Drawing With (My) Children: Our Homeschool Experience Using the Monart Method
A recent addition to our homeschooling activities has been the introduction of “art class”. For our first few sessions I did some searching online for tutorials and ideas and came up with some simple yet enjoyable projects. The first was crayon etchings, and the second was watercolour pencil drawings.  Then I had the realization that …
A Few Things that Have Made this a GREAT Winter! Homeschooling with www.learningmama.com
I’ve seen a lot online about February Blahs and Homeschooling Burnout, but I have to say, that February was a great month for us!  Like most of us, I did grow tired of the snow, cold and short days; but the homeschooling itself has been the smoothest it has ever been! Now this may be in part …
I won’t pretend that I’m an experienced homeschool mom who has “been there, done that”. There are some wonderful ladies who have decades of home education under their belts, and I sit in awe of their sage advice and experience. I’m a mama to only three blessings, only girls,  and have only been in this parenting …
How we have been using Our 24 Family Ways in our homeschool. Excellent devotional for building godly character in your kids! www.learningmama.com
  Almost 2 years ago when I was wondering how to add some Bible and devotional content to our homeschooling days, I borrowed this lovely book from a friend. First off, I am a big fan of borrowing books/curriculum before making any purchases whenever possible! And it’s great to borrow from a friend who can …
Here’s a “normal” day in the life of this homeschooling mama of three girls aged 9 months-7years. I’ve been calling my  homeschooling style “Classically Eclectic Slacker” or something like that.   It’s 6:40 am and Baby Girl wakes up. She was up at 2:00 am and 4:30 am, but now she is up for the …
A recent addition to our math lessons (pun intended!) is Fun Friday.  On Fridays we will take a break from our usual lessons and do some of the more fun type of math activities. Today my oldest did an addition colour by number page while her little sister matched the Math U See blocks to …
Ditching What Isn't Working and Finding What Does - our experience begging AAS www.learningmama.com
When we began our first-grade spelling lessons last year, it took me a little while to figure out that what we were doing wasn’t working for my daughter. Did she protest when I brought out her spelling book? No. Did she drag her heels and take forever to complete her work? No. Was she enjoying her lessons? …
Along with my “second grader” I am also “schooling” an active 4 year old.  If we were public schooling, she would have started JK this fall which is now full day, every day school. But that’s not how we roll around here 😉 At the beginning of September, this fun loving, free spirited gal could …
We’ve just begun the second volume of Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World. My original plan was to complete one volume each year. We would begin in first grade and make our way through history from the ancients all the way to our current times in a four year cycle as out lined in …
I love our boring ordinary life!  We took two full weeks off for the holidays this year and I’m glad to say that our first week back to the “same old, same old” has gone well. Baby Girl took decent naps, we got a lot of our table work completed and we even had some …
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