Charlotte Mason Book Study 2013-2014


The garden at Ash Lawn, home of James Monroe in Virginia, June 2013

We will be meeting on Thursday, August the 1st, 7:00-9:30 Springdale.  We will be reading and discussing …

CM’s Volume I:

“Home Education”

Introduction, Forward & Prefaces

Part I: I-VII (pp. 1-41)

Part II: I-V (pp. 42-62, red books)

The last four years we have happily traversed through CM’s six-volume series, and it has been a life-changing journey for many of us.  We are excited to begin once again, and we invite you to join us in this “life-giving” way of education!  For the specific location, please post a comment at the bottom. We look forward to seeing you soon.

“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”

John Ruskin

For the Children’s Sake & Beyond,

Cindy & Ali


2010 Winter/Spring Reading Schedule

Hi Everyone!

Here is the schedule for the coming new year as we begin CM’s “Parents & Children”, (Vol. 2) together. We meet the first Thursday of each month. We would love to have you join us!! If you are interested, please email for locations and directions. Happy New Year! one and all!

January 6, 2011

“Parents and Children” (P&C) Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-59
Discussion Leader: Cindy Vasquez
Theory Applied: Alison Hendricks, The Way of the Will Chart

February 3, 2011

P&C, Chapters 7-11, pp. 60-116
Discussion Leader: Lori Buchanan
Theory Applied: Melinda Miller, Science: Rocks & Minerals

March 3, 2011

P&C, Chapters 12-16, pp. 117-177
Discussion Leader: Tessa Cockrell
Theory Applied: Cindy Vasquez, Studied Dictation

April 7, 2011

P&C, Chapters 17-21, pp. 178-232
Discussion Leader: Melinda Miller
Theory Applied: Lori Buchanan, Grammar

May 5, 2011

P&C, Chapters 22-26, pp. 233-290
Discussion Leader: Alison Hendricks
Theory Applied: TBA

Appendix (pp. 291-308): Questions for the use of Students. This may be helpful to some as you go through each chapter.

At our June 2nd meeting, we will begin “Formation of Character” (Vol. 5).

Upcoming Meeting

The CMNWA group will be meeting next on Thursday, November 4th, 7-10pm at the Hendricks home in the Fayetteville area. The discussion for this meeting will be over reading selection Chapter 20-Appendix III (pp. 215-302 of the red-backed copy and online copy) from the book “School Education”. If you are interested in joining us, please email for directions. Please come and enjoy the discussion even if you haven’t read…we would love to have your fellowship!

Free online original and modern English version:

Charlotte Mason in NW Arkansas

In June 2009, Cindy Vasquez, Mary Grace Alexander and Alison Hendricks attended the ChildLight USA conference at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina. They spent a lot of time visiting with ladies and gentlemen who were dedicated to implementing Charlotte Mason’s philosophies and methods of education in schools and homeschools. From all the wisdom given at the conference, these ladies determined that the best way to stay true to Ms. Mason’s philosophies was to spend time reading her works and holding grand conversations about the readings. In July, they began reading one section per month of CM’s Home Education Volume. They then began holding meetings to discuss the section and having a time of practical application instruction.

That was four years ago! Now we embark on the second reading of Ms. Mason’s essential works! This blog is our attempt to record important events, provide discourse on Mason’s philosophies and how they relate to modern homeschooling, and to give living information on events and venues in the Northwest Arkansas area that lend themselves to this unique style of educating as an atmosphere, discipline and life.