Sunday, June 23, 2019

Meeting Charlotte Mason 2019

In late April, our local homeschooling association hosted their annual homeschooling conference and Cori Dean from Maple Tree Publishing had her beautiful vendor table arranged with many Charlotte Mason(CM) homeschooling and parenting resources. Many parents visited her table asking questions and looking for resources. After speaking with Cori Dean at the conference and the girls in our own CM study group, we decided to host another Meeting Charlotte Mason event to help explain the educational ideas to those from our own area. (We first held an event in October of 2017 which I posted about here.)
With some quick planning, we created a registration page and spread the word. Our speaking topics were designed to reach parents and teachers with young children who may be feeling the pressure to start using curriculum and workbooks right away. Our goal was to convey Miss Mason's ideas of childhood and education in a way that provided information and encouragement to these parents and teachers.
We enjoyed a wonderful evening meeting new people and reconnecting with known friends. I posted the two talks I gave Why Charlotte Mason? and Books and Stories for anyone interested. We did not get a group photo, but all of us working together set up and cleaned up in an amazingly short amount of time. I love these girls and I'm so thankful for all of them.
Below are some of the display tables we set up along with food and drink and a used book sale table. We also had a table of books just for parents and moms including books written by Charlotte Mason and about her, but I didn't get to take a photo of that display.

1 comment:

  1. It was such a lovely evening, Heather! You ladies did an amazing job on the displays and talks. It gives me strength and encouragement knowing there are other (local-ish) moms ahead of me who I can throw my questions at in times to come when I'm making lots of mistakes or pulling my hair out, hehe. Thanks for your example of fortitude and self-education!


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