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Hello, Brave Mamas!
*** This post is now updated with the NEW 20 week reading schedule and calendar! Find them by clicking the buttons below!***
Welcome to the first ever book club hosted here at Brave Grown Home. This past weekend I asked if y'all would be interested in reading Charlotte Mason's Home Education with me, and you all responded with a resounding YES. So I've whipped together a reading calendar for us to follow and I'm so excited to get started!
If you don't have the book yet but you'd like to join, don't worry! You still have time to order the book because we're not going to start until September 10th. Here are a couple of places you can purchase the book. Just click the following links and you'll be taken to the purchase page:
From all that I can gather, page numbers are the same in each version of the book, but if for some reason they are not, the calendar readings are separated by sections as well, so it should be easy for everyone to follow along.
If you don't receive your book by the 10th, or you'd rather not purchase, you can still follow along and read it for free at Ambleside Online. There are also some Kindle versions available on Amazon.
After fiddling with the page numbers and how many pages I thought I could handle per week, I settled on a 20 week schedule, with readings 3-4 days per week. This will give us plenty of catch up time every week if we fall behind. The projected dates are September 10th-February 23rd. The weekly readings range between 15-20 pages, which is around 3-5 pages per day (though a few are more because the section being read that day/week is longer).
I'll be posting snippets on Instagram every Friday but the bulk of the discussion will be here on the blog where I have more room and flexibility to write. (I'm debating whether I should do live IG videos on Fridays, but at this moment the thought of that terrifies me so it probably won't happen!) If you'd like to keep updated via email I will also send out a weekly email letting you know the discussion is up. You can subscribe to my email list at the bottom of this post.
Before you download the calendar, please, please, please know that you do NOT have to follow this outline to a T! You don't even have to finish at the same time as me. This is just a simple guide for those who need it written out (like myself) to stay on course. All of the discussions will be posted here on the blog forevermore, so you can always come back and participate later. In fact, after the book club ends I am going to redo the calendar so that it can be used any time of year.
And now to the fun! Click the following buttons to download the detailed 20 week reading calendar, or the simplified one page reading schedule! Or BOTH! (They both contain the same information, but one is more detailed than the other.)
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me via Instagram or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm looking forward to learning more from Miss Mason alongside all of you guys! Thanks so much for joining me!