Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Friday, September 4, 2015

Heritage Christian Academy (aka Tolbert Homeschool)

School is officially in session for the three students of Heritage Christian Academy! Anna Kate is officially in kindergarten, and we have enjoyed our first couple weeks of homeschooling. Here are some first day pictures!

First day lessons
(see if you can spot the little troublemaker in the background)

Nature walks are a big part of our science studies.

Watercolors while listening to Bach.

First day snack time

Here are some pictures of our school area in our dining room.

Most of my homeschooling philosophy is inspired by Charlotte Mason, a 19th century British educator." I am, I can, I ought, I will" is our school motto, which comes from Charlotte Mason's own writings.

In addition to these ideas, Charlotte Mason advocated for hands-on and real-life learning, assessment through narration (both oral and written), reading high quality literature, lots of outdoor play and nature study, and a focus on memorizing Scripture, hymns, and poetry. These ideals are the basis for our curriculum this year and so far, we're having a great time!