Here's a peek at my workspace. Note the Alice Cantrell calendar on the right.
Aren't you just tickled by all the sharing that goes on in the on-line community? The sharing of ideas and encouragement among home educators is so heartily appreciated that today I would like to share with you some down-loadable inspiration that I love (and a humble give-away at the end):
A Number of Things is Alice Cantrell's blog on "living a creative life...with kids." Along with a number of things to enliven handicraft and cooking in your home (and outside), Alice also generously offers a free calendar of her own talented design. Her calendar not only tells you the date and lunar phase, it will rouse your hunger for nature study and inspire your mommy-self to get out those tubes and pans of watercolors.
Those good folks over at Simply Charlotte Mason have done.it.again and I do mean again. A Thinking Love by Sonya Shafer is the sixth release in a line of free e-books that invite us to further explore Charlotte Mason's thoughts and methods. This time they've gifted us with three formats for use with our favorite eReader.
Lookie what I found while out thrifting at our local Goodwill! Though lodged snugly between some popular fiction and Roget's Thesaurus, no one could mistake that red and white spine from Charlotte Mason Research & Supply. I couldn't resist picking up A Philosophy of Education to give away right here. To enter to win this pristine copy, simply leave a comment by Monday, March 7th. Don't worry if you don't have the first in the series - Charlotte's teachings stand well enough alone in each volume. Already have the series? Perhaps you could offer the book to a friend who is new to Charlotte's methods.
Thank you Alice and Sonya & team for these wonder-full gifts of your time and talent.