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**Please note: Connecting Waters Charter School is neither advertising nor advocating these resources, their links, suggested materials, opinions, or beliefs. Keep in mind that restrictions apply to what materials may be purchased with public funds. Your ES can provide you with further clarification of which resources are acceptable for instructional funds purchasing.

This approach is based on writings of Charlotte Mason, an educator from Great Britain. She believed that children should be involved in a broad spectrum of real-life experiences, respected as persons and be allowed to read "living books". There is an emphasis on the need to trust children and advocates the use of high-quality literature, art and music in curriculum. If you want to know more about this subject, the following books may be of interest: "For The Children's Sake" by Susan S. Macaulay, "Books Children Love" by Edith Wilson, "Teaching Children" by Diane Lopez.