Here’s everything you receive:
- Grade Two Teaching Guide and Resources ($97 physical / $77 digital)
- Primary Language Lessons ($32 physical / $24 digital)
- Reading-Literature First Reader ($11 physical / $8 digital)
- Reading-Literature Teaching Guide ($12.50 physical / $9.50 digital)
- Italics ($16.50 physical / $10.50 digital)
- LBC Nature Journal ($4 Value digital access only)
- Seed Babies ($5 Value digital)
- Peeps at Many Lands ($8 Value digital)
- Three Audios: A Closer Look at LBC, Writing the CM Way, and Demystifying Nature Study ($68 Value digital)
- Bonus Items: Narration Notebooks and Jumbo Template Pack ($94 Value digital)
This is a total value of $348 physical and $308 digital! Now available to you at a special rate of only $173 for the physical bundle, or $133 for the digital bundle only!
***Please note: Physical bundle includes digital membership access for some of the resources included in the bundle.
The Grade Two Teaching Guide includes a term-by-term overview of each subject and a week-by-week schedule that details how to use the literature to teach each subject. Flexible scheduling using the LBC trademarked “Planning for Learning” method which uses 36-week year divided into four terms. This grade covers:
- Bible Study: Scripture memorization and a study of great heroes of the faith.
- Reading Fluency—some practice to assure reading at level.
- Language Arts: Includes storytelling, penmanship with copywork, poetry, grammar and many books for reading aloud.
- American History: Revolutionary War and the Founding of the Nation, with emphasis on the men and women who made the new nation possible.
- World History: A guided exploration into the history, people and culture of Ancient Egypt.
- Science: Explore four strands—earth, physical, living, and health through literature and hands-on science activities and experiments.
- Geography: United States geography, state-by-state.
- Composer Study: A study of the orchestra and its instruments.
- Nature Study: A guided exploration into nature and the use of a nature journal, with emphasis on birds.
- Picture Study: A study of the artist and the artistic process through the paintings themselves.
- Grade Two Resources are packed with maps, documents, helpful articles, and a printable planner.
Reading-Literature First Reader
Stories for reading fluency and vocabulary building. Uses well-written folk tales, Mother Goose rhymes, and poetry to teach reading basics. The text includes vocabulary building and guidelines for phonics instruction. The simple style of the stories and rhymes allows children to read for themselves right away. First Reader is part of the Reading-Literature Series by Harriette Treadwell and Margaret Free published by Living Books Press. The series challenges the notion that learning to read is a matter of word repetition and phonic drill. Learning to read is an easy road when using literature that captures the child’s interest. Reading-Literature: First Reader is a republication of the 1911 edition. Living Books Press has taken care to faithfully reproduce the type and illustrations of the original. The book coordinates with Reading-Literature Teaching Guide and The Primer and Second Reader
Reading-Literature Teaching Guide
Step-by-step teaching guide to reading instruction.
Learning to read can be joyful rather than a matter of word repetition and phonic drill. Margaret Free and Harriette Treadwell saw literature as the ideal form for teaching reading because stories and poems capture the child’s interest, making learning an easy road.
Italics: Beautiful handwriting for children
A complete penmanship program using Charlotte Mason’s guidelines. All ages.
We have tried many writing programs; none have matched this elegantly simple and affordable handbook. It contains italic handwriting instruction within a Charlotte Mason framework, an overview of steps in teaching handwriting to children, can be used at all grade levels, and has lessons and practice in basic italics and cursive italics as well as quotes for copy work. Used through Grade Three.
LBC Nature Journal
A guide to how to keep a nature journal and a template for creating your own nature journal. This 96-page book follows Charlotte Mason’s guidelines, has a 36-week nature journal template, includes tips, suggestions, a bird, tree and mammal observation list for you to keep a record of sightings and food for thought on the many ways nature study enriches your child’s life.
Seed Babies, Margaret Warner Morley
Three children discover as part of their outdoor adventure how beans, melons peanuts and other nuts grow from seeds to plants and fruit. The description of plant growth and the beautiful pictures illustrated by the author make this a special science book.
Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt, James Baikie
A children’s history of ancient Egypt. Geography, customs, stories, beliefs and daily life of peoples from the Pharaoh to a soldier and farmer are described in fascinating detail. The author is a Christian pastor and writes of the beliefs of ancient Egyptians from a faith-based perspective.
A Closer Look at LBC
LBC Founder, Sheila Carroll, tells the story of how she discovered the Charlotte Mason methods and why she chose to create the curriculum. This audio training answers common questions like
- Can I do “a little” Charlotte Mason?
- Why does my school time feel like a battle every day?
- What do I do now?
She expounds on the three actions to transform your home school to a peaceful harmony: Use the methods, use living books, and have a mentor. Also included are plain language explanations of what Charlotte Mason’s principles, such as “Children are persons,” really mean and how to practically apply these philosophies on a daily basis.
Speaker: Sheila Carroll
Writing the CM Way
Is your child resistant to writing? Are you stressed out trying to teach every jot and tiddle of grammar, spelling, and style? LBC Founder, Sheila Carroll, invites you to set aside what you know, or what you think you know, about teaching writing and take a breath of fresh air. Charlotte Mason believed that composition is as natural as jumping and running to children. Doesn’t sound possible? Learn to apply the three-step method: narration, transcription, and writing. Build your child’s writing skills from the ground up, lighting their fire instead of filling their bucket and respect your child’s own unique voice in their composition.
Speaker: Sheila Carroll
Demystifying Nature Study
Want to incorporate nature study in your home school but aren’t sure where to begin? This webinar demystifies nature study and answers questions such as
- What is the central goal of nature study?
- When and how to do an indoor nature study
- What to do if you live in an urban area.
- What is the difference between nature study and science?
Observation, not technical study, is explained as the basis for nature study. It is not necessary to know all the answers- just to get excited about nature and join your child in learning! The history of nature study and examples of how to do a nature walk are also included.
Speaker: Sheila Carroll