charlotte mason ideas for homeschool
Charlotte Mason Approach with Penny Gardner
Penny Gardner's Charlotte Mason homeschool website

Welcome to my website about Charlotte Mason.
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.


I wrote the Charlotte Mason Study Guide in 1997 because
I wanted to share Charlotte Mason’s own words with other busy homeschooling moms. Then after 10 more years of experience using Charlotte's ideas with my children, I wrote an expanded version with the deeper understanding I had gained.

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

Charlotte Mason Study Guide how to homeschool book
italic handwriting for children penmanship

Charotte Mason mentioned Italic handwriting in her book, Home Education. I took a calligraphy course a few years before learning about Miss Mason because I had always been embarrassed by my handwriting. So when I realized that I had the skills needed to create a  handwriting book that took Charlotte Mason’s ideas of teaching beautiful handwriting but then using meaningful copywork, instead of school-type workbooks, I plunged into this project.

Join me on

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

in WIlliamsburg, VA for a

 Charlotte Mason

Homeschool Seminar.

Email me for details.

I have over 20 years experience homeschooling my six children, who are now 30-15. I speak at homeschooling conventions and present Charlotte Mason Homeschool Seminars. I wrote a recorder method when I couldn't find a book I liked for teaching my daughter. Writing recorder books has turned into a hobby. I enjoy spending time with my 6 grandchildren, as well as my own children.

Penny Gardner  homeschool author of Charlotte Mason Study Guide and Italics for Children
homeschool with Charlotte Mason