I made something I think might bless you. The Big Maine Basket is a narration tool and booklist (with some extras included). If you are Charlotte Mason or classical homeschooling with narration, this is a great fit for you!
I Hope It Blesses You
Uses for this tool (THE BIG MAINE BASKET) I created:
-It allows readers to SYNTHESIZE what they are reading-It is a solid, consistent record-keeping tool for teachers
-Its simplicity and predictability allow for short sessions (10 to 30 min. max), yet maximizes the time parents get with their children
-Being literature-based, it can be woven into any classical or Charlotte Mason curriculum, AND can cover multiple content areas (read alouds can cover so many different content areas)
-It can be easily incorporated into a morning time, with activities designed for different levels
So, for now, this kind of resource is completely FREE, until August 11, 2021!
Extra bonus: animals of Maine coloring pages (for littles) and an extension writing prompt and project (for the older kids)…didn’t I say it would be a great morning time element?
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Our Maine Visit
In the meantime, I thought it would be AMAZING to visit a setting of the book, One Morning in Maine, written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey. I am a big fan of his. It was amazing. It was a beautiful Maine morning, the morning of July 5th. My husband and I were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary by visiting the Maine Coast. Think: Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and some little, serene towns between there and Portland. We filmed a short tour of Buck’s Harbor (the setting of McCloskey’s book).
While shopping in Bar Harbor, I also snagged this TREASURE: Make Way for McCloskey: A Robert McCloskey Treasury.
All three of my kids love these stories! My husband remembers them fondly from childhood, as well.
Here is our YouTube tour of Buck’s Harbor:
A HUGE Thank You
Thank you, readers. You know who you are. I know there must be some way to bless you, so I am going to keep offering my content.
I need your feedback, friends. If you like The Big Maine Basket, please drop a comment on this post. If you mention my content on Instagram or Facebook, that’s even better!
I do appreciate you all and want to see if the content I am working hard to make is making a difference.