• Irish Art

    Irish Artist Study – Harry Clarke

    The first Irish artist that we studied using the Charlotte Mason method of Art Appreciation (more info on this method here) was Harry Clarke (1889 –1931) a stained-glass artist and book illustrator. This turned out to be a great first choice artist for us. The Eve of St Agnes at Hugh Lane Gallery I had seen his stained glass artwork The Eve…

  • Irish Geography

    Irish Geography

    Goals ~ Games ~ Books ~ Maps & Globe ~ Workbooks ~ Field Trips Goals It is always important for me to think about my why before selecting a resource.  Sometimes I need to look around to get ideas and see what is possible.  Sometimes, like with the overwhelming number of Irish geography school workbooks, and with most of them…

  • Mother's Education

    Book Review of ‘The Living Page: Keeping Notebooks with Charlotte Mason’ by Laurie Bestvater

    When I say that we use a Classical Charlotte Mason style in our home, people think worksheets and workbooks.  Actually a true Charlotte Mason style involves lots of reading of living books and creating notebooks. But the first blank page of a blank notebook can sometimes be daunting. Discussions of implementing a Charlotte Mason style talk about many different notebooks…