Thoughts On Self Education

Thoughts On Self Education

One of my great goals and aims in educating my children is that they develop self discipline and become life long lovers of learning. That's what we all want, isn't it? We want to see our children grow in knowledge and develop a passion for some subject or other. But...

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First Language Lessons – Memory List Printables

First Language Lessons – Memory List Printables

Poetry memorization hasn't been much of a problem for us, and we have really enjoyed working through the selections in Levels 1 & 2 of First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind. Less enjoyable, but still easily accomplished were the parts of speech...

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A Spring Nature Walk

A Spring Nature Walk

Spring has officially arrived and we have been spending a lot of time outdoors. We've been playing in our backyard, eating on the lawn, and planting our gardens. We've also made a few visits to our local conservation area which has 6 kms of trails to explore wetlands,...

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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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