Getting Started (Again) With Nature Notebooks

Getting Started (Again) With Nature Notebooks

I made a delightful discovery a week or so ago while riffling through some boxes in the basement - a tote bag stocked with three pretty notebooks and several pencils. These notebooks were our nature journals from two years ago! I have some sweet memories of walking...

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A FUNdamental Education!

A FUNdamental Education!

Our relaxed, year round schedule of home education lends itself well to ensuring that there is much fun being had at our house!  That's one of the reasons I favour year round schooling - it allows us to have a lighter load and also to "drop everything" whenever there...

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Parts of Speech Printables

Parts of Speech Printables

Are you looking for a visual aide to use with your grammar memory work? I've created these lovely prints to co-ordinate with our grammar curriculum, First Language Lessons, that are both practical and lovely. No reason to have hand copied or simple typed cue cards!...

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ABC Matching Fun – FREE PRINTABLE!

ABC Matching Fun – FREE PRINTABLE!

Little Sister has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 6 months. She's growing like a weed and wearing Big Sister's hand-me-downs from LAST YEAR even though she is three full years younger. And she's having a blast riding on her "big girl bike" that she refused to...

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Drawing With (My) Children: Lesson 3

Drawing With (My) Children: Lesson 3

  My oldest daughter has been drawing quite passionately since our last lesson - she will sit at the table for an hour or more at a time with her sketch book and work away on her pictures. One day last week I invited her to join me with our books and a pile of...

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Drawing With (My) Children: Lesson 2

Drawing With (My) Children: Lesson 2

With much excitement and anticipation, we moved on to Lesson 2 in Drawing With Children! Since our first lesson, Big Sister has been very interested in drawing. She worked her way through Ed' Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals while waiting for her next lesson. It's...

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Drawing with (My) Children: Lesson 1

Drawing with (My) Children: Lesson 1

So far, we have been having a lot of fun with Drawing with Children!  I bought a sketch pad for each of us to use for our drawing lessons to increase the "specialness" factor with the kids. I'm also hoping that when we are done they will be pleased to have all their...

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A Few Things That Have Made This a GREAT Winter!

A Few Things That Have Made This a GREAT Winter!

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!...

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Three  Keys to Maintaining Sanity While Homeschooling

Three Keys to Maintaining Sanity While Homeschooling

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...

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