charlotte Mason: 'a pioneer of sane education'
(3) Formation of Character by Charlotte Mason - Vol. 5 of the Homeschooling Series
We will read only three chapters from Volume 5 this year. If you don't already own a print version, you may prefer to simply print out the needed chapters (Part I, Chapters 5-7) from Ambleside Online.
(4) A Blank Journal (lined or unlined) & Pen/Pencil
The journal or sketchbook will be used to collect a variety of responses and narrations that we, as learners, perform for our own act of knowing. In the schedule, we refer to this as ‘Keeping.’ One suggestion would be a small, blank journal. Another option would be to insert lined and unlined loose-leaf sheets into a binder or purchase an inexpensive composition notebook. There are a variety of suitable options; please be guided by your own preferences.
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