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Saturday, March 8, 2014

March CM Blog Carnival Announcement and Invitation!

This coming Monday, the next edition of the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival will be posted! I'm already looking forward to it and still formulating my thoughts for my own post to submit. You might say I've been procrastinating. :) Hopefully, you have already sent in your blog post to be featured in the carnival next week, but if not, you have two days left!

Please join us by submitting a post, or just reading along. Posts are due by 3/10 before 5pm EST. Send the link to your post in an e-mail to: charlottemasonblogs (at) gmail (dot) com.

As always, we welcome any Charlotte Mason inspired blog posts! Bloggers vary widely in their gifts and experiences, which means, we can all learn from each other. We hope you'll share with us! You might even consider submitting the link for someone else's CM blog post you've run across and been encouraged by as well.

Below, you will find an optional topic, a thought provoking quote or two and several ideas for those who need a little writing prompt or who would like some direction for further study. :)

The optional topic for discussion during the month of March is:
Some Unconsidered Aspects of Moral Training - Chapter 12

Here are a couple of interesting things that I came across in my pre-reading of the chapter. There are many more potentially interesting ideas there as well. I'd encourage you to read the entire chapter online here.

A couple of thought provoking quotes and questions:

“Morals do not come by Nature. - No doubt every child is born with a conscience, that is, with a sense that he ought to choose the right and refuse wrong; but he is not born with the power to discern good and evil. An educated conscience is a far rarer possession than we imagine...” v3 p130

“It may be said that we neglect all additional ethical teaching because we have the Bible; but how far and how do we use it?” v3 p133

“A child's whole notion of religion is “being good.” v3 p136

To read these quotes and questions in their proper context and ponder over what Charlotte was getting at, read Ch 12 of School Education in its entirety here.

*Please see the CM Blog Carnival Schedule page for a list of dates and topics for the whole year (in progress).
**By subscribing to the Carnival Announcement/Reminder list you can stay up-to-date and never miss another carnival. Plus, you'll receive handy-dandy monthly ideas & occasional links pertaining to the topic... for free! ;) oh wait, it's all free! heheh.
***Also, please encourage your bloggy AND non-‐bloggy friends, who love Charlotte Mason and/or those who are newly interested, to visit the CMBCarnival, the more the merrier!! :)

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