Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to A Gentle Feast’s FAQ Page
It is our hope that these videos will answer most of the common questions we recieve. If you need additional support, please see our Members Only Facebook Group.
Making the Transition from Public School
How do you approach narration when you have more than one child narrating at the same time?
Will the Charlotte Mason method teach my high schooler everything she needs to know?
How do you give exams and keep records of them?
What material do you recommend for a first grade advanced reader?
Should my child give a narration every time she reads or only at the end of a book?
Should I have my kids orally narrate family read-alouds?
How do you display Morning Time art?
Julie shares what her school day looks like!
How can I tell if my child needs more language arts support?
What does the transition between forms look like?
If we skipped parts of Cycle 1, should we go back and finish them? Or should we move on to Cycle 2?
Recommendations for Early Readers
How should I approach brush drawing with my children?
Recommendations for Summer Reading
If I have kids close in age, should I keep them in the same form?
What if my homeschooled child and I both have ADHD?
Is A Gentle Feast curriculum ever updated and enriched?
How can I keep younger siblings occupied while teaching my older children?
How can I help my high school student see the value of this rigorous curriculum?
How can I ensure we spend enough time outdoors while still maintaining our school schedule?
When we get off track in the curriculum, should we pick up where we left off or move on to the next level?
With many children in different grade levels, what should my daily schedule look like?
How do I help my children move on to the next subject when they don't want to?
What should I do if the readings take us longer than the allotted time?
Tips for Narrations and Book Talks
At what point should I start teaching typing?
Should I correct spelling on written narrations?
It's the end of a term, and we have not finished all of the books yet. What should I do about exams?
Will a Charlotte Mason education prepare my child for college?
How do I help my children stay focused?
Do you often vary types of narration?
Do you still do formal lessons in the summer?
When do you suggest teaching cursive?
Can I keep a 3rd and 4th grader in the same form?
What are your suggestions for keeping records in high school?
What is the difference between copywork and transcription?
How should we incorporate free reads into our schedule?
If my child is struggling with a particular sound, should we do additional phonics work?
What are your suggestions for composition skills in Forms 1-3?
What are the time tables for each form?
Do you make a journal entry during your nature walk?
What if we get behind in school during difficult life circumstances?
Should I incorporate activities into narrating and reading?
How should we use narration notebooks?
What books do you recommend for mothers?
How should we use the Handbook of Nature Study?
What should we do if we get behind in school?
Should I feel guilty for cutting something of value from our school schedule?
What are creative ways to fit the whole feast into a busy season of life?
What should we do after Sing Solfa?
What is the Form 1 Year 2 foreign language plan?
How should I assign grades in high school?
How should we approach handwriting?
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