CM_logoWelcome to my Charlotte Mason website.

I started using Charlotte Mason’s ideas in my homeschool in 1994. It has been an amazing journey. I hope you’ll join me in this journey in your own homeschool.

For years, I have been sharing how to incorporate Charlotte Mason by presenting workshops and a multimedia seminar, “Charlotte Mason Approach to Home Education.”

I wrote the original Charlotte Mason Study Guide in 1997 because I wanted to share Charlotte Mason’s own words with busy homeschool moms and show how to apply those principles in education at home. Then after 10 more years of experience using Miss Mason’s idea with my children, I wrote an expanded 2nd edition of the Charlotte Mason Study Guide with the deeper understanding I had gained.

“To write is to crystallize thought.” ~Penny Gardner


Go to SEMINAR page for info or to schedule a seminar in your area.

Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 in VERMONT, 12:30-4:30 at Mallets Bay Congregational Church, 1672 Lakeshore Drive, Colchester, VT
Thanks to the church for hosting this inclusive event. Come early to enjoy your lunch in beautiful Mallets Bay. Registration starts at 12:15. Cash, personal check, or PayPal is accepted. (Sorry, not set up for credit cards.) Cost: $30. If you pre-register (via paypal button below or personal check mailed to Penny Gardner, 5013 S Meadow View Dr, Taylorsville UT 84123 by Oct 1), your $30 payment will includes a $5 credit which may be used for a copy of the Charlotte Mason Study Guide or for another item of your choice.

Penny Gardner, homeschool mother with 20+ years of experience and author of Charlotte Mason Study Guide and Italics, Beautiful Handwriting for Children has been asked to present in her home state this fall. This 4-hour multi-media presentation will help you use Charlotte Mason’s ideas in your homeschool. Topics include: introduction to Charlotte Mason and her approach to education; living books and narration; copy-work, dictation, and spelling; teaching academic subjects using living books and narration; nature journaling; art appreciation; and FAQs. This seminar is appropriate for those new to homeschooling, or new to Charlotte Mason; for those wanting to add some Charlotte Mason ideas to their current style, and for those wanting a motivating refresher course.

There will be a bonus workshop from 4:45-5:30 for those wishing to learn to play and teach recorder. This is free for attendees, their children ages 8 and up, and for anyone else who is interested. BYO recorder or purchase one for $10, music provided. To guarantee that you will receive a quality Angel recorder, pre-pay below.



Go to Charlotte Mason Study Guide page to see this book.

Go to Charlotte Mason Study Guide page to see this book.

Charlotte Mason Study Guide introduces you to the educational approach to education developed by Charlotte Mason, an influential educator in England (1842-1923). This printable e-book contains hundreds of excerpts from Mason’s six-volume set so you can read exactly what she had to say. And current writings by Penny Gardner will show you how to apply Charlotte Mason’s ideas in today’s home schools. This book stands on its own or may be used as you read Charlotte’s tomes.