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Informational Meetings

As part of our plan to get the word out about RiverTree, Marybeth and I would like to have a series of informational meetings for interested families.  If you would be willing to host such a meeting in your home, please let us know.   Ideally, a family would invite a few of their freinds who might also be interested, but if you would rather have us put the invite list together, we can do that too.

 

 

January 6th at the Rogers Community Center

We will be at the Rogers Community Center in Rogers, MN on Tuesday, January 6th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM for the Preschool and Early Childhood Open House. It will be an opportunity to talk to both Rodney and Marybeth about RiverTree School, the Charlotte Mason method and whatever else you may want to discuss. Details on the event can be found here.

Elevator Speech

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How I found a soul mate

No, not that soul mate. I won't turn this blog all personal and tell you about the great romance of mine with Mr. Nelson. No, I'm talking about Charlotte. It's funny, at our house we talk about Miss Mason like she's a beloved aunt. The other day as I was puzzling through how to handle a schooling issue Rodney suggested we think WWCD (what would Charlotte do?). Hope that isn't sacreligious to you. Yes, yes our concerns about discerning what Jesus would do takes significant pre-eminence, but you get the jist of how we think about her.

Charlotte Mason's Thoughts on Montessori

I found a paraphrase of a letter Charlotte Mason wrote critiquing Maria Montessori's method. Be sure to read the comments for some rebuttals on Montessori's behalf. It is pretty interesting, especially for the insights into CM's thoughts.

I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the paraphrase because I can't find the original text. If anyone can find the original, please post a link in the comments.

Pray for RiverTree

First off, hello! I've been listed as a co-blogger, but this is my first post. I often dream of the topics I will post on as I cook, keep house, etc., but when it comes down to it, I haven't gotten them typed down until now! Drum roll please...no, honestly this isn't one of the Charlotte Mason/RiverTree topics I've longed to write, but really one of infinitely greater importance. RiverTree is a plan and a dream that we have, but it won't happen without you!

Ambleside of Fredericksburg

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