Thank you for attending the OH CM Set Your Feet Retreat July 12 & 13, 2018!

There were resources mentioned in a few of our sessions. You can find them here. If you don't find the one you were hoping, send an email to



Younger kids- 

  • Bruce Coville's pictures books: Midsummer, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Tempest. Note: They are out of print, but are still carried in many libraries or available used.

  • Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare

  • Our Island Story, for the histories 

  • Classical Comics: Tempest, Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Henry V, and Romeo and Juliet. Note: They have each play in 3 versions - "quick text" is written like a comic book, "plain text" is a paraphrase, "original text" is the unabridged version with Shakespeare's words. They are in print and typically sell around $15 each on Amazon, but might be higher at this time of year.

For Mom and older kids-

  • Complete Works of Shakespeare

  • Dover publications: no pictures, no annotations.


  • Atmosphere, Discipline, Life: Principles 5-8 (read Mason's volumes online here)

  • Bare Bones Charlotte Mason Lesson:

  • "We wonder about..." spiral notebook for questions and ideas to be pursued outside of the lesson

  • Celeste Cruz's IG post on Atmosphere: 

  •  Beauty for Truth's Sake by Stratford Caldecott

(and what we don't want scaffolding to look like "OSHA is this OK?" instagram account)

Nature Study:

Science, STEM, and Charlotte Mason:

Charlotte Mason, Vol. 6, p. 3:

"People themselves begin to understand and to glamour for an education which shall qualify their children for life rather than for earning a living. As a matter of fact, it is the man who has read and thought on many subjects who is, with the necessary training, the most capable whether in handling tools, drawing plans, or keeping books. The more of a person we succeed in making a child, the better will he both fulfill his own life and serve society." 

  • PNEU Programmes 125-127, Form IV & V (125, 126, 127; for each, look at item 4 and 5 to see those Forms)

  • Anita Nowinska- contemporary artist in UK, inspired by nature for her paintings (website linked to gallery page here)
    Quote: "I am inspired and excited by the beauty and detail in a flower and want to capture that in my work but I have always been fascinated by science- and Biology came a close second as a passion after my art."

  • Article at National Afterschool Association- "How Art Motivates STEM Learning" (read here)

  • Examples: all to include written narrations and diagrams/illustrations and labs when appropriate

    • Physics: all year, 1 book

      • Drawing Physics: 2600 Years of Discovery from Thales to Higgs by Don Lemons

  • Labs: weekly or every 1 1/2 weeks; Tops Science-Physics: Pressure, Motion, Heat 

    • Chemistry: all year, 2 books;

      • What is Chemistry? by Peter Atkins (term 1)

      • That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles by Joe Schwarcz (term 2 and term 3)

    • Botany (and labs): 2 terms with 1 book;

      • Elementary Studies in Plant Life (term 1 and term 3)

    • Nature Study: all year; every week; outside daily if possible (but life happens)



Books on display: 

Some were from the Beneficent Books Lending Library located in Jamestown, OH. See website.

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