Saturday, January 16, 2016

Classical Lessons for A Child's History of the World

Finally...yes....finally! I have this ready now.

This guide covers the entire A Child's History of the World by V.M. Hillyer. The same lessons in this guide will be included in the complete guides for Year One, Year Two and Year Three, except the latter guides will include the reading schedules for both CHOW and Britannia or CHOW and Our Island Story.

This guide includes all the reading preparation notes, some map work, words to know, chart of proper nouns, narration suggestions, additional reading suggestions and activities and some art study selections. Each year includes a corresponding book list for reading aloud and independent reading. Additional resources and links can be found at the website A Mind in the Light. Look under Resources and then under the year in which the resources are needed. For example, an additional activity is suggested for Chapter 6. You can find the link needed for it under Resources, Year One and then under A Child's History of the World.

If you would like a better sample than is offered with Lulu's preview, please feel free to send me an email under Contact at the website or leave me a comment. I may even just put one up at the website, if it seems that I should.

I hope this is helpful!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Introducing A Mind in the Light-the Website!

The website is now officially linked but still needs a great deal of work before it is complete. However, if you'd like to take a look at it, I've linked it above. :) I can't express how excited I am to finally get this started. I hope you like the look of the website and find it user friendly. If you have any comments or constructive criticism, please feel free to contact me. At the website is a page for contacting me through email. I welcome any feedback and thoughts you'd like to share.

I will be taking down the blog at some point in the near future, but will give some notice before I do that.

And I'll be continuing to work on publishing books at Lulu. For now, I won't be creating my own store, but will link to Lulu for any books published. I also hope to create an Amazon bookstore soon too. Maybe in the future I can create my own store. :)

I hope everyone had and continues to have Happy Holidays!

Also, the links and resources have been moved to the website. Look under Resources and the links are available under the year in which that book is used. For example, The Book of the Ancient World is used in Year Five and the links for this book are under Resources-subpage Year Five.

ETA: Yes, I've finally finished Classical Lessons for The Book of the Ancient Romans!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

A Sneak Peak at the New Website!

 So, I'm getting so excited about the new website that I'm sharing a link to it here. It is definitely not finished. I'm also hoping to ask for an upgrade level including a personalized domain name for a Christmas gift from my husband, so this is definitely just a quick peak at what is coming. I'll probably only leave this link up for a couple of days, but I will definitely share the new link when it is complete!

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Hope you enjoyed your sneak peak! :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November Update

Classical Lessons for The Children of the New Forest is available now!

You can see the cover in the side bar to the right and find a preview to it by clicking on the Author Spotlight at Lulu, also in the side bar to the right, and follow the links at Lulu from there.

I am making better progress with Classical Lessons for The Book of the Ancient Romans and hope to finish it over some free time during the upcoming holidays. :)

I'm still working on Year One the Complete Guide and Classical Lessons for A Child's History of the World, but hope to catch up a little with my work on these over the Christmas holidays. I hope...

Future Plans include Classical Lessons for 16th-18th Century History, designed for Year Four, including the following books:

Term 1
Exploration and Conquest: The Americas After Columbus: 1500-1620
by Betsy and Giulio Maestro
The New Americans: Colonial Times: 1620-1689
by Betsy and Giulio Maestro
The Story of the Thirteen Colonies by Clifford L. Alderman (Landmark)
The World of William Penn by G. Foster
Struggle for a Continent: The French and Indian Wars:
by Betsy and Giulio Maestro

Terms 2-3
George Washington's World by G. Foster 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October Update

This is just a quick note to share that I'm still working on getting books ready to publish and the new web site, but I've been very busy in my everyday family life. Both of my daughters have a great deal going on in their lives and this is keeping me busy. My older daughter is getting ready to transition into college and my younger daughter has a role in the Nutcracker and we've added rehearsals to her dance schedule. Both girls are playing sonatas in an upcoming piano show, preparing other pieces for the year and beginning to learn their Christmas recital duet too. It's a very active time here, but it's a good active. :) Unfortunately, this leaves little spare time for me to accomplish my goals. I'm trying, but it is coming along more slowly then I had intended.

The web site is coming along well enough. I've still a little way to go before it's ready and I'll be sure to post here a link to the site when I'm finished with it.

I'm working on getting guides for the Dorothy Mills books (The Book of the Ancient Romans and Renaissance and Reformation Times) and Year One. Year One saw some changes in the science and nature study aspect of it, so I'm still working out this along with getting the weeks typed and ready. I'll probably be able to publish Children of the New Forest in the next month or so, as I'm nearly finished with it.

I'm having trouble uploading images here at this blog. This was just one of many reasons that I'd decided to go ahead with a web site.

I hope that you all are having a good year and enjoy the upcoming holidays. :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

To What Should I Direct My Attention Next?

I'm trying to decide which book or year I should give my largest amount of attention. I've dabbled with all of those that I've listed specifically in the poll to the right, but I'm not sure which one to give my greatest attention. I will be working on the guide for The Book of the Ancient Romans by Dorothy Mills, because later this year I will need it for my own daughter.

I'm currently working on the following:

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat
Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch
Norse Myths by Ingri and Parin D'Aulaire
The World of William Penn by G. Foster
English Literature for Boys and Girls by H. E. Marshall
Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling
The Wonders of Physics by Irving Adler

These are all books either currently being used by my daughters or books they will be needing very soon. I'm further along with some of the books listed above than others, so you may see one or more of these being published somewhere along the way too.

If you would like to answer other in the poll on the right side of this blog, please leave a comment to this post of what you would like to see. I will always give the needs of my own daughters my greatest priority with regard to writing curriculum, but it does help me a lot to know what others would like to see available. This really helps me to prioritize my time better. :)

ETA: Poll Results

So, it looks as if there were two votes for Renaissance and Reformation Times and two votes for Year One Complete, leaving one vote for A Child's History of the World. Thank you so much to those of you who voted. It really helps me a lot! :) I've started working on the former two books mentioned above and will just have to see how it goes. Year One is getting a format/layout overhaul and the science section will see some changes too. Otherwise it is generally the same as before. I have the first two weeks typed out, so far. :) I've started some of the introductory pages for Renaissance and Reformation Times. I'll keep working on them as much as I can along with the books I have listed in the beginning of this post. I'm also working on that web site too.

If anyone would still like an opportunity to share their opinion about the books listed above or would like to add a different suggestion, feel free to leave me a comment here. :)

Friday, August 7, 2015

August Update

This is just a quick note to share my excitement with you!! I've started the long journey towards creating a website of my own. I expect that it will take me some time to set everything up the way that I would like, but I'm excited that I've begun the process. I'm using this opportunity to make changes and overhaul a great deal! The Preparatory Level has been getting some attention recently. :)