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    Introducing: Swedish Drill Revisited IV – An Advanced Routine with Optional Cardio

    July 29, 2020 by Dawn Duran

    I am thrilled to announce that the latest addition to the Swedish Drill Revisited series is available in the Afterthoughts store. This latest level of Swedish Drill Revisited is for those who have mastered the content in the first three volumes of this series and are ready for the next challenge. In Swedish Drill Revisited IV you will be introduced to thirteen new exercises in a single advanced routine that incorporates multi-planar and cross lateral movements to optimize neurological as well as musculoskeletal development. In addition, a recommendation for cardiovascular exercise is introduced and demonstrated via videos. 

    As always, this is an open-and-go curriculum. Many people choose to use it directly from their devices rather than printing the file on paper. The file contains quick links for easy navigation within the text itself, and there are links that take you directly to video demonstrations of each movement.

    Please remember that Swedish Drill Revisited is progressive, and each manual assumes mastery of the exercises that have been featured in previous levels. The series is meant to be followed in order of publication for optimal benefit. For those of you who are new to Swedish Drill, I recommend purchasing only the first volume of this program. Then, if you are committed to continuing with Swedish Drill Revisited once you have mastered the contents of that manual, you could still obtain savings via a bundle purchase because we are offering SDRII, SDR III, and SDR IV as a bundle effective today. 

    Thanks to all of you who have purchased Swedish Drill Revisited to date. It has been exciting to see how widespread the practice of Swedish Drill has once again become in the Charlotte Mason community, and I feel humbled and honored to play a role in its resurgence. Please never hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have!

    Finally, if you have found Swedish Drill Revisited  helpful would you please consider leaving a review? I have received inquiries from interested parents who are reluctant to purchase a product when there are no available reviews. Taking the time to leave a review can help others experience the joy of this once forgotten exercise regimen that has so much to offer in modern times. 

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    Thoughtworthy (More School Planning, Governor Recall & More!)

    July 24, 2020 by Brandy Vencel

    :: 1 :: How’s your school planning coming along? I’m halfway done. I finished 8th grade and 5th grade; I still have 10th grade and Circle Time. Plus printing All The Things. That is the secret third half of school planning, amiright? If you’re not familiar with my planning posts, here are a few that might be helpful: Preliminary Groundwork Creating Simple Matrices and Blank Templates Creating Weekly Schedules for the Entire Year Notes on Planning Ninth Grade Handing Over Continue Reading…

    Educational Philosophy, Home Education

    Handicrafts as Knowledge of the Universe

    July 22, 2020 by Brandy Vencel

    If you’ve read a fair amount of Charlotte Mason’s work, then you know that she uses the traditional divisions of knowledge: the knowledge of God (classically speaking this began with divine philosophy and metaphysics — the study of the five transcendentals: being, goodness, truth, beauty, and unity — and ended in theology, the highest science of all), the knowledge of man (what was once called moral philosophy), and the knowledge of the universe (natural philosophy or, in Latin, scientia naturalis). Continue Reading…

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    Thoughtworthy (History Primary Sources, New Episodes & More!)

    July 10, 2020 by Brandy Vencel

    This post contains affiliate links. :: 1 :: This new Thoughtworthy graphic made me laugh. You may be wondering if there will be unexpectedly deep thoughts this week, but I think it will just be like usual. (Sorry to disappoint.) I was on Homeschool Conversations over at Humility and Doxology and and that felt deep, so that’s something. Click here to go listen! :: 2 :: I ordered a copy of The Patriot’s History Reader this week. I have a Continue Reading…