Nature Study: A Relaxed, Enjoyable Education for Summer

Nature Study: A Relaxed, Enjoyable Education for Summer

Do you do any nature journalling or notebooks with your children? If not, this a great time of year to start! We've been enjoying learning all about our local wildflowers as they are appearing both in our backyard an along our hiking trails. We are also amazed at the...

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Five Reasons I Love Peace Hill Press!

Five Reasons I Love Peace Hill Press!

If you've seen my curriculum choices, you will have noticed I use a lot of Peace Hill Press' products! We are currently using Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading, First Language Lessons, Story of the World, and Writing With Ease.  Here's what I love about...

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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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