Do you have a serious book-lover on your gift list this season? Do you wonder what on earth to get them? Have no fear, I’ve got a whole list of gift ideas that are sure to please your beloved bibliophiles!
History is by far my oldest daughter’s favourite subject. She’s always been curious about cultures and religions. She’s fascinated with everything from the ancient myths of the civilizations of old to modern governments and conflicts. I have LOVED studying history with her and in many […]
I didn’t grow up going to operas, art galleries, ballets, or orchestras. Our local museum was one of those tiny local varieties that showcase only local history and take less than an hour to visit. My life experiences included no haute cuisine, no black tie […]
I was never much of a fan of history back in my own school days. As a matter of fact, I’m not sure ANY world history was taught to me in my whole kindergarten through twelfth grade experience! Some Canadian history (yawn!) was covered of […]
We are finally into Story of the World Volume 4! This is our fifth year with SOTW though, and while we LOVE it, we certainly aren’t speeding through it. I now have two students working together in our history studies, one of which was quite […]
Even when we love our current curriculum and it’s working well for us, we can sometimes find our kids needing more. Multiplication tables that just won’t stick. Extra practice with spelling. Some kind of visual or interactive example to demonstrate a concept that the printed […]
In the mess and chaos of the daily homeschool life, it’s easy to lose sight of why we’re doing what we’re doing. It doesn’t take long to get caught up in the details of daily homeschooling — books, pencils, endless reminders about best effort and […]
Whenever I’m asked for homeschool advice, about daily routines, or about how I manage to stay sane as a homeschool mom, I always talk about the most important part of our homeschool day: our daily, afternoon quiet time. I honestly doubt I would be able […]