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Life has been busy and I am just now catching up on some blogging that had been intended for the summer! Homeschool can be like that. We like to homeschool all year round, but there’s something about summer that insists on a little more relaxation and downtime. This year, we decided to ease up on […]
We’ve been reading the story of Lentil, by Robert McCloskey. A big part of this story revolves around music, which led us on an entertaining rabbit trail all about music, sound, instruments, and bands. These rabbit trails are my favorite part of homeschooling. As we pursue our interests, the children come alive with delight, and […]
Several years ago, before my children were of school age, a friend who happened to be an experienced homeschooling Mom lent me the the book Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola. At the time, my son was in a preschool program, and I think my friend saw […]
I know it’s cheating, but I will often delay buying homeschool supplies and other necessities when I know that Christmas is just around the corner. Markers and paints, and paper, and glue make the best stocking stuffers! This year, however, we are already well-stocked with the usual art supplies and educational games, so I went on the […]
We are just 2 days away from the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse, and I’m probably the only person left on the planet who hasn’t bought the necessary glasses. It’s a huge homeschool fail, I know. I see all the homeschoolers around me ramping up for the big event, drafting elaborate unit studies, inspiring excitement and anticipation. And me? […]
Our reading of Paddle-to-the-Sea is such an interesting way to learn about geography! We pulled out our map for Chapters 8 and 9, to follow Paddle’s journey through the Great Lakes. Chapter 8 – The Largest Lake in the World In Chapter 8, Paddle drifts from the Nipigon River into Lake Superior, the largest lake […]