Crafting

Five in a Row Lentil

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 […]

The Sound of Homeschool Music

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 […]

Solar Eclipse Pinhole Viewers

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? […]

Paddle-to-the-Sea Unit Study Chapter 4-5

Our Paddle-to-the-Sea unit study (Chapters 4-5) continues.  Clark and Luci are completely engrossed in this book, as we explore all of the details and subjects that each chapter introduces. Chapter 4:  Brook and Beaver Pond In Chapter 4, Paddle gets temporarily stuck in a beaver pond, before breaking free in a flood.  We decided to […]

Love Bug Essential Oil Diffusers

Happy Valentine’s Day, Friends! For some random reason this year, Clark and Luci have become obsessed with Valentine’s Day.  For weeks, they’ve been asking me, “When is it Valentine’s Day, Mommy?  When is it Valentine’s Day?” They never claimed to have a reason for asking, but I started to think that maybe I needed to step up […]

Simple Christmas Crafts with Popsicle Sticks

I love the Christmas holidays!  We tend to drop back to just the basics in our homeschool.  This gives us all a much-needed break and it allows us time for the many activities that come along with the holidays. In our home, we love anything that is creative, so I’ve started leaving out crafting supplies […]