24+ Advent Activity Cards {FREE Printable} Fill your Advent calendar with fun activities instead of chocolate!
A favourite Christmas tradition in our family is our Advent Calendar. I bought it on a whim years ago at the grocery store of all places, and it is our most beloved Christmas decoration! Its just a simple wooden tree made of 24 little doored boxes, but for our family it is so much more. …
Building early writing skills through narration - the skill of oral composition
In my last post I discussed the simplest and easiest tool for building strong writers in the early years — copywork — and today I’m moving on to perhaps the most difficult — narration. If you’ve spent any time learning about classical or Charlotte Mason education, you’ve no doubt heard narration mentioned. In case you …
Copywork... a simple yet effective tool for building strong writers in the early years
I’ve already mentioned that I don’t require any creative writing at all from my young writers — no stories, poetry, or even journal writing. Instead, I wait until my writers have developed mastery of the skills required to properly express themselves on paper: quality penmanship, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and the ability to organize one’s thoughts. Apart from their …
Copywork, Narration & Dictation: a three pronged approach to early writing
We don’t do a lot of the typical writing activities and assignments that are popular in public schools (and homeschools!). In case you are over your shock and horror over the fact that I don’t have any assigned reading in my homeschool, I have also never assigned my fourth grader a book report! Neither have …
Middlebury Interactive Languages Elementary French Review - online language learning for your homeschool
I’m so thankful that many years ago when my own parents were making education choices for their children, they decided to opt into the French immersion program of the public school system. We were fortunate to have begun our education in French, and I stayed in the program from kindergarten through my high school years. …
Homeschool Cooking Curriculum
What subjects do you teach in your homeschool? I’m willing to bet that Math and Language Arts are on the list, and probably Science and History too. You might even have Art, Music, and Bible included in your plans. I don’t know about you, but my list of “to-do’s” each day keeps getting longer and …
We spend a lot of time in our minivan traveling to and from church, homeschool activities, library visits, and grocery trips. While I’m not necessarily a fan of being stuck in the van with the kids when we could be doing other things, I do like to think we redeem that time by listening to …
shareroom
Like every other parent, I want my kids to get along. I mean, who wants to listen to kids argue, tease, and fight all day? It’s tiresome, annoying, and just plain unpleasant to listen to that! But I want my kids to get along with each other not just for my own peace & quiet …
Freezer meals for busy homeschool families - MyFreezEasy is was a total game changer for me! Check out how freezer cooking can help you provide healthy, homemade, and affordable meals to your family even on the busiest of days
You’re on your way home from a busy day after running around taking your kids to music lessons, co-ops, athletics, or maybe a field trip. You haven’t got a clue what to serve your crew for dinner. Do you swing by your favourite take out joint? Order a pizza? Make pancakes? What else is a …
Step into history with Carole P. Roman's If You Were Me and Lived in ... history books!
Today I’m sharing with you about a fun book series that will help your children step right into history by imagining that they they are a part of it. This is by far my children’s favourite way of relating to history — they just love to use what they are learning and explore other lands, cultures, …
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