Hello everyone! Can you believe we are finishing up summer break and beginning another school year? Well, time doesn’t stand still and we must embrace the movement of it. But often there is anxiety at the pace and quality of the movement of life, don’t you think? Well, you are not alone, we all feel this way, and that is how the Charlotte Mason Study Guild of Denver came into existence. It came from a need to slow things down and notice the wonder, beauty, and goodness of the life we have been so graciously been given by Our Heavenly Father. In our guild, we take time to ponder and savor the loveliness of our lives and the lives we share with our families in our homeschool and in our everyday practices through studying the methods and philosophies of a 19th century British educator named Charlotte Mason. Our meetings are twice a month; the second Thursday evening for a moms’ book study and the last Wednesday of the month for a study/play time for our children. Below is the information for our upcoming meetings for September.
Our moms meetings will begin on Thursday, Sept.14th here in Lakewood at our local Panera Bread at Alameda and Wadsworth in the Belmar shopping district from 6:30-8:00 pm. We will be studying "Real Learning" by Elizabeth Foss once a month to continue a journey we started into Charlotte Mason's methods and philosophy six years ago when the guild came into existence. (*We realized that the book is very hard to find so moms generously donated a few books making so that we should have copies for everyone to share borrow for the year.) Our time together will be full rousing discussions and questions and answers as we better understand the methods and lifestyle Charlotte's work truly reflected and how to implement these desires to our homeschooled and to our everyday life. It's really a good time.
There will be no need to read the book ahead of time for the first meeting. I have attached a file here with the first chapter of Real Learning for us to begin our work. Oh, and if you have your own copy, please bring it. If you have a copy you would like to sell, donate or lend, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are still looking for a few copies.
Now for our children, we will be meeting on the last Wednesdays of the month which for September is September 27th at 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm at Lakewood Library in their front meeting room for a nature study read aloud and a hands on activity for all ages. RSVP is strong suggested to have enough supplies.
So that's it. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. God Bless! 😊