Karen Andreola's Pocketful of Pinecones: Nature Study with the Gentle Art of Learning : a Story for Mother Culture

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Charlotte Mason Research & Supply, 2002 - Education - 272 pages
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This unique book actually has a two-fold purpose. It's a story written especially for moms who get discouraged and feel like giving up on homeschooling, as well as a guide to nature study. It's written as the diary of one mother's year of teaching her children at home. In it she pours out her hopes, disappointments, and joy. In the course of caring for her many responsibilities, she is frequently frazzled and exhausted by nightfall. She manages by deciding to follow "the gentle art of learning"-a lifestyle of learning that helps to focus her days. She goes on nature walks with her children every Wednesday afternoon, and together they record their findings into their Nature Notebooks. Woven into the story are more than 50 examples of what to look for on a nature walk, Latin names for the living things observed by the characters, study questions, and nature poems and verses. this heartwarming story will encourage you to take joy in God's simple blessings

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Review: Pocketful of Pinecones: Nature Study with the Gentle Art of Learning

User Review  - Margaret Oleary - Christianbook.com

I really enjoyed this book. It gave me some great ideas on nature study and home schooling. I do think it is geared more to those who live in urban and suburban areas than to those who live in rural ... Read full review

Review: Pocketful of Pinecones: Nature Study with the Gentle Art of Learning

User Review  - Kathy - Christianbook.com

I read this book two years ago and loved it! The story is of Carol, a stay at home wife/mother/homeschooler in the 1930's. We learn about Carol's triumphs/tragedy's through the diary she keeps. This ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Author of the perennial bestseller A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning, and pioneer of the Charlotte Mason educational movement in America.

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