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  • Item #: 025986
    ISBN: 9781889209067
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.45

     Well known for nurturing homeschool families, Charlotte Mason also encouraged mothers to “do for themselves, what they do for their children,” and who better to guide us into the skillful art of motherhood than Karen Andreola. Weaving together the philosophical writings of Ms. Mason, Biblical wisdom, and personal experiences, she gently and lovingly encourages women to embrace the call of motherhood and home making, while nourishing their own souls. Personal self-care habits, valuing your role as a stay-at-home mama, improving family relationships, marital harmony, and more are covered with gentleness through guiding principles, reflective questions and extensive notes and quotes. Whether a new mom or one farther along the journey, you will be encouraged and strengthened in your journey at home. Beautifully illustrated with vintage black and white drawings. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 007490
    ISBN: 9781883934026
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.45

    By popular demand, we are including this classic in our catalog. Karen Andreola has revised the language somewhat to make it easier to read but has retained the flavor of the original writing. First published in the early 20th century, the book exhorts young girls to maintain high standards of character. Each of the 33 short chapters address a virtue (such as obedience, sincerity, responsibility, and purity) or a situation to be encountered in life (like boyfriends or choosing a career). The book could be read and discussed by mother and daughter together, or you may want to let your daughter read it on her own and answer questions as they come up.

  • Item #: 000278
    ISBN: 9781889209029
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.45

    Extensive research, a heart for Charlotte Mason and her work, and much experience living the method combine in this meaty volume. Karen Andreola, owner of the Charlotte Mason Research & Supply Company, shares her years of putting the principles and “practicals” of Charlotte Mason into practice in her own home school. Complete with quaint turn of the century illustrations, her book reminds us that children are yet children - Ms. Mason’s insights and techniques are equally applicable in our “modern” times. An excellent writer, Karen imparts not only her love for Ms. Mason and her methods, but a real understanding of how to implement them. I felt like I was peeking in the door of her home as I read, watching her tenderly instruct her own children. After reading through the book, I felt that Charlotte Mason, with all her wisdom and gentleness, was still among us - embodied by enthusiastic and dedicated people like Karen who are indeed her “kindred spirits”.I suspect that many who travel through it’s pages will also become Charlotte Mason devotees, or at least adopt some of the learning approaches advocated.

  • Item #: 015647
    ISBN: 9781889209043
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $28.95

    A blank page can be a hard thing to fill. If your children are afflicted with that wide-spread problem, as I myself was during some of my homeschooled years (and which is probably as old as creative writing itself!), their struggles to write simple thank-you notes or lists of their favorite hobbies probably means they don't stand a chance if you ask them to write a story about a sailor shipwrecked in a storm. It is hard to imagine the difference a book like this would have made if my parents could reference it for the times they became too busy to write personalized stories for my reading and writing exercises – most likely a lot less doodling, slouching with boredom, and pencil breaking for sure. For both boys and girls, the 67 story starters in this book have huge diversity – adventure, humor, domesticity, explorations, and more. The starters vary in length, but each one draws the student in with an engaging style, creating a desired excitement to learn the end of the story – even if they have to write it themselves! The starters are accompanied by one or more very detailed black and white illustrations, a great way to enhance the imagination and help the creativity flow. Each starter also includes a prompt on how to continue the story and some "writing help" points for parents to use if their children need some more encouragement. Some also include an additional challenge exercise. However, this book is not simply about giving your students a starter to help them write a story, it is about giving them the help they need to "write as they have never written before." This means a certain amount of help from the teacher, and to this end the notes for the teacher in section one cover the idea behind the book, the flexibility of the book, attitudes, teaching tools, how to use the story starters, four different methods of narration, and motivation and grading. Section two contains the story starters, and section three, again for the teacher, is all about polishing the students' writing through sensory language; uses for verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; kinds of narrators; setting; and characters. The fourth section is for students who have advanced through the story starters in section two and now feel confident to start with a blank page and nothing but a picture to inspire their story. Twenty-four pictures are included in this section. The final section closes the book with some final notes on narration, an index of literary terms and techniques, and some additional writing resources. There is no set time frame for getting through this 458-page softcover book. Parents and students should pick and choose the story starters they want to do and the frequency with which they want to complete them. This resource is non-consumable and should be considered a supplement to your English course. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 011578
    ISBN: 9781889209036
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    … and rocks, leaves, shells, feathers… sound familiar? Most young kids are entranced by nature, so why not help them learn from it? By Karen Andreola, author of the Charlotte Mason Companion, this book is a teacher's guide to studying nature. It is cleverly written in the form of a story, told through the diary of Carol, a beginning home-school mom in the 1930's. Taking Charlotte Mason's advice, she gives both of her children a nature notebook and encourages them to fill them with drawings, information, and discoveries. Throughout the story, she and her children take many walks and begin to fill the notebooks with various illustrations and facts about birds, insects, plants, and animals. In the story, you will find examples of what to look for, and the chapters close with study questions and Latin names for the creatures they observe. Each chapter is short enough that even a homeschool mom can find the time to pick it up and read. Also woven into the story are nature poems and selected quotes from Charlotte Mason. At the end of the book are appendices containing short passages from Charlotte Mason referenced in the book and a list of books with nature themes, both fiction and non-fiction. You don't even need to travel; you can learn a lot right in your own backyard.