Foundations of Learning

Foundations of Learning | The foundations of learning begin with bringing beauty into learning. In this episode, Felice Gerwitz and Lisa Ann Dillon discuss how the Classical education approach and Charlotte Mason can both be drawn upon when teaching children. | #podcast #homeschoolpodcast #wisdomwonderproject #classical #charlottemason #homeschool #hybridschool #coremath #singaporemath Foundations of Learning ~ Episode 401

The foundations of learning begin with bringing beauty into learning. In this episode, Felice Gerwitz and Lisa Ann Dillon discuss how the Classical education approach and Charlotte Mason can both be drawn upon when teaching children.

Thanks to our sponsor, Wisdom Wonder Project. Be sure to check out their YouTube channel with the Singapore Math video instructions.

Lisa Ann Dillon is a homeschool mom and long time educator at a Classical Academy hybrid school. She was able to teach part-time and home educate her children as well. She found in reading good literature that her son, then around two and a half enjoyed hearing her read. She explained that when given beautiful materials the “mind lights up,” and she pursued this avenue in teaching. (listen to the audio for details)

The foundations of learning were highly influenced by the Classical Approach and also Charlotte Mason’s gentle approach while keeping learning vigorous. Teaching age-appropriate materials during different stages allowed the children to achieve mastery. The Wisdom Wonder Project strives to light their fire to love learning and move into the direction of mastery.

In addition, Lisa Ann loves the Singapore Math curriculum and explained that the results are astounding. The program is very researched based. It is a more organic core of math that starts in a concrete manner. It always starts with something we can move with our hands and see visually. Singapore Math always addresses all the learning styles. The Wisdom Wonder Project has a series of math videos on their YouTube Channel here. They plan to add more and more levels. The vocabulary is different in teaching this method and the children catch on quickly. Lisa Ann explained that many parents have a fear of teaching math to their children because of a bad experience when they were in school. She called it “math anxiety.” She said one of the ways to overcome this was to pay attention to how your child learns, and to teach them the same way. Teach with concrete materials and children learn well in this manner. She said this hands-on approach works for children who struggle with dysgraphia and dyscalculia.

After years of teaching at the academy, Lisa Ann said many parents wanted to have access to these teachings no matter where they lived. Soon the Wisdom Wonder Project started. There are wonderful classes that can be used in the homeschool as well as supplemental activities for your children.

Foundations of Learning:

  • Time on the Sofa – bringing the children together to read aloud
  • Activities that are geared up or down bringing everyone together (Learning packets available connected to literature.)
  • Little Wonders kits are here
  • Beautiful literature feeds the child’s soul and they want to listen again and again.
  • Primary and Intermediate Stages coming soon.

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Important Dates & Pricing ~ Wisdom Wonder Project 

● We are launching our grammar school level subscription, Young Scholars, later this Spring for 1st-2nd grades (primary), beginning with our summer series.
● Also later this Spring, launching the Singapore Math video subscription for Kindergarten on our website. They are designed to watch 4 videos per week during the course of the school year (140 videos total! Length = 7-15 minutes). Right now, we have over 30 of these available for free on our Youtube channel (subscribe to watch).

  • We have a daily email with free lessons and resources for all ages, sign up for them on our website – here is a look at our archived emails.

Instagram: @wisdomwonderproject Facebook: /WisdomWonderProject

 

 

Create a Peaceful Environment Through Habit Training

Join Richele and Lindsey for some much needed encouragement for mom and practical tips on how to instill good habits in your children no matter the age.

Do you struggle to instill habits within your children on a day to day basis? Discipline is often something that every mom desires to inject into her own schedule, but often feels ill equipped to train her child due to a personal feeling of failure in this area. Join Richele and Lindsey for some much needed encouragement for mom and practical tips on how to instill good habits in your children no matter the age.

A few internet links promised!

Reference List of Habits: https://www.homeschool-life.com/fl/rcha/Misc/Reference%20List%20of%20Habits.pdf

Laying Down the Rails: A Charlotte Mason Habits Handbook: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/laying-down-rails-charlotte-mason-habits/

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Studying Art, Music, and Nature the Charlotte Mason Way

Studying Art, Music, and Nature the Charlotte Mason Way
Episode 8: Studying Art, Music, and Nature the Charlotte Mason Way

Did you know that art, music, and nature study ought to be a priority in your homeschool? These add imagination, wonder, excitement, and discovery that support the rest of your studies for every child at every age. Join the conversation with Lindsey and Richele as they discuss the why and how behind integrating these subjects into your homeschool day.

A few internet links promised!

Maestro Classics CDs: http://amzn.to/2nI7esu (affiliate link)

Simply Charlotte Mason Picture Study Portfolios: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/product-category/product-art-study/

How to Get Started with Nature Study: https://afterthoughtsblog.net/2013/10/31-days-of-charlotte-mason-how-to-get.html

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How to Implement Narration, Dictation, and Copywork in Your Homeschool

Episode 6: How to Implement Narration, Dictation, and Copywork in Your Homeschool 

Hosts:  Lindsey Stomberg & Richele McFarlin

Are you curious how to implement narration, dictation, can copywork into your homeschool? Let’s discuss ways to incorporate these Charlotte Mason elements into your homeschool to encourage attentiveness, handwriting, punctuation, sentence structure, and listening skills in your children.

Show Links:

Making Narration Fun download

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Charlotte Mason Homeschooling: A Sane Approach

Would you like to know more about Charlotte Mason homeschooling? Do you need help incorporating it into a sane homeschooling lifestyle? You will LOVE this interview with Cindy West of Our Journey Westward.

A Sane Approach to Charlotte Mason Homeschooling podcast

Want to read this podcast as a blog post? READ HERE

I have an apology and an invitation. If you texted to receive Barb Raveling’s Bible study last week, you didn’t get it. That code won’t work. You’ll need to go to homeschoolsanity.com/truth to claim that study. And guess what? This week’s texting code won’t work either! Fortunately, you can get your free nature study downloads right from these show notes. You’ll be added to the inspiring Psychowith6 & Our Journey Westward newsletters.

 

Join me for a giveaway of 5 of Cindy’s books on the Facebook page Tuesday, March 21st at 4E/3C/2P/1M. You can enter the giveaway all week. You’ll get to see inside Cindy’s books and ask questions. You can use the code SANITY for 20% everything in the store until March 28th!

LINKS

FREE Nature Study Guide

This episode on YouTube

Ideas for Learning with Nature Walks episode

AmblesideOnline.org

Mystery of History

Charlotte Mason Homeschooling in 18 Easy Lessons & 100+ Creative Nature Walks

Grammar Galaxy

Next week, we’ll chat about how to be successful in scheduling.

Have a happy homeschool week!

Education Methods: Unit Studies, Charlotte Mason and Learning Lifestyle

Unit Studies, Charlotte Mason and Learning Lifestyle

Education Methods: Unit Studies, Charlotte Mason and Learning Lifestyle

Podcast #8

In this episode,  Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn discusses the Unit Studies, Charlotte Mason and Learning Lifestyle education approaches.

Please join us as we travel along this journey on our podcast adventure. Let’s get connected! Learn more about the Florida Parent Educator’s Association and homeschooling in the beautiful state of Florida. If you are interested in homeschooling our convention is every year in May during Memorial Day weekend.

Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

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Educational Methods Overview

Education MethodsEducational Methods Overview

Podcast #6

The Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn discusses several of the homeschool education approaches and provides a brief description of each one. Look forward to future episodes, where she will go into further detail of these methods.

Please join us as we travel along this journey on our podcast adventure. Let’s get connected! Learn more about the Florida Parent Educator’s Association and homeschooling in the beautiful state of Florida. If you are interested in homeschooling our convention is every year in May during Memorial Day weekend.

Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

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